Claire Goose

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Claire Goose
Born (1975-02-10) 10 February 1975 (age 41)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Education Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Craig Woodrow

Claire Goose (born 10 February 1975 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish actress. She played nurse Tina Seabrook in the BBC television drama Casualty and DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead.[1][2] She also commentated on the TV show Road Wars.

Early life[edit]

Born in Edinburgh,[3] Goose was raised in Dersingham, England, where her father worked as a general practitioner.[3] She has an elder sister, Caroline, a nursery nurse, and an elder brother, Duncan, an entrepreneur who started up the "one water" company where all the profits go to the roundabout playpumps in Africa.[4][5] Claire Goose is a graduate of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Personal life[edit]

Married in 2007 to TV Producer Craig Woodrow,[3] Claire has two daughters, Amelia, and Eveline.[6]


Early theatre roles included Addicted to Love, and Hitting Home with Colin Tarrant at the Man in the Moon Theatre, written by James Woolf and directed by Dave Gillies. She also appeared in early adverts for Impulse women's body spray.

She became well known in the UK in the late 1990s for her role as nurse Tina Seabrook in Casualty. She later replaced Gillian Taylforth from August 2008, playing Inspector Rachel Weston in ITV's The Bill.

In 2011 she appeared in BBC1 drama Exile with John Simm, and in 2015 appeared in the fourth series of Death in Paradise.

In 2015 she appears as the title character in the BBC Birmingham daytime drama The Coroner.



  1. ^ T & G record. Transport and General Workers' Union (Great Britain). 2003. p. 26. 
  2. ^ "Waking the Dead". BBC. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Claire Goose Biography on IMDB". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  4. ^ "The Bill actress Claire Goose reveals her joy at her first pregnancy... and how she nearly lost her unborn child". London: The Bill. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Stone, Andrew (7 December 2008). "How I made it: Duncan Goose, founder of One Water". London: The Times. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Unforgotten's Claire Goose on taking time out to have kids and her juicy new role". 'Mirror'. 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 

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