Clare Higgins stars as Silda Grauman in Jon Robin Baitz’s acclaimed play Other Desert Cities at the Old Vic directed by Lindsay Posner.
Clare’s stage roles include Jocasta in Jonathan Kent’s Oedipus opposite Ralph Fiennes (National), Gertrude in Hamlet with Rory Kinnear (National), Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman (Lyric), The Night of the Iguana (Lyric), The Fever (Royal Court), Phaedra (Donmar) and Mrs Klein (Almeida).
Theatre awards include Olivier Awards for Hecuba at the Donmar Warehouse, Sweet Bird of Youth at the National and Vincent in Brixton at the National, West End and on Broadway. She also won Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards for Vincent in Brixton.
Film work includes Hellraiser and Hellraiser II, I Give It A Year, The Golden Compass and The Libertine.
On TV her work includes Mrs Barlett in Downton Abbey, Lady Claudine in Parade’s End and Joyce in The Syndicate.
Sinéad Cusack and Clare Higgins star as sisters Polly Wyeth and Silda Grauman in the production.