Jodie Comer lifts lid on ‘whirlwind’ Killing Eve journey after stunning Emmy win

British telly stormed the Emmy Awards as Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge stole the show.

Comer’s best leading drama actress win for her performance as the ruthless assassin Villanelle in BBC America’s Killing Eve topped off an extraordinary year.

The 26-year-old actress also won a TV Bafta in May for the same role.

“I was not expecting to get up on this stage tonight,” Comer said as she picked up her prize.

“I cannot believe I’m in a category alongside these women, one of them who is my co-star Sandra Oh.

“Safe to say Sandra that this Killing Eve journey has been an absolute whirlwind, and I feel so lucky to have shared the whole experience with you.”

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Waller-Bridge picked up four prizes for best leading comedy actress, best comedy series, best comedy directing and best comedy writing.

Fleabag, described by its 34-year-old creator as detailing the life of a “dirty, pervy, angry, messed-up woman” in London, proved a massive hit with the Emmy judges.

As a result of the wins, a third of the award’s speeches were given by UK talent at Sunday night’s bash.

Waller-Bridge told the star-studded audience in Los Angeles she was “really shaking”.

She said: “I find writing really hard and really painful, but the reason I do it is this. So thank you so much.

“It’s just really wonderful to know and reassuring that a dirty, pervy, angry messed up woman can make it to the Emmys so thank you so much.”

Brit Ben Whishaw won an Emmy for his role in A Very English Scandal, while Black Mirror, Chernobyl and Game of Thrones won too.

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