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Jodie Comer is met with adoring fans following Prima Facie theatre performance

Jodie Comer was met with adoring fans once again after performing in Prima Facie at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London on Monday. 

The Killing Eve actress, 29, who scooped the Leading Actress gong at this years BAFTA Television Awards, signed autographs for the crowd after her one-woman show and looked overwhelmed by the crowds.

She put on a low-key display in a chic ensemble as she donned a black baker boy cap and a protective facemask. 

Star power: Overwhelmed Jodie Comer, 29, was met with adoring fans once again following her Prima Facie theatre performance on Monday

Star power: Overwhelmed Jodie Comer, 29, was met with adoring fans once again following her Prima Facie theatre performance on Monday

Star power: Overwhelmed Jodie Comer, 29, was met with adoring fans once again following her Prima Facie theatre performance on Monday 

Jodie showed off her incredible complexion as she went fresh-faced upon her departure, tucking her blonde locks beneath her hat. 

She wore an effortlessly stylish blue pinstriped shirt with wide leg jeans and layered over a long black coat to complete her ensemble. 

The actress appeared to have yet another successful night as huge crowds of fans greeted her outside the venue. 

Adoring fans: The Killing Eve actress, who scooped the Leading Actress gong at this years BAFTA Television Awards, signed autograph's as she exited at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Adoring fans: The Killing Eve actress, who scooped the Leading Actress gong at this years BAFTA Television Awards, signed autograph's as she exited at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Adoring fans: The Killing Eve actress, who scooped the Leading Actress gong at this years BAFTA Television Awards, signed autograph’s as she exited at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Jodie’s new venture sees her play idealistic young barrister Tessa, who specialises in defending rape suspects.

Her character, who is described as ‘thoroughbred’, vilifies the victims until she is sexually assaulted and forced to go up against the system she had taken advantage of during her career.

Prima Facie, directed by Justin Martin, was written by Australian-British lawyer turned playwright Suzie Miller. 

The Daily Mail’s Patrick Marmion awarded Jodie’s ‘ferocious yet forensic performance’ a strong four stars out of five.

He wrote: ‘Comer blows us away in a ferocious yet forensic performance that’s related in a blizzard of quickly shifting perspectives. 

‘She gets us onside as the high-flying barrister with her native Liverpool accent and anti-Establishment attitude – at one point tossing rubbish into the audience.

‘But her abrupt disintegration into fevered, ashen-faced confusion is seriously distressing. Although her performance runs a stunning gamut from cocky joy to despair and humiliation, it’s the subject matter that dominates the evening.’

Role: Jodie's new venture sees her play idealistic young barrister Tessa, who specialises in defending rape suspects

Role: Jodie's new venture sees her play idealistic young barrister Tessa, who specialises in defending rape suspects

Role: Jodie’s new venture sees her play idealistic young barrister Tessa, who specialises in defending rape suspects 

There are already rumours that Prima Facie could head to Broadway. The play will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre until June 18.

James Bierman, the play’s producer and general manager, told Deadline Prima Facie has the ‘potential to be something’ and revealed that he and the production would like to transfer to New York.

James added that Jodie would also like to take the play to her hometown of Liverpool. He said: ‘It would be amazing to take it to Liverpool, schedules permitting, and Broadway deserves to see the piece.’

At the weekend, Jodie picked up the Leading Actress gong for her role in Channel 4‘s Help at this year’s BAFTA Television Awards held at London‘s Royal Festival Hall.  

The star, who won the category in 2019 for Killing Eve, admitted she was ‘very nervous’ as she took to the stage to receive her award for her outstanding performance in the pandemic drama. 

The star, who looked stunning in a plunging tuxedo inspired gown which clung to her incredible figure also revealed how she directly messaged one of the shows bosses hoping to work with them. 

Jitters: She admitted she was 'very nervous' as she took to the stage to receive her award for her outstanding performance in the pandemic drama

Jitters: She admitted she was 'very nervous' as she took to the stage to receive her award for her outstanding performance in the pandemic drama

Jitters: She admitted she was ‘very nervous’ as she took to the stage to receive her award for her outstanding performance in the pandemic drama

Accepting her award Jodie said: ‘Hello! I’m so nervous! I want to say a huge thank you to Channel 4, I slid into the screenwriter’s DMs years ago to say I wanted to work with him.

‘Thank you Stephen Graham who I’m gonna thank for the rest of my life. Thank you most of all to all the carers and to the people from the Dementia Society. 

‘It was such a privilege to be a part of. And thank you mum!’

The awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021 and are back to having a full live audience after the pandemic. 

Prima Facie – What is the verdict? 

THE GUARDIAN

Rating: Jodie Comer is met with adoring fans following Prima Facie theatre performance

Arifa Akbar writes: ‘Jodie Comer’s West End stage debut is a baptism of fire by any standards. A one-woman play about a lawyer who specialises in defending men accused of sexual assault, until she is assaulted herself, it demands frenetic, non-stop physical and emotional engagement from its lead.’

THE TELEGRAPH 

Rating: Jodie Comer is met with adoring fans following Prima Facie theatre performance

Dominic Cavendish writes: ‘West End debuts don’t come much more astonishing than this solo tour de force by Jodie Comer. 

‘Her performance, running a full-pelt 100 minutes, propels her into the front rank of stage stars.

‘It has to be said that the 29-year-old Liverpudlian has seemed incapable of putting a foot wrong when it comes to career moves.’ 

DEADLINE 

Baz Bamigboye writes: ‘What a truly stunning debut it is. Comer is phenomenal and commands the stage.

‘Comer, 29, gives a fearless, faultless performance as Tessa, a criminal barrister who specialise at defending rapists.’ 

TIME OUT 

Rating: Jodie Comer is met with adoring fans following Prima Facie theatre performance

Andrzej Lukowski writes: ‘Jodie Comer gives a tour de force performance in this slightly clunky sexual assault monologue.’

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