Claire Elizabeth Hardwick
3 November 1960
Claire Elizabeth Hardwick (born 3 November 1960) is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Val Pollard in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, who she portrayed from 2004 to 2015 and again in 2017. In 2019, she began portraying the role of Sue Carp in the Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge.
In addition to her role in Emmerdale, Hardwick starred in the 2000 comedy film Purely Belter, Billy Elliot and won the best actress award at the Monte Carlo International Television Festival in 1998 for her role in Amber Films' The Scar, about a County Durham pit community in crisis. She also starred as Sian in Byker Grove, the youth leader.
In 2003, Hardwick played Maggie Thomas in an episode of The Royal. In 2007, Hardwick was an occasional contributor on Grumpy Old Women. For her role on Emmerdale, Hardwick has been nominated seven times at the British Soap Awards, winning in 2006 for Best Comedy Performance.
Hardwick has acted in a number of stage productions, including starring in Cooking with Elvis alongside Frank Skinner, which toured nationally. In 2012 she starred in the comedy play The Awkward Squad.
Awards and nominations
|2005||The British Soap Awards||Best Newcomer||Charlie Hardwick||Nominated|
|Best On-Screen Partnership||Charlie Hardwick and Elizabeth Estensen||Nominated|
|2006||The British Soap Awards||Best Comedy Performance||Charlie Hardwick||Won|
|2007||The British Soap Awards||Best Comedy Performance||Charlie Hardwick||Nominated|
|2008||The British Soap Awards||Best Comedy Performance||Charlie Hardwick||Nominated|
|2011||The British Soap Awards||Best Comedy Performance||Charlie Hardwick||Nominated|
|2014||The British Soap Awards||Best Actress||Charlie Hardwick||Nominated|
|Best On-Screen Partnership||Charlie Hardwick and Chris Chittell||Nominated|
- All about Charlie Hardwick who plays Valerie ("Val") Lambert Evening Chronicle, 10 February 2004
- "Ackley Bridge series three casts Emmerdale's Charlie Hardwick aka Val Pollard". Metro. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (9 December 2011). "'Emmerdale' star Charlie Hardwick lands theatre role". Digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
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