HBO’s ‘Run’: Who Plays Fiona, Billy’s Assistant?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Archie Panjabi in Run

HBO’s comedy-thriller, Run, is slowly unraveling the true story behind Billy’s (Domhnall Gleeson) emotional breakdown. In the April 26 episode, viewers lastly get to satisfy Fiona, Billy’s so-called assistant. Archie Panjabi performs Fiona, and if the actress appears to be like acquainted, it’s as a result of she’s been in a lot of fashionable movie and TV tasks through the years.

Archie Panjabi in Run
Archie Panjabi in ‘Run’ | Elizabeth Morris/HBO

Who is Archie Panjabi and what else has she been in?

Panjabi is an English actress who was born and raised in suburban London. She’s been appearing since 1995, and certainly one of her first notable roles was taking part in Meenah Khan within the 1999 British comedy, East is East.  

In 2002, Panjabi appeared within the hit movie Bend It Like Beckham. And in 2005, she was solid within the Academy Award-winning drama, The Constant Gardener. Since then, the actress has been featured in a lot of fashionable movies, together with A Good Year, A Mighty Heart, and San Andreas.

But Panjabi’s most notable position was taking part in the sharp personal investigator, Kalinda Sharma, on the CBS drama The Good Wife. For her efficiency on the sequence, Panjabi was nominated for 3 Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, certainly one of which she gained in 2010. 

For two seasons, Panjabi performed Nas Kamal on NBC’s Blindspot. She has additionally appeared on episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Fall, and Bull.  The actress might be featured in Mark Ruffalo’s upcoming HBO drama, I Know This Much Is True, which premieres May 10. 

What is Panjabi’s position in ‘Run’? 

In Run, Panjabi performs a girl named Fiona. Not a lot is thought about her but, however within the first two episodes, Billy, a profitable self-help guru, will get steady calls from her. Fiona mentions one thing a couple of video Billy was in and tells him he should come again and face some folks he apparently wronged. When Ruby (Merritt Wever) questions if Fiona is his girlfriend, Billy tells her she’s simply his assistant. 

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Somehow, Fiona tracks Billy down and meets him in Chicago. From the appears to be like of it, Billy is concerned in some shady business, and Fiona is perhaps linked to no matter he’s working away from.

‘Run’ comes from ‘Fleabag’ creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge

The HBO sequence was created by award-winning actress, author, and producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her longtime collaborator, Vicky Jones. In an interview with Variety, the showrunners revealed that their inspiration for the sequence got here from a pact they as soon as made to one another. 

“It wasn’t something we really did — that would have been embarrassing,” Jones stated. “But it was an idea that we nurtured, that made us feel safe. There was always someone you could run away with, someone you would rather be with than anyone else in the world.”

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Similarly, Run follows Billy and Ruby as they abruptly go away their mundane lives to meet the pact they made to one another 15 years prior.  So far, their journey has been about reconnection and evasion. But because the sequence ramps up their tales, and brings in thrilling new characters like Fiona, it is going to be fascinating to see the place their “RUN” pact takes them.

New episodes of Run air Sundays at 10:30 p.m.ET on HBO.

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