Yourscall the midwife

Everything you need to know about Stephen McGann

Yourscall the midwife
Everything you need to know about Stephen McGann

Stephen McGann is a British actor, author and science communicator who has starred in numerous TV series including Catherine the Great, Milk and the Hanging Gale with his brothers! Here's what you need to know about Stephen's role as Dr Turner in Call the Midwife.  

Stephen McGann in Call the Midwife

Dr Patrick Turner, played by Stephen McGann is a GP who works closely with the midwives of Nonnatus House in Call the Midwife. He has been a cast member since the first season in 2012. After suffering from a mental breakdown after WWII in 1945, and losing his wife in 1957, Doctor Turner married Sister Bernadette and the two went on to adopt a daughter together.

Does Stephen McGann have a wife? 

Yes – he is actually married to the screenwriter and Call the Midwife Creator Heidi Thomas. He recently revealed that Heidi tests out her scripts on him at home - if he sheds a tear, she knows she's written a good episode! 

"I read them in the bedroom and she waits outside to hear what I think," he told the TV Times. "Once I came out in tears, saying 'how could you?!' She said, 'Excellent, that's what I wanted!'"

 Stephen McGann with his wife and creator of Call the Midwife, Heidi Thomas

Stephen McGann with his wife and creator of Call the Midwife, Heidi Thomas

Does Stephan McGann have any siblings? 

Stephen has three brothers who also act. Joe McGann, Mark McGann and Paul McGann. Perhaps the most famous brother, Paul, has starred in many TV shows and films, including Agatha Christie’s Marple, The Musketeers, Holby City and Doctor Who. 

Has Stephen McGann written a book?

Stephen has recently published ‘Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Sicknesses’. The book explores how various diseases in history have moulded him as a person.

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How old is Stephen McGann? 

Stephen was born in 1963 making him 54. 

Does Stephen McGann have any children? 

Stephen and his wife Heidi have one son, Dominic, aged 17. 

What has Stephen McGann been in? 

As well as starring in the West End musicals, Blood Brothers and Footloose, Stephen has also been in The Hanging Gale, The Strauss Dynasty and Emmerdale. 

Who did Stephen McGann play in Emmerdale? 

From 1999 – 2002, Stephen played haulage boss Sean Reynolds. His time in the Dales came to an end after his character, Sean, got a new job in Chester. 

 Stephen in Emmerdale as Sean Reynolds having an affair with Tara Thornfield

Stephen in Emmerdale as Sean Reynolds having an affair with Tara Thornfield

How tall is Stephen McGann? 

He stands at 5’11.

Where is Stephen McGann from? 

He was born in Kensington, Liverpool.