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Name: Claire Sweeney  
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Date of Birth: 17th April 1972
Place of Birth: Liverpool, England, UK
Profession: Actress
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Claire Sweeney (born April 17, 1972 in Liverpool) is a British actress who is best known for her role as Lindsey Corkhill in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside.

Sweeney is also a talented singer, and has appeared as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago in London.

She trained at the Elliott-Clarke Stage School in Liverpool, and went on to the Italia Conti Stage School in London. After leaving the stage school, Sweeney had many singing engagements before landing the part of Lindsey in Brookside for a brief spell in 1991.

Sweeney entertained cruise ships for P&O as a singer for four years before returning to England. Upon her return, Sweeney reprised her role of Lindsey and remained on the show as a leading character until its demise in 2003.

In 2002 she released an album, Claire, consisting of a mix of original material and cover versions of well-known songs. It enjoyed only modest success.

Sweeney appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2001 in aid of Comic Relief.

She has also presented a number of shows, such as Challenge of a Lifetime and 60 Minute Makeover.

In 2004 she participated in Series One of the BBC One pro-celebrity ballroom dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing.

She won Rear of the year in 2001.

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