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Claire Rushbrook

Claire Rushbrook
Born Claire Louise Rushbrook
(1971-01-02) 2 January 1971 (age 45)
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994 - Present

Claire Louise Rushbrook (born 2 January 1970) is an English film, television and stage actress.

Rushbrook's theatre credits include West End productions of Three Sisters as Olga[1] and Festen as Helene. Other stage roles include Mary Warren in The Crucible (Sheffield Crucible theatre), Sonia in Uncle Vanya (Almeida Theatre) and Mum in Market Boy (National theatre).[2]

Her films include Mike Leigh's Secrets & Lies (1996) and Carine Adler's Under the Skin (1997) with Samantha Morton. On television, she has starred in The Sins (2000), Linda Green (2001-2002), the sitcom Carrie And Barry (2004-2005), Whitechapel (2009-2013) and My Mad Fat Diary (2013-2014), for which she received a 2014 BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.


Rushbrook was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire[3] and went to Fearnhill School in Letchworth, Hertfordshire,[citation needed] and then attended drama school.[4] She worked mainly in theatre for around five years before moving into film and television.[4] She guest starred in the episodes "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit" in Doctor Who and had supporting roles in films Secrets & Lies and Spice World.[4] Her Doctor Who guest star status earned her a position in a Doctor Who celebrity edition of The Weakest Link but ended up being the fourth one voted off. She also appeared in the 2008 BBC comedy drama Mutual Friends and the 2009 ITV1 dramas Whitechapel and Collision, both alongside Phil Davis.





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