Leanne Wilson

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Plays Claire Guildford

DATE OF BIRTH : 10th August 1980

HEIGHT : 5ft 2

BORN : Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

LIVES : Lives in LA

FAMILY : Mother, Linda, who works in a cosmetics store, and her electrician dad, John. Younger brother Matt (-1), who works as a trainee computer operator and younger sister Olivia (-6). ‘I’m the eldest, they say bossy – I say protective!’

HUSBAND: Keith Whallett, a builder who she met on holiday in Greece. ‘It started as a holiday romance which you’d think would never last, but it has and I’m really happy – It’ll make you sick!’. Married in May 2006.

CHILDREN : Two daughters, Summer Sophia (b.2012) and Cece Valentina (b.2014)

TRAINED : Sylvia Young Theatre School

ON HER CHARACTER CLAIRE : ‘Independant, honest, confident and good at her job. She’s determined, outgoing and not only does she say what she thinks, but she also stands by what she believes in. What’s more, she loves getting up in the morning for work.’

ON AMBITION TO BECOME AN ACTRESS : ‘My Mum knew I was going to be an actress the day I came home from school crying because I hadn’t got the lead in the school play.’

TELEVISION CREDITS : Renford Rejects; Harry & Cosh; Risk; Night & Day; Doctors; Tracker; New Tricks; Casualty; Stars in Fast Cars; Peep Show; Method; Bare Tales; Better Off Ted; House; Workshop

FILM CREDITS : The Holiday; Is Harry on the Boat?; 2nd Take; It’s a Living

THEATRE CREDITS : Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Mack & Mable; Peters Project; Dick Whittington; Peter Pan The Musical; Soho; Bugsy Malone; Annie; Dream Team; Why Aren’t We All Dancing; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Cricket on the Hearth; Carrots; Blast Off; Oliver; Snow; School for Scandal

AGENT : Shepherd Management Ltd, 4th Floor, 45 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2PE.

Premier Talent Group, 4370 Tujunga Avenue, Suite 110, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA 91604, USA.

Twitter : @LeanneWilson001

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