Vicky McClure marries Shameless actor and Premier League club director

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Line of Duty star Vicky McClure tied the knot with her longtime love, Jonathan Owen, in a grand wedding ceremony held in Nottingham. The renowned 40-year-old actress was flanked by her co-actors, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar, as she revelled in the joyous occasion alongside her elated new spouse.

During a live appearance on BBC Wales alongside Jonny’s daughter Katie Owen, the newlyweds excitedly declared, “We’re married!” Vicky regretfully noted Katie’s early departure from the festivities and shared, “We’ve had the most magnificent day, and we’re truly saddened that you had to depart earlier. Even though you’re missing out on the dance session, we’ll definitely recreate this moment.”

The happy couple look stunning on their special day

Vicky has since taken to her social media to unveil an array of enchanting wedding photographs. One particularly captivating shot features the couple standing against the majestic backdrop of Nottingham Council House’s marble staircase and its awe-inspiring domed roof. The bride looked resplendent in a tasteful off-the-shoulder wedding gown, complemented by a side-split design, as she clutched a wildflower bouquet. Beside her, a visibly jubilant Jonny wrapped an arm around her waist while holding a glass of champagne.

Another heartwarming photograph showcased the couple sharing a dance, with the poignant background melody provided by the Dementia Choir. Vicky captioned the images, “Tied up in Notts!!! Best. Day. Ever!!!!! @jonathanowen71 Xxxxxx.”

Numerous celebrity friends of Vicky were quick to shower their congratulations. Paddy McGuinness commented, “Absolutely belting day! Congratulations!!!” Dermot O’Leary expressed his joy with, “Hey! Congrats! Wonderful news x.” Jill Scott chimed in with, “Yous look amazing, congrats.”

Line of Duty actors Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar attended the wedding

The inclusion of the Dementia Choir at Vicky’s wedding was a touching gesture, highlighting her efforts towards dementia charities, a cause close to her heart due to her grandmother’s battle with the ailment. In 2018, Vicky had embarked on a two-part documentary with BBC One, exploring the profound impact of music as a therapeutic tool for dementia. She then formed a choir in Nottingham, members of which have since been regularly meeting and have appeared on TV shows such as Strictly, Loose Women, This Morning, and NBC News. The choir had also performed for a 24,000-strong audience at the Splendour Festival in 2022, featuring Tom Grennan.

As for Jonathan Tudor “Jonny” Owen, born on 4 July 1971 in Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, he has carved a niche for himself as a distinguished Welsh producer, actor, writer and football director at Nottingham Forest. He has graced several TV shows, including Shameless, Murphy’s Law, and My Family. Owen has been honoured with a Welsh BAFTA in 2007 for his co-production, The Aberfan Disaster, alongside Judith Davies.

Jonny as policeman Ady in Shameless

From his initial forays into the entertainment industry as the bass player and lead singer/songwriter for the 1990s indie band, The Pocket Devils, to his sterling work in movies and TV series, Jonny Owen has consistently showcased his multifaceted talents. His body of work speaks for itself, whether it’s his award-winning film Little White Lies, his riveting role as a BNP thug, or his noteworthy performances in series like Nuts and Bolts and Torchwood. Owen’s documentary on the 40th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster has a personal touch, as his father was among the first Welsh miners to participate in the recovery operation post the catastrophe.

With this union, Vicky and Jonny have begun a new chapter in their lives, surrounded by love, admiration, and best wishes from all quarters.

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