Real name: Claire Goose
Birthdate: February 10, 1975
Partner: Jonathan Kerrigan
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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 BBC television series Casualty and later as DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead.
Claire was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grew up in Norfolk. 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 Woolfand 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 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:
- 1998 Poll No. 94
- 1999 Poll No. 38
- 2000 Poll No. 29
Claire once said "the only people I can really see are actors and film crew because they don't put you on a pedestal": Inside Soap 1999. Claire remains single.