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Claire Cooper
Claire Cooper at the 2010 Inside Soap Awards
Born
Claire Elizabeth Cooper

(1980-10-26) 26 October 1980 (age 40)
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2015)
Children1

Claire Elizabeth Cooper (born 26 October 1980) is a British actress, best known for portraying Jacqui McQueen in Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, a character she played from 2006 to 2013.

Cooper co-owns clothing rental boutique The Closet[1] in Liverpool with Hollyoaks co-stars Jennifer Metcalfe and Leah Hackett.[2]

Early life

Cooper was a British champion gymnast for 10 years.[3]

Cooper attended the Guildford School of Acting.[4]

Career

Cooper has appeared in various British television shows, including a two-part episode on Waking the Dead in 2004. She made appearances on Coronation Street and Waterloo Road in 2006.

Cooper made her on-screen debut in Hollyoaks in September 2006. In 2009 she played a character in the second series of Hollyoaks Later. In late 2010 she was in an hour-long spin-off episode called Hollyoaks: King of Hearts.

In 2016, Cooper played the part of Claire in the second series of In the Club.[5]

Personal life

Cooper married her boyfriend Emmett J. Scanlan on 31 December 2015 in New York City.[6] On 8 May 2020, she announced she was pregnant with their first child. On 18 July 2020, she gave birth to a boy.[7] In October 2020, Cooper disclosed that she had a miscarriage the previous year.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Red Dwarf 50s woman
/(uncredited)
Series 8: Episode 5
2004 Waking The Dead Audrey Clayton Series 4: Episodes 1 and 2
2006 Waterloo Road Zoe Ramsden Series 1: Episode 3
Coronation Street Anya Spader Series 47: Episode 161
2006–2013 Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen Series regular, 532 episodes
2007 Most Haunted Herself Episode - Most Haunted Live at Halloween: Tatton Park
2008 All Star Family Fortunes Episode – Hollyoaks vs Emmerdale
This Morning Series 20: Episode 4900
Big Brother's Big Mouth Series 10: Episode 2
The Hollyoaks Music Show Jacqui McQueen Series 13: Episode 60
Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack Celebrity HiJacker
/Herself
Series 1: Episodes 22 and 23
2009 Hollyoaks Later Jacqui McQueen Series 2: Episodes 1–5
Strictly Come Dancing Herself Round 6
Ready, Steady, Cook Series 20: Episode 9
2010 Derren Brown Investigates Episode - The Man Who Contacts The Dead
Hollyoaks: King of Hearts Jacqui McQueen Late night special one-off episode
2011 Hollyoaks Best Bits 2011 Herself Television film
2014 From There to Here Matilda Two episodes
2015 A.D. The Bible Continues Herodias Six episodes
2016 In the Club Claire Series 2.[5]
Six Wives with Lucy Worsley Anne Boleyn Two episodes
2017 12 Monkeys Eliza One episode
Love, Lies & Records Sarah
2019 Knightfall Sister Anne Series 2
2020 Strike Back Amy McAllister Series 8: Episode 6

Awards and nominations

Cooper won Best Actress at British Soap Awards in 2013 and Best Family at Inside Soap Awards in 2009. She has also received several nominations:

Year Result Award Category Film or series Character
2007 Nominated* Inside Soap Awards Best Actress [8] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
2009 Nominated* Best Actress[9]
2010 Nominated* Best Actress[10]
2011 Nominated* National Television Awards Outstanding Serial Drama Performance
Nominated All About Soap Bubble Awards Best Actress[11]
Shortlisted* British Soap Awards Best Actress[12]
Nominated Best Dramatical Performance
Nominated* TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actress[13]
Shortlisted* Inside Soap Awards Best Actress[14]
Nominated* Best Dramatical Performance[15]
Nominated* Best Wedding
Nominated Royal Television Society North West Awards Best Performance in a Continuing Drama[16][17]
2012 Nominated* National Television Awards Outstanding Serial Drama Performance
Nominated Shorty Awards Best Actress[18] n/a n/a
Nominated All About Soap Awards Best Actress[19] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
2013 Won British Soap Awards Best Actress[20]
Nominated Best Dramatic Performance[20]

References

  1. ^ "The Closet : Celebrity Dress Hire". Theclosetliverpool.com. Archived from the original on 6 May 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
  2. ^ Dawn Collinson (3 March 2010). "Lifestyles - Hollyoaks actresses opening a new boutique called the closet". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
  3. ^ Tansley, Janet (25 July 2007). "My Last Supper: Claire Cooper". Retrieved 30 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Claire Cooper- GSA (Guilford School of Acting".
  5. ^ a b http://www.whatsontv.co.uk/hollyoaks/news/it-s-a-dream-come-true-newlywed-hollyoaks-ex-claire-cooper-is-in-the-club ‘It’s a dream come true!’ Newlywed Hollyoaks ex Claire Cooper is In The Club!.
  6. ^ Gardner, Alison (1 March 2016). "It's a dream come true!' Newlywed Hollyoaks ex Claire Cooper is In The Club!". What's on TV. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  7. ^ Saunders, Emmeline (19 July 2020). "Hollyoaks' Claire Cooper gives birth to her and Emmett Scanlan's first baby". Daily Mirror. Reach PLC. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Inside Soap Awards 2007: The Nominations". digitalspy.co.uk. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  9. ^ "They're coming! They're coming! The Inside Soap Awards are back for 2009". digitalspy.co.uk. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  10. ^ "In Full: Inside Soap Awards 2010 Nominees". digitalspy.co.uk. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  11. ^ "In Full: All About Soap Bubble winners". digitalspy.co.uk. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  12. ^ "British Soap Awards 2011 shortlist revealed". digitalspy.co.uk. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  13. ^ "In Full: TV Choice Awards 2011 - Nominees". digitalspy.co.uk. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  14. ^ "Inside Soap Awards nominations shortlist revealed". digitalspy.co.uk. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  15. ^ "In Full: Inside Soap Awards 2011 Nominees". digitalspy.co.uk. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  16. ^ "RTS 2011 Shortlist". rts.org.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  17. ^ "'Coronation Street' biggest winner at RTS North West Awards". digitalspy.co.uk. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  18. ^ "Claire Cooper was nominated for a Shorty Award". shortyawards.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  19. ^ "All About Soap Awards 2012: Full winners list". digitalspy.co.uk. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  20. ^ a b "British Soap Awards 2013 - winners in full". digitalspy.co.uk. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.