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  Clare Byam Shaw

British Guest Artist
Shakespeare's Lovers (by James Simmons and Clare Byam Shaw)

Clare Byam Shaw trained at L.A.M.D.A. and was awarded The Matthew Forsyth Prize in 1979. Her television credits include performances in the B.B.C.'s "Lovejoy," "Growing Pains," "The House of Elliot," "Casualty," "Bergerac," "Gaudy Nights," "All the World's A Stage," "Waters of The Moon," and "Unity Mitford." Film credits include "Anna Lee," "May to December," "Saracen," and "Prospects." Ms. Byam Shaw's Theatre credits include The Royal Shakespeare Company's "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Cyrano de Bergerac" at Stratford and London as well as on tour in the USA and in Europe.

She has also played in the National Theatre's "Second Mrs. Tanquery" as well as performed in repertory as Margaret in the Birmingham Rep's "A Man For All Seasons" and Alison in "Look Back In Anger." Other credits include "Henry V," "The Way of the World," "Julius Caesar," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and numerous others.

In addition she regularly guest stars on numerous television series (i.e. Lovejoy - Rachel - Fruit of the Dessert (1994); The House of Eliott - Miss Spencer - Episode Four (1991); Bergerac - Pathologist - The Other Woman (1989); Lord Peter Wimsey - 3rd Shrewsbury College MA - Gaudy Night (1987) and has starred in Family Affairs (1997) - Luisa Warrington (2000).

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