Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Today's TV

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Today's TV

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Starfile Claire Goose

Image: Bubbly blonde actress.

Best Known For: Playing nurse Tina Seabrook in Casualty.

Early Life: Born February 10, 1975, in Edinburgh.

When she was two the family moved to Norfolk, where she grew up with her older sister and brother.

At 16, she enrolled in the Italia Conti Stage School, and took on a variety of jobs, including silver-service waitress and a story-telling raccoon in a theme park. Her first small-screen appearance was in the drama No More Dying Then.

Career: Claire lost out to Martine McCutcheon for the role of Tiffany in EastEnders, before landing her big break on Casualty in 1997, playing vulnerable nurse Tina Seabrook until 2000. She played Detective Mel Silver in Waking the Dead from 2000 to 2004, then insisted her character be killed off, before pursuing other projects, including Secret Smile, Perfect Day and Love Lies Bleeding..

In 2007, Claire completed her first movie, an independent film called Bad Day. In August last year, she joined the cast of The Bill, playing Sergeant Rachel Weston.

Away from acting, she enjoys dancing and is interested in tarot cards.

Love Life: Married producer Craig Woodrow in December 2007.

Don't Mention: Reality TV.

She's not a fan, and has repeatedly turned down offers to take part in such shows.

Quote: "I always tend to play quite vulnerable characters, and I would quite like to do some silly stuff, just really stupid comedy. " Tonight: The Bill, ITV1, 8pm..

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Emmerdale (ITV1, 7pm) The Wyldes have never been huge fans of Andy and Maisie's relationship, and the young couple aren't taken in by Natasha's attentions when she invites them to the shoot. Maisie does her best to better her mother and is delighted when Andy gains a per fect score, but things take a turn for the worse when Debbie arrives. …

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