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Claire King

Biography

British actress who became well-known on her behalf roles of Kim Tate within the soap opera Emmerdale and Karen Betts about the television display Bad Women. She visited Harrogate Ladies University and initially pursued a profession in the music business like a disk jockey and a vocalist. She released an autogiography where she accepted to once being truly a stone groupie. She was wedded to acting professional Peter Amory from 1994 to 2004. She got an affair with vocalist Bob Geldof.

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Full Name Claire King
Date Of Birth January 10, 1963
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.72 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Harrogate Ladies' College
Nationality English
Spouse Peter Amory
Awards National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences, Albert Lasker Special Achievement Award, Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize, Glamour Woman of the Year Award
Nominations The British Soap Award for Sexiest Female, The British Soap Award for Villain of the Year, National Television Award for Most Popular Actress
Movies The Wedding Video, Cold Light of Day
TV Shows The Gemma Factor, Safari School, Bad Girls, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Celebrity Big Brother, The Courtroom
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Her Emmerdale (1972) character Kim Tate became the 8th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Kim had a son James (played originally by Jake Meays and later Bradley White), born on 24 September 1996.
2Underwent a hysterectomy in 2010 to treat fibroids.
3Changed her name from Claire Seed as there was already an actress with this name in Equity, the British actors' union; she says the name "King" comes from her love of horse racing (the sport of kings) and Elvis Presley, of whom she is a big fan.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Reason to Leave2015completedSarah
Milk and Honey: The MoviefilmingYvonne King
Coronation Street2014-2016TV SeriesErica Holroyd
Drifters2014TV SeriesCath
Casualty2013TV SeriesGeraldine Worthing
The Wedding Video2012Gina
Hollyoaks2005-2012TV SeriesAndrea Mason QC / Governor
Awesomenauts2011Video GameCoco Nebulon / S.U.S.I. (voice)
The Gemma Factor2010TV SeriesBetty
The Royal2008TV SeriesLucy Bayliss
In the City2006TV SeriesStella
The Gil Mayo Mysteries2006TV SeriesGina Harper
Holby City2005TV SeriesJanice Perry
The Afternoon Play2005TV SeriesJoanna Clay
Donovan2005TV SeriesSally Parker
Bad Girls2000-2004TV SeriesKaren Betts
The Courtroom2004TV SeriesMadeline Jackson-Carter
Dalziel and Pascoe2004TV SeriesLouise Russell
Down to Earth2004TV SeriesPaula Wakeman
Doctors2002TV SeriesJenny Hennessey
Babes in the Wood1999TV SeriesAngela
Emmerdale1989-1999TV SeriesKim Tate / Kim Barker / Kim Marchant
Cold Light of Day1989Prostitute
Hale and Pace1988TV Series
Wish Me Luck1988TV SeriesCinema Usherette
Hearts of Fire1987Groupie (uncredited)
Eat the Rich1987Yuppie Bitch (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ballad of Kid Divine: The Cockney Cowboy1992thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lorraine2007-2016TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2003-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Presenter
Good Morning Britain2015TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2001-2014TV SeriesHerself
Who's Doing the Dishes?2014TV SeriesHerself
Big Brother's Bit on the Side2014TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Big Brother2014TV SeriesHerself
Pointless Celebrities2014TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
TV's Nastiest Villains2014TV Movie documentaryHerself / Kim Tate
Daybreak2013TV SeriesHerself
Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Emmerdale at 40: The Headline Makers2012TV Movie documentaryKim Tate
The Wright Stuff Extra2012TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2008-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The British Soap Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
Living with the Dead2009TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
Xposé2008TV SeriesHerself
Drama Trails2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Emmerdale 50002008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ultimate Body WorkOut2008VideoHerself
The British Soap Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
All Star Family Fortunes2007TV SeriesHerself
Hell's Kitchen2007TV SeriesHerself
That Antony Cotton Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Big Brother's Little Brother2007TV SeriesHerself
The Pyramid Game2007TV SeriesHerself
Tubridy Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
Strictly Come Dancing2006TV SeriesHerself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Children in Need2006TV SeriesHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2006TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20062006TV SpecialPresenter
An Audience with Joan Rivers2006TV MovieHerself - Audience Member
GMTV2002-2005TV SeriesHerself
Horsetails2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Kelly2003TV SeriesHerself
It Shouldn't Happen to a TV Actor2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
30 Years of Emmerdale2002TV MovieHerself
Today with Des and Mel2002TV SeriesHerself
Screen Tests of the Stars2002DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
Richard & Judy2002TV SeriesHerself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The British Soap Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
An Audience with Bob Monkhouse1994TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Robbie Coltrane Special1989TV Special

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Girls2005TV SeriesKaren Betts
Bad Girls: Most Wanted2004TV Movie documentaryKaren Betts

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressBad Girls (1999)
2002TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressBad Girls (1999)
1999British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ExitEmmerdale Farm (1972)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsVillain of the YearEmmerdale Farm (1972)
1999British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSexiest FemaleEmmerdale Farm (1972)


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