Jodie Comer: who is Villanelle actress in Killing Eve – what else has she been in?

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Killing Eve and Help star Jodie Comer won her second Bafta at the 2022 awards, but what else was she in?

The fourth and final season of spy thriller Killing Eve concluded this year in a dramatic fashion that brought Villanelle’s story to a close.

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The BBC drama follows MI5 profiler Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh, and her relationship with assassin Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer.

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Comer received three Bafta TV Award nominations for Lead Actress for her role as Villanelle, winning once in 2019.

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Comer also took home the 2022 Bafta as a leading lady for her role as a healthcare worker on pandemic drama Help.

But where else can you see Jodie Comer on the big and small screen? Here’s what you need to know about the multi-award-winning actress.

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Who is Jodie Comer?

Comer was born in 1993 and although she plays a Russian assassin in Killing Eve, she’s actually a Liverpool native.

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After attending high school in Liverpool, where she took acting classes, Comer quickly found herself in television roles.

Her career began with a role on The Royal Today, a spin-off series of medical drama The Royal. She also had stations in Holby City and Waterloo Road.

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She is best known for playing Villanelle on Killing Eve, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Comer is reportedly dating US lacrosse player James Burke, but not much is known about their relationship.

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What TV shows has Jodie Comer starred in?

Comer began her professional career at the age of 15 when she appeared on an episode of the medical soap The Royal Today.

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She later made one-off appearances on the shows Waterloo Road, Holby City, Doctors and Casualty.

Comer’s biggest break before Killing Eve was comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary.

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Comer plays the best friend and sometimes worst enemy of Rae, the series’ main character.

In My Mad Fat Diary, Comer’s Chloe develops into a likeable and concerned character who desperately wants to be liked, or at least noticed.

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She also played Kate on the BBC One drama series Doctor Foster.

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer surrounded by flowers in a promotional image for Killing Eve S4 (Source: BBC)

What movie roles has Jodie Comer taken on?

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Following the success of Killing Eve, which quickly became a BBC flagship show, Comer took on roles in Hollywood films.

She had a brief role in the 2019 Star Wars sequel, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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Comer also co-starred with Ryan Reynolds as Molotovgirl in the action comedy Free Guy.

The film follows Reynolds as Guy, a bank teller who discovers he is living in a violent video game.

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Comer plays a reticent game designer and programmer who enters Guy’s life and shares his adventure.

Comer’s most recent film role was a starring role in Ridley Scott’s historical epic The Last Dual, starring Adam Driver, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

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Comer pays Marguerite de Carrouges, a French noblewoman who is attacked by Driver’s character.

When she tells her husband (Damon) about the attack and he realizes he plans to fight to the death to resolve the dispute, Comer mocks his pride and spotlights the toxic masculinity of the time.

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What upcoming projects is Jodie Comer involved in?

Comer is set to star in another Ridley Scott historical adventure, Napoleon, in 2023 alongside Joaquin Phoenix.

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She also stars in Suzie Miller’s one-woman play Prima Facie, which runs for a limited season from 15 April to 18 June 2022 at the Harold Pinter Theater in London.

What awards has Jodie Comer won?

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Comer won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on Killing Eve.

She also won a British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for the same role.

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