Vicky McClure ‘desperate’ to marry after having wedding hopes dashed amid pandemic


Lauren Clark
Sun, 21 February 2021, 3:17 pm

Vicky McClure has opened up about her wedding hopes. (Getty Images)
Vicky McClure has opened up about her wedding hopes. (Getty Images)

Like many couples in the past year, Vicky McClure and her fiance Jonny Owen have had their wedding hopes dashed due to the pandemic.

The Line Of Duty actress, 37, has admitted that she is “desperate for it to happen” in the near future, after the pair became engaged in 2017.

Speaking to The Sunday Times’ Style magazine, the TV star explained that her work schedule meant they couldn’t tie the knot in 2019, with coronavirus getting in their way ever since.

She said: “I’d dreamt about getting married since I was a kid. I love the concept of marriage, I love the concept of a wedding, I’m a sucker for love. So I’m desperate for it to happen.”https://www.instagram.com/p/CHz_BTdAmQC/embed/captioned?cr=1&v=12

McClure added: “Some days you think let’s just sod off to Gretna Green, other days you think let’s do it abroad, and then you end up with a full-blown church wedding.”

However, she admitted of her wedding planner future: “I’d come up with crazy ideas, then look at the logistics and go absolutely no. But I definitely want a nice white dress.”

The This Is England star met Owen, 49, on the set of film Svengali nine years ago, and the couple live together in Nottingham, where they are currently spending lockdown.

She said that she’s “glad” the pandemic has given her the opportunity to spend much more time with her other half, who is an actor, producer, writer and radio host.

The Line Of Duty star is engaged to actor, producer, writer and radio host Jonny Owen. (Getty Images)
The Line Of Duty star is engaged to actor, producer, writer and radio host Jonny Owen. (Getty Images)

The pair recently spent three months apart while McClure filmed the latest season of Line Of Duty on a coronavirus-secure set.

Series six of the show – in which she plays detective inspector Kate Fleming – is due to air on BBC1 shortly, and will have an extra seventh episode.

Her comments on her forthcoming nuptials come as Laura Whitmore admitted she was glad to have been forced to have a small, intimate ceremony late last year due to the pandemic.

Speaking to The Telegraph’s Stella magazine, the TV presenter joked when asked if she fretted about who to include on her big day: “I mean, I’m Irish so, unless the whole country comes to the wedding…”

Whitmore added: “It worked out in our favour as a lot of people assumed we did it small because of COVID.”

She explained that it turned out precisely as she and husband Iain Stirling would have wished for in normal times, noting: “We knew a year ago, pre-pandemic, what we wanted to do and we were lucky that we were able to do exactly what we wanted.”