Drawing: Clare Holman in The Master And Margarita

Clare Holman
British actress Clare Holman’s prolific career includes both a wide variety of stage and screen appearances, but she is probably best known as the forensic anthologist Dr Laura Hobson in the ITV crime dramas INSPECTOR MORSE and its spin-off LEWIS, spanning twenty years from 1995 to 2015.

On stage Clare was nominated for an Olivier Award for her supporting role as Honey in WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF? in 1996 at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End. She received unanimous critical acclaim as the passionate heroine in the Faustian tragicomedy THE MASTER AND MARGARITA alongside Samuel West. The production, which premiered in 2004 at the Chichester Festival Theatre is based on Russian writer Mikhail Bulgarkov’s epic novel about the devil making an unscheduled visit to Stalinist Moscow as an expert in black magic. The astute stage adaption by Edward Kemp was directed by Steven Pimlott. Paul Taylor in his Independent review described Clare’s performance as “wonderfully ardent”.

In a recent interview Clare said she receives ‘masses’ of fan mail so I added this drawing to the pile and thankfully it was returned signed and dedicated.