About

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TV: In 2012 Claire was in the BBC’s SILK. For three years Claire was Miss Drill in The Worst Witch for ITV, (BAFTA. 40 Episodes – USA Syndicated). Also, The Little Matchmaker, House of Elliot, One Foot in The Algarve, CITV Presenting.

Theatre: Also in Spring 2012, Claire played Queen Clytemnestra in Ted Hughes version of The Oresteia at The Riverside Studios. In Autumn 2012 the new works, TALES FROM THE COAST, developed with Claire, played at the Kings Head Theatre. Previous theatre work includes: Sarah in Pinter’s The LoverJoy in Bryony Lavery’s Last Easter, The Royal Exchange Theatre, The Globe Theatre, Haymarket Theatre Royal, Paines Plough Laboratory, Soho Theatre, E.N.O. and Opera North, Stephen Pimlott’s Carmen at Earls Court and Tokyo;  & the London cast of Felix Ruckert’s internationally acclaimed RING at The Place Theatre. Claire participates in experimental, devised and co-written works and rehearsed readings, and workshops with DV8, Frantic Assembly, Told by an Idiot and Theatre O.

Films include A Hat For The Camel,  for Brodie Films, One Foot in The Algarve, BBC,  Space Invaders, Jewel and Eme’s Story, To The Waters and The Wild and several shorts and collaborations with experimental artists.

She won the Edinburgh Fringe First Award in 2002 for co-devising and performing in 100 with the Imaginary Body Theatre Co. Reviewers said, ‘The Charismatic Claire Porter, like a dramatic haiku.’
100 transferred to The Soho Theatre, and with Glynis Henderson Productions it toured to The Toronto International Theatre Festival, Australia and Brazil.

Claire Porter first trained at the Royal Ballet School and the Rambert Academy. She danced at Covent Garden and with London City Ballet Company at Sadlers Wells and internationally and enjoyed a ten-year career before being asked by Mark Rylance to join his company for The Tempest at The Globe Theatre.
Claire retrained as an actress at The Paines Plough Actors Laboratory and The London Actors Centre and studied voice with George Hall.

Claire PorterIn 1996 Claire founded BlueGreen Productions.

Her adaptation of The Drowning Point into a solo show was produced by BlueGreen Productions and gathered exceptional reviews at Edinburgh 2005. It was then invited by Ian Talbot, to play the Regent’s Park Studio Season, in 2006.

In 2007 she wrote Wine, Chips and Funerals and developed the play at the Royal Court Theatre’s Play Writing Course. She is developing her next play, Bombsite Daisies.