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Jodie Comer to star with Stephen Graham in drama set in a care home during coronavirus pandemic 

Jodie Covid! Killing Eve star to appear with Stephen Graham in Channel 4 drama set in a care home as it’s hit by the coronavirus pandemic

  • Jodie Comer, 27, will star in the Channel 4 film set in a care home hit by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The Killing Eve star will play Sarah, a worker in the home, in the feature-length drama The Help which will begin filming next year
  • The drama will also star Line of Duty’s Stephen Graham as a man diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s

Jodie Comer will star in a Channel 4 drama set in a care home amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced on Thursday.

The film, which will also feature Line of Duty’s Stephen Graham, will see the Killing Eve star, 27, play Sarah – a care home worker.

It will tell the story of her relationship with Stephen’s character Tony – a 47-year-old man with early-onset Alzheimer’s – as the care home struggles to cope with the spread of the virus.

New role: Jodie Comer will star in a Channel 4 drama set in a care home amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced on Thursday

The drama, called Help, will be directed by Marc Munden and written by BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne, who penned His Dark Materials as well as the supernatural series The Fades. 

Filming is currently scheduled to begin in 2021, when England has come out of lockdown.

Jodie said: ‘To be able to explore such a relevant and emotive story is a real honour.’ 

Different part: The Killing Eve star (pictured as Villanelle) will star as care home worker Sarah in a feature-length drama, depicting the struggles staff face when the pandemic hits

Different part: The Killing Eve star (pictured as Villanelle) will star as care home worker Sarah in a feature-length drama, depicting the struggles staff face when the pandemic hits

Coming soon: The drama will also star Line Of Duty's Stephen Graham (pictured) who will play a man with early-onset Alzheimer's

Coming soon: The drama will also star Line Of Duty’s Stephen Graham (pictured) who will play a man with early-onset Alzheimer’s

Care homes have one of the hardest-hit areas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many residents separated from loved ones for months. 

It’s hoped that the possibility of a vaccine could mean some families can visit their elderly relatives during the festive season, with the government recently claiming some jabs could be distributed in care homes as early as next month.

Jodie is known to many for her role as the ruthless assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve, a role which saw her awarded with a BAFTA and a Primetime Emmy. 

Praised: Jodie is known to many for her role as the ruthless assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve, a role which saw her awarded with a BAFTA and a Primetime Emmy

Praised: Jodie is known to many for her role as the ruthless assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve, a role which saw her awarded with a BAFTA and a Primetime Emmy

Elsewhere Jodie recently defended her boyfriend James Burke over his alleged support of US President Donald Trump.

In a new interview with Porter Magazine Jodie insisted ‘false information came out about’ James, a 26-year-old lacrosse player from Massachusetts, who she has been spotted with numerous times this year. 

Some of the Killing Eve star’s fans were upset over the summer when screenshots from James’ alleged Instagram account appeared to show he followed Trump, something which Jodie did not confirm or deny in the interview. 

She explained: ‘All this false information came out about him, and people just ridiculed him and me, and my family.’ 

Breaking her silence: Elsewhere Jodie recently defended her boyfriend James Burke over his alleged support of US President Donald Trump

Breaking her silence: Elsewhere Jodie recently defended her boyfriend James Burke over his alleged support of US President Donald Trump

‘People took these tweets as truth. That was the biggest time my life has been kind of blown up and publicised in that way,’ she said in the candid new interview.

‘A lot of people read things and they go, “Wow, she’s that, she’s this type of person”. 

‘And I’m like, “OK, I can spend my life and my energy trying to convince people otherwise, or I can go, I know who I am, I know my truth and that’s good enough for me”.’ 

Views: In a new interview with Jodie insisted 'false information came out about' James, but did not confirm or deny whether her boyfriend supported Trump

Views: In a new interview with Jodie insisted ‘false information came out about’ James, but did not confirm or deny whether her boyfriend supported Trump

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