In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale : About he Cast - Claire Forlani

CLAIRE FORLANI (Solana) first gained prominence for her leading role in Meet Joe Black, opposite Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins. On “CSI: New York,” Forlani has played recurring character Dr. Peyton Driscoll for 10 episodes. She stars with Daniel Craig and Olivia Williams in the feature Flashbacks of a Fool, slated for a 2008 release, and will play the leading role in the Irish production Crossmaglen, alongside Thora Birch and Brenda Fricker.
Forlani was born in 1972 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, and raised in London, England. At age 11, she enrolled in London's Arts Educational School, where she studied dance and drama for the next six years. Her early theatre credits include “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Covent Garden and “Orpheus in the Underworld” at the Coliseum.

After appearances on U.K. television and in Kevin Smith’s Mallrats, Claire was offered the role of Sean Connery's estranged daughter Jade in Michael Bay’s blockbuster, The Rock. She also appeared in the acclaimed biopic Basquiat the same year. Forlani received good notices for her work in The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997) starring Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves and Adrien Brody. Subsequent film credits include Mystery Men, Magicians, Boys and Girls, Antitrust, Triggermen, Northfork, The Limit, The Medallion, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Hooligans, The Shadow Dancer, Ripley Under Ground and Hallam Foe.

On the small screen, Forlani starred in the “Crouch End” episode of TNT’s Emmy-winning miniseries “Nightmares and Dreamscapes,” an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller. Other credits include the telefilms “J.F.K.: Restless Youth,” “The Pentagon Papers” and Lifetime’s “Carolina Moon,” in which she played the lead role opposite Oliver Hudson.