Jessica Gunning in Netflix Drama ‘Baby Reindeer’ – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix’s British drama series baby reindeer went into production this week, and Deadline can reveal Jessica Gunning (Return, Pride) landed a starring role opposite series creator Richard Gadd.

Gunning will play Martha, the stalker at the center of Gadd’s story, who began life as a solo play at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and explores how the warped relationship affected him and ultimately forced him to face up to a dark buried trauma. The play won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliated Theater.

Gunning is known for his roles in the Channel 4 comedy Returnphoto by Matthew Warchus Pride and more recently Gemma Arterton of Jessica Swale with summer country.

The end of the fucking world producer Clerkenwell Films is directing baby reindeerwhich Anne Mensah, UK VP of Netflix Original Series UK, revealed at the Edinburgh TV Festival yesterday that has gone into production.

Weronika Tofilska is the director with Gadd the writer and also executive producer alongside Richard Gadd, Petra Fried, Ed Macdonald, Matt Jarvis. Matthieu Mulot is a producer.

The show was first announced as part of a slate of seven scripts in December 2020.

Creator Gadd, winner of the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award, wrote episodes for Sex education.

Gunning is replaced by Jonny Brook at Markham, Froggatt and Irwin.

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