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Claire Hardwick (better known as Charlie Hardwick born 3 November 1960 in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear) is best known for playing Val Pollard in ITV's Emmerdale.
She also starred in the 2000 comedy film Purely Belter, and won the best actress award at the Monte Carlo International Television Festival in 1998 for her role in the film The Scar, about a Durham pit community in crisis.
She also starred as Sian in Byker Grove and is a fan of Newcastle United Football Club, holding a season ticket at St. James' Park, before starting work at Emmerdale, which meant spending lengthy periods of time away from Tyneside. In 2007 she was an occasional contributor on Grumpy Old Women.