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Claire Oberman (born 1956) is a Dutch-born British and New Zealand-raised actress, known for her role as Australian nurse Kate Norris in the television drama Tenko.[1]

Claire Oberman
Years active1977-2015

Her other TV appearances include Fortunes of War, Paradise Postponed, Gentlemen and Players, as Alex Farrell in Trainer,[2] as Mrs. Jeffrey Fairbrother in Hi De Hi,[3] as Sarah in To Be the Best,[4] Bugs and Eleventh Hour (2006).

Oberman played the role Shirl in the film Goodbye Pork Pie in 1981.[5][6] She also appeared in the films Patriot Games (1992),[7] and Dil Jo Bhi Kahey... (2005), and starred in the German TV play Das schöne Ende dieser Welt [de] (1983).[8] She also appeared in the TV show The Two Ronnies.[5]


Oberman was raised in New Zealand and studied at the National Drama School.[9] She currently works as a writer and an actress, residing in London.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Goodbye Pork Pie Shirl
1992 Patriot Games Lady Holmes
1999 The Colour of Funny Petula Aldwin
2005 Dil Jo Bhi Kahey... Claire Besson


  1. ^ Hooks, Barbara (4 February 1982). "From Halcyon to Hell: Tenko". The Age. Retrieved 18 November 2018 – via
  2. ^ Twisk, Russell (4 October 1992). "The Odd Couplings". The Observer. Retrieved 18 November 2018 – via
  3. ^ "7 15 Hi-De-Hi!". The Guardian. 17 December 1983. Retrieved 18 November 2018 – via
  4. ^ Miller, Ron (25 July 1992). "CBS Pits Miniseries Against Olympics". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 18 November 2018 – via
  5. ^ a b c "Back up that little yellow Mini". The New Zealand Herald. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  6. ^ Thomas, Kevin (13 May 1983). "On the Road Again in New Zealand". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 November 2018 – via
  7. ^ Willis, John (1 February 2000). Screen World 1993: Comprehensive Pictoral and Statistical Record of the 1992 Movie Season. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 68. ISBN 9781557831750.
  8. ^ "Movie: The Beautiful End of This World (1983), SBS at 9.15 pm". The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 June 1985. Retrieved 18 November 2018 – via
  9. ^ "Claire Oberman". NZ On Screen. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 18 November 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)

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