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- Miranda Raison
- Burnham Thorpe
- United Kingdom
Miranda Raison is an English actress. Her father Nick is a jazz pianist, while her mother Carolineread the news for Anglia Television. She has two brothers and two sisters: Ed (who plays bass guitar for Stonewall Jackson), Rosie, Sam and May. Raison trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She is best known for her role as Jo Portman in the BBC One television drama series Spooks (aka MI-5) in which she has appeared since 2005.
Raison also starred alongside Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen's film Match Point in 2005 and appeared in Land of the Blind with Ralph Fiennes in 2006. In April 2007, she appeared in two episodes of Doctor Who, "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks". Her character Talullah was a show girl, whose opening scene was on stage dancing and singing to a musical number - her father played the piano background as part of the orchestra. She was a guest on the second series of Totally Doctor Who in episode.
In 2007 she appeared in the Channel 4 Comedy Showcase episode "Plus One", alongside Duncan James, Rory Kinnear and Nigel Harman. In 2005 she appeared in the four part BBC Radio 4 comedy series Deep Trouble as Petty Officer Lucy Radcliffe.