‘Line Of Duty’ Vicky McClure To Star In ITV Thriller


Vicky McClure will direct the cast of a new thriller. (Getty)

Course of actionVicky McClure set to star as grieving mother of murdered teenager in recently announced ITV thriller Without sin.

The actress is known for her roles in the BBC One television series as well as This Is England, but will begin filming the new series this fall in her hometown of Nottingham.

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Without sin introduces McClure as Stella Tomlinson, whose 14-year-old daughter, Maisy, is found dead in the family home with the bloody, hooded figure of Charles Stone standing over her.

Three years after the death of her only child, Stella is tortured by her loss and leads a nightlife as an Uber driver while her husband Paul is estranged and continues to live in the family home.

Vicky McClure stars with Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston in 'Line Of Duty'.  (BBC)

Vicky McClure stars with Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston in ‘Line Of Duty’. (BBC)

But when Stella and Paul are contacted by the restorative justice system and ask if Charles can leave them a recorded message that they believe will be his apology for the murder of their daughter, their lives are turned upside down again.

Stella decides to visit the prison where Charles is being held to meet him in person, but what he has to tell her is so completely unexpected that it leaves her in shock.

Without sin follows Stella and Charles’s relationship, and what really happened the night Maisy died.

Charles will be played by The poisonings of Salisbury and Medici actor Johnny Harris.

Johnny Harris attending the UK premiere of Jawbone at BFI Southbank, London.  Picture date: Monday May 8, 2017. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick / EMPICS Entertainment.

Johnny Harris will play prisoner Charles. (Matt Crossick / EMPICS Entertainment)

The four-part drama is set to be shot in Nottingham this fall and McClure has called being able to work in his hometown a “dream come true”.

Course of action Fans are still eagerly awaiting news on whether McClure and his co-stars Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar will return for a seventh season of the Jed Mercurio drama.

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Compston recently told the Daily Star: “People want us to come back and it’s amazing. But Jed won’t come back and will do more if he believes there is a story to tell.

“He won’t be coming back just because we’re growing up. He wouldn’t do another series just for fun. He writes everything for a reason. If I’m told the series isn’t coming back, I would have him absolutely gutted.”

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