Jodie Comer: All you ever needed to know about the Doctor Foster star

Her character Kate was central to the drama in series one of Doctor Foster, so as series two approaches, learn more about actress Jodie Comer.

Last updated: 17 August 2017 - 12.45pm

Doctor Foster fans, your wait is nearly over. The BBC drama about the complicated personal life of medic Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones) is back for a second series - and it's sure to be dramatic, with Jodie Comer's character Kate Parks at the centre of the action once again.

But just who is the actress who plays the young lover of Doctor Foster's husband Simon?

[Read more: Doctor Foster series 2 - when does it start and what's going to happen?]

Jodie Comer was born in Liverpool in 1993. Her father is a masseur and her mother worked for a local transport company.

She was discovered at the age of 14 after winning a monologue recitation competition in the Liverpool Drama Festival, choosing to perform a piece about Hillsborough. From this, she was hired for a Radio 4 play being recorded locally, and found an agent.

Her first televison role was in ITV hospital drama The Royal Today, and she made appearances in series including Casualty, Silent Witness and Inspector George Gently before her first high-profile role alongside Michael Palin in 2014 BBC drama Remember Me.

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After playing Chloe in E4's Bafta-nominated My Mad Fat Diary, a comedy-drama about mental health issues, in September 2015 a new audience discovered Jodie when in the same month, she appeared in the new BBC version of Lady Chatterley's Lover and also Doctor Foster, where her character was one of the most important in the storyline.

Her first starring role was in BBC3 drama Thirteen, about a woman escaping after being held prisoner for 13 years, a part she researched by reading the story of real life Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch.

[Read more: 7 things you didn't know about Suranne Jones]

Having recently appeared in historical drama The White Princess, she will soon be appearing on the big screen as the character Christine in the forthcoming Morrissey biopic 'England is Mine.'

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