Claire Chitham

Claire Chitham


7/12/1978, Auckland, New Zealand

Birth Name

Claire Margaret Chitham


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Claire is a New Zealand actress best known for her roles of Waverly Wilson on Shortland Street and Aurora Bay on Outrageous Fortune.


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    • Claire: (on playing Waverly on "Shortland Street") She was easy to fall in love with, and to play. And the best thing was, she was this really great comic character. I was grateful that Waverley was a Character with a capital C, and I would love to have a career filled with characters like that.

    • Claire: (on her being a fan of "Shortland Street" even while on the show) I often try to catch the show at home if I can cuz I don't get time to watch stuff at work. I like watching what all the other characters are up to as I often don't get to read their stories. And I really enjoy watching Wave and Nick's stories, too, because most of the time I can watch it in its context and not as me. I get just as frustrated, annoyed, captivated, amused, etc as any other Shorty St watcher and I've been a fan for quite a long time!

    • Claire: I think that one of the things I love about this whole acting gig is that it's all about exploring and dissecting people, and what we're about and why we do things and who that makes us, and that's what I apply to my life too. Every day you have to pay attention to what you do and why you do it.

    • Claire: (on playing Aurora on "Outrageous Fortune") Was truly a pleasure to get to explore such a strong, interesting character. I'm not sure I'll get the chance to play anyone like her again which is such a bummer.. Leather, bad boys and biker gangs was so much fun!

    • Claire: is a much braver and stronger thing to be able to look at all the things you have in life as blessings enough, instead of constantly wanting more of them. It's an easy thing to know but quite a hard one to implement. I'm trying...

    • Claire: (on doing nude sex scenes on "Outrageous Fortune") If you asked me a year or so ago, would I do nudity on TV? I don't have a set answer for that. It depends. If, in order for the scene to work, to be what it needs to be, you need to look like you're naked, you do it. You get into your modesty garments, and you laugh your socks off the whole way through. And of course having the scene to shoot was great motivation... I was like, I don't give a crap about the wedding, but getting my kit off on telly? Off to the gym!