Charlotte Ritchie

Charlotte Anne Ritchie (born 29 August 1989)[1] is an English actress and singer-songwriter. She is a member of the classical crossover group All Angels.[2][3] She is known for her roles as Alison in Ghosts, Oregon in Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat, Hannah in Siblings and Barbara Gilbert in BBC drama Call the Midwife.[4]

Charlotte Ritchie
Charlotte Anne Ritchie

(1989-08-29) 29 August 1989 (age 31)[1]
Clapham,[citation needed] London, England[1]
EducationUniversity of Bristol
  • Actress
  • singer-songwriter
Years active2004–present

She currently stars in the sitcoms Ghosts, Dead Pixels and Feel Good.

Early life and educationEdit

Ritchie was educated at James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich, South London, and joined Youth Music Theatre UK and its production of Red Hunter in 2005.[5] She finished a degree in English and Drama at the University of Bristol whilst filming Fresh Meat.[6][7][8]


In 2004, Ritchie played a lead in a short film entitled The Open Doors with Michael Sheen. She appeared as an uncredited extra in the 2005 film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.[9][10] She also featured in The Pierglass at the Young Pleasance Theatre in August 2006 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ritchie was a presenter on Boomerang and performed with All Angels in an episode of Emmerdale.[11] She also played Emily Owen, a neighbour in the BBC's Life of Riley.

From 2011 to 2016, Ritchie portrayed Oregon in the Channel 4 comedy series Fresh Meat.

She stars alongside Tom Stourton in the BBC Three sitcom Siblings, which was first broadcast in summer 2014 and she appeared as a guest panellist in the same year on 8 Out of 10 Cats.

In 2015, Ritchie joined the cast of popular period drama Call The Midwife. She played Nurse Barbara Gilbert (Hereward) until March 2018, when she decided to leave the show.[12]

In 2016, she appeared in the UK production of Noël Coward's Private Lives, playing the role of Sibyl Chase.[13]

On New Years Day 2019, she had the guest starring role of Lin in the Doctor Who episode "Resolution".

In 2019, she played Alison in Ghosts, a BBC sitcom.[14][15] and Alison in Dead Pixels. She is currently playing the role of George in Channel 4 series Feel Good, co-starring with Mae Martin.[16] The series released on Netflix in 2020.


Year Film Role Notes
2004 The Open Doors Vera
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Student Uncredited extra
2013 Benny & Jolene Jolene
2014 The Portrait Eva Burrell
2016 Time Traveller's Support Group Lina
2018 Careful How You Go Short film
2018 Man of the Hour Gemma Short film
2018 MatchBox Imogen Short film
2019 Capital Charlotte Quince-Wheatley Short film
2020 REPEAT Emily Moore


Year Programme Role Notes
2009 Life of Riley Emily Owen
2011–2016 Fresh Meat Melissa "Oregon" Shawcross Main role; 30 episodes
2012 Doctors Becky Foley 2 episodes
2014–2016 Siblings Hannah Main cast
Dreamfall Chapters Zoë Castillo Main role; episodic video game
2014 This Thing Called Love Alice Barber
2015–2018 Call the Midwife Nurse Barbara Gilbert Main role: series 4–7
2016 Raised by Wolves Ruby 3 episodes
Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man for Sport Relief Narrator
2019 Doctor Who Lin 1 episode: "Resolution"
Death in Paradise Iris Shephard 1 episode
Stath Lets Flats Harriet 1 episode
2019– Ghosts Alison Cooper Main role; 13 episodes
Dead Pixels Alison Main role; 12 episodes
2020 McDonald & Dodds Sgt Irene Ross 1 episode
The Other One Kitty 1 episode
Feel Good George Main role; 6 episodes
2021 Taskmaster Contestant Series 11


  1. ^ a b c "All England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007 results for Charlotte Ritchie". Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ "All Angels". Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ "All Angels". Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Call the Midwife's Charlotte Ritchie introduces new midwife Barbara". Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Red Hunter (2005) | Youth Music Theatre". 16 August 2005. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Charlotte Ritchie is Oregon – Channel 4 – Info – Press". Channel 4. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  7. ^ Gerard Gilbert (3 May 2014). "Fresh Meat star Charlotte Ritchie on brotherly love and being unimpressed by playing Wembley – Features – TV & Radio". The Independent. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  8. ^ Charlotte Lytton (15 October 2012). "Charlotte Ritchie's jump from student to TV's one to watch – Features – TV & Radio". The Independent. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  9. ^ "No 9: All Angels". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  10. ^ "All Angels Biography". Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  11. ^ Emmerdale episode (9 October 2007) at IMDb
  12. ^ "Call the Midwife: Nurse Barbara actress Charlotte Ritchie discusses her heartbreaking storyline". Radio Times. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Tom Chambers and Charlotte Ritchie on Noël Coward's classic Private Lives". Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Call the Midwife star Charlotte Ritchie joins BBC1 comedy Ghosts". Radio Times. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  15. ^ "BBC – Ghosts – Media Centre". Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Feel Good Cast". 17 March 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.

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