Known as Kate Fleming in ‘Line of Duty,’ Vicky McClure has an interesting background beyond the crime drama. Let’s take a look at seven facts you may not know about this talented actress.
7. She Passed Her Audition For A Prestigious School But Had To Decline
In her teenage years, McClure auditioned for London’s prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Despite passing the audition, financial struggles forced her to decline the opportunity.
6. Vicky Flew On Madonna’s Private Jet
McClure had an unexpected adventure aboard Madonna’s private jet in 2008 when she appeared in Madonna’s film ‘Filth and Wisdom.’ However, her acting didn’t make ends meet at that time, so she had to keep her day job. As a result, she returned to her office the next day.
5. She Has a Signature Pose For Public Photos
McClure revealed a fun tidbit on The Graham Norton Show — she has a signature pose for public photos, simply folding her arms.
4. Vicky Has a Tram Named After Her
Back in her hometown of Nottingham, a tram bears Vicky McClure’s name, complete with a BAFTA logo in recognition of her BAFTA award for ‘This Is England 90.’
3. She Was Told to Get Off That Tram Once
McClure was once asked to get off the tram named in her honor for not paying her fare. Fortunately, it was a misunderstanding, quickly resolved by the tram’s operating company.
2. Vicky Met Her Husband, Jonny Owen, On the Set of ‘Svengali’
Love blossomed on the set of the 2013 film ‘Svengali,’ where McClure met her husband, Jonny Owen, who was also the writer of the film. The couple, who tried not to make a fuss about their connection during filming, eventually got engaged on December 28, 2017, and tied the knot on August 11, 2023.
1. Vicky Doesn’t Have Children, But Jonny Does
As of now, Vicky does not have children of her own. However, her husband Jonny has a daughter, Katie Owen, from his previous marriage. Katie is a radio presenter and DJ.