A director in TV Drama, film and theatre, Afia has been selected by Edinburgh TV Festival for their ones to watch talent showcase 2019. Afia is currently in post production for the pilot episode of new TV drama A place Of Safety, starring Harris Dickinson.
Named as writer/director on the BBC new talent Hotlist, Afia has directed BBC primetime continuing drama Eastenders and was second unit director on Carnival Film’s period drama Jamestown S2 for SKY/NBCU.
Currently developing several feature projects for film and television, Afia aspires to make distinct, provocative and impactful high end TV drama for global audiences. Repped by Ikenna Obiekwe at Independent Talent Group.
Clare has recently completed leading roles in Emilia and sweat in London’s west end. Clare trained at Rose Bruford college of speech and drama leaving to work at the Watford Palace theatre. In the last 28 years, Clare has been in productions at the Donmar warehouse, The RNT, The Globe theatre, Young Vic and Royal court theatres.
In her film career, Clare has collaborated with Ken Loach, Saul Dibb and Mike Leigh. Clare was part of the award winning cast of Pig Heart Boy, which won a BAFTA for best children’s drama. In Television Clare played the role of Ava Hartman in Eastenders (BBC) and Denise Boulter in Family affairs (Channel 5).
Clare has played the role of Mel in the BBC world service radio soap opera West Way for seven years. Clare has been in many radio plays, the latest being Carnival and miss you still on BBC Radio 4.