Claire Keelan

Claire Keelan (born May 1975) is an English actress. She played Claire Ashcroft in Nathan Barley and Electroclash in No Heroics.

Claire Keelan
BornMay 1975 (age 44)
Years active2004present
Spouse(s)Simon Farnaby


Keelan is a former member of the Royal Court Young People's Theatre.[1] She trained at Westminster College between 1998 and 1999.[2]


Keelan has appeared in the films A Cock and Bull Story (2005), Pierrepoint (2005) and Hush (2009).

Her television credits include Perfect Day, Survivors, Sorted, Moving On, The Trip, and the pilot episode of How Not to Live Your Life. She played the lead roles of Claire Ashcroft in Nathan Barley and Electroclash, aka Sarah, in No Heroics. In 2003 she appeared in an episode of Channel 4's Art Show written by Charlie Brooker.

Keelan's theatre work includes Top Girls, Ultra Violet, Les liaisons dangereuses, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rise and Shine and The Electric Hills.[3]



Year Show Role Notes
2004 All About Me Sarah
- Downloading (2004)
Situation comedy
2005 Nathan Barley Claire Ashcroft Situation comedy
Perfect Day Kate Television film
2006 The Bill Sian Frost
- Episode 419 (2006)
Police procedural
Sorted Polly
- Episode 1.6 (2006)
Drama series
Perfect Day: The Millennium Kate Television film
Perfect Day: The Funeral Kate Television film
2007 How Not to Live Your Life Episode: "Pilot" Situation comedy
2008 Survivors Linda
Episode: "Episode 1.5"
Post-apocalyptic drama
2009 No Heroics Electroclash / Sarah Comedy series
Moving On Sonia
- Bully (2009)
Anthology series
2010-2017 The Trip Emma Situation comedy
2011 Outcasts Carla Shapiro
Episode: "Episode 7"
Drama series
2012 Line of Duty DS Leah Janson Crime drama
2012 The Last Weekend Ian's girlfriend Psychological crime drama on ITV
2013 Agatha Christie's Poirot Nurse Craven Episode: "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case"
Black Mirror Naomi Episode: "Be Right Back"
2017 Carnage Lindsay Graber Mockumentary


Year Film Role Notes
2005 A Cock and Bull Story Make Up Assistant Feature film
Pierrepoint Jessie Kelly Feature film
2006 Hard to Swallow Saskia Short film
2009 Hush Wendy Feature film
2013 Mister John Kathleen Devine Feature film
2014 The Trip to Italy Emma Feature film
2017 The Trip to Spain Emma Feature film
2017 Paddington 2 Police Officer Feature film


  1. GS interview with No Heroics star Claire Keelan Geek Syndicate. Retrieved on 2009-08-18.
  2. "CV - Claire Keelan". Hamilton Hodell. 21 December 2005. Archived from the original on 21 December 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  3. The Electric Hills - Cast Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Retrieved on 2009-08-18.
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