Clare-Hope Ashitey is a young yet talented actress, who is mostly known for her appearance in the latest Netflix series “Seven Second”. She’s also starred in such movies as “Children of Men” and “Exodus”. Let’s find out more about her personal life, family, current relationship status, cooking hobby, etc.
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Early life and family
Clare-Hope Naa K. Ashitey was born on 12 February 1987 in Enfield, Middlesex England, so under the sign of Aquarius, and holding British nationality. Her parents are Tina and Paul Ashitey, a medical secretary and a dentist respectively, who both come from Ghana. Clare has two siblings: and older sister Grace, who is a student of the University of Warwick, and an older brother, whose name and occupation is unknown.
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Clare often spends her spare time with her family, going for a walk or eating out with her sister and mother. She also shares a lot of photos on her Instagram account from her walks with her family.
Clare attended primary school in Brimsdown, Enfield. Then she went to The Latymer School in Edmonton, in North London, matriculating from there in 2005. While being a student of the Latymer School, she started attending the Centre Stage School of Performing Arts, located in Southgate, studying there for more than seven years. Clare got her first role in the film “Shooting Dogs” (2005), playing the girl named Marie – the movie was released in the US under the name “Beyond the Gates”.
It is worth mentioning that she then took a gap year after matriculating from high school, to work full-time on the set of the film of Alfonso Cuarón, “Children of Men” (2006), in the role of Kee. It was risky as she got a lot of questions about her further education, however, the movie helped her a lot and made the way to other series and films. She was also nominated at the London Critic Circle Awards for the Best Newcomer award for her performance in the movie. So it wasn’t until 2009 that Clare graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies with a BA in anthropology.
After “Children of Men”, Clare soon got another offer, to appear in the movie “Exodus” (2007), in which she played the role of Zipporah. Directed by Penny Woolcock, the film gave Clare an opportunity to work in an international team with such actors as Reza Ali, Vladimir Jacsik, Muhim Ahmed and many others.
TV series appearances
After her graduation from the Centre Stage School of Performing Arts in 2010, Clare was cast as Helen in the series “Coming Up” (2003 – present) – even though she only appeared in one episode, it was her successful debut in a TV series. She later had more roles in such series as “Top Boy” (2011 – present), in which she landed the role of Taylor, “Mrs Biggs” (a mini-series launched in 2012), in which Clare played the Receptionist, and “Suspects” (2014 – present), in which Clare appeared in 10 episodes, playing DC Charlie Steele.
She could also be seen in “Doctor Foster” (2015 – 2017) in the role of Carly, “Master of None” (2015 – present), in which she played Sara, and “Shots Fired” (2017 – present), a thriller series, in which Clare landed the role of Kerry Beck. Her latest work in the series was “Seven Seconds” (2018), a mini-series of 10 episodes, in which Clare appeared as KJ Harper. It is worth saying that Clare is already assigned to two new series projects being launched by the end of 2019: “Criminal” and “The Feed”, in which Clare is going to play the girl named Evelyn.
Along with appearing in various TV series, Clare was also active filming in multiple movies, such as “Black Brown White” (2011) landing the role of Jackie, “Candle to Water” (2012) playing Shona, and “All Is by My Side” (2013), in which she played the role of Faye. She got back to the movies after a three-year gap, appearing as Gaby in “The White King” in 2016, and played Joan in “I.T.” in the same year.
Clare is not at all secretive about her current relationship with her long-term boyfriend. His name is Ross Fitzgerald; they have been dating for more than five years already, and often spend their spare time in bars, pubs and restaurants, enjoying beer, wine and other cheerful drinks.
She often posts their mutual photos on her Instagram account, tagging him on the pictures, as his personality is not a secret for anybody. They haven’t announced any updates on their engagement; they don’t have any kids. Nothing in particular is known about Ross, as Clare has never mentioned anything about his occupation. He has an Instagram account, but it’s closed to random viewers. Clare always writes that he is a very supportive, loving and caring boyfriend, and she said she felt lucky to have him in her life.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
When Clare attended the Centre Stage School of Performing Arts, she studied along with Katy Goldberg and Jennifer Lynn, young and talented actresses. Clare has a passion for cooking desserts; she likes spending her time in the kitchen, baking several desserts at a time: muffins, cakes, cookies, donuts. She says that it helps her to relax and to focus on something else when she was not working. She has recently posted a photo of pop cakes in the form of unicorn heads she made all herself, and her fans and subscribers were amused with her talent and skills.
Clare is fond of travelling, she likes visiting all kinds of countries of Europe, and has recently enjoyed Italy very much, particularly Verona and Venice. Clare is a passionate football fan – She followed all the matches in the 2018 World Cup, being a dedicated fan of the England National Team. She is also a fan of Manchester United football club.
Social media presence
Clare is quite active on various social media platforms, posting her photos and personal details there. Thus, her Instagram has more than 800 posts and over 6,800 subscribers. Her Twitter is read by almost 3,000 people. while she is posting there almost daily. She also has a personal website with the gallery of her photos and lists of her works in the movies and series.
#tbt to when I went trouserless in Hackney for @TheLastMagazine
TY @YSL for combining 2 of my loves – bloody high heels & housework.#sevensecondsnetflix
Photo: Paul Morel
Styling: Adele Cany
Make-up: Rebekah Lidstone
Hair: Brady Lea
Interview (on their site): Gautam Balasundar pic.twitter.com/hxLEYxFFFI
— Clare-Hope Ashitey (@ClareAshitey) April 11, 2018
Appearance, clothing style
Clare has naturally curly dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She is 5ft 2ins (1.57 m) tall and weighs around 123lbs (56kgs); her vital statistics are not available at the moment. As to her clothing style, she likes sporty looks, and often wears equipment of her favorite football club, Manchester United. She also likes casual clothes and wears jeans, T-shirts, blazers and sneakers, though sometimes allows herself some chic, and puts on gold high heel shoes. She doesn’t have any tattoos.
Net worth and salary
According to authoritative sources, Clare’s net worth is estimated to be around $150,000. She is a young actress, and the list of her movies and series has only now started to increase. However, as she is assigned to several upcoming projects, and is still working hard as an actress, her net worth is only going to grow.