Killing Eve star Fiona Shaw hits the gym with wife Sonali Deraniyagala

TV’s top spy chief swaps Killing Eve for chilling leave – as she heads to the gym on a day off.

Actress Fiona Shaw, 60 – power-suited MI6 boss Carolyn Martens in the cult series – dressed down in top-to-toe grey for a training session with wife Sonali Deraniyagala, 55.

Would Villanelle – the show’s stylish assassin played by Jodie Comer – approve of the look?

We wouldn’t lycra say!

Fiona looked a tad more glitzy at the Baftas in February alongside Jodie, 26 and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 33, with their well-deserved gongs.

Fiona and Sonali looked remarkably buoyant
The duo were all smiles on their gym outing


Maybe Fiona will win another award next year – for Best Sporting Actress.

Meanwhile, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has revealed she wants to write herself a part in the next series of the show.

The TV star says she’s planning a grisly, 007-style demise for herself in the third series, when she will die at the hands of Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, 26.

She explained: “I was like, I am going to write myself a part so that I can be murdered by Jodie.”

Fiona with co-star Sandra Oh in the drama
(Image: BBC America)
The pair were wearing enviably comfy outfits


She also revealed that the new role will be as dynamic and controversial as that of Fleabag, another of her creations.

“I want to write things that actors love playing, because audiences can feel that in an instant and it makes it even more electric,” she says.

The part of Russian globe-trotting, super-fashionable killer for hire Villanelle went to Jodie with Sandra Oh, 47, playing M15 agent Eve.

Sonali was carrying fruit as Fiona pulled down her top to keep cool


The couple looked very relaxed on their stroll

However, Phoebe admits she initially hankered to play one of them herself but in the end didn’t see herself fitting into either role because of her age – 33.

She says: “I just had a really strong instinct that there should be this age gap because I just felt like it was something I hadn’t seen. I’m not a 25-year-old Jodie Comer – I mean, let’s be frank.

“And I don’t know if I could have scaled a wall quite like she could have done, and I’m not in my early 40s either.”

Fiona is one of the UK’s best actresses
Fiona with Phoebe and Jodie at the Baftas
(Image: Getty)

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