Claire Forlani

(Claire Antonia Forlani)

Claire Forlani
Claire Forlani
  • Born: December 17, 1971
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Actress

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Claire Antonia Forlani is an English actress. She became known in the mid-1990s for her leading role in the film Mallrats, and in the Jean-Michel Basquiat 1996 biopic Basquiat. In 1998, she achieved wide recognition for starring in the fantasy romance film Meet Joe Black. Other notable films include Boys and Girls (2000), The Medallion (2003) and In the Name of the King (2007). Forlani also has appeared in numerous TV films and series, including her starring role on the historical-fantasy-drama series Camelot, and her recurring roles on the CBS action series CSI: NY, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Hawaii Five-0.

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After I saw the first thing I ever did, I got a migraine.
Alright, so I'm a manic depressive. What do you want from me?
And I did a movie called Basil with Jared Leto and Christian Slater.
Armani's clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
But Basquiat is the first thing I've done that I'm really proud of.
Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn't been.
I am an unpredictable journey.
I just finished Meet Joe Black with Hopkins.
I look at smoking as a crutch, and as an actor I would like strip away as many crutches as possible.
I love accents. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I play Hopkins' daughter. Brad Pitt plays Death. He's a very-good looking Death. With him, dying isn't so bad. Death
I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason.
I was truly ignorant about art before the film. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I went to a private arts school. We had to wear cloaks.
I'd be quite excited to play somebody British.
I'd come out to Los Angeles for a vacation to see a friend and just fell in love with it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If I had a great body, I'd be naked all the time. Time
I'm lucky I had parents willing to be open and believe that an 11-year-old might know what she wanted to do. Or maybe they thought I'd find out that's what I didn't want to do.
I've just got a new house in Pacific Palisades. It's really cute.
My accent depends on whom I'm around.
My parents are Italian and British. They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago.
Sometimes I miss the spirit of London, but it's a very gray place.
The fact that people didn't know I was British did work for quite a while. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The imaginary world has always been the most fun place for me to be.
The last three films I've done are about self-immolation.
The older I get, the more relaxed I am.
The surest thing about me is that I will change my mind.
The weather in England can really darken your spirits.
There's a higher form of happiness in commitment. I'm counting on it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Happiness & Unhappiness
When I was younger, I think I intimidated people much more because I was far more insecure.
When you work with Sir Anthony there are days when he will do a lot of takes if he's really enjoying a scene. Work, Workers & The Labor Force