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Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer set to make her West End debut in Prima Facie

Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer is set to make her West End debut in Suzie Miller’s award-winning one-woman play Prima Facie about sexual assault


She shot to stardom playing Villanelle in the hugely-popular BBC drama Killing Eve.

But now Jodie Comer is turning her attentions to the stage and is set to make her West End debut in Suzie Miller’s award-winning play Prima Facie.

The Liverpudlian actress, 26, will play Tessa in the gripping, one-person play which focuses on the main character’s journey after a sexual assault. 

Exciting: Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer is turning her attentions to the stage and is set to make her West End debut in Suzie Miller’s award-winning play Prima Facie

Prima Facie, directed by Justin Martin, will begin performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre on April 15 and play a strictly limited nine-week season.

Tessa is a young barrister who has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game in the legal world.

However the unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Plot: The Liverpudlian actress, 26, will play Tessa in the gripping, one-person play which focuses on the main character's journey after a sexual assault

Plot: The Liverpudlian actress, 26, will play Tessa in the gripping, one-person play which focuses on the main character’s journey after a sexual assault

Jodie Comer said of her upcoming role on Friday: ‘It’s such an honour to have been given the opportunity to work with Justin Martin, Suzie Miller and the whole team on this wonderfully unique play. 

‘I look forward to bringing Tessa to life and introducing her to the audiences at the Harold Pinter theatre next Spring.’

Producer James Bierman commented: ‘I am incredibly privileged to be able to bring Suzie’s timely and important play to the West End with such a hugely talented group of people. 

‘Jodie is one of the most brilliant actors working today and her, this play, and Justin’s team are a perfect mix.’ 

Her most famous role: Jodie stars as the killer Villanelle in the BBC show Killing Eve alongside Sandra Oh (right)

Her most famous role: Jodie stars as the killer Villanelle in the BBC show Killing Eve alongside Sandra Oh (right)

Jodie is a multiple award-winning actress, internationally renowned for her starring roles in acclaimed TV series including Killing Eve, The White Princess, Thirteen and Doctor Foster. 

She was most recently seen in Free Guy with Ryan Reynolds and opposite Stephen Graham in Channel 4’s Help. 

Later this month she will star in Ridley Scott’s period drama, The Last Duel, alongside Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck. 

Next year, Jodie will be reunited with Ridley Scott on Kitbag, where she will play Napoleon Bonaparte’s beloved Josephine in Apple Studios’ upcoming biopic, opposite Joaquin Phoenix.

Talent: Jodie is a multiple award-winning actress, internationally renowned for her starring roles in acclaimed TV series including Killing Eve (pictured), The White Princess, Thirteen and Doctor Foster

Talent: Jodie is a multiple award-winning actress, internationally renowned for her starring roles in acclaimed TV series including Killing Eve (pictured), The White Princess, Thirteen and Doctor Foster

Jodie is currently filming the last ever episodes of Killing Eve and recently revealed that shooting the last scenes will be ’emotional’ as the hit series comes to an end. 

Jodie stars as the killer Villanelle in the BBC show alongside Sandra Oh and said that she hopes it will end on a ‘good and satisfying’ note for viewers while not completely ruling out doing a film based on the series.  

Speaking on This Morning earlier this month she said: ‘It’s very surreal, we are just about to start filming the last 2 episodes. 

‘We want to end on a good note and on a satisfying note for the audience. It’s been a huge part of all our lives. 

‘I feel emotional even thinking about it. I want to take a clapper board with me when we wrap up!’ 

‘It will be great to end in a way as if you go on and on with a series the quality can fade, but it will be hard to not see those people every day.’

When asked about a potential Killing Eve film she added: ‘I don’t think it’s been spoken about but I don’t know what the future holds!’

Sad: Jodie is currently filming the last ever episodes of Killing Eve and recently revealed that shooting the last scenes will be 'emotional' as the hit series comes to an end

Sad: Jodie is currently filming the last ever episodes of Killing Eve and recently revealed that shooting the last scenes will be ’emotional’ as the hit series comes to an end

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