Claire Cooper

Claire Cooper

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Claire Cooper
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Born Claire Elizabeth Cooper
Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999-present
Spouse(s) Emmett J. Scanlan (m. 2015)

Claire Elizabeth Cooper is a British actress, best known for portraying Jacqui McQueen in Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, a character she played from 2006 to 2013.

Cooper co-owns clothing rental boutique The Closet[1] in Liverpool with Hollyoaks co-stars Jennifer Metcalfe and Leah Hackett.[2]

Early life[edit]

Cooper was a British champion gymnast for 10 years while attending Sandal Endowed Middle School.[3]

Cooper attended the Guildford School of Acting.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Cooper has appeared in various British television shows, including a two-part episode on Waking the Dead in 2004. She made appearances on Coronation Street and Waterloo Road in 2006.

Cooper made her on-screen debut in Hollyoaks in September 2006. In 2009 she played a character in the second series of Hollyoaks Later. In late 2010 she was in an hour-long spin-off episode called Hollyoaks: King of Hearts.

In 2016, Cooper played the part of Claire in the second series of In the Club.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Red Dwarf 50s woman
/(uncredited)
Series 8: Episode 5
2004 Waking The Dead Audrey Clayton Series 4: Episodes 1 and 2
2006 Waterloo Road Zoe Series 1: Episode 3
Coronation Street Anya Spader Series 47: Episode 161
2006-13 Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen 462 Episodes
2007 Most Haunted Herself Episode – Most Haunted Live at Halloween: Tatton Park
2008 All Star Family Fortunes Herself Episode – Hollyoaks vs Emmerdale
This Morning Herself Series 20: Episode 4900
Big Brother’s Big Mouth Herself Series 10: Episode 2
The Hollyoaks Music Show Jacqui McQueen Series 13: Episode 60
Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack Celebrity HiJacker
/Herself
Series 1: Episodes 22 and 23
2009 Hollyoaks Later Jacqui McQueen Series 2: Episodes 1-5
Strictly Come Dancing Herself Round 6
Ready, Steady, Cook Herself Series 20: Episode 9
2010 Derren Brown Investigates Herself Episode – The Man Who Contacts The Dead
Hollyoaks: King of Hearts Jacqui McQueen Late night special one-off episode
2011 Hollyoaks Best Bits 2011 Herself TV movie
2014 From There to Here Matilda Two episodes
2015 A.D. The Bible Continues Herodias Six episodes
2016 In the Club Claire Series 2.[4]
Six Wives with Lucy Worsley Anne Boleyn Two episodes
2017 12 Monkeys Eliza One episode
Love, Lies & Records Sarah One episode

Awards and nominations[edit]

Cooper won Best Actress at British Soap Awards in 2013 and Best Family at Inside Soap Awards in 2009. She has also received several nominations:

Year Result Award Category Film or series Character
2007 Nominated* Inside Soap Awards Best Actress [5] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
2009 Nominated* Inside Soap Awards Best Actress[6] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Won Inside Soap Awards Best Family (for McQueen family)[7] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
2010 Nominated* Inside Soap Awards Best Actress[8] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
2011 Nominated* National Television Awards Outstanding Serial Drama Performance Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Nominated All About Soap Bubble Awards Best Actress[9] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Shortlisted* British Soap Awards Best Actress[10] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Nominated British Soap Awards Best Dramatical Performance Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Nominated* TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actress[11] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Shortlisted* Inside Soap Awards Best Actress[12] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Nominated* Inside Soap Awards Best Dramatical Performance[13] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Nominated* Inside Soap Awards Best Wedding Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Nominated Royal Television Society North West Awards Best Performance in a Continuing Drama[14][15] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
2012 Nominated* National Television Awards Outstanding Serial Drama Performance Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Nominated Shorty Awards Best Actress[16] n/a n/a
Nominated All About Soap Awards Best Actress[17] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
2013 Won British Soap Awards Best Actress[18] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
Nominated British Soap Awards Best Dramatic Performance[18] Hollyoaks Jacqui McQueen
  • (*) means there were two main round of nominations for that category. For that particular category, nominated means she only made the first round of nominations and shortlisted means she made the second and final round of nominations to be decided by either the public vote or by a judging panel.
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