Vicky McClure opens up about surprising friendship with Madonna

Nottingham actress Vicky McClure stars in ITV's Trigger Point and is one of the founders of Day Fever
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Vicky McClure is of course a huge star, firmly cementing herself in the hearts of the British public with her roles in Line of Duty, Trigger Point and This Is England. But she raised a few eyebrows when she revealed she had actually had a friendship with the Queen of Pop herself Madonna.

Vicky, 41, was appearing on This Morning when she casually confessed to attending Madge's birthday parties after working with her years ago. She revealed they had met on the set of Filth and Wisdom in 2008, which also starred Richard E. Grant, Eugene Hütz and Holly Weston.

Vicky, from Nottingham, explained Madonna had personally requested her for the film, telling the ITV show's hosts Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard: "I was still working in the office, I didn’t have an agent at the time, I’d done This Is England the film and then Stephen Graham rang me, because he was in [Filth and Wisdom] as well, and he said, “Oh, Madonna wants you in her film.

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"Then I, sort of, put the phone down like (pulls a shocked expression), then I got a phone call from her team and… yeah. It was a real thing!"

Tipping Point presenter Ben then asked if she has stayed in touch with Madonna over the years. Vicky revealed that they had been friends for a while, but had since lost touch.

"We did for a bit," Vicky said. "I went to a couple of her birthday parties which felt very special and surreal. But yeah, she's a busy woman."