Jodie Comer's record-breaking play Prima Facie is returning to cinemas

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27 Jun 2024, 14:31

Jodie Comer's award-winning play Prima Facie is returning to cinemas — here's when

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If you didn't get the chance to see Jodie Comer's play Prima Facie then you soon can. The award-winning play, named the most-watched National Theatre Live title to date, is making its way back to UK cinemas later this year.

In 2022, the Killing Eve star performed in the record-breaking run for NT Live which has been watched by nearly half a million people around the globe and is the highest-grossing event cinema release ever.

The Bikeriders star appeared in cinemas in the one-woman play recorded live at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End from July to September 2022, and it's now returning to the UK big screen from September 12.



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Olivier and Tony Award-winning actress said: "I'm thrilled that the NT live recording of our London run of Prima Facie will be screening worldwide in cinemas again.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to keep spreading this important message and for those who couldn't make it in person, here is your invitation, come join us!"

Playwright Suzie Miller added: "Thrilled to be able to tell fans that Jodie's magnificent performance in Prima Facie is back in cinemas with National Theatre Live. I'm so intensely proud of the creative and production teams for all the changes it has provoked."

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The play is also being adapted into a movie by Miller, with Cynthia Erivo starring as Tessa.

Jodie recently shared her experience working on a radio play when she first started out with Emmerdale's Cain Dingle. She said: "It was with a lot of actors on TV, Cain Dingle being one of them, which was a big moment for me in my career!

"Those actors kind of spoke to me about the fact that you could do acting as a profession. Before that, I’d never, ever imagined being an actress," she explained.

She added: "So, I think that was the first time I thought, 'Oh, okay, this is something I really enjoy and could potentially do for the rest of my life… If I’m good and if I get a stroke of luck!'"

Prima Facie returns to cinemas from September 12.