HAVING kept fans on the edge of their seats during the excruciatingly tense drama The Replacement, Vicky McClure is back on our screens but this time as one of the goodies.
The actress returns as Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming for the fourth series of the award-winning police series Line of Duty – so what do we know about this TV stalwart? Here’s the lowdown…
So who exactly is Vicky McClure and what else might you have seen her in?
Who is Vicky McClure and where is she from?
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.
Who does she star as in BBC drama Line of Duty?
Vicky returns to the award-winning police series as Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming.
It is the fourth series of the show and fans first met her in the very first episode which aired in 2012.
Line of Duty starts on BBC One on Sunday March 26 at 9pm
Who did Vicky McClure playing in The Replacement?
Vicky McClure is co-lead of the new BBC One psychological thriller The Replacement where she plays mysterious and cunning maternity leave cover worker Paula.
She stars alongside Morven Christie who plays the increasingly paranoid Ellen who fears Paula is out to take her job at an architecture firm completely and not just fill in while she is off work giving birth.
The show has been compared to The Hand that Rocks the Cradle and Single White Female with Paula’s intentions and actions left ambiguous for viewers.
What other TV shows has Vicky McClure starred in?
Following the success of 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.
nd also as the journalist Karen White in Broadchurch.
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 went on to collaborate with Shane again in a much bigger role in the critically acclaimed drama This Is England in which she played Frances Lorraine “Lol” Jenkins.
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.”
Is Vicky McClure being considered to play the next James Bond?
Ever since Daniel Craig said he would rather “slash my wrists” than reprise his role as James Bond, countless names have been batted around as to who could play the next 007 – including Vicky McClure.
However Vicky can’t imagine she will be running around with a gun or ordering martini’s – shaken, not stirred.
“The whole Bond thing, I took it all in jest but the headlines have been spread as if it’s something I have asked for and want,” she told the Nottingham Post earlier this month.
“You know Line Of Duty was quite action packed and it made me smile that people were bandying it around but there’s no reality in it. I can’t see that happening,” she added.
Is Vicky McClure in line to play the next Doctor Who?
Like Bond, every time there is to be a new Doctor Who there is a flurry of suggestions – and again Vicky has found herself added to the list of potential new Tardis occupants since Peter Capaldi announced he is to quit the BBC Sci Fi show.
But could the Nottingham lass be in with a chance on that?
“I have nothing at all to say about it… because it’s not happening,” she flatly told the Nottingham Post earlier this month.
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.
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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