Dragon age inquisition walking tall with miranda raison Early life Miranda Raison was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk on 18 November She is the granddaughter of cricketer Max Raison and the niece of politician Timothy Raison. Her parents divorced when she was five years old. From a young age she attended five boarding schools, including Gresham's School, Felixstowe College and Stowe School; her education was paid for by her grandfather.
It was at Felixstowe College where she cemented an interest in acting; she moved there after experiencing bullying at her previous school. Raison has one brother, Ed a musician with the band The Lost Levels , as well as three half-siblings by her father's second marriage.
In , she was featured in Pains of Youth, again at the Battersea Arts Centre, playing the death obsessed bisexual Desiree; Lyn Gardner of The Guardian described her performance as making "Desiree's death wish seem tragic rather than merely silly.
Tickets became "the most sought-after theatre tickets in London" after rave reviews. Raison played the wife of Kenneth Branagh's character in both plays. She stated that she enjoyed the experience and was grateful for the opportunity, given that previously she had a bad audition with Branagh for Macbeth in She also enjoyed learning from Judi Dench.
In , she landed a role in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, which she described as that it "may as well have been the most brutal Lars von Trier film. Another actress and I actually spent a whole night just crying. She requested that the production company let her go in as she felt that her character could not develop further and wanted to follow up on theater opportunities.
In April she appeared in the Doctor Who episodes "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks" as Tallulah, a show girl whose opening scene involved singing to a musical number for which her father played the piano background as part of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
In , she had the role of "Mlle. In and , she appeared in short films produced by Exit Strategy Films. She was originally featured in the Comedy Showcase pilot in , where she wore a fat suit.
The show also featured Rory Kinnear and Nigel Harman. She was also involved in the film Heaven and Earth, the biopic of Dr. However, the project was pulled after filming had started in South Africa. In she returned to BBC1 in Sugartown, a guest role Death in Paradise, and portrayed the warrior Isolde in the fourth series of Merlin in two episodes. She expressed pleasure in being able to work with great British talent and her fascination with Marilyn Monroe.
She also had a guest spot on the first episode of Dirk Gently and an episode of Sinbad. In she played 'Harriet Hammond' in the third series of the BBC legal drama Silk; her character was a practice manager that shook up the firm and a potential love interest for her former Spooks TV series co-star Rupert Penry-Jones' character.
Also in , she played the role of Dr. In she also appeared in six episodes of Live Another Day alongside Stephen Fry. Despite speaking French fluently, the producers decided not to use her for the French voiceover because she spoke "with a slight accent. She appeared in a lead role in the acclaimed short-film Yussef Is Complicated in In she appeared in the ITV drama Dark Heart also known as Wagstaffe as "Sylvie," the on-again, off-again love interest of the lead character.
Raison will appear in four films scheduled for release in In a second season of Spotless was announced by Esquire. She has performed several commercial voice overs and has demonstrated a range of accents; she is represented by Sue Terry Voices for voiceover work. She provided the voice of Lieutenant Sandra Lansing in Apache: She provided the voice of Natasha and other characters in the video game Renegade Ops. She has voiced several video game characters, including Cassandra Pentaghast in the Dragon Age series.
She discusses the evolution of her characterization of Cassandara by Dragon Age: BioWare also hired Raison for providing several voices in Mass Effect: Personal life Raison keeps a flat in Fulham, London for work and owns a cottage in Aldeburgh, close to her father and brother Ed. She plays golf and is a member of the Aldeburgh Golf Club.
She was married to Spooks co-star Raza Jaffrey in after meeting him on-set in but divorced in December , citing estrangement. While separated from her first husband, she began a relationship with her Married Single Other co-star Ralf Little in November ; their relationship ended in February In early , she reported that she was involved with a man who is "an accountant.
She gave up drinking alcohol for health reasons, and is distantly related to Jack Huston.