Killing Eve leads the nominations list for Sunday night's Bafta TV Awards, with the show up for the Must-See Moment award, alongside Bodyguard, Queer Eye and Peter Kaye's Car Share. Writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge is also up for the Best Writer: Drama nomination. The show's star Jodie Comer, who plays antagonist Villanelle, meanwhile, is up for Best Actress. If she wins, Jodie will be following in her co-star Sandra Oh's footsteps, who won best actress at both the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards earlier in the year. Sandra made sure to thank Jodie in her acceptance speech, and no doubt Jodie will do the same if she wins the presitigious accolade. With this in mind, find out everything you need to know about Jodie here...
Where you have seen Jodie Comer before?
The Liverpool-based star has an impressive array of television roles under her belt, and is known perhaps most notably for her role as Kate Parks, the 'other woman' in the hit drama, Doctor Foster. She found fame in the popular Channel 4 show, My Mad Fat Diary, where she plays Rae's popular but self-conscious friend Chloe, and as Ivy Moxam in Thirteen, a 26-year-old woman who escapes captivity after being kept in a cellar for 13 years. She also played Elizabeth of York in The White Princess.
Jodie as Kate in Doctor Foster
Jodie plays Villanelle in Killing Eve, a sociopathic assassin who becomes slowly obsessed with Eve, the MI6 agent tasked in bringing her down. Speaking about the role, Jodie told TV Times: "It's so much fun! Villanelle's such a free-spirit; she does what she wants and there are not many consequences for her and, if there were, she doesn't really care anyway. I just found myself doing lots of outrageous things and getting away with it. I can be quite a self-conscious person but Villanelle doesn't have an ounce of that!"
Jodie plays Villanelle in Killing Eve
Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapted the novel for the TV series, and told Rolling Stone that she imagined "an impish, hilarious, predatory, fearless, childish, terrifying, upbeat, murderous rascal" as Villanelle, adding: "But then Jodie Comer walked in and any image I had of Villanelle before simply vanished. She didn't so much run with the character as shoot off into space with her."
Jodie stars alongside Sandra Oh
Who else stars in Killing Eve?
Grey's Anatomy fans will be delighted to see the incredible Sandra Oh up front and centre as Eve, the mild-mannered, slightly awkward yet passionate MI6 worker who becomes obsessed with Villanelle. Harry Potter's Fiona Shaw stars as the socially awkward Carolyn Martens, while The Bridge fans will recognise Kim Bodnia as Villanelle's manager and father figure, Konstantin.
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