Spooks’ Miranda isn’t vexed by bad reviews

Miranda Raison has revealed she doesn’t dwell on the reviews when it comes to choosing roles.

The actress has joined BBC Two’s police comedy Vexed – which stars Toby Stephens – but revealed she wasn’t put off by the fact that the first series didn’t receive plaudits.

The 31-year-old, known for her roles in Spooks, Married Single Other and Merlin, said: “I wasn’t worried about the reviews. I knew I wanted to work with Toby and I really liked the script.”

Miranda continued: “It’s a funny one. I don’t think I ever saw a review of Spooks when it started. And for Married Single Other we got nice reviews and lovely feedback, and then we didn’t get recommissioned.

“In a way, reviews are a bit of a false commodity, and people have such different taste.”

The actress, who plays a new character, straight-as-an-arrow detective Georgina Dixon, added: “The producers have never shied away from the fact that they would rather have a Marmite show than something which floats along and which people forget about.”

Vexed begins on BBC Two on Wednesday, August 1