Killing Eve star Jodie Comer puts her best actress BAFTA on grandmother’s grave

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer has paid tribute to her late grandmother by placing her BAFTA on her grave. 

Jodie Comer’s proud brother James Comer posted a picture of Jodie’s BAFTA award at the grave of their late ‘nana Frances’ on social media.

Last week, Jodie, who plays Villanelle in the BBC series, penned by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, scooped a BAFTA for Best Leading Actress. 

During her acceptance speech she paid tribute to her grandmother who died before being able to see Jodie in Killing Eve.

She said: ‘I’m so sorry. I’m the only one who turned on the waterworks.

Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer

Frances Comer's grave

Frances Comer's grave

Jodie Comer (pictured left with her BAFTA) placed her award on the grave of her grandmother Frances (right) who she paid tribute to when she originally received the award

Jodie Comer with grandmother Frances Comer, who was said to have been 'dead proud' of her

Jodie Comer with grandmother Frances Comer, who was said to have been 'dead proud' of her

Jodie Comer with grandmother Frances Comer, who was said to have been ‘dead proud’ of her

‘My nana Frances never got to see Villanelle.

‘But she was the life and soul of everything. When she was here she used to say, ‘You get it off me, you know’.

‘And I just want to stand up here and say ‘Nanna Frances, you were absolutely right all along’. Thank you so much Bafta!’ 

James changed his profile picture to show the grave, with Jodie’s BAFTA award sat on top of it.

At the BAFTA’s earlier this month 26-year-old Jodie said her grandmother who died aged 73 in July 2017, passed away during the first week of filming for the hit BBC drama. 

She added that Frances, who was the ‘life and soul of everything’, never got to see her character Villanelle, a relentless assassin who becomes obsessed with an MI5 agent played by Sandra Oh. 

Neighbours of Frances in Liverpool previously told MailOnline today that she was a ‘dead proud’ grandmother who came out into the street with Comer’s photograph after she was born in March 1993. 

Comer's grandmother Frances died aged 73 in July 2017

Comer's grandmother Frances died aged 73 in July 2017

Frances Comer also lived in Liverpool

Frances Comer also lived in Liverpool

Comer’s grandmother Frances, who lived in Liverpool, died aged 73 in July 2017. Jodie paid tribute to her at the BAFTAs

Locals also revealed she was a ‘lovely person’ and an Everton football fan who often hosted parties at her terraced home in the Toxteth area with husband Jimmy. 

Comer had also previously told The Sunday Times that a famous scene in Killing Eve featuring her in a pink dress was filmed after she had been to Frances’s funeral.

It was at this point that she realised she got her acting talent from Frances, telling the newspaper: ‘It was that bittersweet thing of saying, ‘I wish I could say it to you now, and I can’t.’

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