Claire is an actor who trained at RADA and Bretton Hall.
She has acted extensively on stage and screen. On stage Claire has recently
played Mags in Handbagged and Sheila in Relatively Speaking at
Windsor Theatre Royal and on tour (for Paul Taylor-Mills) and Maggie in
Hobson's Choice at Chesterfield Pomegranate and Sidmouth Manor Pavillion
(also for PTM). She played Vivianne in the play Women of Twilight at the
Pleasance London for which she also received some great reviews
(see Theatre Reviews page).
Other work has included roles in Handbagged (Eleanor Lloyd Productions)
and Funny Peculiar (BKL) in UK No 1 Tours, and roles at the
Southwark Playhouse (Child Z), Theatre 503 (Blind Eye), Finborough
(I'm Dreaming, But Am I?), Tristan Bates (The Ghost Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More),
West Yorkshire Playhouse (Carnival Messiah), the Space (The Shape of Things), and a National Tour of Romeo and Juliet for Chapterhouse Theatre Co.
On screen Claire has played lead and main supporting roles in numerous feature films including the recent Borley Rectory in which Claire plays Mrs Smith (alongside Reece Shearsmith and Julian Sands), Beattie in The Magic Hour (which was screened at BAFTA as part of the London Film Festival, and had a UK cinema release). Claire also played Ms Conrad in Telling Lies (with Jason Flemyng and Melanie Brown), and the Young Nurse in Provoked (which starred Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane and Aishwarya Rai) and both feature films premiered at Cannes, and came out on world-wide cinema and DVD release. She has also worked for the BBC on voice overs for a series of Doctor Who DVD featurettes. Claire played the role of Josie in the popular German TV series on ZDF Rosamunde Pilcher which screened in 30 other countries world-wide. It is now out on DVD.
Claire also acts, writes and directs for her theatre company A Monkey With Cymbals.
She is currently writing a play about the friendship between Nell Gwyn and Aphra
Behn, set during the Popish Plot. It will be performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre in
the West End from 27th March 2019 for two weeks.
She wrote and performed in The Masks of Aphra Behn in the Women and War Festival at the So & So Arts Club July, and it toured the UK in 2017.
The company received Arts Council funding for their project, Memory of the Other, which Claire co-devised and performed in at the RADA Festival. Please click on the monkey for information.