Claire Lovering | Biography

Claire graduated from WAAPA in 2010 and was awarded the Leslie Anderson Award for Most Outstanding Acting Showcase and the Sally Burton Award for Best Female Performance of a Classical Text that same year.

Immediately after graduating Claire made her professional theatre debut in Tim Winton’s first play, Rising Water, for Melbourne Theatre Company and the Black Swan State Theatre Company for which she received a Best Newcomer nomination at the WA Equity Guild Awards. She has also starred in Day One, A hotel, Evening and The Damned for Black Swan State Theatre Company and in the premiere production of David Williamson’s Managing Carmen for the Queensland Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company; directed by Wesley Enoch.  Claire played Elaine Robinson opposite Jerry Hall in the West End production of The Graduate in Melbourne and most recently played Sharon in the Australian Premiere production of Detroit for Darlinghurst Theatre Company.

Claire’s screen credits include the ABC comedy pilot The Let Down (Directed by Trent O’Donnell), Wonderland (Channel Ten) and the Warner Brothers Feature San Andreas.  

Claire has recently turned to writing and her debut self-penned solo show; River premiered at The Old 505 Theatre in a production directed by Sarah Giles. In 2015 River toured to Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festivals where it was nominated for a FRINGEWORLD Best Theatre award and won the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Theatre. Most recently Claire won the inaugural Spectrum Now ANZ Blue Rooms Series for most promising emerging Theatre talent.

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