Clare Aġius



Clare’s solid background in theatre training since age 15 gave her the discipline to see her through intense acting roles throughout the past decades.  She has worked with prominent local directors and actors, playing leading roles including Yerma (Federico Garcia Lorca), Juliet & Portia (Shakespeare) and Salome (Oscar Wilde) for which she was praised by critics for her heartfelt performances, strong presence and distinctive voice.  Clare has ventured beyond our islands in theatre experiences and projects, with local as well as foreign artists.  She performed in two European Theatre Encounters; London (1996) and Istanbul (1998), the XI Biennale for Young European and Mediterranean Artists in Rome (1999) representing Inizjamend with a devised theatre piece called ‘RIH’ and at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002 followed by Switzerland, Poland, Belarus and India with an original physical piece of theatre ‘KANDOR’. For 6 full years she worked on an ethnographical performance with British Actor Matthew Scurfield that toured Malta and the UK to great acclaim.  Locally, whilst running a full time career as a TV Presenter and Producer, she finds time to engage in one-off projects, generally of a deep nature, that allow her to express herself in the most intense and passionate way.  She loves performing but is equally committed to the process of rehearsing with other fellow actors who share her same passion.  Jien Inhobb Int Inhobb, staged at the Manoel Theatre for multiple shows in 2014 was one such play.  She performed last on stage at the MCC during the Valletta European City of Culture festival in Orfeo & Majnun; an interdisciplinary music-theatre project where she was the only Maltese cast in this international production.

Clare has acted in some international films but gives credit to one of the highlights of her acting career to playing the role of Sharin in the first Maltese feature film for an international audience “Simshar” for which she won ‘Best Actress’ in Bridges International Film Festival 2015.