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. Other films include Lambing Season for Creative England ishorts and Cowboy Dave which won Best Short film at BAFTAS 2018. Most recently working on BFI Funded Short Film Paper Canoe by Matthew Dunster and with Mark Leckey on a commission for Tate Britain.
Theatre Credits include - 'Party Skills for the End of the World' for Manchester International Festival 2017, Newspaper Boy for Queer Contact 2018. Most recently Mariage Blanc that was staged at The Asylum Chapel - Peckham, London.
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.