Clare Marshall

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Clare Marshall (19**-). Stage, television and film actress. Also credited as Claire Marshall.

Biography

Born Clare Moore, she married Ken Marshall in 1960.

Youth

She was educated in India, England and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

Training

Clare studied drama and singing in the UK where she also made her stage debut.

Career

She became well known for her work on stage, television and radio in Rhodesia. In 1974 she moved to Johannesburg.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Performed in The Merchant of Venice (as “Nerissa”), Gypsy (as “Tessie Tura”), The Norman Conquests (as “Annie”), A Bed Full of Foreigners (as “Simone”), Blithe Spirit (as “Ruth” for PACT), A Tribute to Lili Lamont (as “Lili Lamaont” for PACT), Hay Fever (as “Judith Bliss” with CAPAB), Fourth Love (as “Myra” at the Academy Theatre), For Love or Money (as “Stella” at the Academy Theatre).

She starred in the Academy Productions production of Ernest Thomson’s On Golden Pond in 1979, in Pieter Toerien’s production of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off in 1983. It returned later that same year for another run. She starred in Grease at the Alexander Theatre in 1992.

For Pieter Toerien: Moving (1981), Key for Two, Noises Off, Run for your Wife (1984-5), The Marriage-Go-Round, Lend Me a Tenor, Spider's Web (1991).

Other productions include Bermuda Avenue Triangle, Absurd Person Singular, Till Debts Do Us Part, Relatively Speaking, A Song at Twilight, The Decorator, The Mousetrap, Damsels in Distress.

Awards, etc

Sources

SACD 1975/76; 1977/78; 1978/79; 1980/81.

Spider's Web programme notes, 1991.

IMDb [1].

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