12 January 1964 |
London, England, UK
(m. 2005–16) (his death)
In 1991, she played Iris Bentley, sister to Derek Bentley, played by Christopher Eccleston, in the film Let Him Have It, and in 1992, she voiced Juliet in the Shakespeare: The Animated Tales adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
She played Harper in the Royal National Theatre's production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America in November 1993. In 1995, Holman was cast as Dr Laura Hobson in the crime drama series Inspector Morse, where she continued to play her until 2000 when the series ended.
Holman was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1996 for her performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She appeared in two episodes of Midsomer Murders as two different characters. The episodes are entitled Country Matters (2002) and Ring Out Your Dead (2005).
In 2006, Holman reprised her role of Dr. Hobson in the series Lewis, which series ended in 2015. She appeared in all 42 episodes.
In October 2013 she played the role of Liz in the Tricycle Theatre production of the Moira Buffini play Handbagged, and in 2015, Holman appeared in the film Suite Francaise. From April to May 2015, she appeared as Myra Bolton in Doris Lessing's play, Each His Own Wilderness, at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London.
Teaching and Directing
Holman was married to director Howard Davies. They married in April 2005 in Stratton, Cornwall and were together until his death in October 2016. She has stepchildren and stepgrandchildren from her husband's previous marriage. She supports ending violence against girls, contributing to Plan UK, part of the world's biggest campaign for girls' rights. Holman remains good friends with Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox.
|1989||The Fifteen Streets||Mary Llewellyn|
|The Woman in Black|
|1991||Let Him Have It||Iris Bentley|
|Afraid of the Dark||Rose|
|1995-2000||Inspector Morse||Dr Laura Hobson|
|1996||Tom & Viv||Louise Purdon|
|Giving Tongue||Jessie Fielding MP|
|1997-1999||The Lakes||Simone Fisher|
|1999||Love in the 21st century||Sarah||Episode 'Toyboys'|
|2000||Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes|
|2001||The Innocent||Alison Huntley|
|2003||Island at War||Felicity Dorr|
|Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness||1 episode|
|2005||Digital Reaper||Mary Daines|
|2006||Blood Diamond||News Reporter|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Marple||Miss Packard||Episode: By The Pricking of My Thumbs|
|2006-2015||Lewis||Dr. Laura Hobson|
|2007||Fallen Angel||Wendy Ellis|
|2011||Death in Paradise|
|2013||Scott & Bailey|
|Waiting for You||Janet|
- "Dr Laura Hobson". IMDb.com. IMDb, Inc., An Amazon.com company. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- Billington, Michael (2 October 2013). "Handbagged – review". Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- "Clare Holman Biography". IMDb.com. IMDb.com,Inc., an Amazon Company. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "Who Is Supporting Our Work". planuk.org. PLANUK. Retrieved 25 July 2016.