Who is Vicky McClure? Mother’s Day actress and star of Line Of Duty and This Is England

VICKY McClure’s career is riding high with her appearance as Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming in the award-winning police series Line of Duty.

She also kept fans on the edge of their seats during the excruciatingly tense drama The Replacement. Here’s the lowdown on the talented actress…

Vicky McClure comes from Nottingham - and still lives there
Vicky McClure comes from Nottingham – and still lives there
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Who is Vicky McClure and how old is she?

Vicky McClure is an English actress and model and was born in Wollaton, Nottingham, on 8 May 1983.

She still lives in Nottingham and she began learning the skill of acting when she was enrolled at the Central Junior Television Workshop in the Midlands city.

Vicky returns as DS Kate Fleming in Line of Duty
Vicky as DS Kate Fleming in Line of Duty

What TV shows has she appeared in?

Vicky has starred in all four series of the award-winning police series Line of Duty as Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming.

She also appeared as the co-lead of the BBC One psychological thriller The Replacement where she played mysterious and cunning maternity leave cover worker Paula.

Her breakthrough came from her role in This Is England, a TV show was spawned which covered the years 1986, 1988, and 1990.

Vicky reprised her role as Lol and bagged herself a BAFTA for best actress in the 2011 ceremony and she also appeared in Broadchurch.

She is back on TV in Mother’s Day.

Vicky shot to fame as Frances Lorraine “Lol” Jenkins in This Is England
Vicky shot to fame as Frances Lorraine “Lol” Jenkins in This Is England
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What films has Vicky McClure starred in?

Vicky McClure made her big screen debut in the Shane Meadows 1999 film A Room for Romeo Brass.

She also featured in the Jason Statham action film Hummingbird (released in 2013) and in 2008 featured in the critically panned comedy-drama Filth and Wisdom – directed by music legend Madonna.

Discussing being directed by Madonna, she said in an interview with the Birmingham Mail in 2010: “I was completely gobsmacked when she asked me. She’s a massive Shane Meadows fan.”

Explaining more, she continued: “I got this call from Stephen Graham, because he’d worked with Guy Ritchie. He said ‘Madonna wants to work with you’. I said ‘Yeah, right Steve’. But I got the script and it was all go, go, go.”

Vicky won a Bafta for This Is England the TV show
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Has Vicky McClure worked as a model?

Vicky has a couple of modelling credits to her name having appeared in some campaigns and gaining affinity with certain brands.

In 2016 she was announced as one of the faces and collaborators with clothing brand Finery for a collection of Forever Pieces.

Back in 2012 she fronted a campaign for watch company Swatch – and she has a close professional relationship with Fred Perry.

Is Vicky McClure married?

Vicky is not currently married but is in a long-term relationship with Welsh producer, actor and writer Jonny Owen.

The couple announced their engagement on December 25, 2017.

Jonny was the writer of the 2013 film Svengali which featured Vicky as well as Martin Freeman and Natasha O’Keeffe.

The film brought the couple together, with Vicky telling the Guardian: “There’s a definite chemistry in the film that was down to the fact that we were genuinely attracted to each other.”




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