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Claire Goose
Born 10 February 1975 (1975-02-10) (age 34)
Edinburgh, Scotland

Claire Goose (born 10 February 1975) is a British actress. She was educated at Wisbech Grammar School. She is best known for her role as nurse Tina Seabrook in the BBC television drama Casualty and later as DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead.

Claire was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and lived there till she was 2 and a half, in a little village called Clarewood. She grew up in Norfolk. Her parents are mother Joy and father David, who is a GP in King's Lynn, and has also looked after the Royals. Claire also has an elder sister, Caroline, a nursery nurse and an elder brother, Duncan, who works in marketing.

She is a graduate of the Italia Conti Academy stage school. Early theatre roles included Addicted to Love, and Hitting Home with Colin Tarrant at the Man in the Moon Theatre, written by James Woolf and directed by Dave Gillies. She has an older brother called Duncan, who is an entrepreneur who started up the "one water" company where all the profits go to the roundabout playpumps in Africa.

She had previous jobs including a silver service waitress, a story telling racoon in a theme park, admin work for the NSPCC and has also done modelling. Claire enjoys clubbing, tarot cards, palm reading and playing poker, she has also been dancing since the age of three. Before her big break in Casualty, she nearly got the role of Tiffany in EastEnders, but was beaten by Martine McCutcheon, and she was also down to the last two for a part in Soldier Soldier and on the shortlist of fifty of the part of Dev's new girlfriend in Coronation Street

She played Inspector Rachel Weston (The Bill) in ITV's The Bill, following Gillian Taylforth's departure from the programme in August 2008. Claire's debut on the show was on 6 August. She is currently on maternity leave from the programme.

She has received the attention of those who vote in the FHM magazine poll of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World" on numerous occasions, with improved placings over time:

Claire married producer Craig Woodrow in December 2007. The two met three years previously on a blind date, and are expecting their first child in September 2009.

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