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Clare Holman

Actor

Clare is best known for playing forensic pathologist Dr. Laura Hobson in Inspector Morse and it’s spin-off Lewis from 1995 to 2015. Since the series ended she has continued to be a staple in British TV appearing in Rellik (BBC One), The Crown II (Netflix) and The A Word (BBC). Most recently Clare played Miss Bach in The Little Drummer Girl (AMC/BBC) opposite Michael Shanon and she can soon be seen in MotherFatherSon (BBC) opposite Richard Gere and Helen McCrory.

In 1997 Clare was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Stage credits include: Angels in America (National Theatre), Handbagged (Tricycle Theatre) and Each His Own Wilderness (Orange Tree Theatre) and Handbagged (Tricycle Theatre).

On the big screen Clare has appeared in Blood Diamond (Warner Bros.), Suite Francaise (Alliance Films) and most recently Waiting for You (Zephyr Films).

In addition to acting, Clare has previously directed a short film The Escort as well as episodes of Doctors and Holby City. She is currently developing an original drama, Eden with Hat Trick Productions which she is attached to direct. To round it all up Clare also teaches drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

 

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
WAITING FOR YOU (Janet)
Company:
Zephyr Films
Project details:
Dir. Charles Garrad
Production (role):
LA SUITE FRANCAISE (Martha)
Company:
Alliance Films / Qwerty Films
Project details:
Dir. Saul Dibb
Production (role):
BLOOD DIAMOND (News Reporter)
Company:
Warner Bros.
Project details:
Dir. Edward Zwick
Production (role):
DOT.KILL (Mary Daines)
Company:
Lucky UKFS
Project details:
Dir. John Irvin
Production (role):
TOM AND VIV (Louise Purdon)
Company:
British Screen Productions
Project details:
Dir. Brian Gilbert
Production (role):
AFRIAD OF THE DARK (Rose)
Company:
Les Films Ariane
Project details:
Dir. Mark Peploe
Production (role):
LET HIM HAVE IT (Iris Bentley)
Company:
British Screen Productions
Project details:
Dir. Peter Medac
TELEVISION
Production (role):
CURSED (Lady Cacher)
Company:
Netflix
Project details:
Dir. Daniel Nettheim
Production (role):
MIDSOMER MURDERS 21 (Fiona Beavousin)
Company:
Bentley Productions
Project details:
Dir. Toby Frow
Production (role):
AGATHA RAISIN: (Robin Barley)
Company:
Company Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Carolina Giammetaa
Production (role):
THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL (Miss Bach)
Company:
BBC/AMC
Project details:
Dir: Park Chan-Wook
Production (role):
THE A WORD (Grace)
Company:
Fifthy Fathom Films
Project details:
Dir. Sue Tully
Production (role):
RELLIK (Rebecca)
Company:
HBO/Cinemax and New Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Sam Miller
Production (role):
THE CROWN (Princess Marina)
Company:
Left Bank Pictures
Project details:
Dirs. Various
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS (Helen Baxter)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Production (role):
UNDERCOVER (Elizabeth Guthrie)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. James Hawes
Production (role):
LEWIS (Dr. Laura Hobson - Lead Regular 2007-14)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
SCOTT AND BAILY (Sarah Gallagher)
Company:
Red Production Company
Project details:
Dir. Morag Fullarton
Production (role):
DEATH IN PARADISE (Molly Kerr)
Company:
Red Planet Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Charlie Palmer
Production (role):
HEARTBEAT (Sheena Buckley)
Company:
Yorkshire Television
Project details:
Dir. Roger Bamford
Production (role):
HUNTER (Dr. Margaret Newell)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Roger Bamford
Production (role):
FALLOUT (DCI Craney)
Company:
Company Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Ian Rickson
Production (role):
COLD BLOOD (Sarah Taylor)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Suri Krishnama
Production (role):
FALLEN ANGEL (Wendy)
Company:
IWC Media
Project details:
Dir. David Drury
Production (role):
ELEVENTH HOUR (Dr. Williams)
Company:
Granada Televsion
Project details:
Dir. Roger Gartland
Production (role):
INSPECTOR LEWIS (Dr. Laura Hobson)
Company:
Granada Television (TV Movie)
Project details:
Dir. Bill Anderson
Production (role):
MIDSOMER MURDERS (Rose Southerly / Sue Tutt)
Company:
Bentley Productions
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
NEW TRICKS (Sgt. Beth Coulthard)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Rob Evans
Production (role):
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MARPLE (Miss Packard)
Company:
Granada Televsion
Project details:
Dir. Peter Medak
Production (role):
PRIME SUSPECT (Mary)
Company:
Granada Television
Project details:
Dir. Tom Hooper
Production (role):
THE GHOST SQUAD (Sally Marshall)
Company:
Company Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Charlie Palmer
Production (role):
CHILD OF MINE (Karen)
Company:
ApolloProMovie / Co.1 Filmproducktion (TV Movie)
Project details:
Dir. Jamie Payne
Production (role):
DERAILED (Louise Christian)
Company:
BBC (TV Movie)
Project details:
Dir. Kenneth Glenaan
Production (role):
WILLIAM AND MARY (Laura)
Company:
ApolloProMovie / Co.1 Filmproducktion
Project details:
Dir. Sandy Johnson
Production (role):
ISLAND AT WAR (Felicity Dorr)
Company:
Granada Television
Project details:
Dir. Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Production (role):
MESSIAH: THE PROMISE (Jaine Ellis)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
PRIME SUSPECT 6: THE LAST WITNESS (Elizabeth Lukic)
Company:
Granada Television
Project details:
Dir. Tom Hooper
Production (role):
HENRY VII (Catherine Parr)
Company:
Granada Television (TV Movie)
Project details:
Dir. Pete Travis
Production (role):
SPARKLING CYANIDE (Alexandra Farraday)
Company:
Company Pictures (TV Movie)
Project details:
Dir. Tristram Powell
Production (role):
WHERE THE HEART IS (Elaine Briggs)
Company:
Anglia Television
Project details:
Dir. Emma Bodger
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS (Theresa Dalton)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Paul Wroblewski
Production (role):
MURDER ROOMS: MYSTERIES OF THE REAL SHERLOCK HOLMES (Helena Peychey)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Paul Marcus
Production (role):
THE INNOCENT (Alison Huntley)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Sarah Harding
Production (role):
INSPECTOR MORSE (Laura Hobson - Guest Regular 1995-00)
Company:
Zenith Entertainment
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES (Fay Devenish)
Company:
Blue Heaven Productions
Project details:
Dir. Bruce MacDonald
Production (role):
DAVID COPPERFIELD (Rosa Dartle)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Simon Curtis
Production (role):
LOVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Sarah)
Company:
Red Production Company
Project details:
Dir. Matthew Evans
Production (role):
THE LAKES (Simone Fisher - Guest Regular 1997-99)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
KID IN THE CORNER (Theresa Letts)
Company:
Target Television
Project details:
Dir. Bille Etringham
Production (role):
BIG WOMAN (Zoe)
Company:
Bandung Productions
Project details:
Dir. Renny Rye
Production (role):
SOLDIER SOLDIER (DS Williams)
Company:
Central Independent Television
Project details:
Dir. Douglas Mackinon
Production (role):
OUT OF THE BLUE (Barbara Garnham)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Keith Boak
Production (role):
FRONTIERS (DI Louise Raynor - Series Regular)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
THE BILL (Jane Laker)
Company:
Thames Television
Project details:
Dir. Robin Sheppard
Production (role):
GIVING TOUNGE (Jessie Fielding)
Company:
BBC (TV Movie)
Project details:
Dir. Stefan Schwartz
Production (role):
PARIS (Sister Annette)
Company:
TalkBack Productions
Project details:
Dir. Liddy Olyroyd
Production (role):
SCREEN TWO: CIRCLES OF DECEIT (Actress)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Stuart Burge
Production (role):
SCREEN TWO: CLOSE RELATIONS (Jenny)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Adrian Shergold
Production (role):
THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Stella Kidd)
Company:
Capglobe
Project details:
Dir. Herbert Wise
Production (role):
BOON (Isobel Sheridan)
Company:
Central Independent Television
Project details:
Dir. John Woods
Production (role):
IN FIFTEEN STREETS (Mary Llewellyn)
Company:
Tyne Tees Television (TV Movie)
Project details:
Dir. David Wheatley
Production (role):
SHALOM SALAAM (Isobel Sheridan)
Company:
Central Independent Television
Project details:
Dir. John Woods
Production (role):
THE RAINBOW (Jackie)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Gareth Jones
THEATRE
Production (role):
EACH HIS OWN WILDERNESS (Myra)
Company:
Orange Tree Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Paul Miller
Production (role):
HANDBAGGED (Young Queen)
Company:
Tricycle Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Indhu Rubasingham
Production (role):
THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE (Alix Romonov)
Company:
Chichester
Project details:
Dir. Howard Davies
Production (role):
THE FIVE WIVES OF MAURICE PINDER (Faye)
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Sarah Frankham
Production (role):
SEPARATE TABLES (Ann Shankland and Sybil)
Company:
Royal Exchange Manchester
Project details:
Dir. Sarah Frankham
Production (role):
10 ROUNDS (The Wife)
Company:
Tricycle Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Nick Kent
Production (role):
TARTUFFE (Elmire)
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Lyndsay Posner
Production (role):
MASTER AND MARGUERITA (Marguerita)
Company:
Chichester
Project details:
Dir. Stephen Pimlott
Production (role):
MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Isabella)
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Dir. Michael Boyd
Production (role):
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Julia)
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Dir. David Thacker
Production (role):
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (Honey)
Company:
Almeida Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Howard Davies

Nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Production (role):
ANGELS IN AMERICA (Harper Amity Pitt)
Company:
Royal National Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Declan Donnellan
Production (role):
THE CRUCIBLE (Abigail)
Company:
Royal National Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Howard Davies
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
Based:

In London
Accents & Dialects

American-California, American-Standard, Cockney*, Dorset, Essex, French, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern, Lancashire, Leicester, London, Manchester, Northern, Nottingham, RP, Somerset, West Country, Yorkshire
*=Native
Languages

English*, French
*=Native/Fluent
Music & Dance

Aerobics, African Dance-Contemporary, Alto, Argentine Tango, Cabaret Dancing, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Freestyle Dance, Jazz Dancing, Jive, Lindy Hop, Period Dancing, Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, Salsa Dancing, Sight-Reading, Tap, Ukulele

Performance

ADR, Audio Drama, Voice Over
Sports

Board Diving, Gymnastics, Horse-Riding*, Pilates, Swimming*, Sword Fighting, Trampoline, Yoga
*=Highly Skilled
Other Skills

Acrobatics, Director, Drama Workshop Leader, Improvisation, Scriptwriter (Professional)

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): WAITING FOR YOU (Janet)
    Company: Zephyr Films
    Project details: Dir. Charles Garrad
  • Production (role): LA SUITE FRANCAISE (Martha)
    Company: Alliance Films / Qwerty Films
    Project details: Dir. Saul Dibb
  • Production (role): BLOOD DIAMOND (News Reporter)
    Company: Warner Bros.
    Project details: Dir. Edward Zwick
  • Production (role): DOT.KILL (Mary Daines)
    Company: Lucky UKFS
    Project details: Dir. John Irvin
  • Production (role): TOM AND VIV (Louise Purdon)
    Company: British Screen Productions
    Project details: Dir. Brian Gilbert
  • Production (role): AFRIAD OF THE DARK (Rose)
    Company: Les Films Ariane
    Project details: Dir. Mark Peploe
  • Production (role): LET HIM HAVE IT (Iris Bentley)
    Company: British Screen Productions
    Project details: Dir. Peter Medac
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): CURSED (Lady Cacher)
    Company: Netflix
    Project details: Dir. Daniel Nettheim
  • Production (role): MIDSOMER MURDERS 21 (Fiona Beavousin)
    Company: Bentley Productions
    Project details: Dir. Toby Frow
  • Production (role): AGATHA RAISIN: (Robin Barley)
    Company: Company Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Carolina Giammetaa
  • Production (role): THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL (Miss Bach)
    Company: BBC/AMC
    Project details: Dir: Park Chan-Wook
  • Production (role): THE A WORD (Grace)
    Company: Fifthy Fathom Films
    Project details: Dir. Sue Tully
  • Production (role): RELLIK (Rebecca)
    Company: HBO/Cinemax and New Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Sam Miller
  • Production (role): THE CROWN (Princess Marina)
    Company: Left Bank Pictures
    Project details: Dirs. Various
  • Production (role): SILENT WITNESS (Helen Baxter)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Thaddeus O’Sullivan
  • Production (role): UNDERCOVER (Elizabeth Guthrie)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. James Hawes
  • Production (role): LEWIS (Dr. Laura Hobson - Lead Regular 2007-14)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): SCOTT AND BAILY (Sarah Gallagher)
    Company: Red Production Company
    Project details: Dir. Morag Fullarton
  • Production (role): DEATH IN PARADISE (Molly Kerr)
    Company: Red Planet Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Charlie Palmer
  • Production (role): HEARTBEAT (Sheena Buckley)
    Company: Yorkshire Television
    Project details: Dir. Roger Bamford
  • Production (role): HUNTER (Dr. Margaret Newell)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Roger Bamford
  • Production (role): FALLOUT (DCI Craney)
    Company: Company Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Ian Rickson
  • Production (role): COLD BLOOD (Sarah Taylor)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Suri Krishnama
  • Production (role): FALLEN ANGEL (Wendy)
    Company: IWC Media
    Project details: Dir. David Drury
  • Production (role): ELEVENTH HOUR (Dr. Williams)
    Company: Granada Televsion
    Project details: Dir. Roger Gartland
  • Production (role): INSPECTOR LEWIS (Dr. Laura Hobson)
    Company: Granada Television (TV Movie)
    Project details: Dir. Bill Anderson
  • Production (role): MIDSOMER MURDERS (Rose Southerly / Sue Tutt)
    Company: Bentley Productions
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): NEW TRICKS (Sgt. Beth Coulthard)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Rob Evans
  • Production (role): AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MARPLE (Miss Packard)
    Company: Granada Televsion
    Project details: Dir. Peter Medak
  • Production (role): PRIME SUSPECT (Mary)
    Company: Granada Television
    Project details: Dir. Tom Hooper
  • Production (role): THE GHOST SQUAD (Sally Marshall)
    Company: Company Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Charlie Palmer
  • Production (role): CHILD OF MINE (Karen)
    Company: ApolloProMovie / Co.1 Filmproducktion (TV Movie)
    Project details: Dir. Jamie Payne
  • Production (role): DERAILED (Louise Christian)
    Company: BBC (TV Movie)
    Project details: Dir. Kenneth Glenaan
  • Production (role): WILLIAM AND MARY (Laura)
    Company: ApolloProMovie / Co.1 Filmproducktion
    Project details: Dir. Sandy Johnson
  • Production (role): ISLAND AT WAR (Felicity Dorr)
    Company: Granada Television
    Project details: Dir. Thaddeus O’Sullivan
  • Production (role): MESSIAH: THE PROMISE (Jaine Ellis)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): PRIME SUSPECT 6: THE LAST WITNESS (Elizabeth Lukic)
    Company: Granada Television
    Project details: Dir. Tom Hooper
  • Production (role): HENRY VII (Catherine Parr)
    Company: Granada Television (TV Movie)
    Project details: Dir. Pete Travis
  • Production (role): SPARKLING CYANIDE (Alexandra Farraday)
    Company: Company Pictures (TV Movie)
    Project details: Dir. Tristram Powell
  • Production (role): WHERE THE HEART IS (Elaine Briggs)
    Company: Anglia Television
    Project details: Dir. Emma Bodger
  • Production (role): SILENT WITNESS (Theresa Dalton)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Paul Wroblewski
  • Production (role): MURDER ROOMS: MYSTERIES OF THE REAL SHERLOCK HOLMES (Helena Peychey)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Paul Marcus
  • Production (role): THE INNOCENT (Alison Huntley)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Sarah Harding
  • Production (role): INSPECTOR MORSE (Laura Hobson - Guest Regular 1995-00)
    Company: Zenith Entertainment
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES (Fay Devenish)
    Company: Blue Heaven Productions
    Project details: Dir. Bruce MacDonald
  • Production (role): DAVID COPPERFIELD (Rosa Dartle)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Simon Curtis
  • Production (role): LOVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Sarah)
    Company: Red Production Company
    Project details: Dir. Matthew Evans
  • Production (role): THE LAKES (Simone Fisher - Guest Regular 1997-99)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): KID IN THE CORNER (Theresa Letts)
    Company: Target Television
    Project details: Dir. Bille Etringham
  • Production (role): BIG WOMAN (Zoe)
    Company: Bandung Productions
    Project details: Dir. Renny Rye
  • Production (role): SOLDIER SOLDIER (DS Williams)
    Company: Central Independent Television
    Project details: Dir. Douglas Mackinon
  • Production (role): OUT OF THE BLUE (Barbara Garnham)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Keith Boak
  • Production (role): FRONTIERS (DI Louise Raynor - Series Regular)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): THE BILL (Jane Laker)
    Company: Thames Television
    Project details: Dir. Robin Sheppard
  • Production (role): GIVING TOUNGE (Jessie Fielding)
    Company: BBC (TV Movie)
    Project details: Dir. Stefan Schwartz
  • Production (role): PARIS (Sister Annette)
    Company: TalkBack Productions
    Project details: Dir. Liddy Olyroyd
  • Production (role): SCREEN TWO: CIRCLES OF DECEIT (Actress)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Stuart Burge
  • Production (role): SCREEN TWO: CLOSE RELATIONS (Jenny)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Adrian Shergold
  • Production (role): THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Stella Kidd)
    Company: Capglobe
    Project details: Dir. Herbert Wise
  • Production (role): BOON (Isobel Sheridan)
    Company: Central Independent Television
    Project details: Dir. John Woods
  • Production (role): IN FIFTEEN STREETS (Mary Llewellyn)
    Company: Tyne Tees Television (TV Movie)
    Project details: Dir. David Wheatley
  • Production (role): SHALOM SALAAM (Isobel Sheridan)
    Company: Central Independent Television
    Project details: Dir. John Woods
  • Production (role): THE RAINBOW (Jackie)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Gareth Jones
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): EACH HIS OWN WILDERNESS (Myra)
    Company: Orange Tree Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Paul Miller
  • Production (role): HANDBAGGED (Young Queen)
    Company: Tricycle Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Indhu Rubasingham
  • Production (role): THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE (Alix Romonov)
    Company: Chichester
    Project details: Dir. Howard Davies
  • Production (role): THE FIVE WIVES OF MAURICE PINDER (Faye)
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Sarah Frankham
  • Production (role): SEPARATE TABLES (Ann Shankland and Sybil)
    Company: Royal Exchange Manchester
    Project details: Dir. Sarah Frankham
  • Production (role): 10 ROUNDS (The Wife)
    Company: Tricycle Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Nick Kent
  • Production (role): TARTUFFE (Elmire)
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Lyndsay Posner
  • Production (role): MASTER AND MARGUERITA (Marguerita)
    Company: Chichester
    Project details: Dir. Stephen Pimlott
  • Production (role): MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Isabella)
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Dir. Michael Boyd
  • Production (role): TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Julia)
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Dir. David Thacker
  • Production (role): WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (Honey)
    Company: Almeida Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Howard Davies

    Nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Production (role): ANGELS IN AMERICA (Harper Amity Pitt)
    Company: Royal National Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Declan Donnellan
  • Production (role): THE CRUCIBLE (Abigail)
    Company: Royal National Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Howard Davies
  • Based:

    In London
  • Accents & Dialects

    American-California, American-Standard, Cockney*, Dorset, Essex, French, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern, Lancashire, Leicester, London, Manchester, Northern, Nottingham, RP, Somerset, West Country, Yorkshire
    *=Native
  • Languages

    English*, French
    *=Native/Fluent
  • Music & Dance

    Aerobics, African Dance-Contemporary, Alto, Argentine Tango, Cabaret Dancing, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Freestyle Dance, Jazz Dancing, Jive, Lindy Hop, Period Dancing, Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, Salsa Dancing, Sight-Reading, Tap, Ukulele

  • Performance

    ADR, Audio Drama, Voice Over
  • Sports

    Board Diving, Gymnastics, Horse-Riding*, Pilates, Swimming*, Sword Fighting, Trampoline, Yoga
    *=Highly Skilled
  • Other Skills

    Acrobatics, Director, Drama Workshop Leader, Improvisation, Scriptwriter (Professional)

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