Miranda is instantly recognisable for her impressive career on stage and screen. Born in North Norfolk, she went to various schools in the US and England before training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
Most recently in 2022 she stars as Ruth Penny, a hard-nosed investigative journalist, in ‘The Sister Boniface Mysteries’ for Britbox and UKTV Drama. Also in 2022 she appears in Sky One’s comedy drama ‘Safe Space’ created by and starring Greg Davies.
She also stars in Series 2 of HBO Max’s Emmy nominated martial arts crime drama ‘Warrior’. She plays Nellie Davenport, a powerful feminist in the 19th Century California. She will also reprise this role in Series 3 which is due to start filming soon.
She has had starring roles in many major hit TV shows including ‘Spooks’ and ‘24’. In Spooks she starred as Jo Portman throughout series 4-8 and she played Caroline Fowlds, an aide to the British Prime Minister in season 9 of ‘24’.
She also had a major role in the Golden Globe winning ‘My Week with Marilyn’ which starred Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench. The film was also nominated for two Academy Awards & six BAFTAs. Other major film credits include the 2017 film version of Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ which also starred Penelope Cruz, Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench. Also in 2017 she was part of an incredible cast including Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville and Andrew Garfield in the inspirational film ‘Breathe’, based on a true story.
In 2018 she starred in the ITV crime drama series ‘Dark Heart’ as well as SyFy’s ‘Nightflyers’. She also starred in series 2 of the hit detective comedy series ‘Vexed’ alongside Toby Stephens. Other major TV credits include series 3 of the BBC law drama ‘Silk’ alongside Maxine Peake and the TV movie ‘My Daughter is Missing’ in which she starred in the lead role.
Her theatrical credits include playing the title role in Howard Brenton’s 'Anne Boleyn' at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in 2011 to great critical acclaim. She also played Hermione in the Branagh Theatre Company’s 2015 production of ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Garrick Theatre opposite Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench with reviewers describing her performance as “beautifully played”. In the same season, also at the Garrick, she played the wife of Branagh’s character in Terence Rattigan’s ‘Harlequinade’.
Other theatre credits include Jez Butterworth's 'The River' at the Royal Court Theatre alongside Dominic West, 'Strangers on a Train' at the Gielgud Theatre alongside Jack Huston and ‘The Physicists’ at the Donmar Warehouse directed by Josie Rourke.
She has extensive experience in voicing video games including ‘Mass Effect’ and ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ the latter of which won a BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game in 2015. She was also nominated individually at the same awards for Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Video Game for ‘Dragon Age’.
For many years she has been the voice of Millie in the animated children’s TV show ‘Thomas and Friends’ as well as voicing the role of Constance Clarke, the Assistant to Colin Baker's 'Doctor Who' for Big Finish. She has narrated the last five series of the BBC Two documentary 'Hospital'.
Miranda has a Neutral/RP accent. She is also accomplished in Scottish, French and American accents and is fluent in French.
Warrior (TV, 2020-2022) – Cinemax/HBO Max, Nellie Davenport, Series 2 & 3
The Sister Boniface Mysteries (TV, 2022) – 'Ruth Penny', UKTV/Britbox
Safe Space (TV, 2022) – Sky One
Thomas & Friends (Animation, 2013-2020) – 'Millie' (voice)
Widow's Walk (Film, 2019) – 'Eve', New Thirty Pictures
Nightflyers (TV, 2018) – 'Tessia', SyFy
Murder on the Orient Express (Film, 2017) – 'Sonia Armstrong', 20th Century Fox
Breathe (Film, 2017) – 'Mary Dawney', BBC Films/BFI/STX International
My Daughter is Missing (Film, 2017) – 'Sara', Lifetime
Dark Heart (TV, 2016) – 'Sylvie', ITV
The Winter's Tale (Branagh Theatre Live, 2015) (Theatre, 2015) – 'Hermione', Branagh Theatre Live, Garrick Theatre
AfterDeath (Film, 2015) – 'Robyn'
Harlequinade (Garrick Theatre, 2015) (Theatre, 2015) – 'Edna Selby', Branagh Theatre Company, The Garrick Theatre
Dragon Age: Inquisition (Game, 2014-2015) – 'Cassandra Pentaghast'
24: Live Another Day (TV, 2014) – 'Caroline Fowlds', Fox/Sky One
Silk (TV, 2014) – 'Harriet Hammond', BBC, Series Three
Strangers on a Train (Gielgud Theatre, 2013) (Theatre, 2013) – 'Anne Faulkner', Gielgud Theatre
Vexed (TV, 2012) – 'D.I. Georgina Dixon', BBC Two, Series Two
The River (Royal Court Theatre, 2012 & Broadway, 2014) (Theatre, 2012) – Royal Court Theatre
The Physicists (Donmar Warehouse, 2012) (Theatre, 2012-2013) – 'Ex-wife/Nurse Monika', Donmar Warehouse
My Week With Marilyn (Film, 2011) – 'Vanessa', EFD
Anne Boleyn (Shakespeare's Globe, 2011) (Theatre, 2011) – 'Anne Boleyn', Shakespeare's Globe
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