Clare Grogan is a Scottish actress and singer, whose breakthrough into the acting world came in 1981 when she was cast as the character Susan in Gregory’s Girl.She...Read More
Clare Grogan is a Scottish actress and singer, whose breakthrough into the acting world came in 1981 when she was cast as the character Susan in Gregory’s Girl. Suffering a sever facial wound in a Glasgow pub just a few weeks before filming started, she would have lost the role if director Bill Forsyth hadn’t refused to recast it. She was therefore filmed mostly in profile, using morticians’ wax to cover up the scar when filmed close up.
She followed this performance up with successive roles in a number of productions, including Forsyth’s Comfort and Joy (1984), the BBC’s television version of Blott on the Landscape, and a recurring role in series 1, 2 and 6 of the TV show Red Dwarf. Grogan has appeared in Father Ted, in EastEnders (1997-8), and has hosted a talk show in the UK. She has appeared in the TV series of Skins and played the title role in a stage adaptation of Educating Rita. Alongside this impressive acting resume, Grogan has also had a very successful music career. The lead singer of Altered Images until 1983, Grogan launched a solo career before forming Universal Love School in 1989 and performing in gigs around the UK. Grogan has appeared with Chesney Hawkes, Toyah Willcox and Limahl as The 80s Supergroup in the 2011 series of Let's Dance for Comic Relief.
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