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Vicky McClure parties with Line of Duty co-stars at her wedding

Vicky McClure married her long-term partner Jonathan Owen and then partied with her Line of Duty co-stars during her reception on what she said was the “best day ever”.

The This Is England actress, 40, and film director Owen, 52, tied the knot in her home city of Nottingham on Friday.

In a photo shared by McClure on social media, the couple can be seen dancing as they were serenaded by the Our Dementia Choir, a group of singers with dementia, which the actress founded in 2019.

On the Instagram post which featured a picture of them toasting their marriage, she wrote: “Tied up in Notts!!! Best. Day. Ever!!!!! @jonathanowen71 Xxxxxx”

Mcclure celebrated with fellow Line of Duty stars Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar, as well as the show's creator Jed Mercurio. Pic: @mrmartincompston/Instagram
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Pic: @mrmartincompston/Instagram

Pictures on Instagram also showed her beaming alongside fellow Line of Duty stars Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar, as well as the show’s creator Jed Mercurio.

After the ceremony the newly wedded couple appeared on a late-night BBC Radio Wales show hosted by Katie Owen, the groom’s daughter, who left the reception early to host the slot.

She revealed on her show: “If anyone’s listening, this is my dad and Vicky McClure and they’ve just got married.”

After she asked them how the big day was, McClure said: “We’ve had the most amazing special day. We’re gutted that you’ve had to go back but we’re so proud of you for what you’re doing.

“You’re missing lots of dancing Katie, but we can do that again. We love you and miss you.”

Before they returned to the party, the couple requested the track Happy Together by The Turtles to be played in their honour.

Friends and celebs celebrate wedding

Friends and famous faces offered their congratulations, with TV presenter and comedian Paddy McGuinness writing: “Absolutely belting day! Congratulations!!!”.

Fellow This Is England actress Jo Hartley said “It was so amazing to be there and share it with your family and friends – love you both. Salt of the earth @vicky.mcclure @jonathanowen71 xxxx congrats ! Mr and Mrs O!”

Former Lioness and I’m A Celebrity winner Jill Scott added “Yous look amazing congrats” while singer Sophie Ellis Bextor wrote “Ah that’s so lovely! Congratulations xx”

Our Dementia Choir also hailed a “wonderful day” and sent their love to the couple, as did the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity for which McClure is an ambassador, who added: “Congratulations, Vicky! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness.”

McClure announced her engagement to Owen in 2017.

The actress first gained recognition for her role in 2006 drama This Is England and later won a Bafta for its follow-up series This Is England ’86.

She is arguably most famous for her role as DI Kate Fleming in Line of Duty and has gained further recognition outside of acting for her charity work and involvement with the Alzheimer’s Society.

In 2019 she started Nottingham-based Our Dementia Choir after her late grandmother Iris was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and found comfort in music.

Welsh producer and actor Owen has appeared in shows including Shameless and My Family and also won a Bafta for producing 2006 documentary The Aberfan Disaster.

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