Frances Tomelty

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(76 years old)

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Frances Tomelty


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.


A State of Emergency A State of Emergency (1986) Character: Jackie Hampton
This story is about a crusading scientist out to stop nuclear testing who is motivated by scientific fact, conscience and faith. Dr. Alex Carmody (Martin Sheen) is a physicist who becomes convinced that if the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. continue to test nuclear weapons, eventually one of these tests will set off an atomic chain reaction that will obliterate the world. Carmody travels to Portugal where he tries talks to one of the women who in 1911 saw a vision of the Virgin Mary that spoke to her and her two companions about the future. Carmody is certain that the Virgin Mary predicted the very chain reaction he and his co-worker Dr. Kenneth Parrish (Peter Firth) envision. Failing in his attempt to talk to the woman, Carmody then travels to Paris and elsewhere, warning Soviet and American officials that the tests they are planning should be cancelled before they become their last.
Girl on the M1 Girl on the M1 (1971) Character: Student
A 'lorry driver groupie' decides to start a new life.
A Touch of the Victorians A Touch of the Victorians (1972) Character: Caroline Young
An Amateur Drama Troupe putting on a show at an old people's home, start to improvise the script with their own personal problems.
Monk Dawson Monk Dawson (1998) Character: Mrs. Carter
Monk Dawson is a film that was released in 1998, directed and produced by Tom Waller and starring John Michie, Benedict Taylor, Rhona Mitra and Paula Hamilton. It was based on the novel of the same name written by Piers Paul Read. The film is about Eddie Dawson, a monk who has led a sheltered existence at a Benedictine monastery, but when he is expelled from his order he has to learn to deal with the harsh realities of everyday life, including falling in love, and the betrayal of a friend.
High Boot Benny High Boot Benny (1993) Character: Matron
A police informant is found dead in a boarding-school situated near the border between Ulster and Eire. There are three suspects: the protestant school headmistress; Marley, an unfrocked missionary priest; and Benny, a seventeen-year-old criminal who has taken sanctuary in the school...
Star Trap Star Trap (1988) Character: Hermione Bradstreet
Two rival detectives investigate a murder that involves black magic.
Nobody's Children Nobody's Children (1994) Character: Mme. Beziel
An American couple's battle through bureaucracy to adopt a Romanian child.
Under the Skin Under the Skin (1982) Character: Polly
"When you get to a man in the case, they're like as a row of pins - For the colonel's lady an' Judy O'Grady are sisters under their skins." - Kipling. Polly writes for a magazine producing glamorous makeovers for young women. Befriending a member of the women's movement prompts her to re-examine her own feminist values.
The Bouncing Boy The Bouncing Boy (1972) Character: Women at Hospital
A young couple have a baby boy. However, the new father doesn't take to his new position quite as well as expected.
Iris in the Traffic, Ruby in the Rain Iris in the Traffic, Ruby in the Rain (1981) Character: Ruby
Two women navigate the challenges of life on a wintry day in 1980s Belfast. While Ruby has a cold and gets caught in the rain, Iris is job-hunting but feels lost in the traffic.
Brennende Betten Brennende Betten (1988) Character: N/A
A comedy in which a German woman falls in love with a British pyromaniac.
Catchpenny Twist Catchpenny Twist (1977) Character: Monagh
Roy and Martyn want to write the next Irish winner for the Eurovision Song Contest. So who thinks they are working for British Army Intelligence? And why has someone sent them two bullets through the post?
Lamb Lamb (1986) Character: Mrs. Kane
Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school, the two recognise kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money running out however, Lamb is forced to make some terrible decisions.
Bellman and True Bellman and True (1987) Character: Anna
Hiller, a computer expert, was bribed by group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly-built bank. Having obtained the information, he thought he'd seen the last of the robbers. But now they've traced him and his son to London. They hold the son hostage and force Hiller to decode the information about the alarm and then to take part in the robbery.
The Boxer The Boxer (1997) Character: Mrs Maguire (uncredited)
Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer.
Blue Money Blue Money (1985) Character: Fidelma
Mobsters and the IRA chase a stagestruck London cabby (Tim Curry) who has found a briefcase full of cash.
Accused Accused (2023) Character: Mrs. Daly
After a revenge obsessed society incorrectly selects its next target, a young man must survive the night as the online witch-hunt arrives at his front door.
Carlo Levi Stopped Here Carlo Levi Stopped Here (1992) Character: Self - Commentary
The deep North-South divide in Italy is explored through the eyes of northern anti-fascist writer and painter, Carlo Levi, who is exiled by Mussolini to a remote village in Southern Italy. Levi falls in love with the ancient traditions of Southern peasant culture and becomes a passionate advocate, fighting for justice for the impoverished South.
The Changeling The Changeling (1974) Character: Diaphanta
Sexual passion breeds violence in the Thomas Middleton and William Rowley written tale of a beautiful woman who falls in love with a sea-captain. Filmed with lush production values and at a leisurely, very British pace, Helen Mirren is riveting as Beatrice-Joanna, a young lass already torn by love and commitment.Beatrice-Joanna (Helen Mirren) is betrothed to Lord Alonzo de Piraquo (Malcolm Reynolds) but is in love with Alsemero (Brian Cox). She hires her father's manservant, De Flores (Stanley Baker), to kill Alonzo but after he has done so, she realises De Flores wants her as a reward.The Changeling was an instalment of the BBC's Play of the Month series and is a production for television of a 1622 Jacobean tragedy of the same name, written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.
The Medusa Touch The Medusa Touch (1978) Character: Nanny
A French detective in London reconstructs the life of a man lying in hospital with severe injuries with the help of journals and a psychiatrist. He realises that the man had powerful telekinetic abilities.
Bullshot Bullshot (1983) Character: Fräulein Lenya von Bruno
The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly Count Otto van Bruno, his wartime adversary. And, of course, win the heart of a jolly nice young lady.
The Field The Field (1990) Character: Widow
"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid against him, a wealthy American decides he requires the field to build a highway. "Bull" and his son decide they must try to convince the American to let go of his ambition and return home, but the consequences of their plot prove sinister.
The Romantic Englishwoman The Romantic Englishwoman (1975) Character: Airport Shop Assistant
A marriage crisis between a writer and his wife leads her to flee to Germany and eventually return with another man, through whom the writer is going to overcome his writer's block.
Chéri Chéri (2009) Character: Rose
The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.

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