Jodie Comer explains how Stephen Graham played crucial role in career

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Jodie Comer explains how Stephen Graham played crucial role in career
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Killing Eve star Jodie Comer has revealed why she believes Line of Duty actor Stephen Graham is the reason she has a successful career.

The actress has previously spoken very highly of Stephen, giving him a shout-out in her BAFTA TV award speech, and stating that he told her not to lose her Scouse accent.

But now she has stated that he was active in helping her climb the acting career ladder, following their appearance in 2012's Good Cop, as he introduced her to his agent Jane Epstein.

Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images

Appearing on last night's (September 6) The One Show, Stephen said: "We worked together and no matter what I think, her trajectory would have gone where it is today. I just gave her a gentle little helping hand and I had a word with my agent Jane, lovely Jane.

"Jane met Jodie and the two hit it off and the rest is kind of history."

"I always felt like Steve was kind of a guardian angel for me," Jodie said, before stating that she thinks he's downplaying his involvement.

"He's very kind saying he believes I would have got where I am without him, but I just don't think that's the case. I think it takes nothing to be kind, and he did something that has changed the course of my life."

Photo credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
Photo credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The pair have reunited for the Channel 4 drama Help, set in a care home in Liverpool and focusing on a care worker (Jodie Comer) and a resident (Stephen Graham) as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the world.

Help begins on Channel 4 on Thursday, September 16 at 9pm. Meanwhile, The One Show airs weeknights at 7pm on BBC One.


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