Call The Midwife nuns are atheists
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 December 2014
Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt and Jenny Agutter - who all star as nuns in 'Call The Midwife' - have revealed that they are atheists
Some of the stars of 'Call The Midwife' don't believe in God.
Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt and Jenny Agutter - who play nuns in the BBC One show - have revealed that they are all atheists.
Judy - who plays Sister Monica Joan - said: "I'm against organised religion. It's caused more trouble than anything else in the world.
"How can these people go around saying their terrible actions are in the name of God? It's a joke."
Jenny - who stars as Sister Julienne - added: "It's very hard to have a faith when you see all the terrible things that are going on in the world."
Pam, 66, plays Sister Evangelina in the show and has admitted that she has trouble "pretending" there is something above reality.
She said: "I am an atheist. I have enough trouble dealing with reality as I see it, observe it and feel it, without pretending there's another layer that we all have to agree on."
When asked if her ability to play a nun on the show is affected by her own beliefs, she added to The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column: "How do I balance being an atheist and playing a nun?
"Well, I don't have to be a murderer to commit a murder on screen!"