Anna Fulford is first introduced in Season 3 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Lisa Faulkner.

Appearances and Mentions

The Murdoch Identity

  • In Bristol, England, Anna becomes Murdoch's caregiver when an amnesiac Murdoch winds up in her tavern. She shelters him from rogue British agents, who assumed that he was aware of their plans. Upon finding out that Murdoch doesn't know who he is, Anna decides to give him the name "Harry" as she's, "always liked Harry."
  • Once Murdoch discerned that the rogue agents were plotting an assassination, they went to warn the local constabulary. However, the chief inquired how Murdoch knew that the Queen was traveling through Bristol, as her trip was a closely guarded secret. At the same time, the Bristol Police received a telegram from Toronto, warning of a sniper on the S.S. Mayfair and asked if Murdoch had contacted them. Upon hearing his name, Murdoch regains his memory and manages to convince the chief of his claims.
  • However, the chief assumed that the sniper, Edmund Keating, would take up a position on one of the towers on Clifton Bridge, Murdoch insisted that he would be at the lighthouse across the bridge. But as the police were skeptical that Keating would shoot from that far distance and that Lord Treadstone, the Minister of War, was the real target, Anna gave Murdoch her revolver so he could stop Keating.
  • Once Murdoch had apprehended Keating, the chief explained to them that assassinating Treadstone would've allowed Keating and his people to control more aggressive expansive military. He passed a letter of thanks from the Queen along with a modest recompense to Murdoch, which he instead gave to Anna.

The Black Hand

  • Anna returns, now engaged to Joe Bell, who is later revealed to be a former member of the Black Hand. Bell's death was a result of his unsuccessful attempt to escape with Anna and a stolen bounty of counterfeit currency. The Black Hand was also targeting her because they believed that she was also in on his scheme. At the end of the episode, she is forced to change her identity and move far away, safe from the organization.

Stroll on the Wild Side (Part 1)

  • Murdoch is investigating the death of a librarian and soon finds Anna Fulford secretly working at the Toronto Public Library. It is revealed that she had returned months before due to loneliness. She assists with the investigation, as she knew the murder victim.

Stroll on the Wild Side (Part 2)

  • Ultimately, Anna has to fake her death in order to remove the price on her head. She is last seen riding a carriage to Kingston after bidding Murdoch a final farewell.

Everything is Broken Part One

  • The body in the City Morgue is a woman who was shot in the back of the head, though her features has been obliterated by lye. Miss Hart presents Murdoch with strange metal fillings found in the wound and a pair of earrings found in the barrel of lye. Murdoch recognizes them and knows who the woman is – Anna Fulford. "Good God," abrupty, he leaves the morgue without another word.


  • Six seasons later, when George asks if the Detective knows what he means by "she’s not the one", William believes he does for in his heart Julia is the only one for him (ep.1118).
  • Murdoch Mysteries was Lisa Faulkner's last acting role. Moving on, she turned her focus to TV hosting duties, specifically cooking programmes including What’s Cooking? and has released cookery books: ‘The Way I Cook’ and ‘Tea and Cake’.


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersPeter Stebbings as James PendrickMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable Giles • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeShailene Garnett as Nomi JohnstonStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Sean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle
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