Gemma Foster

After the traumatic events of two years ago, Doctor Foster’s life now seems to be going well.

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Suranne Jones

Two years ago, Gemma Foster faced a series of betrayals. She discovered her husband Simon had been having a long-term affair with a younger woman – Kate Parks. She also discovered Simon had risked their finances for the sake of his property development company.

And then she learnt Kate had fallen pregnant with Simon’s child. Somehow Gemma found the strength to fight back, exposing all Simon’s secrets in the most explosive way possible. Simon and Kate left town. Gemma stayed, with her son Tom.

She’s now running an expanded GP surgery and a settled Tom is moving towards his GCSEs. But how will Gemma react when Simon reappears in Parminster?

Suranne Jones

Suranne recently completed filming for Save Me opposite Lennie James and Stephen Graham for Sky Atlantic. Other recent television work includes five series of the popular ITV drama Scott & Bailey, playing ‘Rachel Bailey’ opposite Lesley Sharp, as well as The Brian Pern Show and The Crimson Field for the BBC. Other television credits include Lawless, Touch of Cloth, Doctor Who, Unforgiven and Coronation Street.

Suranne’s theatre credits include Top Girls at Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End, A Few Good Men at Theatre Royal Haymarket with Rob Lowe, for which she received the Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress, Blithe Spirit and Terms of Endearment. Suranne played the role of ‘Sandra’ in the 20th anniversary West End revival of Beautiful Thing at the Arts Theatre, as well as the title role in Orlando at the Royal Exchange in 2014.

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