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Claire Goose
Born (1975-02-10) 10 February 1975 (age 48)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Education Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Occupation Actress
Craig Woodrow
(m. 2007)

Claire Goose (born 10 February 1975) is a British actress from Edinburgh, Scotland. She played Tina Seabrook, a nurse in BBC One's Casualty, DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead, and Sergeant (later Inspector) Rachel Weston in ITV's The Bill. She also narrated the last two series of Road Wars for digital satellite channel Sky 1 in 2009 and 2010.

In 2015 she took the part of the leading character in BBC Birmingham's series The Coroner.

Early life

Born in Edinburgh, Goose was raised in Dersingham, England, where her father worked as a general practitioner. She has an elder sister, Caroline, a nursery nurse, and an elder brother, Duncan, who started the One Drinks company. Goose is a former pupil of Wisbech Grammar School and a graduate of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Personal life

In the 1990s Goose dated her Casualty co-star, Jonathan Kerrigan. In 2007 she married TV producer Craig Woodrow. Together they have two daughters, Amelia and Eveline.


Early theatre roles included Addicted to Love, and Hitting Home at the Man in the Moon Theatre. She also appeared in early adverts for Impulse women's body spray.

She became well known during the late 1990s as nurse Tina Seabrook in Casualty. From August 2008, she played Sergeant, later Inspector Rachel Weston in ITV's The Bill.

In 2011 she appeared in BBC1 drama Exile with John Simm, and in 2015 appeared in the fourth series of Death in Paradise.

From 2015 she starred as the titular character in the BBC Birmingham daytime drama The Coroner, set in the fictional coastal town of Lighthaven in South Devon. The series ran to 20 episodes. The BBC announced on 2 March 2017 that there would be no further series.

In 2019, she played the lead role of Thea in "The Girl Who Fell" by Sarah Rutherford at Trafalgar Studios.


Awarding Body Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Royal Television Society (Midlands awards) 2016 Best acting performance Jane Kennedy in BBC series The Coroner Won


Year Title Role Other notes
1995 The Bill Stacey Abbot Episode: "What the Eye Doesn't See"
1996 EastEnders Sally (Hairdresser) Episode: "#12.139"
1997—2000 Casualty Tina Seabrook 80 episodes
1999 Holby City Tina Seabrook Episode: "Kill or Cure"
2000—2004 Waking the Dead DC/DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver Series 1–4; 39 episodes
2001 Slap Bang Herself
2002 Danny Loves Angela Angela Film (short)
Alone Alice Film
2003 Friday Night In Jenny Film (short)
Gifted Maxine Norris TV film
2004 L'Assommoir Gervaise BBC Radio 4
2005 The Afternoon Play Kate Dobie Episode: "The Good Citizen"
Secret Smile Kerry Cotton TV mini-series, 2 episodes
Perfect Day Amy 3 episodes
2006 Love Lies Bleeding Zara Terry TV film
2007 About a Dog Sarah BBC Radio 4
2008 Bad Day Rebecca Ryan Film
Second Guest Suzy Film (short)
Barnet Shuffle Tina Film (short)
2008—2010 The Bill Sgt./Insp. Rachel Weston 41 episodes
2009—2010 Road Wars Narrator Series 7, Part II
2011 Hustle Kathleen Episode: "The Delivery"
Exile Mandy TV mini-series, 3 episodes
2012 Mount Pleasant Kim Series 2; 6 episodes
Candle to Water Mia Film
2013 Pat & Cabbage Clare Episode: "#1.6"
Miriam Female neighbour Film (short)
2014 Undeniable Jane Phillips TV mini-series, 2 episodes
New Tricks DCI Grace Mackie Episode: "Breadcrumbs"
2015 Death in Paradise Katie Peters Episode: "Hidden Secrets"
The Rezort Valerie Wilton Film
Unforgotten Ellie Greaves Series 1; 5 episodes
2015—2016 The Coroner Jane Kennedy Series 1–2; 20 episodes
2018 Stan Lee's Lucky Man Rachel Reeve Series 3; 2 episodes
Dark Heart Phoebe Kyriacou 2 episodes
2019 Mash Cathy Film (short)
Murdoch Mysteries Katherine Talbot Episode: "Troublemakers"
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