Jodie Comer tries Another Era on for Size
Jodie Comer is a British actress who has been known for her roles in films and TV shows such as Inspector George Gently and Young Gods. After a guest role on The Royal Today, she moved onto series like Doctors and My Mad Fat Diary. She also starred in a BBCA female-led short film series called Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives. Her performance in Killing Eve earned her the Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama. She is also nominated for a Golden Globe.
In the BBC’s spy thriller series, “Killing Eve,” she plays Villanelle. She has an obsession with Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh. They are both pursuing a revenge mission. But while Villanelle has a religious background, Eve is more interested in a sex relationship. The two go through a series of disguises.
Before becoming a Hollywood star, Comer grew up in Liverpool. She studied dance at the Central School of Ballet. She was also a member of a dancing troupe. She has a Scouse accent. Throughout her career, she has appeared in television programs such as Law & Order: UK, The Royal Today, and Inspector George Gently. She appeared in a number of other films as well.
In 2016, she starred in the British TV series, “Thirteen,” playing the character of Ivy Moxam. She received critical acclaim for her role, and was nominated for the British Academy Television Awards for her performance.
A year after “Thirteen,” she starred in a sci-fi action comedy, “Free Guy,” based on the premise of a bank teller who becomes the main character in an online multiplayer video game. She also acted in the short film, “Remember Me,” which was released on the BBC iPlayer. She then co-starred with Matt Damon in the movie, The Last Duel.
Aside from her acting, she is a producer and executive producer of the TV series, Help. She is also listed as Screen International’s “Stars of Tomorrow” in association with the BFI London Film Festival. In 2022, she played Suzie Miller in the play, “Prima Facie,” at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
She also starred in the BBC miniseries, Rillington Place, as Beryl Evans. In the episode, titled “Her Big Chance,” she plays Lesley. The film was filmed in a lockdown, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also appeared in two episodes of Silent Witness.
Before making her feature film debut, she starred in a number of television series, including “My Mad Fat Diary,” “My Little Pony,” and “Law & Order: UK.” She also acted in a few other movies, such as Vera and “Young Gods.” Her first major feature film was a comedy, “Molotov Girl,” in 2021.
Her next major role came in the TV show, “Help,” on Channel 4. She played the part of a young care home worker. Her performance earned her a nomination for the British Academy Television Awards for Best Actress. After that, she was cast in a major film, “The White Princess,” on Starz, in which she plays Elizabeth of York.