Children Kali Perkins
|Name Clare Perkins|
Years active 1991–present
|Movies Bullet Boy, Ladybird - Ladybird, Secrets & Lies, All in the Game, Deadmeat|
Similar People Cornell S John, Saul Dibb, Sally Hibbin, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh
Clare Perkins - Career
Clare Perkins is an English actress who is known for her roles as Denise Boulter in Family Affairs and in EastEnders as Ava Hartman, the daughter of Cora Cross and half-sister of Tanya Branning and Rainie Cross.
Perkins' first role was in Screen Two, as Opal in 1991. In TV she has appeared in Family Affairs, All in the Game, Pigheart Boy (BBC1 BAFTA best children's drama), Casualty, Eastenders, Men Behaving Badly, Big Women and Clapham Junction.
She has appeared in many theatres, such as the Royal Court, Young Vic, National Theatre and Soho Theatre.
Her film credits include Ladybird, Ladybird (Ken Loach), Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh), Bullet Boy (Saul Dibb) and her most recent film 7lives.
In 2011 she turned to performing in many radio dramas for Radio 4 including The Winter house, Landfall, Corrinne Come Back and Gone and Best Intentions.
She was educated at the Rose Bruford College from 1983–1985, and is the mother of Kali Perkins (who appeared in the TV programme The Undateables). She is based in Greater London.