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After three years of drama school, she headed to Manchester and the Royal Exchange Theater. There, among her other credits, she had leading roles in the plays "The Deep Man", "Measure For Measure" and "A Streetcar Named Desire", in which she played "Stella". At the same time, she was busily carving a niche for herself in numerous BBC television ... See full bio »
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Known For

Hellraiser
Hellraiser Julia
(1987)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
(1988)
The Golden Compass
(2007)
Cassandra's Dream
Cassandra's Dream Dorothy Blaine
(2007)

Filmography

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 2018 Heretiks (post-production)
Reverend Mother
 2017-2018 The Worst Witch (TV Series)
Miss Cackle
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... Miss Cackle
- Tabby (2017) ... Miss Cackle
 2016 The Complete Walk: Richard III (Short)
Margaret
 2013-2015 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Ohila
- Hell Bent (2015) ... Ohila
- Prologue (2015) ... Ohila (uncredited)
 2015 EastEnders (TV Series)
Hazel Warren
- Episode dated 29 September 2015 (2015) ... Hazel Warren
- Episode dated 28 September 2015 (2015) ... Hazel Warren
- Episode dated 25 September 2015 (2015) ... Hazel Warren
- Episode dated 24 September 2015 (2015) ... Hazel Warren
- Episode dated 22 September 2015 (2015) ... Hazel Warren
 2014 New Tricks (TV Series)
Francis Kane
- Deep Swimming (2014) ... Francis Kane
 2014 Rogue (TV Series)
Vivian
- Coup de Grace (2014) ... Vivian
- Oh Sarah (2014) ... Vivian
- Better Red Than Dead (2014) ... Vivian
- The Last Supper (2014) ... Vivian
- Killing an Arab (2014) ... Vivian
 2014 Father Brown (TV Series)
Dinah Fortescue
- The Daughters of Jerusalem (2014) ... Dinah Fortescue
 2013 Holby City (TV Series)
Susannah Harris
- Home (2013) ... Susannah Harris
- Back from the Dead (2013) ... Susannah Harris
- The More Deceived (2013) ... Susannah Harris
- Only Human (2013) ... Susannah Harris
 2013 I Give It a Year
Elaine
 2012 Homefront (TV Mini-Series)
Paula Raveley
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... Paula Raveley
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Paula Raveley
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Paula Raveley
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Paula Raveley
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Paula Raveley
 2012 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Mrs. Bartlett
- Episode #3.6 (2012) ... Mrs. Bartlett
- Episode #3.3 (2012) ... Mrs. Bartlett
 2012 Shameless (TV Series)
Hazel
- Episode #10.3 (2012) ... Hazel
 2012 Parade's End (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Claudine
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Lady Claudine
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Lady Claudine
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Lady Claudine
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Lady Claudine
 2012 A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Clair De Grunwald
 2012 The Syndicate (TV Series)
Joyce
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Joyce
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Joyce
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Joyce
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Joyce
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Joyce
 2011 Casualty (TV Series)
Brenda Tunnell
- Charlie's Angels (2011) ... Brenda Tunnell
 2010 Toast (TV Movie)
Mavis
 2009 Casualty 1909 (TV Series)
Mrs Ramsbury
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Mrs Ramsbury
 2009 Being Human (TV Series)
Josie
- Bad Moon Rising (2009) ... Josie
 2009 Minder (TV Series)
Liz Grant
- A Matter of Life and Debt (2009) ... Liz Grant
 2005-2008 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
'Medea' read by / Gina Colby / Laura Crawford
- Talking to the Dead (2008) ... 'Medea' read by (voice)
- Death in a Chocolate Box (2007) ... Gina Colby
- Midsomer Rhapsody (2005) ... Laura Crawford
 2007/I The Stronger (Short)
 2007 Spring 1941
Clara Planck
 2007 Cassandra's Dream
Dorothy Blaine
 2006 Goldplated (TV Series)
Yvonne
- Cassidy's Mother (2006) ... Yvonne
 2005 Murder in Suburbia (TV Series)
Helen Whittle
- Witches (2005) ... Helen Whittle
 2005 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Cook
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Cook
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Cook
 2005 Bigger Than the Sky
Edwina Walters
 2005 M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (TV Series)
Lesley Pattison
- Episode #2.1 (2005) ... Lesley Pattison
 2004 The Libertine
Molly Luscombe (as Claire Higgins)
 2004 Stage Beauty
Mistress Revels
 2000 The Bill (TV Series)
Judy Ryan
- Take It or Leave It (2000) ... Judy Ryan
 2000 The Secret (TV Mini-Series)
Maggie Hewitt
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Maggie Hewitt
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Maggie Hewitt
 1998 B. Monkey
Ms. Cherry
 1996 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Maureen Bristow
- The Best Laid Plans (1996) ... Maureen Bristow
 1996 Small Faces
Lorna Maclean
 1996 Silent Witness (TV Series)
D.S. Farmer / Detective Superintendent Farmer / Det. Supt. Harriet Farmer
- Sins of the Fathers: Part 2 (1996) ... D.S. Farmer
- Sins of the Fathers: Part 1 (1996) ... Detective Superintendent Farmer
- Darkness Visible: Part 2 (1996) ... D.S. Farmer
- Darkness Visible: Part 1 (1996) ... Detective Superintendent Farmer
- Long Days, Short Nights: Part 2 (1996) ... D.S. Farmer
 1996 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Susannah Dixon QC
- Men of Substance (1996) ... Susannah Dixon QC
 1994-1995 Screen Two (TV Series)
Lindsay Fontaine / Fiona
- The Absence of War (1995) ... Lindsay Fontaine
- Men of the Month (1994) ... Fiona
 1995 Thin Ice
Fiona
 1994 Fatherland (TV Movie)
Klara
 1993 Circle of Deceit (TV Movie)
Eilish
 1993 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Marjorie Wilde
- A Man Lay Dead (1993) ... Marjorie Wilde
 1993 Bad Behaviour
Jessica Kennedy
 1992 Downtown Lagos (TV Mini-Series)
Ms. McDonald
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Ms. McDonald
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Ms. McDonald
 1992 Boon (TV Series)
Christine Pryall
- Deadline (1992) ... Christine Pryall
 1989 After the War (TV Mini-Series)
Rachel Lucas / Rachel Jordan
- Final Demands (1989) ... Rachel Lucas
- In the Sixties (1989) ... Rachel Lucas
- Winds of Change (1989) ... Rachel Lucas
- Love and Kisses (1989) ... Rachel Lucas
- Partners (1989) ... Rachel Jordan
 1988 The Fruit Machine
Eve
 1987 Up Line (TV Movie)
Fizzy Targett
 1987 Hellraiser
Julia
 1986 Hideaway (TV Mini-Series)
Ann Wright
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Ann Wright
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Ann Wright
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Ann Wright
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Ann Wright
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Ann Wright
 1985 Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series)
Catherine Bowers
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Catherine Bowers
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Catherine Bowers
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Catherine Bowers
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Catherine Bowers
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Catherine Bowers
 1984 Mitch (TV Series)
Jo
- Nature of the Beast (1984) ... Jo
- Saturday Night (1984) ... Jo
- Squealer (1984) ... Jo
- Who Must Remain Anonymous (1984) ... Jo
- Sleeping Dogs (1984) ... Jo
 1981 Byron: A Personal Tour (TV Movie)
 1981 Plays for Pleasure (TV Series)
Ann
- The Concubine (1981) ... Ann
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Annie MacFarlane
- Unity (1981) ... Annie MacFarlane
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Other Works:

Stage play: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - playing Martha, Theatre Royal, Bath, UK. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Claire Higgins

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[talking about the hardest scene she had to do in Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)] The most difficult thing I had to do in "Hellbound" was walk down the wind tunnels with a jet engine blowing at me, keep my eyes open and look evil at the same time! There's a lot of wind in this movie . . . and blood . . . and slime . . . and gore . . . See more »

Trivia:

Despite a long and successful career on-stage, she is perhaps best known in films for her sinister portrayal of "Julia" in Hellraiser (1987), a role she also reprised in the sequel, Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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