Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer makes her West End debut in Suzie Miller’s award-winning one-woman play Prima Facie about sexual assault
She rose to fame playing Villanelle in the hugely popular BBC drama Killing Eve.
But now Jodie Comer turns her attention to the stage and is about to make her West End debut in Suzie Miller’s award-winning play Prima Facie.
The 26-year-old Liverpudlian actress will play Tessa in the gripping one-person play that focuses on the lead character’s journey after a sexual assault.
Thrilling: Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer turns her attention to the stage and makes her West End debut in Suzie Miller’s award-winning play Prima Facie
Prima Facie, directed by Justin Martin, kicks off April 15 at the Harold Pinter Theater and will run for a strictly limited nine-week season.
Tessa is a young lawyer who has worked her way up from the working class to be at the top of her game in the legal world.
However, the unexpected event forces her to confront the boundaries where the patriarchal power of the law, the burden of proof and morality diverge.
Story: The 26-year-old Liverpool actress will play Tessa in the gripping one-person game that focuses on the main character’s journey after a sexual assault
Jodie Comer said on Friday about her upcoming role: “It is such an honor to have had the opportunity to work with Justin Martin, Suzie Miller and the entire team on this wonderfully unique piece.
“I’m looking forward to bringing Tessa back to life next spring and introducing her to the audience at the Harold Pinter Theater.”
Producer James Bierman: ‘I am incredibly privileged to be able to bring Suzie’s current and important piece to the West End with such a hugely talented group of people.
“Jodie is one of the most brilliant actors working today and she, this play and Justin’s team are a perfect mix.”
Her most famous role: Jodie stars as the murderer Villanelle in the BBC show Killing Eve alongside Sandra Oh (right)
Jodie is a multiple award-winning actress, internationally known for her starring roles in critically 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 historical drama, The Last Duel, alongside Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck.
Next year, Jodie will reunite with Ridley Scott in Kitbag, where she will play Napoleon Bonaparte’s beloved Josephine in the upcoming Apple Studios biopic, opposite Joaquin Phoenix.
Talent: Jodie is a multiple award-winning actress, internationally known for her starring roles in critically acclaimed TV series including Killing Eve (pictured), The White Princess, Thirteen and Doctor Foster
Jodie is currently filming the very last episodes of Killing Eve and recently revealed that making the final scenes will be “emotional” as the hit series draws to a close.
Jodie stars as the killer Villanelle in the BBC show alongside Sandra Oh, saying she hopes it will end on a “good and satisfying” note for viewers, while not completely ruling out making a film based on the series .
She said on This Morning earlier this month: “It’s very surreal, we’re about to film the last 2 episodes.
“We want to end on a good note and on a satisfying note for the audience. It’s been a big part of our whole lives.
“It even makes me emotional just thinking about it. I want to bring a clapperboard when we’re done!’
“It’ll be great to end up like you’re continuing with a series whose quality can fade, but it’s going to be hard not to see those people every day.”
When asked about a possible Killing Eve movie, she added, “I don’t think it’s been talked about, but I don’t know what the future holds!”
Sad: Jodie is currently filming the very last episodes of Killing Eve and recently revealed that shooting the final scenes will be ’emotional’ as the hit series draws to a close