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Line of Duty's Vicky McClure addresses 'sexual tension' with co-star's character
Line of Duty character, as well as Kelly Macdonald's, despite bosses remaining tight-lipped.The actress who plays DI Kate Flemming won the hearts of viewers as series six launched, with many dedicated fans of the BBC drama being drawn to the chemistry between Kate and DCI Joanne Davidson.Vicky's character became close to Davidson following the breakdown of her marriage and increased work schedule which saw the pair spend a lot of time together.Their bond saw Davidson's relationship with PC Farida Jatri come to blows but bosses continually claimed there was no chemistry between Kate and Davidson.Addressing whether there was any chemistry, Vicky revealed: "Definitely, yeah."While show creator Jed Mercurio added: "Oh definitely there was the intention that there was something there but what we found out it was apparently one-sided."But all is not lost for fans who are hoping that former doctor Mercurio will pen an extra season, with Vicky teasing: "I'd definitely kiss Kelly, she's gorgeous." Speaking at the event arranged by Martin Compston in aid of Ardgowan Hospice, Ted Hasting's star Adrian Dunbar revealed that he did "no research" before signing up for the police drama.He admitted: "You read what's happening on the page and see what the character likes and finding the actual character himself and who the person was and if they fit into the persona of a cop."Following the tense drama that saw the identity of H finally disclosed but McClure revealed that she struggled to keep the secret and actually told somebody before the episode had aired.Discussing the creation of H, Jed revealed: "Every single character was H at some point, each of these characters (Vicky, Martin and Dunbar), a lot of people thought it was going to
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Had to manage rejection’ Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure on struggle of getting acting jobs
Line of Duty star is now getting her teeth into meatier roles, despite an early crash-course in the trials and tribulations of rejection.“I was lucky to have spent ten years [at the Television Centre],” the 38-year-old admitted.“[However] it wasn’t in London so it was never a first stop on casting directors’ lists."My upbringing made me feel I wasn’t entitled to anything that comes my way, and I had to manage rejection.”It was a slow start with seven years between her first film, A Room For Romeo Brass (1999) and her second, This Is England (2006), plus a further four years until the subsequent Channel 4 mini-series follow-up.Yet she persevered and now Jed Mercurio, the writer of Line Of Duty and executive producer of bomb squad drama Trigger Point, saw past her lack of silver screen perks to the potential of the actress within.Having seen her stellar performance on Line Of Duty, he has since described her as the woman on top of every casting list in the UK.It's a far cry from her early career in retail, during which she was a shop girl at H Samuel, Boots and Dorothy Perkins.She also worked in an office for eight years, which she now recalls as an essential grounding experience for her.The experiences were all with the ultimate goal in mind - acting.“You do have to have some funds and that’s why I worked, so I could afford to get to London," she admitted during an interview with The Radio Times."I would have to take a day unpaid off work and go to London for auditions.”Speaking of inspiring those from a working class background, she adamantly and defiantly exclaimed; "There’s no reason why they shouldn’t have the same opportunities as everyone else."Now she is switching from the much-loved character of DI Kate Fleming in
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