‘Love Actually’ actress wore dead people’s clothes after friend stole nearly $80K

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Actress Meg Wynn Owen, best known for appearing in “Love Actually” and “Pride and Prejudice,” was forced to wear the clothes of deceased residents of her care home after thousands were stolen from her by her caregiver.

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Owen, whose real name was Margaret Wright, suffered from dementia and appointed her friend, costume designer Brian Malm, as her power of attorney before she died in July at the age of 82.

But instead of helping Owen financially, Malm spent all his hard-earned money on himself, which was just $80,000. wales online Report.


Between 2015 and 2019, Malm was helping herself with Owen’s money as his health deteriorated throughout the years.

Malam, 60, was sentenced to 32 months in prison.

Malm was arrested by South Wales Police on charges of fraud against Owen while she was still alive.
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The costume designer was given power of attorney over Owen’s finances in 2014. The following year, she was moved to a care home.

Left penniless, Owen is dressed in the clothes of the dead residents. Employees soon became concerned about his finances – or lack thereof – and reported the incident to the police in 2020.

Malm, from Wales, pleaded guilty to fraud while in a position of trust.

Meg Wynn Owen took on the role of Secretary to the Prime Minister. "really love."
Meg Wynn Owen plays the Prime Minister’s Secretary in “Love Actually”.

The proceedings of the crime hearing will be held in March next year.

During her acting career, Owen appeared in films such as “Love Actually,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “A Woman of Substance.” She also appeared in “Doctor Who” and “Upstairs Downstairs”.

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