Season 7 of Shetland will be unforgettable as fans prepare to say goodbye to Inspector Jimmy Perez (played by Douglas Henshall) once and for all. It also features a surprise moment that could also lead to the end of DC Alison “Tosh” McIntosh (Alison O’Donnell)’s time on the BBC crime drama. Here’s everything Express.co.uk knows about Alison O’Donnell’s life away from the cameras.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Shetland.
Who is the husband of Alison O’Donnell, the star of the Shetland show “Tosh”?
Shetland’s Tosh actress Alison O’Donnell is married to Scottish playwright D.S. Jackson.
They first met when she starred in Jackson’s play My Romantic Story and began dating soon after.
O’Donnell acted in another Jackson play, this time Synonymous, which aired on BBC Radio 4.
The couple are incredibly secretive and have not shared any details about their relationship, including when they got married.
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In 2017, the same year she appeared on Synonymous, O’Donnell gave birth to a daughter.
A few years later, she again became pregnant with her and Jackson’s second child, this time with a son, but it is not known what their names are.
O’Donnell gave birth in October 2020 and began filming the seventh season of Shetland the following year.
The actress admitted that filming in the crime drama was a long-awaited break in her mother’s life.
She told the Sunday Mail: “I didn’t plan for a pandemic when I got pregnant for the second time.
“It wasn’t part of the moodboard. These were the darkest times.
“Our son was born in October, when the business began to close again and winter came.
“Then Christmas came and kindergartens closed. We’re stuck indoors with a newborn and toddler.
“I never imagined how incredible it would be to return to filming.
“Being able to close my trailer door and experience the world was heavenly, as was having a kettle of tea and not worrying about someone knocking it over.”
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In addition to the Jackson plays that O’Donnell participated in, he also wrote scripts for some notable shows.
These include Fresh Meat, Lucky Man and Loaded, but his most recent work was last year with an episode of the comedy Dead Pixels.
As far as O’Donnell’s career goes, she’s best known for playing Tosh on Shetland, but last week’s episode looked like she could have been killed off.
While investigating a missing teenager, she and Perez stumble upon a trailer.
Tosh ventured inside the van looking for any clues that might point to the teenagers’ whereabouts.
However, moments later, she saw barrels of chemicals, wires, and a timer indicating that the place was about to explode.
The caravan then caught fire, but was Tosh able to escape in time?
Shetland continues every Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.