Suranne Jones has admitted she was worried whether people would like series two of Doctor Foster
Suranne Jones has said monster hit Doctor Foster has changed her life as she claimed not one but two TV Times awards in the magazine’s annual celebration of television.
The 39-year-old actress is enjoying a double celebration as her stellar turn as GP Gemma Foster in the BBC1 series saw her crowned Favourite Actress by TV Times readers, while they also named the second series of the thriller their Favourite Drama.
“Aren’t I greedy?!” beamed Suranne. “I didn’t want to disappoint people who loved the first series and that was always on my mind, “OMG but will people like it?”. Because I want people to like what we do because I love doing what I do and as someone who loves TV I thank everyone that also loves TV for voting for this it is brilliant.”
But as Doctor Foster ended with Gemma’s son Tom (Tom Taylor) going missing, could the series return.
“I’m about to do a play and then [BBC1 period drama] Gentleman Jack so nothing has been discussed, but Doctor Foster changed my life in so many ways just because it has given me opportunities and has made me work in a different, very collaborative way, and has made me understand scripts better and made me want to be more behind the scenes producing.”
Suranne’s mind is now firmly on Christmas. “All the things I’m thinking about are sparkly. I’ve a nearly two-year-old so I’ll brave the Santa queues!”
TV Times Award winners in full…
FAVOURITE ACTOR Martin Clunes
FAVOURITE ACTRESS Suranne Jones
FAVOURITE SOAP STAR Danny Miller
FAVOURITE PRESENTER Ant & Dec
FAVOURITE NEWCOMER Julia Goulding
FAVOURITE DRAMA Doctor Foster
FAVOURITE COMEDY Mrs Brown’s Boys
FAVOURITE FACTUAL SHOW Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
FAVOURITE ENTERTAINMENT SHOW Strictly Come Dancing
FAVOURITE QUIZ SHOW The Chase
FAVOURITE DIGITAL SHOW Britain’s Got More Talent
FAVOURITE DAYTIME SHOW This Morning
Editor’s Programme of the Year 2017 The Crown
Editor’s Special Award: The People’s Performer Sir Bruce Forsyth
Main pic credit: Tim Anderson