Biography

Frances Tomelty (born 6 Oct 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish actress and the first wife of Sting. She is the daughter of Belfast actor Joseph Tomelty (5 March 1911 – 7 June 1995).

She has featured in series including Bergerac, Inspector Morse, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Strangers, Midsomer Murders and Coronation Street, Cracker, as well as films like Bellman and True, Monk Dawson, Bullshot and The Field. She was Lady Macbeth in the Old Vic's disastrous 1980 production of Macbeth, with Peter O'Toole in the title role.

In 1976 she married Sting after knowing him for two years. They met on the set of a rock-musical called Rock Nativity. She was the Virgin Mary, he played in the band. They have two children, Joseph (born 23 November 1976) and Fuchsia Katherine (born 17 April 1982). The couple divorced in 1984.

Tomelty's later work includes roles in the series Spooks, Casualty and The Amazing Mrs Pritchard.

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Frances Tomelty (born 6 Oct 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish actress and the first wife of Sting. She is the daughter of Belfast actor Joseph Tomelty (5 March 1911 – 7 June 1995).

She has featured in series including Bergerac, Inspector Morse, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Strangers, Midsomer Murders and Coronation Street, Cracker, as well as films like Bellman and True, Monk Dawson, Bullshot and The Field. She was Lady Macbeth in the Old Vic's disastrous 1980 production of Macbeth, with Peter O'Toole in the title role.

In 1976 she married Sting after knowing him for two years. They met on the set of a rock-musical called Rock Nativity. She was the Virgin Mary, he played in the band. They have two children, Joseph (born 23 November 1976) and Fuchsia Katherine (born 17 April 1982). The couple divorced in 1984.

Tomelty's later work includes roles in the series Spooks, Casualty and The Amazing Mrs Pritchard.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Frances Tomelty, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1948-10-06

Place of Birth Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Black Earth Rising (1 episode) as Sorcha Beattie
2017 Apple Tree Yard (4 episodes) as Ms Price
2015 Charlie (3 episodes) as Sarah Haughey
2013 Peaky Blinders (1 episode) as Bethany Boswell
2013 The White Queen (10 episodes) as Lady Beauchamp
2009 Cheri as Rose
2008 Bonekickers (4 episodes)
2006 The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (6 episodes)
2003 New Tricks (1 episode)
2002 Spooks (1 episode)
1998 Vanity Fair (6 episodes)
1997 Trial & Retribution (2 episodes)
1997 Midsomer Murders (1 episode)
1996 Silent Witness (2 episodes)
1994 Nobody's Children as Mme. Beziel
1993 High Boot Benny as Matron
1991 Spender (1 episode)
1990 The Field as Widow
1987 Inspector Morse (1 episode)
1987 Bellman and True as Anna
1986 Lamb as Mrs. Kane
1986 Casualty (1 episode) as Morven Tasker (1 episode) as Annie McGann
1983 Bullshot as Fräulein Lenya von Bruno
1980 The Enigma Files (1 episode)
1979 Testament of Youth (5 episodes)
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode)
1978 Strangers (32 episodes)
1976 Life and Death of Penelope (1 episode)
1975 The Romantic Englishwoman as Airport Shop Assistant
1975 Survivors (1 episode)
1974 The Changeling
1972 Pebble Mill at One (1 episode)
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1967 Callan (1 episode)

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