Is Tosh in Shetland pregnant in real life?

Is Tosh in Shetland pregnant in real life?

Alison O’Donnell, known as DS Alison “Tosh” McIntosh in Shetland, was pregnant in real life with her second child and gave birth before the shooting of season seven.

Shetland season seven concluded with a touching resolution as the season lived up to its foreword as it marked the last season which featured Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez. He had played this character since the inception of the crime drama series.

Another actor that has been part of the series since its inception is Alison O’Donnell, who plays the role of DS Alison “Tosh” McIntosh.

For O’Donnell, this season was a milestone, as she returned to set shortly after having given birth to her second child with her husband, DC Jackson.

Why is Alison O’Donnell famous?

Alison O’Donnell’s rise to fame was not in the same vein as actors who garner acclaim from other television and film acting roles before heading a television or film defining character.

Instead, she earned her stardom through the theatre. Although before Shetland, she has appeared on other English series such as Holby City and Feel the Force, these were just cameo roles that did not show off her ability.

But it is her theatrical work on shows like Boys and The Hard Man, where she played leading roles that affirmed her star power before her role on Shetland.

Is Tosh in Shetland pregnant in real life?

Due to how well the privacy of entertainers in Europe is treated, not much is known about their personal lives except what they share with fans and with the general public.

As such, Alison O’Donnell, who plays the beloved role of DS or soon to be DC Alison “Tosh” McIntosh on Shetland, was the one to confirm that she gave birth to her second child before she shot the most recent and seventh season of the hit crime murder mystery drama series.

O’Donnell confirmed giving birth to her second child, a son, in October 2020, which was the height of the second official lockdown in the UK in light of an increase in the numbers of COVID-19 infections. Thus, she had her child when the world was forced to live in social bubbles.

So when 2021 came around, O’Donnell was more than happy to return to set. This is as the seventh season of Shetland started shooting in October 2021, which was a relief to the actress.

In an interview, she spoke to the Sunday Post about her feelings regarding returning to work after being isolated with her nuclear family and mom.

She explained, “I felt totally alone, we were completely on our own with nothing to break up the days. Getting back to work? I was so glad.”

Who is Tosh married to in real life?

Alison O’Donnell is married to playwright, DC Jackson. It is reported that the two met when O’Donnell was part of his play, My Romantic History. Shortly after the play, the two started dating.

O’Donnell also went on to be the lead in his radio play titled Synonymous on BBC Radio Four. Sometime in their relationship, the couple got married.

But again, due to the laws that govern paparazzi in the UK, considering that O’Donnell and Jackson have not publicly shared the information, little is known about when the couple did get married officially.

How many kids does Tosh have in real life?

Alison O’Donnell has two children with her husband. Their first child was their daughter, who was born in 2017. Then the most recent baby was born in October 2020, and this time, it was a boy.

However, what their children’s names are or what they look like has been kept away from the eyes of the public.

Similarly to their relationship details, O’Donnell and her husband are intent on keeping the details of their personal life private, including details about their children.

Tosh on her relationship with Perez in real life

As this season was meant to bid farewell to Douglas Henshall, Alison O’Donnell shared with the Sunday Post how she was initially intimidated by Henshall.

Considering the “gap” between them, as she was best known for her theatre work, and he was an accomplished film and television actor.

But at the end of their working relationship on Shetland, O’Donnell expressed, “And then, as we’ve gone over the series, the gap has closed because we both now have young families, and we’re in a similar place in our lives. We’ve gotten to know each other and the relationship has grown.”