Nurse Jenny Lee - Jessica Raine
Nurse/Midwife Jenny Lee
Nurse Jenny Lee arrives at Nonnatus House in 1957, at the age of 22, completely unaware of the world she is about to enter. Believing she’s accepted a job with a small private hospital, it comes as somewhat of a surprise to Jenny to find she’s moving into a convent.
The poverty of the East End is a huge culture shock for Jenny, as she has enjoyed a privileged upbringing and spent time in Paris before training as a nurse.
Although initially shocked by the conditions in which her patients live, Jenny comes to accept the material limitations of the world in which she works, and to love the people who must live there.
Believing she’s accepted a job with a small private hospital, it comes as somewhat of a surprise to Jenny to find she’s moving into a convent.
Jessica Raine who plays Jenny says about her character: “She’s young, she’s 22, and she sees all these amazing life stories happening in front of her. She’s constantly learning and re-evaluating her own way of seeing the world. I really like that, I like people who can change their opinions and she does that during the course of the series.”
Jessica in Films/TV
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Gallows Law (2009) - Ann Porter
Woman in Black (2012) - Nanny
Jessica On Stage in Theatre
Rocket To The Moon - National Theatre