Jasmine Burrows

Jasmine Burrows
Holby City character
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Lucinda Dryzek as Jasmine Burrows
First appearance " What Goes Around"
25 April 2010
Last appearance " For You May Be the Next to Die..."
20 June 2017
Portrayed by Sophia La Porta (2010)
Lucinda Dryzek (2016–2017)
Information
Occupation Foundation Year 1
Family Paula Burrows (mother)
Jac Naylor (half-sister)
Henry Burrows (grandfather)
other(s) Oliver Valentine

Jasmine Burrows is a fictional character from the BBC medical drama Holby City. She made her first appearance in the twelfth series episode "What Goes Around", broadcast on 25 April 2010. She was played by Sophia La Porta. Jasmine was introduced as the younger half-sister of established regular Jac Naylor ( Rosie Marcel). The character was reintroduced with Lucinda Dryzek in the role during the eighteenth series episode "A Perfect Life", broadcast on 19 July 2016. Jasmine is an F1 initially assigned to Darwin ward within Holby City Hospital. Jasmine is portrayed as being energetic, confident and fun. Jac does not recognise Jasmine and initially sees her as a potential protégé, until Jasmine reveals that she is Jac's half-sister. She tries to bond with Jac, who wants her removed from the ward. Jasmine has a brief relationship with Oliver "Ollie" Valentine ( James Anderson).

While working on Keller, Jasmine is reprimanded by Ric Griffin ( Hugh Quarshie) when she tries to treat a patient on her own. She is then coerced into making a formal complaint against Ric, resulting in his suspension. After moving to the Acute Assessment Unit (AAU), Jasmine fails to spot a change Elinor Campbell's (Amy McCallum) behaviour before she dies of a brain haemorrhage. Her mother Serena Campbell ( Catherine Russell) becomes Jasmine's mentor, but she takes her grief out on Jasmine and is reported for bullying her. Dryzek chose to leave the show in 2017 and the producers made the decision to kill the character off. Jasmine clashes with nurse Fran Reynolds ( Carli Norris), before she is stabbed in the liver by a scalpel that was in Jasmine's pocket. Jasmine made her final appearance during the nineteenth series on 20 June 2017. The character was well received, with one critic calling her "a breath of fresh air".

Casting

The character was introduced during the twelfth series episode "What Goes Around", which was broadcast on 25 April 2010. She was played by actress Sophia La Porta. Jasmine was revealed to be Jac Naylor's ( Rosie Marcel) half sister. [1]

The character was reintroduced on 19 July 2016 with Lucinda Dryzek in the role. [2] Having not acted in over a year, Dryzek was training as a hairdresser when she learned of the audition for Jasmine. [3] After her first audition, she received a recall the following week. [2] During her final audition, the actress was required to wear Jasmine's costume and go on set with Marcel and a director, which Dryzek said was "really mean because if you don't get the part, you've basically had a day at work!" [2] Two days later, Dryzek learned she had secured the role. [2]

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