Claire Skinner

Biography: Claire was bought up in her birth place Hemel Hempstead by her parents who are a shopkeeper and an Irish-born secretary. She was educated at Cavendish School in Hemel Hempstead, but her dream of being an actress meant her attention was overted from her school work and she "barely scraped through [her] A-levels." She then went on to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and then later on joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.

She landed her first role in 'Hanky Park', by Walter Greenwood at the Oldham Repertory Theatre. Since then she has gone on to appear in numerous television roles, perhaps best known for her role as Clare in the British TV comedy 'Life Begins'. Most recently she has starred as Sue in the BBC's comedy 'Outnumbered'.

She is currently married to director Charles Palmer, the son of actor Geoffrey Palmer.

Claire Skinner's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 79
Highest Metascore: 88 Life Is Sweet
Lowest Metascore: 65 Sleepy Hollow
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd When Did You Last See Your Father? Jun 6, 2008 Gillian 6.0
65 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Beth Killian 8.4
84 Naked Dec 15, 1993 Sandra 8.3
88 Life Is Sweet Oct 25, 1991 Natalie 7.5