Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine)
Nurse Jenny Lee arrives at Nonnatus House in 1957, at the age of 22, completely unaware of the world she is about to enter.
Believing she’s accepted a job with a small private hospital, it comes as somewhat of a surprise to Jenny to find she’s moving into a convent.
Furthermore, the deprivation of the East End is a huge culture shock for the young woman who has enjoyed a privileged upbringing
in the suburbs, and spent time in Paris before training as a nurse.
However, although initially shocked by the conditions in which her patients live, Jenny comes to accept the material limitations of the world in which she works, and to love the people who live there.