Doctor Foster and Thirteen star Jodie Comer lands leading US role in The White Princess

Published Wednesday, Apr 20 2016, 12:10 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Jodie Comer has landed the lead role in US drama series The White Princess.

Doctor Foster star Jodie will front the sequel to the acclaimed historical TV drama The White Queen, which will air in the U.S. in a collaboration between the BBC and Starz.

Jodie Comer - Jameson Empire Awards 2016 at the Grosvenor House in London, England.


Deadline reports that Jodie will play princess Elizabeth - the eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville - who is forced into marriage with Henry VII and faces a conflict of loyalties with her mother.

Jodie is best known for several TV roles, notably playing Chloe Gemell in comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary.

Last year she starred alongside Suranne Jones in hit BBC One drama Doctor Foster as 22-year-old Kate Parks who had an affair with Gemma's husband Simon.

BBC One drama series Doctor Foster.
Episode 5 - series finale showing Kate Parks and Dr Gemma Foster.
7 October 2015.

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Jodie as Kate in Doctor Foster.

Thirteen - Jodie Comer as Ivy Moxam.
February 2016.

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Jodie as Ivy in Thirteen.

More recently, viewers have watched Jodie's much-raved about performance as Ivy Moxam in BBC Three's Thirteen. The drama, which premiered in February, focused on Ivy, who after 13 years of being held captive by her kidnapper, escapes and reunites with her family and attempts to piece her life back together.

It was recently revealed that Thirteen racked up 2.4m requests on iPlayer, matching Sherlock which had 2.4m requests in January.

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