(written from a Production point of view)
Claridge attended the University of Victoria between 1989 and 1994 and graduated with a BFA with honors in Painting. He started his career as scenic artist and painter on the television series Viper (1997, starring J. Downing and Dawn Stern), Seven Days (1998, starring Norman Lloyd and Alan Scarfe), and It's True (1998, starring Dean Stockwell), the horror film Final Destination (2000, with Tony Todd), the crime thriller Antitrust (2001), the horror thriller Thir13en Ghosts (2001, starring F. Murray Abraham, music by John Frizzell, and production design by Sean Hargreaves), and the television mini series Taken (2002, starring Matt Frewer and Emily Bergl).
Further credits as head paint coordinator or paint foreman include the sequels Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Scary Movie 4 (2006), the comic adaptations Catwoman (2004) and Fantastic Four (2005), the drama Eight Below (2006, starring Bruce Greenwood), the television series Bionic Woman (2007, starring Miguel Ferrer), the mystery thriller Case 39 (2009), the science fiction film 2012 (2009), the fantasy film Red Riding Hood (2011), the television series Life Unexpected (2010) and Motive (2013, with Roger R. Cross), the science fiction film Elysium (2013), the remake Godzilla (2014), and the fantasy adventure Seventh Son (2014).
More recently, Claridge worked as head scenic paint coordinator on the science fiction film Tomorrowland (2015, written and produced by Damon Lindelof and production design by Scott Chambliss), the adventure The Revenant (2015, starring Tom Hardy), and the video game adaptation Warcraft (2016, with Clancy Brown).