Claire Forlani

Claire Forlani
Claire Forlani

Forlani at the world premiere of Flashbacks of a Fool, 13 April 2008
Born Claire Antonia Forlani
1 July 1972 (1972-07-01) (age 39)
Twickenham, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse Dougray Scott (2007–present)

Claire Antonia Forlani (born 1 July 1972)[citation needed] is an English actress.


Early life

Claire Forlani was born in Twickenham, London, the daughter of Barbara (née Dickinson), who was English, and Pierluigi Forlani, a music manager from Ferrara, Italy.[1][2][3] At the age of 11, Forlani entered the Arts Educational School in London, where she began to study acting. During her six years at the school, she also studied dance, which led to performances on stage in The Nutcracker and Orpheus in the Underworld.


Forlani's parents moved to San Francisco in 1993, in order to allow for wider casting opportunities in Hollywood films. Subsequently, Forlani was cast in the television mini-series J.F.K.: Reckless Youth and the film Police Academy: Mission to Moscow. In 1995, she played the supporting role of Brandi Svenning in Kevin Smith's Mallrats. In 1996, Forlani appeared in a supporting role as Sean Connery's daughter in the blockbuster action movie The Rock. She continued to appear in both widely released and smaller-budget films. Forlani was cast in the 1998 film Deep Rising, but, due to creative conflicts, left the set during the first few days of filming. That same year, she starred with Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black, her most financially successful film. She then appeared in Antitrust, a thriller released in January 2001 to mixed reviews. Forlani was the new face of L'Oréal in 2001. She has been ranked #51 (2000) and #89 (2001) in Stuff magazine's 100 Sexiest Women, #85 (2001) in FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women and was slotted in Loaded's Hot 100 Babes. In 2003, she co-starred with Jackie Chan in The Medallion.

In Autumn 2006, Forlani joined the cast of CSI: NY in a recurring role as a medical examiner, Dr. Peyton Driscoll.[4] In February 2007, Forlani portrayed Tori Bodeen in the movie version of Nora Roberts's best-selling book Carolina Moon. In 2008, she starred opposite Daniel Craig in Flashbacks of a Fool. In 2011, Forlani plays Queen Igraine in Camelot and Kate Templeton in Love's Kitchen alongside her husband Dougray Scott, that took just £121 in its opening weekend at the UK box office in June 2011.[5]

Personal life

In June 2007, Forlani married Scottish actor Dougray Scott, with whom she has two stepchildren.[6]


Year Film Role Notes
1992 Gypsy Eyes Katarina Debut
1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Katrina
1995 Mallrats Brandi Svenning
1996 Basquiat Gina Cardinale
The Rock Jade Angelou
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Joan
1998 Basil Julia Sherwin
Into My Heart Nina
Meet Joe Black Susan Parrish
1999 Mystery Men Monica
2000 Boys and Girls Jennifer Burrows
2001 Antitrust Alice Poulson
2002 Triggermen Emma Cutler
2003 The Medallion Nicole James
The Pentagon Papers Patricia Marx Daniel Ellsberg's Wife
2004 Bobby Jones: A Stroke of Genius Mary Malone Jones
2005 Green Street Shannon Dunham
The Shadow Dancer Isabella Parish Titled Shadows in the Sun in the United States
Ripley Under Ground Cynthia
2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes – "Crouch End" Doris Freeman
CSI: NY Dr. Peyton Driscoll Season 3 (nine episodes)
Seasons 4 & 6 (one episode each)
2007 Hallam Foe Verity Foe
Carolina Moon Tory Bodeen
2008 Flashbacks of a Fool Ruth Davies
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Solana
Beer for My Horses Annie
2009 Shannon's Rainbow Christine
False Witness (also known as The Diplomat in the UK and US) Pippa Porter
Not Forgotten Katie
2010 Love's Kitchen Kate Templeton
2011 Camelot Queen Igraine
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Lauren Hunter Season 2 (two episodes)
Season 3


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