PRIMA FACIE's Jodie Comer Wins 2023 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Jodie Comer stars as Tessa in Prima Facie, which is currently running at the Golden Theatre through Sunday, July 2, 2023.

Jun. 11, 2023
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Jodie Comer has won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for PRIMA FACIE.

Jodie Comer earned rave reviews for her West End debut in Prima Facie, which played April 15-June 18, 2022 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. She has received The Stage's 2022 Best West End Debut Award and has been nominated for a 2022 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress. The filmed version of the West End Prima Facie is the highest-grossing cinema event of all time in the UK and Ireland and played to capacity audiences in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Comer won a 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for her mesmerizing performance as the psychopathic Russian assassin Villanelle in the BBC spy series, "Killing Eve." She has also received two British Academy Television Awards for "Killing Eve" and "Help." Her credits include the films The Last Duel and Free Guy, and the TV series, "Thirteen," "The White Princess," and "Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned." Upcoming roles include the films The End We Start From, and The Bikeriders.

Prima Facie is currently running at the Golden Theatre on Broadway through July 2, 2023.

Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister who loves to win. She has worked her way up from working-class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross-examining and lighting up the shadows of doubt in any case. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Suzie Miller’s award-winning Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directs this solo actor tour de force from Jodie Comer.