THE LADY IN THE VAN
Clare plays the younger version of Dame Maggie Smith's character, Miss Shepherd, in the feature film, The Lady in the Van. (A non-speaking, piano-playing role!) Released in cinemas in the UK in November 2015, the film is based on Alan Bennett's play of the same name and is directed by Nick Hytner.
Clare’s recording of excerpts from Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, is featured throughout the film. The slow movement of Chopin’s concerto and Clare’s performance of Schubert’s Impromptu in G flat major, are included on the soundtrack alongside music specially composed for the film by George Fenton, available on Sony Records.