Call the Midwife star Fenella Woolgar on super-cute booties, her lucky tee and the heels that caught Stephen Fry’s eye.
I love this wedding photo: my husband Rob and I are laughing because Moira, our best woman, made a very funny speech. She told Rob to put his hand over mine, then said, ‘that’s the last time you’ll ever have the upper hand.’
From the ages of three to six, I lived in New Canaan, Connecticut. I had an American accent and used to do imitations of Americans that made everyone laugh. I have kept this number plate from our car ever since. It lives in my kitchen.
I wore these kitten heels to audition for Stephen Fry’s  film Bright Young Things. Stephen didn’t say a word to me, so I was sure I hadn’t got the part, but then he looked down at my feet and said, ‘I love your shoes,’ and I got it.
After my children, photo albums are the first thing I’d rescue from a fire. I have many priceless photos of our sons [Kit, 11, and twins Gabriel and Tristan, 10]. They bring so much joy and remind me of how quickly time passes.
I bought this tatty t-shirt in Camden Market when I was about 25 and didn’t have much money. I dyed it at home in a bucket and wore it at my audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. I got in, so I’ve kept it – it’s far too short to wear again.
When I was cast as an artist in a Mike Leigh film, I took some painting lessons to get into character, which sparked a major passion. This painting of my son Gabriel, aged four, is one of the first I did. I’m very proud of it as it totally captures him.
I will forever cherish these first pairs of booties my sons wore. They are so sweet. I loved having babies so it couldn’t be more appropriate that I’ve ended up on Call The Midwife which is all about children and childbirth.
I once pretended to be Irish to get a role, then thought I should probably spend some time there, so I toured around the Dingle Peninsula with my mum, who is Irish. We found this mug, now chipped, that has the Irish version of my name: Fionnguala.
Interview by Charlotte Pearson-Methven
The DVD of Call The Midwife series eight, including the Christmas special, will be out tomorrow, price £20.42