Actress Meg Wynn Owen, greatest recognized for showing in “Love Actually” and “Pride & Prejudice,” was compelled to put on garments belonging to deceased residents of her care dwelling after her carer stole 1000’s from her.
Owen, whose actual title was Margaret Wright, suffered from dementia and appointed her buddy, costume designer Brian Malam, as energy of legal professional previous to her dying in July on the age of 82.
But as a substitute of serving to Owen together with her funds, Malam spent all her hard-earned money on himself, amounting to only shy of $80,000, Wales Online reviews.
Between 2015 and 2019, Malam was serving to himself to Owen’s cash as her well being deteriorated all through the years.
Malam, 60, was sentenced to 32 months in jail.
The costume designer was granted energy of legal professional over Owen’s funds in 2014. The following yr, she was moved right into a care dwelling.
After being left penniless, Owen was dressed within the garments of deceased residents. Staff quickly turned involved about her funds — or lack thereof — and reported the incident to police in 2020.
Malam, who hails from Wales, pleaded responsible to fraud whereas occupying a place of belief.
A proceeds of crime listening to will happen in March subsequent yr.
During her appearing profession, Owen appeared in movies like “Love Actually,” “Pride & Prejudice,” and “A Woman of Substance.” She additionally appeared in “Doctor Who” and “Upstairs Downstairs.”