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Claire Davenport

Last updated 09 January 2020

Claire Bernice Davenport

Born: Monday 24th April 1933
Died: Monday 4th March 2002 (age: 68)


Claire Davenport  was an English actress well-known for her "junoesque" form and who was often cast in character roles which highlighted her large physique.

She was born in Sale, Cheshire and began acting in 1961 with a theatre role in Caesar and Cleopatra at the Oxford Playhouse in Oxford.

Her film work includes cameo roles in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (as the Fat Dancer), The Elephant ManBirth of the BeatlesThe Tempest, and Carry On Emmannuelle. On television she appeared in Remington SteeleDoctor WhoGeorge and MildredRobin's NestFawlty Towers and at least three episodes of On The Buses among others.

Her last television appearance was in a 1993 episode of The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer. Her last appearance in the theatre was in the play On the Air (1998).

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