Vicky McClure is best known for her roles in several of Shane Meadows’ productions like A Room for Romeo Brass and This is England, as well as its spin-offs that were critically acclaimed.
The English actress is obviously the type who gets the attention of a lot of casting directors in Hollywood. Her appearance in several successful movies and series have won her a couple of prestigious awards like the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress which she won for her effort in This is England ’86. The same production earned her the Royal Television Society Award for Best Actress.
Who Is Vicky McClure?
She was born and named Vicky Lee McClure on the 8th of May 1983 in Wollaton, Nottingham. She is of British nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity, her mum worked as a hairdresser while her dad was a joiner. Vicky grew up alongside her younger sister called Jenny.
According to what we gathered about the actress, her early education was accomplished at Fernwood Comprehensive School. She commenced dance lessons when she was three years old and joined Central Junior Television Workshop at the age of 11. She was trained under the mentorship of Samantha Morton, a fellow actress born and brought up in Nottingham. Vicky McClure was successful in her audition for Italia Conti Academy but unfortunately, her family couldn’t afford the tuition.
Interesting Facts You Need to Know
In 1999, Vicky McClure was part of the cast of Shane Meadows’ movie titled A Room for Romeo Brass which came to light in 1999. In the movie, Vicky played Romeo Brass’ sister Ladine, a role which facilitated her rise to fame. She earned the role of Lol Jenkins in Shane Meadows’ subsequent movie and its spin-offs – This is England 2006 and the 2010 version titled This is England ’86. Vicky was also on the set of This Is England ’88 which was released in 2011 and This Is England ’90 which came to light on 2015. All in all, the movie and its sequels took more than nine years out of her career span.
2008 saw her on the set of Filth and Wisdom, the debut feature film directed by the pop legend Madonna. According to Vicky McClure, she was somewhat star-struck when she met the pop icon for the first time, she tried to act normal but within her, she couldn’t help but hero worship her. The movie premiered on the 13th of February 2008 at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The popular BBC series titled Line of Duty cast her in the role of Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming in 2012, she continued in the second and third series in 2014 and 2016 respectively, playing the same role. Vicky appeared alongside Jason Statham in the 2013 British action thriller Hummingbird.
Vicky made an appearance in The Secret Agent as Winnie Verloc in July 2016, the movie was centered on Joseph Conrad’s eponymous novel. Other productions she has to her credit include; Broadchurch, Svengali, The Replacement, and many more.
2. Net Worth
Vicky McClure has been earning a healthy income since her debut in the entertainment industry. Although her annual salary has never been published by a reliable source, her estimated net worth has been pegged at $16 million which will definitely show some improvements at the next review.
3. Love Life
Vicky’s love life is a simple one, she has been co-habiting with movie director Jonny Owen for a long while. The couple resides in Nottingham and on Christmas Day of 2017, they announced their official engagement. On her own part, the actress has confessed that she would really love to get married and have her own kids.
4. Body Statistics
The details of her body statistics have never been made public by a reliable source but according to what is available, she stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and rocks beautiful blue eyes.
Something really interesting and funny happened when Nottingham Express Transit decided to honor her by naming one of their trams after her. On that fateful day, she accepted to use the free travel offer she got after the ceremony, but it happened that both Vicky McClure and her mum got thrown out of the tram by an ignorant overzealous conductor who accused them of fare evasion. Vicky harbored no hard feelings after the incident and still decided to retain her name on the tram.