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Claire Goose (born 10 February 1975) is a British actress. She played Tina Seabrook, a nurse in BBC One's Casualty, DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead.[1][2] and 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.

Claire Goose
Born (1975-02-10) 10 February 1975 (age 44)
Edinburgh, Scotland
EducationItalia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Home townDersingham, Norfolk, England
Spouse(s)Craig Woodrow

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


Early lifeEdit

Born in Edinburgh,[3] Goose was raised in Dersingham, Norfolk, England, where her father worked as a general practitioner.[3] She has an elder sister, Caroline, a nursery nurse, and an elder brother, Duncan, an entrepreneur who started up the One Drinks company (best known for One Water), which donates its profit to clean water projects in Africa.[4][5][6] Goose is a former pupil of Wisbech Grammar School and a graduate of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Personal lifeEdit

Married in 2007 to TV producer Craig Woodrow,[3] Goose has two daughters, Amelia and Eveline.[7]


Early theatre roles included Addicted to Love, and Hitting Home with Colin Tarrant at the Man in the Moon Theatre, written by James Woolf and directed by Dave Gillies. She also appeared in early adverts for Impulse women's body spray.

She became well known in the UK during the late 1990s as nurse Tina Seabrook in Casualty. From August 2008, she played 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 stars 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.


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 [8]


Year Title Role Other notes
1997—2000 Casualty Tina Seabrook 80 episodes
1999 Holby City Tina Seabrook Episode: "Kill or Cure"
2000—2004 Waking the Dead DS Mel Silver Series 1—4; 39 episodes
2001 Slap Bang Herself
2002 Alone Alice
2003 Gifted Maxine Norris TV Movie
2004 L'Assommoir Gervaise BBC Radio 4
2005 The Afternoon Play Kate Dobie Episode: "The Good Citizen"
2005 Secret Smile Kerry Cotton 2 episodes
2005 Perfect Day Amy 3 episodes
2006 Love Lies Bleeding Zara Terry 2 episodes
2007 About a Dog Sarah BBC Radio 4
2008 Bad Day Rebecca Ryan
2008—2010 The Bill Inspector Rachel Weston 41 episodes
2009—2010 Road Wars Narrator Series 7, Part II
2011 Hustle Kathleen Episode: "The Delivery"
2011 Exile Mandy 3 episodes
2012 Mount Pleasant Kim Series 2; 6 episodes
2014 Undeniable Jane Phillips 2 episodes
2014 New Tricks DCI Grace Mackie Episode: "Breadcrumbs"
2015 Death in Paradise Katie Peters Episode: "Hidden Secrets"
2015—2016 The Coroner Jane Kennedy Series 1—2; 20 episodes
2015 The Rezort Valerie Wilton
2015 Unforgotten Ellie Greaves Series 1; 6 episodes
2018 Stan Lee's Lucky Man Rachel Reeve Series 3; 2 episodes


  1. ^ T & G record. Transport and General Workers' Union (Great Britain). 2003. p. 26.
  2. ^ "Waking the Dead". BBC. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Claire Goose Biography on IMDB". Retrieved 27 August 2016.
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  5. ^ "The Bill actress Claire Goose reveals her joy at her first pregnancy... and how she nearly lost her unborn child". London: The Bill. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  6. ^ Stone, Andrew (7 December 2008). "How I made it: Duncan Goose, founder of One Water". London: The Times. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  7. ^ "The Unforgotten's Claire Goose on taking time out to have kids and her juicy new role". 'Mirror'. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  8. ^ "RTS Midlands awards". Retrieved 25 November 2016.

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