Claire has been part of and loved the creative world since joining Manchester's Contact Youth Theatre in 1992 from here she trained as a Actor at Manchester School of Theatre 1999 - 2002. Claire worked as an actor in Theatre, Film,Television and ....rather well known chip advert..,for a number of years - before moving into Casting.
As a Casting Assistant she worked on the teams for BBC drama The Village, the Feature Film X&Y and at Lime Pictures on various productions. Then going on to work with a number of Casting Directors and United Agents in London.
Claire's first credit as Casting Director was the short film Break, by Nick Moss - Starring John Hurt which won Best Short at Manchester Film Festival 2015. She has gone on to cast three more short films - Lambing Season by Jack Benjamin Gill(Creative England iShort), Hope Dies Last, by Ben Price, which is currently doing very well on the festival circuit. Most recently Claire worked on the Short Film Cowboy Dave by Colin O Toole which won the BAFTA for British Short Film. Claire cast her first feature film this summer - Morning by Juliet Ellis.
Her Theatre credits include Fallout by Jackie Thompson and Anna Wood, Party Skills for the End of The World by Louise Mari and Nigel Barrett for Manchester International Festival 2017 and recently Newspaper Boy by Chris Hoyle which is part of Queer Contact Festival 2018.
Claire also works in a number of Drama and Film Schools across the country. In the role of Industry Advisor. Giving the new Acting and Film talent a clear insight of how Casting works within the industry.