Claire King (I)

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Claire was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, and raised in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, with her brother and sister. Bradford-born King played the dastardly Kim Tate on Emmerdale originally for 10 years from 1989. She left the soap in dramatic fashion in 1999 and went on to star in a number of TV dramas over the next decade. These ... See full bio »

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Bad Girls Karen Betts
(2000-2005)
Emmerdale Farm Kim Tate / Kim Barker / Kim Marchant
(1989-2021)
(2016)
King of Crime Yvonne King
(2018)

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 1989-2021 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Kim Tate / Kim Barker / Kim Marchant
- Episode #1.9200 (2021) ... Kim Tate
- Episode #1.9199 (2021) ... Kim Tate
- Episode #1.9198 (2021) ... Kim Tate
- Episode #1.9197 (2021) ... Kim Tate
- Episode #1.9196 (2021) ... Kim Tate
 2020 Drive Me to the End
Cassandra
 2018 King of Crime
Yvonne King
 2013-2018 Casualty (TV Series)
Caryl Billington / Geraldine Worthing
- Episode #32.19 (2018) ... Caryl Billington
- With and Without You (2013) ... Geraldine Worthing
 2014-2017 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Erica Holroyd
- Episode #1.9223 (2017) ... Erica Holroyd
- Episode #1.9222 (2017) ... Erica Holroyd
- Episode #1.9221 (2017) ... Erica Holroyd
- Episode #1.9220 (2017) ... Erica Holroyd
- Episode #1.9219 (2017) ... Erica Holroyd
 2016 A Reason to Leave
Sarah
 2014 Drifters (TV Series)
Cath
- Hen Don't (2014) ... Cath
 2012 The Wedding Video
Gina
 2005-2012 Hollyoaks (TV Series)
Andrea Mason QC / Governor
- Episode #1.3405 (2012) ... Governor
- Episode dated 18 November 2005 (2005) ... Andrea Mason QC
- Episode dated 17 November 2005 (2005) ... Andrea Mason QC
- Episode #1.1648 (2005) ... Andrea Mason QC
- Episode #1.1647 (2005) ... Andrea Mason QC
 2011 Awesomenauts (Video Game)
Coco Nebulon / S.U.S.I. (voice)
 2010 The Gemma Factor (TV Series)
Betty
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Betty
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Betty
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Betty
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Betty
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Betty
 2008 The Royal (TV Series)
Lucy Bayliss
- Slings and Arrows (2008) ... Lucy Bayliss
 2006 In the City (TV Series)
Stella
- Episode #1.20 (2006) ... Stella
- Episode #1.19 (2006) ... Stella
- Episode #1.18 (2006) ... Stella
- Episode #1.17 (2006) ... Stella
- Episode #1.15 (2006) ... Stella
 2006 The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Mini Series)
Gina Harper
- More Deaths than One (2006) ... Gina Harper
 2005 Donovan (TV Series)
Sally Parker
- Episode #2.2 (2005) ... Sally Parker
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Janice Perry
- Another Car Wreck (2005) ... Janice Perry
 2005 The Afternoon Play (TV Series)
Joanna Clay
- The Good Citizen (2005) ... Joanna Clay
 2000-2004 Bad Girls (TV Series)
Karen Betts
- Episode #6.12 (2004) ... Karen Betts
- Episode #6.11 (2004) ... Karen Betts
- Episode #6.10 (2004) ... Karen Betts
- Episode #5.13 (2003) ... Karen Betts
- Episode #5.12 (2003) ... Karen Betts
 2004 The Courtroom (TV Series)
Madeline Jackson-Carter
- One Hit Wonder (2004) ... Madeline Jackson-Carter
- Gatsos (2004) ... Madeline Jackson-Carter
- No Less a Life (2004) ... Madeline Jackson-Carter
- Five Below Zero (2004) ... Madeline Jackson-Carter
 2004 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Louise Russell
- The Price of Fame (2004) ... Louise Russell
 2004 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Paula Wakeman
- Still Waters (2004) ... Paula Wakeman
 2002 Doctors (TV Series)
Jenny Hennessey
- Into the Shadows (2002) ... Jenny Hennessey
 1999 Babes in the Wood (TV Series)
Angela
- Episode #2.6 (1999) ... Angela
 1989 Cold Light of Day
Prostitute
 1989 Elvis Costello: This Town (Music Video)
 1989 Alas Smith & Jones (TV Series)
 1988 Hale and Pace (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (uncredited)
 1988 Wish Me Luck (TV Series)
Cinema Usherette
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Cinema Usherette (uncredited)
 1987 Hearts of Fire
Groupie (uncredited)
 1987 Eat the Rich
Yuppie Bitch (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the "Prime Mover" (by Zodiac Mindwarp) and "This Town" (by Elvis Costello) music videos.

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Alternate Names:

Claire

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Peter Amory  (separated)
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Trivia:

Changed her name from Claire Seed as there was already an actress with this name in Equity, the British actors' union; she says the name "King" comes from her love of horse racing (the sport of kings) and Elvis Presley, of whom she is a big fan. See more »

Nickname:

Jayne Seed See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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