Jan. 12th, 1964
Clare Holman's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Blood Diamond
2005 - Dot.Kill
1994 - Tom & Viv
1991 - Afraid of the Dark
Guest TV Roles
Clare Margaret Holman (born 12 January 1964, City of London) is an English actress, perhaps most famous for her role of forensic pathologist Dr. Laura Hobson in the television series Inspector Morse and Lewis.
She started her acting career in the TV movie The Rainbow, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence. She played Harper in the Royal National Theatre's production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America in November 1993. Clare was nominated for 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role of 1996 for her performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
She also played Wendy the narrator and mother of Michael in Fallen Angel, a story about Rosie Byfield, a clergyman's daughter who grows up to be a psychopathic killer, starring Emilia Fox. She has the rare achievement of appearing in two episodes of Midsomer Murders as two different characters. The episodes are entitled Country Matters and Ring Out Your Dead.
In 1991, she played Iris Bentley, sister to Derek Bentley (played by Christopher Eccelston), in the film "Let Him Have It".
She teaches Drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
She married the director Howard Davies in April 2005 in Stratton, Cornwall.
* Let Him Have It (1991)
* Afraid of the Dark (1991)
* Tom & Viv (1996)
* Digital Reaper (2005)
* Blood Diamond (2006)
- She was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role of 1996 for her performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- Besides 'Kevin Whately (I)' (qv), she is the only other actor to play the same character (Dr. Laura Hobson) in both _"Inspector Morse" (1987)_ (qv) and _"Lewis" (2007)_ (qv).
- As well as being an actress, she also teaches acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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