Claire King

Born Jan 10, 1963

Claire King is a popular English actress, best known for playing the roles of Kim Tate in the ITV Soap Opera Emmerdale from 1989 to 1999 and Karen Betts in Bad Girls from 2000 to 2004.

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1963 Birth Born on January 10, 1963.


1989 26 Years Old She joined the show in November 1989 and left in January 1999.
1992 29 Years Old Kim Tate was a classic soap character and had storylines including having an affair with Neil Kincaid in 1992. Remarrying Frank Tate again and then started an affair with David Glover in 1995 which the viewers loved and was the centre of attention for that year.


1994 - 1996 2 More Events
In 1997 Claire decided to leave the show but after she had finished her last scenes three days later she got a phone call from the producers asking her back on the show with more exciting storylines and a high pay rise that made her one of the most highest paid actresses in soap in ITV.
1998 - 1999 2 More Events
2000 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Karen Betts was a fictional character in the award winning drama, Bad Girls. In 2000, Brian Park former producer of Coronation Street approached her with a role on Bad Girls as a prison officer who later turned governor. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old In 2002, she appeared in an episode of Doctors as Jenny Hennessey in the episode "Into The Shadows".


2004 41 Years Old In 2004, King had a role in an episode of the sitcom Down to Earth as Paula Wakeman and appeared in one episode of Dalziel and Pascoe as Louise Russell in the episode entitled: "Still Waters". … Read More
…  In 2005 Kim sent flowers to Emmerdale for Seth Armstrong's funeral. … Read More
2006 43 Years Old In 2006, King participated and appeared in the fourth series of the BBC reality show Strictly Come Dancing she finished overall in sixth place. … Read More
2007 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, she was a contestant in the BBC Two reality-television show Safari School filmed in South African bush where she finished in third place overall. … Read More
2008 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, King appeared in an episode of the medical drama The Royal as Lucy Bayliss in the episode "Slings And Arrows".
2009 46 Years Old In 2009, she appeared again on The Alan Titchmarsh Show and in an episode of Hell's Kitchen. … Read More
2010 47 Years Old In 2010, King appeared and starred in the BBC 3 sitcom The Gemma Factor as Betsy. … Read More
2011 48 Years Old In 2011, King voiced the characters of Coco Nebulon and S.U.S.I in the video game Awesomenauts.
2012 49 Years Old In 2012, she appeared as a Governor in an episode of Hollyoaks. … Read More


2013 50 Years Old In 2013, she appeared as Geraldine Worthing in an episode of the BBC medical drama Casualty and appeared in two episodes of Daybreak. … Read More
In 2014, King appeared in an episode of Pointless in a Soap-Star special edition. … Read More
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