Claire, one of our drama teachers, trained at RADA and Bretton Hall. She has worked extensively on stage and screen, and brings this knowledge to her workshops.
On screen Claire has played main supporting roles in numerous feature films including Mabel Smith in Borley Rectory (alongside Reece Shearsmith), Ms. Conrad in Telling Lies (alongside Jason Flemyng and Melanie Brown), the Young Nurse in Provoked (which starred Miranda Richardson and Robbie Coltrane), and Beattie in The Magic Hour. Stage roles have included Mags in Handbagged and Sheila in Relatively Speaking at Windsor Theatre Royal and on tour, and Maggie in Hobson’s Choice and Liz Essendine in Present Laughter at Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre all for Paul Taylor-Mills. Also she has performed in several No 1 Tours – Funny Peculiar for Bill Kenwright and Handbagged for Eleanor Lloyd Prods.
Claire has taught Acting for Screen at stage schools and as a private acting coach. She has worked one-on-one with young actors starting out on their first professional feature film or TV role, and with groups of children who are wanting to learn a new skill for fun. She has led acting workshops for the Ambassador Theatre Group on numerous workshops attached to West End Shows, and she has also led acting workshops for the Donmar Warehouse along-side the Phylida Lloyd all-female production of Julius Caesar which starred Harriet Walter and Frances Barber.