Clare Grogan

Clare Patricia Grogan

Clare Grogan(bornClaire Patricia Grogan, 17 March 1962) is a Scottish actress and singer , sometimes credited asC.P. Grogan. She is best known as the lead singer of the 1980s new wave music group Altered Images and for supporting roles in the 1981 filmGregory's Girland the science fiction sitcomRed Dwarfas the first incarnation of Kristine Kochanski .

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 Clare Grogan's Early life

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 Clare Grogan's Acting career

ifrom her first name.

This led to her breakthrough acting role in 1981'sGregory's Girlas Susan. Because of her facial wound, there were objections from the producers, but Forsyth refused to recast the role and Grogan was filmed mostly in profile. When filmed in close up, makeup artists covered Grogan's scar with mortician's wax.[dead link]

In 1984, she played Charlotte in Forsyth'sComfort and Joy. In 1985, she was the receptionist in the BBC Television version ofBlott on the Landscape. She had a recurring role playing Dave Lister 's would-be love-interest , Kristine Kochanski , in series 1, 2 and 6 of the TV showRed Dwarf. In series 7, she was replaced by Chloë Annett . Grogan has also appeared inFather Ted(episode " Rock-a-Hula Ted ") as a feminist rock singer and inEastEndersas Ian Beale 's love interest, Ros Thorne (1997–1998).

She appeared in the 1998 comedyJilting Joe, played control-freak office manager Sandra Reeves in the 2006 filmThe Penalty King, and starred in the Scottish gangster movieThe Wee Manin 2013. She also appeared in the video for Peter Kay and Matt Lucas ' charity single " I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) ", recorded for Comic Relief 's Red Nose Day 2007. She also played Danny's mother in the 2006 Scottish sit-com,Legit.

Grogan appeared in the TV seriesSkinsas Shelley, the mother of Mini McGuinness.

at Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1987.

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 Clare Grogan's Music career

Grogan developed her singing career as the lead singer of Altered Images , originally a five-piece band that included Johnny McElhone (later of the Scottish rock band Texas ), whom she met while studying for her Highers . It became a four-person band with the departure of two members and the addition of Stephen Lironi, who played both guitar and drums . The band had a string of hits in the early 1980s, including " Happy Birthday ", "Don't Talk to Me About Love", "I Could Be Happy" and "See Those Eyes". The group split up after the release of their third album,Bite(1983).

Grogan later attempted a solo career, but after her single "Love Bomb" failed to gain chart success in 1987, her albumTrash Madwas never released. Grogan formed Universal Love School in 1989 with Lironi, performing a series of gigs around the UK. However, it was short-lived and produced no hit singles. In 2000, she contributed vocals to the song "Night Falls Like a Grand Piano" on The 6ths ' albumHyacinths and Thistles. She recorded a version of "Angels with Dirty Faces" for the Frankie Miller tribute album. The track "Her Hooped Dream" appears onThe Ultimate Celtic Album.

Let's Dance for Comic Relief.

Grogan sometimes covers for radio presenters on BBC 6 Music , most often for Nemone and sometimes Liz Kershaw .

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 Clare Grogan's Writing

, about a girl who forms a pop band.

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 Clare Grogan's Personal life

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 Clare Grogan's References

  1. "Biographies: Clare Grogan". STV. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  2. "Clare Grogan: Kissing Ian Beale wasn't so bad, actually (interview)". Metro. 10 April 2003. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  3. "Altered Images - Now Claire must change her name". Evening Standard. 21 August 1984. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  4. "Alter Girl". The Herald (Glasgow). 8 September 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  5. Scotland at the Movies: Attack on Gregory's Girl. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  6. Scottish Theatre Archive
  7. Clare Grogan's my one 'n only 'The Sun' 4 March 2011
  8. "Singer Clare Grogan launches children's book". Birmingham Mail. 23 October 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  9. "Clare Grogan: Love at first sight when I met my baby girl". The Mirror. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 

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