Sharon D Clarke's Biography
Sharon D. Clarke was initially well known for her role as Post Operative Care Consultant Dr Lola Griffin in Holby City, for which she won the best female performance award at the Screen Nation Film and TV awards in 2007.
In 2008, however, Sharon D. Clarke left Holby City to pursue her musical interests and her role as a judge on Last Choir Standing.
One of her major musical roles was that of the Killer Queen in the stage show We Will Rock You, for which she won the What's On Stage Best Supporting Performance Award.
The BBC London review of We Will Rock You said:
"This witless, overblown disaster has just one redeeming feature: the blazing talent of Sharon D. Clarke as the Killer Queen."
Whilst London Theatre wrote:
"Sharon D. Clarke is a natural born soul singer, and she dominates the stage with her zesty performance as the Killer Queen."
We Will Rock You gained Sharon D Clarke an Olivier Award nomination as did her work on Once On This Island.
Clarke has appeared in a variety of West End shows including Guys and Dolls, The Lion King, and Chicago.
According to Holby.tv, Sharon D. Clarke, "had chart success including the FPI project's remake of Going Back to My Roots, a No.1 hit with Serious Ropes, Happiness, and she has also sold over two million singles worldwide as Nomad whose single (I Wanna Give In) Devotion reached No.2."
Last Choir Standing is not the first time Sharon D. Clarke had been on a judging panel, she was judge for the Opal Choir Project, where 300 children from 10 inner-city secondary schools performed at the Royal Albert Hall.
Sharon D. Clarke, who was born in London the daughter of a singer, now runs singing workshops in London's East End.
In September 2009, the BBC reported that Sharon D Clarke was joining the London cast of the musical Hairspray.
Her subsequent credits include The Amen Corner, for which she won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Lyttelton Theatre.
In 2020, she once again won an Olivier award - this time for best actress for her performance in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.
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