Zara takes The Brief road to fame.
MUM'S the word for gorgeous actress Zara Turner.
The Belfast-born star is revelling in her latest role as Alan Davies' mistress in ITV's new Sunday night drama The Brief.
Filming on the series finished last month and since then Zara has taken a well-earned rest - and she's awaiting the arrival of her second child.
Zara, who starred with Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors, said yesterday: "I'm just happy to sit on the sofa and wait for it all to happen.
"The good thing about filming The Brief was that it distracted me from morning sickness."
Zara, 35, lives in Yorkshire with her actor husband, Reece Dinsdale and their three-year-old daughter Elwy.
She was recently seen in the award-winning BBC drama Holy Cross.
Her TV credits include The Waiting Time with John Thaw and Where There's Smoke.
But fans will be able to catch up with her in The Brief on Sunday night.
She plays financial journalist Polly Graham and is part of an unusual love triangle.
She is married to a gay MP and is having an affair with a criminal barrister, played by Alan Davies.
Said Zara: "On the surface it seems to work well for Polly. She is almost living a double life but they all seem to trundle along quite happily.
"However things are more complex than they first appear - particularly when another woman seems to be threatening her relationship with her lover."
Zara has taken on gritty roles and thrillers but her first love, having worked with Dan Ackroyd and Robbie Coltrane, is comedy.
GLAMOUROUS: Zara, right, and inset, as Polly