Vicky McClure

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Vicky McClure
Vicky McClure, Svengali premiere.jpg
McClure at the London premiere of Svengali, March 2014
Born Vicky Lee McClure
(1983-05-08) 8 May 1983 (age 32)
Nottingham, England
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1999–present
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 films of 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). She was born in Nottingham.

Biography[edit]

Born in Wollaton, Nottingham and educated at the Fernwood Comprehensive School, Vicky also attended the Central Television Workshop where she was spotted by Samantha Morton who helped launch her career.

In an April 2007 interview with Time Out,[1] 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."

She co-starred in the London-based comedy film Filth and Wisdom, the first feature film directed by pop singer Madonna.[2] 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."[3] The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 13 February 2008.

She was also featured alongside Kaya Scodelario, Abbey Butler, Andy Crane and Paul Young in Plan B's music video "She Said". In 2010, Vicky appeared in a number of promotional short films for the English cosmetics brand Illamasqua.[4]

In 2011, her performance as Lol 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. In 2013, she appeared in the British action-thriller film Hummingbird opposite Jason Statham.

McClure appeared in the video for Jake Bugg's song "Two Fingers".[5]

She will star as Winnie in the 2016 BBC drama The Secret Agent, based on the book of the same name by Joseph Conrad.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
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
2004 Birth Day Lucia short
2005 The Stairwell Woman short
2006 This Is England Lol
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 Lol 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 Lol TV series (3 episodes)
2012 True Love Serena TV series (1 episode: "Nick")
Line of Duty Kate Fleming TV series
2013 Broadchurch Karen White TV series
2013 Svengali Film/Post-production
2013 Redemption Dawn Film
2014 Line of Duty Kate Fleming TV series
2015 This Is England '90 Lol TV series (4 episodes)
2016 The Secret Agent Winnie TV series (3 episodes)

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 Kate Fleming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'This is England' — Vicky McClure Q&A" TimeOut.com, 26 April 2007
  2. ^ Christopher, James; "Review: Madonna's Filth and Wisdom" TimesOnline.co.uk, 14 February 2008
  3. ^ Vicky McClure interview for LeftLion Magazine
  4. ^ "Illamasqua's Alter Ego Gallery"
  5. ^ "Jake Bugg - Two Fingers - YouTube". YouTube. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Vicky McClure to make period drama debut for BBC". 12 September 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 

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