The Line of Duty stars who have been friends for 20 years and are ‘like brother and sister’ off set

Actors Perry Fitzpatrick and Vicky McClure, each 37, are extremely shut off-screen having grown up only a few miles aside of their hometown in Nottingham.

The pair are starring within the new collection of Line of Duty which airs tonight (Sunday, March 28) at 9pm on BBC.

The long-awaited new season sees Perry play DS Chris Lomax reverse Vicky as DI Kate Fleming, an appearing partnership that started once they each attended The Television Workshop in Nottingham.

Vicky just lately shared a snap on Instagram of the pair performing in a manufacturing of Equus as youngsters, the play that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe stripped off for again in 2007.

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Vicky McClure and Perry Fitzpatrick in Equus at Nottingham’s Television Workshop

Perry insists there has by no means been any romance between him and Vicky off-screen, however he refused to rule out the prospect of their characters hooking-up within the sixth collection of the favored cop present.

He informed The Sun newspaper: “I couldn’t presumably say, you’ll have to tune in and discover out. But you by no means know the place it’s going to go.

“We’re not fully positive the place our characters are going to finish up and what we’re going to do ourselves. We get drip-fed the scripts; we don’t get given all the story all at one go.

“But me and Vicky, we’ve been finest mates for 20-odd years and, no, we’ve by no means gone out with one another.

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“We’re so shut, we’re extra like brother and sister, and our households know one another, so I feel it might be bizarre if we did.

“We know one another so nicely, we’ve been friends since we have been 11, and we belief one another a lot. And her associate, Jonny Owen is nice; we’re good friends too.”

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Line Of Duty will propel Perry to a brand new stage of fame so naturally he feels some trepidation.

He informed The Sun: “I bear in mind Vicky gave me a name and stated, ‘I hope you recognize what you’ve let your self in for’. So I have had a couple of moments of terror.

“Line Of Duty is one of the most important exhibits we have; it has such an enormous fan base. But it’s what I’ve been aiming for for the previous 20 years, so it’s kind of of a dream come true, actually.”

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