Suranne Jones wants to make TV shows she's 'not in'

Suranne Jones has her own production company credit:Bang Showbiz
Suranne Jones has her own production company credit:Bang Showbiz

Suranne Jones can't wait to make TV shows that she's "not in".

The 'Vigil' actress has a production company, TeamAkers Productions Ltd., with her husband Laurence Akers and she's very excited about what they have in the pipeline, particularly because "eventually" they will come up with programmes that she isn't involved with on camera.

Speaking at a Q+A event for the new series of 'Vigil', she said: "We set up our production company and we made Maryland and we just made our first documentary. We've got two commissions that will go into production next year.

"I am hoping to eventually make projects that I'm not in, so I can just make a cup of tea! I'm very excited about our projects."

Suranne is delighted there are so many great roles for women these days.

She said: "I think we just don't take our foot off the gas - that's the big thing.

"From when I started, 25 years ago, things have come a long way. There are so many people who can put our stories, which is fabulous, and TV has changed.

"So I think the key is just to not settle and to keep finding the stories and pushing those people to come forward."

Meanwhile, the 45-year-old actress - who has a seven-year-old son with her spouse - believes she and her 'Vigil' character, DCI Amy Silva, are verysimilar.

She said: "I think when you fall in love with the character, and it's just a one off piece, you wish you could have developed or delved more, or there's things you'd want to know. So coming back to second series is great.

"Being a woman who constantly wants to prove herself and feels like a responsibility of many people, when we're out filming and when crews are doing lots for us - I think Amy and I share that.

"I have a child. I share that [with Amy]. I'm constantly trying to balance my life and my career. I share that.

"I've had issues with anxiety, which Amy has had. So there's a lot of things that I can relate to. That's the beauty of finding the characters where you can go, 'that's the one' when you read it."