Actress Claire Bleasdale trained at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre and played two police officer roles in Coronation Street: The recurring role of WPC Burns between December 2003 and December 2008, and she returned to the programme as a Police Search Advisor in March 2010 who coordinated the search in Blackpool for the missing Simon Barlow.
She has also had roles in At Home with the Braithwaites and When Disco Ruled The World. On the stage she has appeared in Black Box and Songs and Scars. She is a workshop leader and teacher, and an associate artist for The Lowry and National Youth Theatre. She is member of LeKoa, a theatre collaborative committed to writing and producing new plays.