She is busy promoting her new drama Trigger Point.
And Vicky McClure cut a stylish figure as she left The One Show after a TV appearance to promote the show on Wednesday night.
Looking good: Vicky McClure cut a stylish figure as she left The One Show after a TV appearance to promote the her new show Trigger Point on Wednesday night
Vicky completed her chic look with a pair of white heeled leather boots and accessorised with small gold hoop earrings.
The brunette beauty looked great in the midi dress which had button detailing and was cinched in at the waist with a belt.
Vicky wore her dark tresses slicked back in her classic cropped style and had opted for a radiant and natural makeup look.
Style: The Line Of Duty actress, 38, stepped out in central London wearing a long denim dress which she had teamed with a black leather and brown shearling jacket
The look: Vicky completed her chic look with a pair of white heeled leather boots and accessorised with small gold hoop earrings
Vicky has said she wanted to make a statement that ‘you don’t really need make-up’ while playing her character in new drama Trigger Point.
The star explained how she ditched make-up and an ‘actual bra’ to make the point that her character ‘didn’t make a big deal about the way she looks’.
Vicky has once again joined forces with director Jed Mercurio in the ITV drama where she plays bomb disposal expert, Lana ‘Wash’ Washington.
Discussing her character Lana, who didn’t wear any make-up in the series, Vicky told Radio Times: ‘I wore a crop top instead of an actual bra. I didn’t want the character to make a big deal about the way she looks. She is real and human.’
Stepping out: The brunette beauty looked great in the midi dress which had button detailing and was cinched in at the waist with a belt
When asked why she did this, Vicky said: ‘Well, I do feel a slight sense of responsibility. There is so much pressure on people, especially via social media. I would like to put some kind of message out there, showing people that you don’t really need make-up.
‘I think it’s important to strip things back and be comfortable. I mean, my body isn’t fully toned; people will see the real Vicky, as well as Lana. I’m not hiding anything.’
Vicky said this is something that she wants to bring to her characters, giving them a sense of relatability and realism.
Beauty: Vicky wore her dark tresses slicked back in her classic cropped style and had opted for a radiant and natural makeup look
She said: ‘I enjoy making characters I can relate to, and which I can bring authenticity to. My favourite way of acting is reacting.
‘So playing around with dialogue is important, making sure it’s authentic; if I’m working with writers who are collaborative they will help me feel it is. Actors are creatives, and artists, with their own methods.’
Vicky has become a household name in recent years thanks to her role as Kate Flemming in hit police drama Line Of Duty.
She first rose to prominence after playing Lol in Meadows’s 2006 film This Is England and the subsequent 2010 Channel 4 mini-series This Is England 86, written by Meadows and Jack Thorne.
Radiant: Vicky is best known for her main role on Line of Duty where she stars as one of the main detectives
Before that Vicky worked in retail and in an office for eight years as she followed her dream of becoming an actor.
Discussing her past CV, Vicky said: ‘[I worked at] H Samuel, Boots, Dorothy Perkins. Then an office for eight years.
‘You do have to have some funds and that’s why I worked, so I could afford to get to London. I would have to take a day unpaid off work and go to London for auditions.’
The interview comes after Vicky hinted at a possible return for Line Of Duty, despite AC-12 finally discovering the identity of criminal mastermind H during its series six finale.
Jokes: She was later seen laughing with friends on the street after leaving the studios
Viewers of the hugely popular crime drama were divided after hapless Detective Superintendent Ian Buckells was unmasked as the corrupt senior officer, prompting speculation that he could be taking the fall for a more astute member of the underworld.
Vicky admitted she would be open to reprising her role as straight-talking the Detective Inspector, should show creator Mercurio opt to produce a seventh series.
She told The Guardian: ‘I don’t know! I don’t know, there’s no word of it. I think we’ve all been really honest and said should that happen, we’re all game.
Cigarette: She enjoyed a quick smoke with the group
‘I’ll just stick with the guys. I think when it comes to a close, it will be a natural close for us all.’
The police procedural about a fictional anti-corruption unit has become one of the most popular shows on television since its launch in 2012, turning principal actors Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and McClure into households names.
Sources recently claimed a seventh series is definitely on the cards, but won’t be happening at any point in the near future.
Out and about: They had a chat on the pavement
Role model: Vicky has said she wanted to make a statement that ‘you don’t really need make-up’ while playing her character in new drama Trigger Point (pictured in the show)