Why Suranne Jones is a very busy lady

the Scott & Bai­ley star has three ma­jor shows com­ing up…

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We’ve re­ally missed see­ing suranne Jones on our screens, since she be­came a first-time mum to a lit­tle boy last year. thank­fully, she’ll soon be back with three ex­cit­ing and very dif­fer­ent new dra­mas…

Doc­tor Foster

(BBC1)

this septem­ber, suranne re­turns to her Bafta-win­ning role as venge­ful Gp Gemma Foster in the se­cond se­ries of writer Mike Bartlett’s BBC1 psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller. Gemma and cheat­ing ex si­mon (Ber­tie carvel) face fresh chal­lenges as they try to par­ent teenage son tom (tom tay­lor). ‘It’s def­i­nitely as good as the first se­ries and I’m hop­ing it’ll be bet­ter,’ re­veals Suranne. ‘It’s about what hap­pens to peo­ple who still hate each other, but have a child to look af­ter. It’s brave, dif­fer­ent and pushes the bound­aries of fam­ily drama.’

save Me

(sky at­lantic)

vengeance is also on the menu in suranne’s new sky at­lantic crime thriller Save Me, star­ring and writ­ten by The Walk­ing Dead’s len­nie James (left) as trou­bled nelly. when he is ac­cused of a ter­ri­ble crime, nelly’s bid to track down the real per­pe­tra­tor re­unites him with his for­mer part­ner, claire, played by suranne. Save Me is due on our screens next year. ‘I’m so thrilled to be part of Len­nie’s unique cre­ation. His writ­ing is so com­pelling, his por­trayal of the world so dis­tinc­tive. It is com­pletely dif­fer­ent to any­thing I’ve done be­fore,’ says Suranne.

GEN­TLE­MAN Jack

(BBC1)

suranne makes a rare ven­ture into pe­riod drama in this BBC1 se­ries, which cen­tres on real-life 19th­cen­tury les­bian anne lis­ter, who tries to save her an­ces­tral York­shire home by mar­ry­ing a wealthy woman. the eight-part drama, which will start film­ing next year, is writ­ten and di­rected by Happy Val­ley writer sally wain­wright (above left), who worked with suranne on Dead Clever, Un­for­given and Scott & Bai­ley. ‘Sally’s scripts are fresh, dar­ing and bizarre in a won­der­ful, fun, mod­ern, com­plex and chal­leng­ing way,’ says Suranne. ‘Now, once again, I get to speak the words of an almighty tal­ent on a project I know she holds close to her heart.’

suranne in scott & Bai­ley work­ing girl: suranne is busier than ever

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