Jo Martin (Fleabag, The Long Song, Silent Witness) has joined the cast of BBC One’s long-running medical drama Holby City. Jo has already started in the role and her first appearance will air this autumn.
“I am thrilled to be joining such an amazing show, which I have been a fan of for years”, Jo Martin said in a statement. “Playing Max will be a pleasure; she is very complex with no filter.”
She will play Max McGerry, a consultant neurosurgeon who initially comes to Holby to visit a patient. She has a sterling reputation that doesn’t go unnoticed by Ric, who asks her to hang around for a very important reason, but one that comes with a lot of risk.
“Jo is a fabulous addition to the Holby gang, both a hugely talented dramatic actor and comedian. She’s been on our admiring radar for some time while we thought up the right part for her. Max is a brilliant, multi-faceted character worthy of her gifts: wry, funny, passionately driven and with no patience whatsoever for political correctness, or “snowflakes” as she calls them”, said Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Holby City and Casualty.
“So Holby’s staff had better watch out. Professionally, her story will explore highly topical questions about the future of the NHS, while her personal life becomes increasingly turbulent”, he continued. “Traditionally, of course, being a neurosurgeon at Holby has been the equivalent of Defence of the Dark Arts at Hogwarts – a poisoned chalice! Will Max buck the trend of her unfortunate predecessors Guy Self, Gaskell and Roxanna? Only time will tell…”