Chummy Noakes (formerly Cholomondely-Browne) is the daughter of a prominent family who has found her way into nursing and midwifery by a circuitous route.
Eternally good-humored and monumentally kind, Chummy is crippled by lack of self-confidence. Her great height and physical clumsiness plays its part, but a loveless childhood spent in boarding schools has made the greater impact. An adept midwife, she is hampered by acute shyness and - perhaps more crucially – a complete inability to ride a bike. Chummy soon wins the hearts of her colleagues, but her struggle for self-belief will threaten to capsize her.
Miranda Hart, who plays Chummy, says about her character: “She comes from a very upper class background and she has decided that her calling from God is to be a midwife so she comes to the east end to join Nonnatus House much to the horror of her viceroy father and her upper crust mother.”