The Last Duel: The Irresistible Rise of Jodie Comer

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The British actress bursts the screen in Ridley Scott’s film, to (re) see this evening on Canal +.

Attention, potential star. Already revealed on television by the series Killing Evewhich she shares with Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer is about to become essential, including in the cinema. A meteoric rise whose springboard is none other than Ridley Scott. The British actress holds the leading female role in her film, The Last Duelreleased in October 2021 at the cinema, in the company of Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck, and she will put it back in kit bag, Sir Ridley’s project on Napoleon where she will play Joséphine de Beauharnais alongside Joaquin Phoenix. Just that.

From dance to television

Jodie Comer, 28, has therefore come a long way since her complicated beginnings in the entertainment world. Fired from her dance group before a talent show (she had arrived late for a rehearsal due to a family emergency), she had made a name for herself by presenting a monologue alone on stage. This had allowed her to be spotted by her theater teacher and to audition for a role on British radio BBC 4.

The young woman then began a career as a professional actress in 2008. She appeared in the spin-off The Royal Today from the comedy series The Royal, as well as in other series, before playing one of the main characters of the series Diary of an extraordinary teenager (My Mad Fat Diary) broadcast for the first time in 2013: she becomes Chloe Gemell, the childhood best friend of Rae, the main character of the series. This performance, which will launch her in her British career, will allow her to chain roles on television in the United Kingdom.

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Turning Killing Eve

It’s finally her role as Villanelle, aka Oksana Astankova, in the series Killing Eve (written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge) which changes her status. Acclaimed for her role, alongside Sandra Oh, she will also receive nine awards for her work in the series, including an Emmy and a BAFTA for her performance in a drama series. With Killing Evewhich knows a great success on an international scale, Jodie Comer rises to notoriety and is offered great roles that will take her from the small to the big screen.

After a role in England is Mine (2018), a biopic about Morissey, lead singer of the Smiths, Jodie Comer makes a brief appearance in Star Wars Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker, where she plays Rey’s mother. A very small passage which will only require one day of filming but confirms that the cinema is ready to open its doors to him.

In 2021, it’s the click. She co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy (shot in 2019), the surprise blockbuster of the summer, by putting herself in the shoes of a badass female video game character, the beautiful Molotov Girl, which is the starting point of the film’s plot.

In the process, she landed the role of Marguerite, the wife of the knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) in the medieval film by Ridley Scott The Last Duel. An epic fresco where Comer embodies a resilient woman who demands justice after being raped by Jacques Legris (Adam Driver), a rival of her husband.

A strong and mastered score, even in the most difficult scenes, which puts her directly in the category of confirmed actresses and impressed her director:

The work of a director is above all to succeed in his casting“, explained recently Ridley Scott at Sky News. “Because once I say action, it’s on its own while having to deal with another actor. This is where intuition comes into play, and this is where the big players come in.“.

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