Jodie Comer

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 11 March 1993, Liverpool, England. 

Jodie Comer began her journey into acting began in her hometown, where she attended St Julie’s Catholic High School in Woolton. It was here that she nurtured a close friendship with future Olympic athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Comer’s passion for acting was ignited at a local drama school, leading to her first acting job in a BBC Radio 4 play, which set the stage for her future career.

Jodie Comer’s early career was marked by guest roles in various British television series, including “The Royal Today” and “Holby City.” However, it was her portrayal of Chloe Gemell in the E4 comedy-drama series “My Mad Fat Diary” that brought her significant recognition. Her talent further shone through in the drama miniseries “Thirteen” and as Kate Parks in “Doctor Foster.”

The turning point in Comer’s career came with the role of Villanelle in the BBC America spy thriller series “Killing Eve.” Her performance as the sociopathic assassin was critically acclaimed, earning her a British Academy Television Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. Comer’s versatility as an actress was also evident in her roles in the action film “Free Guy” and the period drama “The Last Duel.”

In 2022, Comer made her West End theatre debut in Suzie Miller’s one-woman play “Prima Facie,” which earned her an Evening Standard Theatre Award and a Laurence Olivier Award. The play’s transfer to Broadway in 2023 brought her a Tony Award, further cementing her status as a talented actress.

Off-screen, Jodie Comer’s personal life remains relatively private. She grew up in Liverpool’s Childwall suburb with her parents, Donna and James Comer and her younger brother, Charlie. Despite her rising fame, Comer maintains a down-to-earth persona, often reflecting on her roots and the support of her family in her journey to stardom.

 

BAFTA award

 

WINNER | Television: Leading Actress for Killing Eve (2019) | Television: Leading Actress for Help (2022)

 

 

Suggested viewing

 

 

The White Princess (2017)

The White Princess

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.5

The White Princess continues the story after a marriage arranged for peace. Henry Tudor, victorious on the battlefield, unites the warring houses of Lancaster and York by wedding Elizabeth of York. However, their throne remains shaky. Elizabeth’s mother plots against the king, while a mysterious claimant to the York throne emerges, threatening Henry’s reign and forcing Elizabeth to navigate a dangerous web of loyalty, family, and political agendas.

Top cast: Jodie Comer, Rebecca Benson, Jacob Collins-Levy, Kenneth Cranham, Essie Davis, Richard Dillane, Patrick Gibson, Caroline Goodall, Amy Manson.

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Help (2021)

Help (2021) poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.6

Sarah discovers her innate ability to forge meaningful bonds with the residents, bringing joy and companionship to their lives. However, the arrival of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 tests her resilience, as she confronts the devastating impact on the vulnerable residents and grapples with her own fears and uncertainties in this unprecedented crisis.

Top cast: Jodie Comer, Stephen Graham, Ian Hart, Sue Johnston, Lesley Sharp, David Hayman, Angela Griffin, Charles Death, Alicya Eyo.

Thirteen (2006)

Jodie Comer, Thirteen

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7.2

After enduring a harrowing ordeal trapped in a cellar, Ivy Moxham seizes the opportunity to reclaim her life. As she steps out into the world she left behind, she must face the complexities of reintegration, unresolved secrets, and the challenges of rebuilding her shattered existence. Today marks the start of a gruelling journey towards healing and rediscovery.

Top cast: Jodie Comer, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Richard Ranking, Valene Kane, Aneurin Barnard, Eleanor Wyld, Mark Flitton.

Killing Eve (2018)

Killing Eve poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.1

This gripping thriller revolves around the twisted relationship between MI6 agent Eve Polastri and the enigmatic assassin Villanelle. As they engage in a thrilling game of pursuit and obsession, boundaries blur, loyalties shift, and the line between good and evil becomes increasingly blurred.

Top cast: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia, Owen McDonnell, Sean Delaney, Camille Cottin, Edward Bluemel, Kirby Howell-Baptist.

The End We Start From (2023)

The End We Start From poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.6

Amidst a sudden and catastrophic flood that engulfs London, a new mother embarks on a perilous journey home, facing treacherous waters and the disintegrating cityscape while caring for her newborn child. As she grapples with the harsh realities of their situation, her maternal instincts and unwavering determination become her guiding forces.

Top cast: Jodie Comer, Ramanique Ahluwalia, Joel Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gina McKee, Alexandria Riley

Rillington Place (2016)

Rillington Place poster Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7.1

In post-war London, a seemingly ordinary household harbors a dark secret. John Christie, a cunning and manipulative charmer, hides his sinister side behind a façade of normalcy, committing a series of murders in the basement of his unassuming home. As the bodies pile up, the lives of those around him become entangled in his web of deceit, leading to a devastating miscarriage of justice.

Top cast: Tim Roth, Samantha Morton, Nico Mirallegro, Jodie Comer, Eddie Marsan, Georgina Rich, Peter McDonald, Christopher Hatherall.

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