The 38-year-old actress was spotted in Hertfordshire reprising her role as betrayed wife Gemma Foster, a GP who found out her husband had been having an affair with a much younger woman for two years. The former Coronation Street star, who was wearing a sheer black top, high black heels and suit trousers, was seen emerging drunk from a nightclub in the scene, which was filmed several times.
In the scene Dr Foster looks dishevelled as she steps out of the club with the tie of her top undone. She stumbles and drops her overcoat, then spots her ex-husband, Simon, played by Bertie Carvel, who is dressed smartly in a suit and tie, and shouts to him across the market square. He ignores her and instead takes a photo of her on his mobile phone, before jumping into a taxi and driving away.
The second series of the drama, which drew in 10 million viewers for its grand finale last September, will be examining the aftermath of divorce and the scene suggests it is not set to be very pleasant. It is the first time Suranne, who won a BAFTA for leading actress in the series, has been seen filming since giving birth to her son in March. The actress was seen laughing and joking around in between takes and seemed to be pleased to be back on the set. Suranne, who is married to husband Laurence Akers, is also associate producer for the drama series this time. The five-part drama, created by Mike Bartlett, became the highest-rating BBC drama after Call The Midwife last year, with a weekly audience of 8.2 million.
The last series ended with Dr Foster exposing her husband’s infidelity at an awkward dinner party with his mistress, Kate and her parents. The couple split up and the final scene sees her starting a new life as a single mum.