Claire Goose was born in Edinburgh and lived there till she was 2 and a half, in a little village called Clarewood. She grew up in Norfolk. Her parents are mother, Joy and father David, who is a GP in Kings Lynn, and has also looked after the Royals. Claire also has an elder sister, Caroline, a nursery nurse and an elder brother, Duncan, who works in marketing. At the age of 16, she attended the Italia Conti Stage School. Before making it big in acting, she had previous jobs including a silver service waitress, a story telling racoon in a theme park, admin work for the NSPCC and has also done modelling. Claire enjoys clubbing, tarot cards, palm reading and playing poker, she has also been dancing since the age of three. Before her big break in Casualty, she nearly got the role of Tiffany in Eastenders, but was beaten by Martine McCuthceon, and she was also down to the last two for a part in Soldier Solider. She is now dating her Casualty colleague, Jonathan Kerrigan, they are madly in love, although plan never to get married, as they don't believe in it.