Clara Salaman

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Clara Salaman
Born (1967-05-19) May 19, 1967 (age 52)

Clara Rachel Salaman (born 19 May 1967 in Islington, London) is an English actress.

She is known for playing the role of DS Claire Stanton in the long running ITV drama The Bill. She first appeared on The Bill as a victim, Penny Thompson, on episode 6 of series 11.

She has also appeared in several other television programmes, including A Touch of Frost and Kingdom.

Salaman has recently moved into writing: she has written a play for the National Theatre and a screenplay for Granada Television. She has also written her first novel, Shame on You,[1] and in a related piece recalled her own family upbringing as part of an unnamed religious cult in The Guardian in July 2009.[2] Her second novel, The Boat, appeared in 2014, based on her real experience aged 18 when Salaman and her fiance hitched a ride on a yacht with couple who claimed to sexually abuse their young daughter.[3] Criticisms were made of Salaman's failure to report the suspected abuse Salaman provided her reasoning to the Guardian[4].

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  1. ^ Clara Salaman, Shame on You, Penguin Books, 2009, ISBN 0-14-104126-9
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  3. ^ Salaman, Clara (2014-02-01). "From dream trip to nightmare at sea". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  4. ^ Elliott, Chris (2014-02-09). "The readers' editor on… protecting the victims when writing about sexual abuse | Chris Elliott". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-02-18.