Suranne Jones: 'Doctor Foster 2 is like a contemporary Western. It's two people at war'

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Watch red carpet interviews with Suranne Jones, The Crown star Claire Foy and Joanna Lumley

Suranne Jones says she hopes the upcoming second series of her BBC1 divorce drama Doctor Foster will be better and different from the the first, hit series.

She said on the red carpet at the Bafta TV Awards: "I think it's definitely AS good, I'm hoping it will be better, different. It's kind of two people at war, so Mike Bartlett wrote it as a contemporary Western, and it does feel like that."

Suranne, who won a Bafta for her performance in 2016, continued: "Gemma and Simon, when people aren't looking, after a divorce, what happens to people who essentially still hate each other, haven't sorted out their issues and have a child to look after.

"It's really brave, different and pushes the boundaries of family drama."

On Sunday night Joanna Lumley received a Bafta Fellowship for her TV career and said: "It's just completely overwhelming, completely unexpected, and... at the same time pride and humility all rolled into one. Proud that you could even be noticed in the crowd of actors and humble because I know it's huge."

Watch the red carpet interviews with Suranne Jones, Claire Foy and Joanna Lumley, above.


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.