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Colin Carnegie pays tribute to his 'extraordinary' wife Roma Tomelty

Colin Carnegie pays tribute to his 'extraordinary' wife Roma Tomelty

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Colin Carnegie and his late wife Roma Tomelty. (Picture by Ian Trevithick)

Colin Carnegie and his late wife Roma Tomelty. (Picture by Ian Trevithick)

Colin Carnegie and his late wife Roma Tomelty. (Picture by Ian Trevithick)

Actor and theatre director Colin Carnegie has spoken publicly for the first time about his wife Roma Tomelty since her death 10 months ago, calling her an extraordinary woman who was an extraordinary part of my life’ for nearly 50 years.

Roma (75) was a member of one of Northern Ireland’s most famous acting dynasties headed by her playwright and film star father Joe Tomelty and which included her actress sister Frances, who was once married to rock star Sting.

Colin, who is preparing to appear in an online revival of three episodes of the popular 40s and 50s BBC radio show the McCooeys which was written by Roma’s father, said: “There are hard days of course but I know Roma would want me to go on and I’ve been trying to find my way through with the help of great friends and relations.”


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