Mother of God! Line of Duty star Vicky McClure shows off her impressive ball skills by performing an ‘Ardiles flick’ during a break in filming of new drama Trigger Point
If her beloved Notts County ever need a new star player to add some flair in attack, it looks as if Vicky McClure could easily fit the bill.
The 38-year-old Line Of Duty actress was pictured showing off enviable ball skills during a break in filming her new high-octane drama, Trigger Point.
At one point she impressed her co-stars by performing an Ardiles flick – named after former Spurs and Argentina star Ossie Ardiles, who popularised the intricate skill in the 1970s.
Impressive! Vicky McClure showed off her enviable ball skills during a break in filming her new high-octane drama, Trigger Point
The ITV show sees Vicky team up again with Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio as she takes on the role of bomb disposal officer Lana Washington.
Filming was taking place last week at a West London park, with an onlooker telling The Mail on Sunday: ‘The cast and crew started an impromptu kick-about after they had finished a very dramatic scene.
‘Vicky definitely looked like she had kicked a ball before – she had some impressive moves.’
Skills: The actress, 38, impressed her co-stars by performing an Ardiles flick – named after former Spurs and Argentina star Ossie Ardiles, who popularised the intricate skill in the 1970s
Vicky inherited her love of football from her D-Day hero grandfather, Ralph McClure, and is an avid fan of Notts County, known as the Magpies for their distinctive black and white home kit.
She recently told The Times about the football loyalties that divide her family in Nottingham. ‘My dad and sister are Forest – me and my mum are County.
‘I’m County because of my granddad. He’s supported them since he was a boy. He’s 96 and still went to games before the pandemic.
Going for it: Vicky put on an animated display as she performed the trick during filming
Back again: The actress, who played Kate Fleming in Line Of Duty (pictured left with Kelly Macdonald as DCI Jo Davison right), is teaming up with Jed Mercurio again for Trigger Point
‘I think it’s because I like an underdog. County have always felt like the other team here, especially since Brian Clough’s time at Forest.’
But there is also another team that has captured her heart – she and Welsh fiance Jonny Owen sponsor non-league side Merthyr Town.
Vicky is set to play a bomb disposal officer called Lana in Trigger Point.
The new drama will focus on counter terrorism policing and the extraordinary work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad.
Typecast? Vicky plays a bomb disposal operative in upcoming ITV drama Trigger Point
Trigger Point will see a terrorist campaign threaten the capital over the summer with the bomb disposal operatives, known as ‘Expos’, at the forefront of urgent efforts to find out who is behind the bombings before fatalities escalate.
She is starring in Trigger Point alongside Adrian Lester, who will play fellow bomb disposal operative Joel Nutkins.
Vicky’s character Lana and Adrian’s Joel are both ex-military with the two close friends after serving together in Afghanistan.
Last week, upon the release of first look pictures from the show, Vicky rushed to Twitter to show her excitement for the project.
Upcoming drama: She will star alongside Adrian Lester, who will play fellow bomb disposal operative Joel Nutkins
Exciting: Vicky also took to her Twitter to share the news as she shared a collection of photos from the show
She wrote: ‘Meet Lana Washington & Joel Nutkins! We’re off to an explosive start!! Can’t wait to reveal more as we go along…we’ve got an incredible cast!!
‘And the crew are creating absolute gold! Trigger Point!! @ITV @HTMTelevision @AdrianLester #triggerpoint.’
The six-part thriller series has been commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill, who will oversee production from the channel’s perspective.
Famous role: She is best known for playing DI Kate Fleming in the BBC’s critically-acclaimed drama Line Of Duty since 2012 (pictured left in Line Of Duty and right in Trigger Point)
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