Claire is a graduate and Foundation Scholar from the Drama and Theatre Studies programme at Trinity College Dublin, and has specialised in the Michael Chekhov technique with the Michael Chekhov International Academy, Dublin & Berlin under Joerg Andrees.
She is a winner of the Cinetalent Spotlight Award at the JDIFF Dublin International Film Festival for her role in Ferdia MacAnna’s All About Eva. She was also awarded the Michel Breton Memorial Prize for excellence during her degree.
Claire has some very exciting projects in development having recently received the Arts Council Agility Award for research and development of her upcoming and compelling new one-woman show, and she is also devising and rehearsing Flirting with the Surreal: An Encounter with Pat Ingoldsby, with her company Random Things Productions. This theatre piece, celebrating the life and works of Ireland’s much-loved writer and poet, will be touring late Summer 2022.
On screen, Claire recently featured in Paddy Slattery’s highly acclaimed feature film Broken Law (Failsafe Films). Additional film credits include Urban Traffik (October Eleven Productions), Hidden Potential (Scan Productions), and Hexing (Dark Window Media).
Highlights from her theatre credits include Meet Me in The Gardens (Shiva Productions), Green Skies, A Double Ryhthm (Lisa Freeman), The Living Poet’s Society (Power of Words Festival), and SAC – Special Area of ConVersation (Joanna Hopkins & Mary Conroy).
We are delighted to announce Paddy Slatterys film Broken Law, featuring Frontline member Claire Blennerhassett, has been accepted to the virtual Newport Beach Film Festival.
The film will be available to view from 1st Oct and you can find out more information Here