Claire Rushbrook is an English actress who is known for the TV show, My Mad Fat Diary (2013-2015). She plays the role of Linda Earl (mother of Rae) in the show that revolves around a tragic and humorous story of Rae, who spends four months in a psychiatric hospital for attempting suicide.
Besides that, she has appeared in TV shows like No Offence (2018), Home Fires (2015-2016), Genius (2017), Mutual Friends (2008), and Family Business (2004). Similarly, she has also acted in several notable movies, including Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), Lizzie and Sarah (2010), Spice World (1997), and Secrets & Lies (1996).
Furthermore, Claire’s romance-drama movie Ammonite is in the post-production stage as of January 2020. She is to play the character of Eleanor Butters in the movie.
Bio: Age, Education
Claire Rushbrook was born on 25th August 1971 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, as Claire Louise Rushbrook. She went to Rose Bruford College in 1992, where she studied acting.
Claire Rushbrook’s family resides in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Both her father and mother are professional teachers. Claire also has an older brother in her family.
Moreover, her mother wanted to be an actress which made her train at a theatre group. Interestingly, Claire also joined the same theatre group as her mother during her school days.
Claire Rushbrook started to build her career after she completed her education in drama. Before making her way to the big screen appearance, she trained and acted at the theatre, and in that process, she played the role of Olga in Chekov's Three Sisters, Fanny Hawthorne in Hindle Wakes, and Fifty Revolutions at the Whitehall Theatre.
A still of Claire Rushbrook from the 2019's series Don't Forget the Driver (Photo: bbc.co.uk)
Additionally, she also performed for Radio 4---as Tess in Tess of the D'Urbervilles and as the title role in Nana.
Claire, eventually, got her first movie project in 1996 when she was offered the movie Secrets & Lies.
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Since then, Clarie has not looked back and has been part of many movies and TV shows---her career has helped her earn fame and respect.
Five Things To Know About Claire Rushbrook
- Claire’s zodiac sign is Capricorn.
- She went to the Queen Mother Theatre in Hitchin, London to participate in the Big Spirit Youth Theatre program.
- In 2005, she played the character of Helene in the original UK stage version of Festen at the Richmond Theater in London.
- She was nominated by the BAFTA Television Awards in Best Supporting Actress category in 2014 for her role in television show My Mad Fat Diary.
- She played Fran in the six-episode TV mini-series Don't Forget the Driver (2019) that was directed by Tim Kirkby.