McClure at the London premiere of Svengali, March 2014
|Born||Vicky Lee McClure
8 May 1983
Wollaton, Nottingham, England, UK
|Alma mater||Central Junior Television Workshop|
|Awards||RTS Best Actress 2011, Best Television Actress (BAFTA) 2011|
Vicky Lee McClure (born 8 May 1983) is an English actress, best known for her work in the BBC series Line of Duty and in the films of director Shane Meadows. She played the title character's sister Ladine in A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), and featured in Meadows's successful project and spin offs, This Is England (2006), This is England '86 (2010), This Is England '88 (2011) and This Is England '90 (2015).
McClure was born in Wollaton, Nottingham, and educated at the Fernwood Comprehensive School. She also attended the Central Junior Television Workshop where she was spotted by fellow Nottingham-born actress Samantha Morton who helped launch her career.
McClure has worked on the This is England films for a period of over 9 years, portraying the role of Frances Lorraine “Lol” Jenkins. In an April 2007 interview with Time Out, McClure spoke of Meadows approaching her for the role while she was in a pub with Andrew Shim. She described the making of the film, which was highly improvised, as "constant laughing and jokes." In 2011, her continued performance as Frances Lorraine "Lol" Jenkins in This is England '86 won her both the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress and the Royal Television Society Award for Best Actress.
She co-starred in the London-based comedy film Filth and Wisdom, the first feature film directed by pop singer Madonna. She admitted to being slightly star-struck upon first meeting Madonna: "I tried to act as cool as possible but inside I'm like, "Oh my God; there's Madonna!" You can't help it." The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 13 February 2008.
She also joined the cast of the British police procedural television series, Line of Duty, in 2012 as DC Kate Fleming, continuing on in the same role in Series 2 (2014) and Series 3 (2016). In 2013, she appeared in the British action-thriller film Hummingbird opposite Jason Statham.
Video and other work
She was also featured alongside Kaya Scodelario, Abbey Butler, Andy Crane and Paul Young in Plan B's music video "She Said". In 2010, McClure appeared in a number of promotional short films for the English cosmetics brand Illamasqua.
On 18 March 2014, McClure appeared on BBC Radio 1's Innuendo Bingo.
|1999||A Room for Romeo Brass||Ladine Brass|
|2000||Doctors||Kirsty Dunns||TV series (1 episode: "Love Me Tender")|
|2002||Tough Love||Zoe Love||TV movie|
|2006||This Is England||Frances Lorraine “Lol” Jenkins|
|2008||Filth and Wisdom||Juliette|
|2009||Enough Rope||Iris||video short|
|Cast Offs||Claire||TV series (1 episode: "Carrie")|
|2010||Five Daughters||Stacy Nicholls||TV series (3 episodes)|
|Just Before Dawn||Fay||short|
|This Is England '86||Frances Lorraine “Lol” Jenkins||BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress
RTS Award for Best Actress
TV Choice Award for Best Actress
|2011||Walk Like a Panther||TV series|
|Stolen||DC Manda Healey||TV movie|
|Coming Up||Kelly||TV series (1 episode: "Rough Skin")|
|The Body Farm||Tess Williams||TV series (1 episode: "Sexual Intentions")|
|This Is England '88||Frances Lorraine “Lol” Jenkins||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2012||True Love||Serena||TV series (1 episode: "Nick")|
|Line of Duty||DC Kate Fleming||TV series|
|2013||Broadchurch||Karen White||TV series|
|Hummingbird / Redemption||Dawn||Film|
|2014||Line of Duty||DC Kate Fleming||TV series|
|This Is England '90||Frances Lorraine “Lol” Jenkins||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2016||The Secret Agent||Winnie||TV series (3 episodes)|
|Line of Duty||DS Kate Fleming (promoted at the end
Awards and nominations
|Year||Result||Award||Category||Film or series||Character|
|2011||Nominated||TV Quick Award||Best Actress||This is England '86||Lol|
|2011||Won||RTS Television Award||Best Actor (Female)||This is England '86||Lol|
|2011||Won||BAFTA Television Awards||Best Actress||This is England '86||Lol|
|2012||Nominated||RTS Television Award||Best Actor (Female)||This is England '88||Lol|
|2012||Nominated||BAFTA Television Awards||Best Actress||This is England '88||Lol|
|2012||Nominated||Glamour Award||Pandora Breakthrough|
|2015||Nominated||BAFTA Television Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Line of Duty||DC Kate Fleming|
- McNulty, Bernadette (30 August 2015). "This Is England's Vicky McClure: 'It makes me sad that I'm not going to play Lol'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "'This is England' — Vicky McClure Q&A" TimeOut.com, 26 April 2007
- Christopher, James; "Review: Madonna's Filth and Wisdom" TimesOnline.co.uk, 14 February 2008
- Vicky McClure interview for LeftLion Magazine
- "Vicky McClure to make period drama debut for BBC". 12 September 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
- "Illamasqua's Alter Ego Gallery"
- "Jake Bugg - Two Fingers - YouTube". YouTube. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
- Gorman, Rachel (10 October 2015). "At home with Vicky McClure and Jonny Owen". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 17 April 2016.