CLARE KISSANE by Michael Wharley
Photo: Michael Wharley
4 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1QW
Phone: 020 3151 0710
Mobile: 07733 883328
Phone: 0161-401 0710
18 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QL
Phone: 020 3326 5430
Artist's Website:
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'2" (157cm)
Weight:8st. 2lb. (52kg)
Playing Age:41 - 50 years
Nationality:British, Irish
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Auburn
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Velvety

About me:

Soon to be filming a role in the BBC TV series, His Dark Materials. Recently played Cherie Blair in upcoming feature film Creation Stories directed by Nick Moran, Exec Produced by Danny Boyle. Appeared on stage as Rose in Keeping Up Appearances at the Swanage Rep in August. Just completed the second audio book in the DI Kelly Porter series, Dark Fear, by Rachel Lynch.

Stage Television Film Commercial Corporate Radio Audio Further Credits
2019, Stage, Rose, Keeping Up Appearances, Swanage Rep
2018, Stage, Cherie Blair, Cherie - My Struggle, Optik Theatre, Barry Edwards
2017, Stage, Narrator, Fire Blight, Arcola Theatre, Playwrought Season, Alice Fitzgerald
2017, Stage, Jenny Adams, Performing Medicine, Clod Ensemble, Bella Eacott
2015, Stage, Sonia, Paper People, Eclipse Theatre, Ola Animashawun
2013, Stage, Hospice Worker, As Is, The Finborough Theatre, Andrew Keates
2011, Stage, Diane, The Little Dog Laughed, Project Arts Theatre, Dublin, Mark Pollard
2011, Stage, Suzie, Stand Up and Be Counted No 1 Tour, Chalkstream Entertainment, Jim Davidson
2010, Stage, Karen, Be In The Now with Helen Lederer, Jermyn Street Theatre, Off-West End, Mark Pollard
2009, Stage, Eleanor - NOMINATED BEST ACTRESS, The Bird Sanctuary, Project Arts Theatre, Dublin, Mark Pollard
2008, Stage, Arabella B'stard, The New Statesman, Trafalgar Studios, Ambassador Theatre Group, Josie Rourke
2007, Stage, Sarah B'stard, The New Statesman, No 1 Tour, Ambassadors Theatre Group, Jennie Darnell
2007, Stage, Georgina, Wake Up and Smell The Coffee, New End Theatre, Hampstead, Ninon Jerome
2005, Stage, Mrs Mumford - BEST ACTRESS AWARD, New Boy, Project Arts Theatre, Dublin, Mark Pollard
2003, Stage, Court Pastoral, Caroline, Tristan Bates Theatre, Sue Dunderdale
2003, Stage, Vicky, Everyman - An Immorality Play, Riverside Studios, Sandy Maberley
2001, Stage, Woman, Mountain Language, Royal Court Theatre, Katie Mitchell
2003, Stage, Dona Constanca, Ines De Castro, Greenwich Playhouse, Bruce Jameison
Stage, Miranda, The Tempest, English Shakespeare Company, Tim Carroll
Stage, Bianca, The Taming of The Shrew, Wakefield Opera House, John Hodgson
2015, Television, Val, Flat B, Bad Bread, Tom Goble
2013, Television, Miriam English, The Tunnel Ep 3, SKY ATLANTIC/Kudos Productions, Dominik Moll
2011, Television, Wanda Rivers, That's English, Highwood Productions, Andrew Morgan
2009, Television, Ms Gilroy, EastEnders, BBC, Jennie Darnell
2005, Television, Comedy Sketch, This Week, BBC 1, Kate Ford
2004, Television, Carol Vordeman, This Week, BBC 1, Penny Davies
2001, Television, Solicitor, The Last La Rue, Cable, Simon Howard
2019, Feature Film, Cherie, Creation Stories, Burning Wheel Productions, Nick Moran Exec Prod Danny Boyle
2018, Film, Christine Horowitz, ERA, PUKKA FILMS, Paul Katiz
2018, Film, Coach, Mummy - I mean Coach, Sketches in a Shed, Abbie Lucas
2018, Film, Nurse Jan, Advocate, Inner Eye Productions, Chris Godwin
2017, Film, Susan, Calling Names, White Boat TV, Chris Godwin
2017, Film, Jo, Power in Our Hands, White Boat TV, Chris Godwin
2016, Film, Sarah, Red Cross Sport First Aid Film, Speakeasy, Steve Bookbinder
2015, Film, Mother, Forth, A Common Future, Simon Reichel
2015, Film, Jessica, One Team Launch, Benjamin Taylor Films, Benjamin Taylor
2013, Film, Woman, The Art of Awkward Conversation, Notebook Films Nomination Raindance Film Festival, Tom Melia
2012, Film, Jane Shepherd, Bubbly, Deep-End Films, Colin Stevens
2011, Film, Narrator, 2011 Colllection (documentary), Purple Film Productions, Colin Stevens
2011, Film, Caroline, The Thief, Architect Films, Rahdy Elwan
2004, Film, Helen, Parks (feature), Irantzu Lau-Hing-Fan
2002, Film, Climber, Killing Me Softly (feature), Montecio Picture Company, Chen Kaige
2017, Commercial, Voice, Canon BTL, Fend Photography, Richard Walsh
2016, Commercial, Abigail, ADT Commercial, The Red Brick Road, Joanna Bailey
2015, Commercial, Diane, Atlantis Healthcare, Bryce Groves Filmakers, Bryce Groves
2014, Commercial, Voice Over, Happy Beds, Worthington Brown, Steve Green
2013, Commercial, Fran, GONE GOOGLE Commercial, Across The Pond Productions, Ed Roberts-Grave
2012, Commercial, Financial Director, Cometh The Hour, VidPR - Moving Pictures, Morgan Saunders
2012, Commercial, Presenter, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Website, VidPR Moving Pictures, Morgan Saunders
2015, Corporate, Clara, McKinsey and Co, Luke Powell Films, Luke Powell
2015, Corporate, Diane, PWC, PWC, Luke Powell
2013, Corporate, Voice Over, ComputaCentre Web, ComputaCentre, Tess Freeman
2012, Corporate, Ellie Rodgers, Santander, Content Is King, Rob Martindill
2012, Corporate, Presenter, Newsreel, Novartis
2007, Corporate, Presenter, Family Planning, Family Planning Association
2006, Corporate, Presenter, Anti-gambling campaign, Gamcare
Radio, Sara Smith, Zombies! Run, Six To Start, Matt Wieteska
Radio, Narrator, Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, Norman Smith
Radio, Narrator, Radio 5 Live Emma Barnett, BBC Radio 5Live, Jennifer Sneasby
Radio, Runner 8, Sara Smith, Zombies! Run!, Six To Start, Matt Wiesteska
Radio, Narrator, Heart and Soul, BBC World Service, Kristine Pommert
Radio, Dame Glynne Evans, Parting Shots, Radio 4, Andrew Bryson
Radio, Petronella Wyatt, The Age of Ming/Pick of the Week, BBC Radio 4, Peter Mulligan
Radio, Reading - Alice in Wonderland, Politics UK, BBC World Service, Elaine Thomas
Radio, Cherie Blair, Week In Westminster, BBC Radio 4, Peter Mulligan
Radio, Poetry Reading, Radio 4, BBC, Peter Mulligan
Radio, Lady Hester, Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, Norman Smith
Radio, Poetry Reading, Today In Parliament, BBC Radio 4, Peter Mulligan
Radio, Mary Magdalene, In Praise of God, BBC World Service, Alison Hilliard
Radio, Reader, Poems By Post, BBC World Service, Kate Howells
Radio, Reader, BBC Religion, BBC World Service, Michael Nangla
Radio, Reader, Meridian Books - Short Stories, BBC World Service, Sarah Johnson
2020, Audio, Narrator, Letter to My Younger Self, Audio Book Production, Lisa Hollinshead
2020, Audio, Narrator, The Mausoleum, Audio Book Productions, Lisa Hollinshead
2020, Audio, Narrator, Deep Fear, Listening Books, Jessica Stone
2019, Audio, Narrator, My Very Italian Holiday, Audio Book Productions, Lisa Hollinshead
2019, Audio, Narrator - Audio Book, Dark Fear, Listening Books, Nik De Garis
2018, Audio, Narrator, Dark Game, Audiobooks, Shepperton Studios
Further Credits
2015, Training Film, Katie, PwC, Luke Powell Films, Luke Powell


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Cockney, Devon, Dorset, Edinburgh, French, Irish-Southern, Lancashire, Manchester, Scottish-Standard, Somerset, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Aerobics*, Alpha (Breakdance move)*, Bachata*, Ballad, Ballroom Dancing, Belly Dancing, Ceroc Dance, Flamenco*, Flute, Freestyle Dance, Mezzo-Soprano, Salsa Dancing, Tango, Waltz
Performance:ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Audio Books, Audio Drama, Autocue trained/experienced, Corporate Roleplay, Forum Theatre, Live Roleplay, Meisner Technique, Murder Mystery Events, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Radio Drama, Radio Presenting, Role Play, Sight-Reading (non-musical), TV Presenting, Voice Acting, Voice Over, Voice Over + Home Studio, Voice Over + Studio + Source Connect or similar, Voice Over Professional/Specialist
(* = highly skilled)
Bungee Jumping, Climbing*, Climbing-Rock (SPA)*, Cycling*, Horse-riding, Scuba Diving*, Skiing*, Squash*, Swimming*, Tennis*
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence, Motorcycle Licence
Other Skills:Acrobatics, Computer Literate, Director, Improvisation, Narration, Painting, Vocal Workshop Leader


BA (Hons) Degree Theatre Arts