LEONIE Elliott is an English actress best known her role in Black Mirror and as Cherry Patterson in the Lenny Henry comedy-drama Danny and the Human Zoo in 2015.
She has joined the cast of Call The Midwife, as Nurse Lucille Anderson – the first West Indian midwife to feature regularly in the BBC drama. Here’s the lowdown on her…
Handout Leonie Elliott is playing Nurse Lucille Anderson in Call The Midwife
Who is Leonie Elliott?
Leonie Elliott is an English actress who was born on April 15, 1988.
She started her acting career at a young age, appearing in Undercover Heart in 1998, when she was just 10.
As a child she also appeared on the stage – starring in musicals such as Annie and The Lion King.
Her family are originally from Jamaica but she speaks with an English accent and had to learn how to speak in her character’s voice.
What other TV shows has Leonie Elliot been in?
Leonie is well known for playing Fiona in the episode Hated in the Nation, on cult TV show Black Mirror.
One of her biggest parts was playing Cherry Patterson in the Lenny Henry comedy drama Danny and the Human Zoo in 2015.
She has also appeared in the likes of Casualty, The Bill and Holby City.
Twitter Leonie has also starred in Black Mirror
Who is Leonie Elliott’s character Lucille Anderson?
Leonie Elliott is playing Nurse Lucille Anderson at Nonnatus House.
Elegant, funny and clever, Lucille is swift to settle in and brings a fresh new energy to life at the nunnery.
Through her eyes viewers will explore the experiences of Caribbean nurses who came over in the 1960s to support the growing NHS.
After a government recruitment drive, there were as many as 5,000 Jamaican nurses in the NHS by the mid-Sixties.
When is Call the Midwife on TV?
Call the Midwife returned to BBC One on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 8pm.
You can catch up with all the episodes on BBC iPlayer.
Handout She is the first West Indian midwife to feature regularly in the drama