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Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham transform into a young carer and Alzheimer’s patient

Jodie Comer and fellow Scouser Stephen Graham are seen filming new drama Help as they transform into a carer and Alzheimer’s patient living through pandemic care home crisis

  • The actress, 27, was seen taking on the role of a carer to a patient, played by Stephen, 47, with early on-set Alzheimer’s disease 
  • Help is set in both their home city of Liverpool and centres on their relationship as they deal with the effects of the pandemic
  • When Channel 4 first announced the drama, Stephen said: ‘I’ve wanted to work with Jodie for ages, and together we’re hugely passionate about shining a light on one of the biggest tragedies of our time and the people at the heart of it’ 

 She is known for playing wily Villanelle in Killing Eve.

Yet Jodie Comer transformed from evil to angel on Monday as she joined fellow Liverpudlian Stephen Graham on set of Channel 4 drama Help.

The actress, 27, was seen taking on the role of a carer to a patient, played by Stephen, 47, with early on-set Alzheimer’s disease.

An honour: Jodie Comer transformed from evil to angel on Monday as she joined fellow Liverpudlian Stephen Graham on set of Channel 4 drama Help

In the images from the set, character Sarah is seen chatting to patient Tony, whose mind is slowly deteriorating from early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Help is set in Liverpool and centres on the relationship between the young care home worker and her patient as they deal with the effects of the pandemic.

It will tell the story of Sarah’s relationship with Tony – a 47-year-old man with the degenerative condition – as the care home struggles to cope with the spread of the virus. 

When Channel 4 first announced the drama, Stephen said: ‘I’ve wanted to work with Jodie for ages, and together we’re hugely passionate about shining a light on one of the biggest tragedies of our time and the people at the heart of it.’

Opening up: The actress, 27, went low-key and comfortable in her costume, as she prepares to take on the role of a carer to a dementia patient, played by Stephen, 47

Opening up: The actress, 27, went low-key and comfortable in her costume, as she prepares to take on the role of a carer to a dementia patient, played by Stephen, 47

In these images from the set, her character Sarah is seen chatting to patient Tony, whose mind is slowly deteriorating from early-onset Alzheimer's

In these images from the set, her character Sarah is seen chatting to patient Tony, whose mind is slowly deteriorating from early-onset Alzheimer’s

A helping hand: She helped Stephen into the car

A helping hand: She helped Stephen into the car 

Jodie added: ‘For us to be able to explore such a relevant and emotive story through the eyes of such beautifully real characters, and in our home city of Liverpool, is a real honour.’

The duo lauded creator Jack Thorne, as Jodie went on: ‘I am, of course, thrilled to finally be working alongside Stephen and the supremely talented Jack, Marc and those at Channel 4…

‘We’re determined to do justice to so many of the untold stories and heroes that have been affected as a result of this crisis and to handle them with care.’

Having a chat: It will tell the story of Sarah's relationship with Tony – a 47-year-old man with the degenerative condition – as the care home struggles to cope with the spread of the virus

Having a chat: It will tell the story of Sarah’s relationship with Tony – a 47-year-old man with the degenerative condition – as the care home struggles to cope with the spread of the virus

Sweet: Help is set in Liverpool and centres on the relationship between the young care home worker and her patient as they deal with the effects of the pandemic

Sweet: Help is set in Liverpool and centres on the relationship between the young care home worker and her patient as they deal with the effects of the pandemic

Echoing her sentiments, Stephen said ‘Jack is one of the greatest and most truthful writers of our generation and in Help he has crafted a profoundly important piece of social realism’. 

Care homes have one of the hardest-hit areas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many residents separated from loved ones for months. 

Jodie is known to many for her role as the ruthless assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve, a role which saw her awarded with a BAFTA and a Primetime Emmy.

She is looking at adding to her trophy cabinet as it was revealed on Wednesday that she has been nominated for a Golden Globe.  

Working: Care homes have one of the hardest-hit areas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many residents separated from loved ones for months

Working: Care homes have one of the hardest-hit areas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many residents separated from loved ones for months

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