Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure has announced her engagement to The couple have been dating for more than five years, after Owen cast. With the latest series of hit BBC cop show Line Of Duty drawing to a close this evening we decided to look back at the time we went round to. Jonny Owen and his partner Vicky McClure at the UK premiere of Don't story - on the set of film Svengali and they began dating in
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Everybody loved her as Lol in This is England, where she played a damaged character, but in real life she was so funny.
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I knew she'd be perfect for my film. We met one morning to discuss the script for Svengali and I was so excited I dressed as if I was on a night out — peacock jacket with silk buttons, Fred Perry shirt and ink-blue Levis. Vicky is much smaller than she looks on screen and it was cold. Her face appeared from under all these scarves and she said: She had brown sauce and I had red.
We played an on-screen couple in the film and spent a lot of time together. It wasn't difficult to play someone in love with Vicky. On one of our days off we went walking on London's South Bank, but as we were going along she suggested we go to the pub. It was the middle of the day. Vicky's a really warm person. She treats everyone the same and because we're from similar working-class backgrounds we just fit well.
It always brings the house down. Just don't ask her for her Welsh accent — it's the worst you've ever heard and it hasn't improved in the two years we've been together. Svengali is in cinemas from 21 March svengalimovie. They said 'stay there we are going to send an ambulance round straight away. Vicky, bless her, had spent two days on Facetime saying "Jonny ring an ambulance". I was going to and from London a lot and the trains were hilarious.
So I was on the train to London.
I had to keep standing up and sitting down; they must have been thinking what a weirdo, what's he doing? Who's this weirdo up and down like a Jack-in-the-box? The first seeds for the concept had been planted when Jonny moved to Nottingham to live with Vicky, within a week of which he was invited by Craig Chettle to run the sports department of a brand new station called Notts TV.
But Jonny felt in his gut that the story was worth a lot more. I remembered this and sent an email to his PA asking Henry to have a look at the film.
I got a very polite email back saying he'd have a look.
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I answered and it was Henry Normal. He's a man of direct words and he said 'I watched that thing Jonny; it's nearly genius. I really want it to be genius, I want it to be an hour-and-a-half film. Will you do that for me Jonny? He found all 15 players from the winning squad despite some living in Spain and the Middle East and when the final edit was complete there were but three things Jonny says he would have changed.
So after the glitz and glamour of the premiere is over what has Jonny got lined up after a well-deserved holiday with Vicky that is?