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Claire Skinner

Biography

She played Sue in the BBC’s award-winning sitcom Outnumbered and in addition played Clare in the Uk TV comedy Existence Begins. She analyzed in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Artwork and got her 1st role inside a creation of Hanky Recreation area in the Oldham Repertory Theater. While she mainly preferred stage functions, she also performed Lucinda, the sous chef, within the 1st time of year of Chef! She wedded television movie director Charles Palmer. She made an appearance inside a 2011 bout of Dr. Who, alongside Matt Smith, the eleventh Doctor.

Quick Facts


Full Name Claire Skinner
Date Of Birth October 7, 1965
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.65 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Cavendish School, Hemel Hempstead, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Nationality British
Spouse Charles Palmer
Children William John Palmer, Henry Thomas Palmer
Awards Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role, British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actress
Movies Sleepy Hollow, Life Is Sweet, And When Did You Last See Your Father?, I.D., The Rachel Papers, Eroica, Strings, The Booze Cruise, A Murder Is Announced, Class of '76, Naked, Eliminate: Archie Cookson, The Trial of Tony Blair, Clockwork Mice, Mauvaise passe, The Return of the Native, Act of Memory, You're Dead, Second Sight: Hide and Seek, Two Golden Balls, Elsewhere, Swallow
TV Shows Outnumbered, Sense and Sensibility, A Dance to the Music of Time, Perfect Strangers, Life Begins, Trevor's World of Sport, Second Sight, Scream Street, Trinity, Tilly and Friends, Chef!, Bedtime, Burn Up, Critical, The Catherine Cookson Collection: The Wingless Bird, The Peter Principle, The Wingless Bird, The Family Man
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
2Mother to William John (b. November 1999) and Henry Thomas (b. May 2002); both sons were delivered via Caesarean section.
3Daughter-in-law of Geoffrey Palmer.
4Born and raised in Hemel Hempstead, Herfordshire, England.
5She was awarded the 1995 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Best Actress for her performance in The Glass Menagerie.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Outnumbered2007-2016TV SeriesSue / Mum
Scream Street2015-2016TV SeriesSue Watson, Luella & Others
Power Monkeys2016TV Mini-SeriesSara / Sarah
Elsewhere2015ShortJane
Inside No. 92015TV SeriesAngela
Critical2015TV SeriesLorraine Rappaport / Mrs. Lorraine Rappaport
Silk2014TV SeriesSarah Stephens
Playhouse Presents2013TV SeriesLinda
Homefront2012TV Mini-SeriesClaire Marshbrook
Tilly and Friends2012TV SeriesTumpty
Shoot Me!2012ShortClaire
Act of Memory: A Christmas Story2011ShortMother
Eliminate: Archie Cookson2011Camilla
Doctor Who2011TV SeriesMadge Arwell
Moving On2010TV SeriesMary Ann
Trinity2009TV SeriesDr. Angela Donne
The Commander: Abduction2008TV MovieFiona
Agatha Christie's Poirot2008TV SeriesMiss Rich
Burn Up2008TV Mini-SeriesClare
Lark Rise to Candleford2008TV SeriesMrs. Macey
Sense & Sensibility2008TV Mini-SeriesFanny Dashwood
Rupert Bear2007TV Series
When Did You Last See Your Father?2007Gillian
You Can Choose Your Friends2007TV MovieJane Arden
Kingdom2007TV SeriesBrenda Collins
The Trial of Tony Blair2007TV MovieNicky
Life Begins2004-2006TV SeriesClare
The Enlightenment2006ShortRoxanne
The Family Man2006TV MovieNatalie Simpson
Class of '762005TV MovieDr. Kate Tremaine
Agatha Christie's Marple2005TV SeriesAmy Murgatroyd
Strings2004Jhinna (English version, voice)
Murphy's Law2004TV SeriesAlice
Trevor's World of Sport2003TV SeriesMeryl
Eroica2003TV MovieJosephine Deym
The Booze Cruise2003TV MovieLeone Sewell
Swallow2001TV SeriesGail Collins
Bedtime2001TV SeriesSarah Newcombe
Perfect Strangers2001TV Mini-SeriesRebecca
Bridget Jones's Diary2001Magda
Second Sight: Hide and Seek2000TV MovieDI Catherine Tully
The Boss1997-2000TV SeriesSusan Harvey
Mauvaise passe1999Patricia
Sleepy Hollow1999Beth Killian
You're Dead...1999Jo
Second Sight1999TV MovieDI Catherine Tully
A Dance to the Music of Time1997TV Mini-SeriesJean
Brass Eye1997TV SeriesBoard Member / Martha O'Dennell / Helly Melvick / ...
The Wingless Bird1997TV Mini-SeriesAgnes Conway
Coogan's Run1995TV SeriesFrances
Capital Lives1995TV SeriesAlice
Clockwork Mice1995Fairy
I.D.1995Marie
The Return of the Native1994TV MovieThomasin
Screen One1994TV SeriesLinda
Chef!1993TV SeriesLucinda
Naked1993Sandra
Woof!1992TV SeriesLiz
Life Is Sweet1990Natalie
The Rachel Papers1989Gloria
Inspector Morse1989TV SeriesGirl Pupil
South of the Border1988TV SeriesLaura

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Outnumbered2011TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sport Relief 20122012TV SpecialSue
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHerself
The Genius of Mozart2004TV Mini-Series documentaryNannerl Mozart
Funny Women1997TV Series documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sense & Sensibility: Interview Featurette2007Video documentary shortFanny Dashwood (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991Golden MaskTaormina International Film FestivalLife Is Sweet (1990)· Alison Steadman
· Jim Broadbent
· Jane Horrocks

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActressOutnumbered (2007)
2009BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceOutnumbered (2007)
2009British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActressOutnumbered (2007)


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