ContactMucis.com reported that Trudie Styler has never forgiven herself for breaking up Sting’s marriage to her friend Frances Tonelty in 1981, and insists she felt heartbreak over the episode too. Styler, who was an actress with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company at the time, claims her decision to move in on Sting left her feeling isolated. She says, “I was feeling a lot of guilt about the situation and that was compounded by having been a leading player at the RSC, going from playing good roles to nothing. I was told I had done something not very smart or kind and started to feel very isolated. It wasn’t easy for any of the people involved.”
On the contrary, while Trudie does enjoy the parties (Playboy Mansion Party in LA, P. Daddy’s birthday party, etc.), and has had problems in her acting career, Frances Tomelty has become an acomplished and renowned RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) actress. On stage she has appeared in RSC productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice and Peter Pan.
Her TV credits include: Catchpenny Twist, Blue Money, Strangers, Testament of Youth, Juno and the Paycock, Lytton’s Diary, Iris in the Traffic Ruby in the Rain, Under the Skin, Bazaar and Rummage, The File on Jill Hatch, Radio Pictures, A Perfect Spy, Inspector Morse, Last Seen Wearing, Boon, Spender, Perfect Scoundrels, Work, A Celebration of Irish Culture: Bright Through the Tears, Stella, Cracker, Nobody’s Children, Casualty, 99-1, In Suspicious Circumstances: Death of a Memsahib, The Nation’s Favorite Poems, Kavanah QC.
Film credits include: Bellman and True, Lamb, The Field, High Boot Benny, Half a Shave.
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Source: ContactMusic.com, Sunday Independent, StingUs archive