Claire Louise Amias

  • Actor
    Female / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    37 - 47
    Height
    5' 8" (1m 73cm)
    Weight
    9st. 4lb (59kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim
  • Images

    Files

    • video file (mp4)
    • sound file (mp3)
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  • Agent

    Agent
    Steve Nealon Associates
    Contact
    0207 1250468
    Website
    www.stevenealonassociates.com

    Links

    Personal Website
    www.clairelouiseamias.com
    IMDB
    IMDB
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020Phyllis, allows Amias to offer a very convincing drunk – this is a sad and vulnerable woman... excellent cast.
Cormac Richards
reviewsgate.com
2019Claire Louise Amias is excellent as Essendine’s strong-minded wife.
Cormac Richards
reviewsgate.com
2019“Amias creates a shrewd and noble pragmatist. In this captivating performance she is waspish and daring too."
Kimprov
kimprovised.wordpress.com
2019Plays to See **** “Amias and Lawrie create a real chemistry on stage."
Aleksandra Sakowska
playstosee.com
2019Phoenix FM **** “Amias shows just what a talented actor can do with our emotions."
Christopher Stagg
phoenixfm.com
2016A strong, well modulated voice, the ability to switch character in an instant, and a repertoire of assorted voices
Malcolm Eadie
remotegoat.com
2016Amias alternated between the narrator and characters seamlessly. The emotion she portrayed translated as real, current and authentic
Katie Walsh
ayoungertheatre.com
2016Excellent stage work... I was especially taken by Claire Louise Amias, who controlled this piece, speaking into the darkness.
James Bacon
forbiddenplanet.co.uk
2015Exceptional actors ...The exasperation that Claire Amias' Sonia exhibits is palpable
Michael Davis
femalearts.com
2015A uniformly excellent castthemattinee.com
2014Robust performances that underscore the weighty issues at hand, especially Amias’ prosecutor whose initial zeal is later tempered by doubts.
Michael Davis
femalearts.com
2014Excellent actingthepublicreviews.com
2014Claire Louise Amias is outstanding as a woman despised for loving a man condemned by the rest of the world.
Jon Wainwright
thepublicreviews.com
2014“Claire Louise Amias' underplaying is masterful... deserves recognition for one of the most affecting female portrayals you will see anywhere
Martin Slidel
whats-on-london.co.uk
2014Claire Louise Amias is magnificent as Vivianne, a fool in love but definitely not a fool in other ways
Lyn Gardner
theguardian.com
2014impressively large and all-female ensemble performs with crystalline precision ... Claire Louise Amias and Elizabeth Donnelly are warmly convincingthestage.co.uk
2014one must give credit to Claire Louise Amias for her uninhibited and extremely moving portrayal of the complex Vivianne.
Madelaine Moore
femalearts.com
2014Claire Louise Amias was also sensational... raw and powerful... rare to see acting with such real and intense emotion.everything-theatre.co.uk
2014Claire Louise Amias rises to the challenge of taking Vivianne from brittle victim to supportive sister to reinvigorated steely avenger
Malcolm Eadie
remotegoat.com
2013All of them (the cast) deserve a credit, especially Claire Louise Amias whose RADA training shines through.
Christopher Ager at Off-Stage Magazine
womenoftwilightplay.co.uk
2013Tremendous performances from each member of the cast… a moving moment, played superbly by Claire Louise Amiasatomies.org
2013An exceptional ensemble performance of this piece... I was enthralled throughout.everything-theatre.co.uk
2013Amias also gives us moments of complete normality... these moments of lightness are a pleasant surprise and are delivered beautifullyayoungertheatre.com
2013Claire Louise Amias gives Lisa a keenly observed vulnerabilitywhatsonstage.com
2012Amias shone darkly as a strong force... demonstrates a laudable confidence and strength in her execution of a difficult role.
Terri-Anne Teo
remotegoat.com
2012A well-detailed study of a woman doing her best in trying circumstances...her hair-loosened liberation was entirely crediblewhatsonstage.com
2012The production's cast and script deliver on the comedy frontstageinsider.wordpress.com
2012This is a very talented troupe, and I'd recommend them whole-heartedly
Chris Hislop
fringereview.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Pauline
Film (Feature)
The Last Twitch
Pablo Raybould
Shooting Lodge Productions
2020 - 2021Queen Morgana
TV
Engendered
Shay Gray and Miles McEvoy
Royal Holloway College
2020Woman (lead)
Radio
Missing
Tracey Hayward
Unpolished Little Gems
2020Rose
Film (Feature)
8 Semanas De Aislamiento
Eva María Fernández
Miss Scarlett Films
2020Anne
Film (Feature)
Goodbye Mary
Eva María Fernández
Miss Scarlett Films
2019Voice Over
Voiceover
The Secret Letter (Audiobook)Harper Collins
2019Liz Essendine
Theatre (Tour)
Present Laughter
Andrew Beckett
Paul Taylor-Mills Repertory Season
Chesterfield Pomegrante
2019Aphra Behn
Theatre
Oranges & Ink
Alex Pearson
A Monkey With Cymbals
Tristan Bates Theatre
2019Mabel Smith
Film (Feature)
Borley Rectory
Ashley Thorpe
Carrion Films
2019Phyllis
Theatre
Season's Greetings
Claire Evans
Claire Evans Ltd.
The Manor Pavilion Sidmouth
2019Sheila
Theatre
Suddenly at Home
Patric Kearns
Paul Taylor-Mills Repertory Season
The Manor Pavilion Sidmouth
2018Mags
Theatre (Tour)
Handbagged
Andrew Beckett
Paul Taylor Mills Repertory Season
Windsor Theatre Royal
2018Sheila
Theatre (Tour)
Relatively Speaking
Claire Evans
Paul Taylor Mills Repertory Season
Windsor Theatre Royal
2018Narrator
Voiceover
DVD Featurette for 'The Terror of the Tongs'
Marcus Hearn
INDICATOR, Powerhouse Films Ltd
2018Narrator
Voiceover
DVD Featurette for 'Yesterday's Enemy'
Marcus Hearn
INDICATOR, Powerhouse Films Ltd
2018Narrator
Voiceover
DVD Featurette for 'The Stranglers of Bombay'
Marcus Hearn
INDICATOR, Powerhouse Films Ltd
2018Narrator
Voiceover
DVD Featurette for 'The Camp on Blood Island'
Marcus Hearn
INDICATOR, Powerhouse Films Ltd
2018Narrator
Voiceover
Underwater Breathing (Audio Book)Clipper / WF Howes
2018Aphra Behn
Theatre
Oranges and Ink
Alex Pearson
A Monkey With Cymbals
Pleasance
2018Mother
Commercial
Red Cross Campaign
Simon Rattigan
Adam and Eve DBB
2018Dee
Rehearsed Reading
Bootcamp
Madelaine Moore
The Thelmas / Women at RADA
RADA Club Theatre
2018Charleen
Film (Short)
CrackdownJeannie Fong
2018Hannah
Film (Short)
To Trend on TwitterAndy Wooding
2017Maggie (lead)
Theatre
Hobson's Choice
Stuart Burrows
Paul Taylor Mills Repertory Season
Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield and Manor Pavillion Theatre, Sidmouth
2017Aphra Behn
Theatre (Tour)
The Masks of Aphra Behn
Pradeep Jey
A Monkey With Cymbals
New Wimbledon Theatre (and tour)
2017Narrator
Voiceover
Friend for Life (audio book)Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
2017Narrator
Voiceover
DVD Featurette for 'Maniac'
Marcus Hearn
INDICATOR, Powerhouse Films Ltd
2017Narrator
Voiceover
DVD Featurette for 'Fanatic'
Marcus Hearn
INDICATOR, Powerhouse Films Ltd
2017Narrator
Voiceover
DVD Featurette for 'The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb'
Marcus Hearn
INDICATOR, Powerhouse Films Ltd
2017Narrator
Voiceover
DVD Featurette for 'The Gorgon'
Marcus Hearn
INDICATOR, Powerhouse Films Ltd
2016Aphra Behn
Theatre
The Masks of Aphra Behn
Pradeep Jey
A Monkey With Cymbals
So & So Arts Club
2016Amanda Pixelated-Smythe
Radio
The Sloane Strikes Back
Claire Evans
Henry Lewis
2016Claire
Corporate
Lloyds Bank Etiquette FilmSpeakeasy Productions
2016Alice Sternsberger
Film (Short)
Ideal Candidate
Amy Comper
Honey Bee Films
2016Claire
Film (Short)
Urban Project
Denis Hoti
Heiligberg
2016Mother
Film (Short)
Dee Gal
Kumara Raja
Pathumai Padam Ltd.
2016Call Handler 3
Voiceover
Police Call Handler Audio Clips
Keith Thomas
Sightline
2016Laura
Theatre
The Ghost Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More
Sean Hogan
Bad Bat
Tristan Bates Theatre
2015Mags
Theatre (Tour)
Handbagged
Indhu Rubasingham
Eleanor Lloyd Productions
Norwich Theatre Royal
2015Sonia Barton
Theatre
Child Z
Suzette Coon
Little Pieces of Gold
Southwark Playhouse
2015Gamma Grimes
Rehearsed Reading
The Lucky Chance, by Aphra BehnWomen at RADA
RADA Club Theatre
2015Lead
Theatre
The Chairs
Artur Assis
Stonecrabs
2015Hilary de Maulay
Rehearsed Reading
The Great Charter
Sarah Berger
So and So Arts Club
2015Alison
Rehearsed Reading
It Started With A Touch
Jake Murray
So and So Arts Club
2015Voice Over
Voiceover
Phone AppCity House Media
2014Vivianne
Theatre
Women of Twilight
Jonathan Rigby
11F
Pleasance Theatre London
2014Elizabeth Anderson
Theatre
Blind Eye
Benet Catty
Benet Catty Productions
Theatre 503
2014Jane
Theatre
Memory of the OtherA Monkey With Cymbals
John Gieldgud Theatre, RADA
2014Coulter
Theatre
The Finger of God
Mev Bertrand
11F
Clean Break
2014Mum
Corporate
Tesco Training FilmMedia Zoo
2014Vivianne
Theatre
Women of Twilight
Jonathan Rigby
11F
White Bear Theatre
2013Detective Fiona Johnson
Film (Short)
The Trip
Prano Bailey-Bond
Soul Rebel films
Winner of Unchosen Film competition
2013Lydia
TV
The Unexplained
Flaminia Graziadei
Venome Productions
2013Lisa
Theatre
Aftercare
Barry Edwards
Scenepool / Optik
White Bear Theatre
2013Vivianne
Theatre
Women of Twilight
Jonathan Rigby
White Bear Theatre
2012Irene
Theatre (Tour)
Funny Peculiar
Bob Tomson
Bill Kenwright Ltd
Number 1 Tour
2012Julia
Film (Short)
Man vs Sand
Prano Bailey-Bond
NonPop Productions
Aesthetica Film Festival Award Winner
2012Mum
Film (Short)
And to All a Good Night
Mark Tehnsuko
LILYwoot Pictures
2012Lisa
Theatre
Aftercare
Barry Edwards
Scenepool / Optik
Alma Theatre
2010 - 2012Janet Street-Porter and other Reporters
Voiceover
Tomorrow's Times - Doctor Who Featurette
Marcus Hearn
BBC
2011Josie
TV
Rosamunde Pilcher: Stolen Summer
Stefan Bartmann
FFP New Media
2011Megan
Theatre
Alice, What's the Matter?
Pradeep Jey
A Monkey With Cymbals
The Space
2011Simone
Theatre
Alternative
Melinda Burton
Trunkman Productions
Etcetera Theatre
2011Nicky Banks
Corporate
Santander Video
Rosie Perkins
Impact Universal Ltd
2010Beattie
Film (Feature)
The Magic Hour
Katherine Araniello
104 Films
UK Film Council
2010Various
Theatre
Pinter's People
Lucy Pattison
Highly Strung
Etcetera Theatre
2010Evelyn
Theatre
The Shape of Things
Pradeep Jey
A Monkey with Cymbals
The Space
2010Helena
Theatre
Midsummer Night's Dream
Vivien Grant-Jones
RADA
2010Voice Over
Commercial
Wine WeaverRichard Gooderick
2010Police Support Worker
Corporate
Police Cuts Film
Lucian Evans
Leap Films
2009Tamora
Theatre
Titus Andronicus
Mandy Zuckman
RADA
2009Singer
Commercial
Sing! T-Mobile
Partizan
Saatchi and Saatchi
2008Ms Conrad
Film (Feature)
Telling Lies
Antara Bahardwarj
Moonlight Entertainments
GB
2008Tamina
Theatre
Under The Eagle
Conrad Blakemore
LS1 Productions
White Bear Theatre
2008Girl (lead)
Film (Short)
Tide
Felix Wiedemann
BFI, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Raindance
2007Young Nurse (main supporting)
Film (Feature)
Provoked
Jag Mohan Mundhra
Metro Film Corporation
GB
2007Lady Capulet
Theatre
Romeo and Juliet
Linnie Reedman
Honest Hands
Greenwich Playhouse
2007Blonde
Film (Short)
Circumcise This!Ben Ginsburg
2006Nancy
Music Video
Jackson's Warehouse / Hotel By The SeaHSI London
2006Lie Detector Woman
Still Photos
Incredible, But True (VW)DDB London
2006Woman (Lead)
Film (LB)
Road
Gurchetan Singh
White Out Films
GB
2006Mysterious Girl (lead)
Film (Short)
20th Century Wolf
Dominic Stinton
Independent Production
2005Amanda
Film (Feature)
True Identity
Shaun Jefford
Midland Pictures
GB
2005Laughing Bird
Commercial
Idents on 'I'm a Celebrity'' for 1st Choice Holidays
Roderick Fenski
RSA/ ACNE Fims
20051 of 4 Leads
Commercial
TK Maxx
Katie Bell
Bikini Films
2005Jogger (main supporting)
Commercial
Peugeot
Ken Arlidge
Paper Plane Pictures
GB
2004Lead
Music Video
The Beta Band / Easy
Sammie Man
Flynn Productions Ltd
2004Clare (lead)
Theatre
The Lodger
Conrad Blakemore
Leonie Scott-Matthews
Pentameters Theatre
2003Aphrodite
TV
Untold beauty
Chris Walker
BBC
2003Young Lady (lead)
Theatre
I'm Dreaming, But Am I?
Anca Molosaga
Finborough Theatre
Finborough Theatre
2003Pontius Pilate
Theatre
Carnival Messiah
Geraldine Connor
West Yorkshire Playhouse
West Yorkshire Playhouse
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2011Post Graduate ActingRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
    20003 yr. ActingBretton Hall

    Additional Skills

    directing

    playwriting

    artist

    modelling

    singing (alto)

    horse riding (basic)

    stage combat

    Additional Information

    Claire worked on the popular German TV 'Rosamunde Pilcher' (an episode called 'Stolen Summer') which was screened on ZDF in Germany and 30 other countries.

    About me

    Claire played Liz Essendine in 'Present Laughter' by Noel Coward at Chesterfield and Sidmouth for Paul Taylor Mills Rep Season 2019. She has recently played Aphra Behn in 'Oranges & Ink' at Tristan Bates Theatre (to glowing reviews), Sheila in 'Relatively Speaking' and Mags in 'Handbagged' at the Theatre Royal Windsor and short tour. She played Mrs Smith in feature film 'Borley Rectory' opposite Reece Shearsmith, came out on BluRay in late 2019. She also played Phyllis in Alan Ayckbourn's play 'Season's Greetings' in November.

    She has worked extensively on stage and screen. On screen Claire has played main supporting roles in numerous feature films including Beattie in 'The Magic Hour' (which was screened at BAFTA as part of the London Film Festival, and had a UK cinema release), Ms Conrad in 'Telling Lies' (with Jason Flemyng and Melanie Brown which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and had a world-wide release), and the Young Nurse in 'Provoked' which starred Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane and Aishwarya Rai, premiered at Cannes, and came out on world-wide cinema release. She has also worked for the BBC on voice overs for a series of Doctor Who DVD featurettes.

    On stage Claire played Vivianne in a production of the lost 1950s play 'Women of Twilight', at both The Pleasance and White Bear Theatres. It received outstanding reviews. Claire toured with the hit Olivier winning play ‘Handbagged’ written by Moira Buffini on its UK No 1 Tour, 'Funny Peculiar' - a Bill Kenwright No 1 Tour, played Elizabeth in 'Blind Eye' at Theatre 503 and played Sonia in the play 'Child Z' at the Southwark Playhouse. Other work has included roles at the West Yorkshire Playhouse (Carnival Messiah), Finborough (I'm Dreaming, But Am I?), The Space (The Shape of Things), and National Tours of classical theatre (Romeo and Juliet).

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Dublin
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Romanian
    • Dublin
    • Eastern European
    • French
    • Irish
    • Irish RP
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Piano
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Cockney
    • Essex
    • Lancashire
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Somerset
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Upper-Class Massachusetts
    General Dance Skills
    • Contemporary
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Sexy