Claire Warden (Mercutio/Nurse/Lady Capulet) Originally from the small island of Guernsey, Claire began her acting career in the UK, getting her BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Birmingham and further training with The National Theatre. She worked in both theatre and TV in the UK before moving to America 10 years ago. Along with a thriving career as an actress and fight director, Claire is co-leading the Intimacy Direction movement across the entertainment industry.
Claire has starred in Network television shows such as Quantico (ABC Network) and High Maintenance (HBO) as well as Jack the Ripper – An Ongoing Mystery for the Discovery Channel. Film work includes I Can, I Will, I Did; Kilimanjaro; Tomorrow Comes Today; When The Night Falls; Freedom Fighter and The Factory. Claire’s Off-Broadway credits include Engaging Shaw (Abingdon Theatre), The Libertine (Kirk Theatre) and A Persistent Memory (Becket Theatre). Other New York and regional credits include One Man, Two Guvnors (Berkeley Rep/South Coast Rep), Romeo and Juliet (Utah Shakespeare/Utah Symphony), Pericles (Passion in Practice/ Ben Crystal), Edward IV (American Shakespeare Center), Outside Mullingar (FST), Henry V (as Henry V) (Accidental Shakespeare), Macbeth (Humanist Project), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Henry V (The Shakespeare Forum), Other Desert Cities (Lake Dillon Theatre), Moon for the Misbegotten (Luna Stage), Mary Stuart (Theatreworks), Lost In Yonkers (New Harmony Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Stoneham Theatre) and Humble Boy (Publick Theatre). Favorite UK credits include The Trojan Women, Women of the Sidhe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Aladdin. More info at www.clairewarden.com