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Joanne Froggatt reaches out to fan following troubling Angela Black episode

The actress has received praise for raising awareness on a difficult subject

Joanne Froggatt has reached out to a fan to thank them for their support following a recent episode of her new drama, Angela Black. The ITV drama, which tells the story of a woman trying to navigate the horrors of an abusive partner, has received plenty of praise for depicting an important storyline, and Joanne herself has been hailed for her performance.

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One fan took to Twitter to praise the actress personally, writing: "Thank you for your support. Thank you for showing the world the truths of the unseen horrors that happen daily. Looking forward to tomorrow's episode," to which Joanne replied: "Thank you," followed by "I'm going to DM you."

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Plenty of other social media users had similar views on the six-part drama, which also stars Michiel Huisman as Angela's abusive husband, Olivier. One person said of the show: "#AngelaBlack, no-one knows what goes on behind closed doors, raising awareness of #DomesticAbuse helps to support those who may be affected, #itsnotyourfault."

Another echoed this, tweeting: "It might be shocking...but it needs putting out there. Some people survive and get away, but many don't. Awareness needs raising, and not just women, men go through it too. #AngelaBlack."

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Joanne herself previously opened up about the challenge of filming such emotional and difficult scenes. Chatting to HELLO! and other press ahead of the series launch, she explained: "When I've got do scenes that are very emotional, of which there are many, it is a sort of apprehension that sits with you like the day before or the day of."

The actress continued: "It's partly the apprehension of having to get yourself into that emotional headspace, and partly like 'Oh am I going to be able to get there today?' and all of that stuff. So in certain scenes, I have to just really concentrate and I think everyone knows when I put my ear pods in, that's my zone I just listen to music if I've got to do really emotional stuff."

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