21 September 1976 |
Barnet, London, England
|Children||Oscar (b. 2012)|
Early life and education
Conn was born in Barnet, London, England. "A self-described army brat, Conn was born in London and lived overseas in Germany and Gibraltar with her parents and two older sisters. Her family settled in the London suburbs. She acted in school plays and did a post-grad drama program in London." She is the great niece of actress Merle Oberon (Oberon's brother was Conn's grandfather).
After drama school, Conn had a series of bit-parts in various British films, before coming to prominence in Series Five of the popular BBC One series Down to Earth. In 2001, she picked up the role of PC Miriam Da Silva in BBC1's Mersey Beat and an irregularly recurring role in Casualty.
In 2002, Conn made her West End theatre stage debut in three plays in December 2002, after transferring from Stratford-upon-Avon in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Jacobean Season at the Gielgud Theatre - The Island Princess, Eastward Ho! and The Roman Actor.
Conn has now developed her roles between all three media (television, film and theatre), with a series of leading roles in various small budget European as well as British films; BBC character dramas such as The Innocence Project; and occasional returns to the RSC.
In 2009 she appeared as Claire in Dead Set.
In 2010 she played Danni Prendiville in the TV series Strike Back.
In 2014, Conn will appear in a TV series called The Letters.
- The Last Musketeer (2000), Uzma
- City Central (2000), Naz
- Maybe Baby (2000), Nurse 2
- Attachments (2000), Carrie Knowles
- Down to Earth (2000 - Series 5), Kerry Jamil
- Casualty (2000–2002), Daljit Ramanee (3 episodes, 2000–02)
- Hawk (2001), Sharim Raziq
- Mersey Beat (2001), PC Miriam Da Silva
- Man and Boy (2002), Jasmin
- Possession (2002), Candi
- Second Generation (2003), Amba
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Princess Pondichéry
- Transit (2005), Asha
- L' Entente cordiale (2006), Punam
- Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006), Nina Shah
- The Innocence Project (2006), Dr Eve Walker
- Party Animals (2007), Ashika Chandiramani
- Mistresses (2008–10), Jessica Fraser
- The Palace (2008), Miranda Hill
- Trial and Retribution (2008), Neela
- Raw (2008) - RTÉ Television, Tanya
- Dead Set (2008), Claire
- Marchlands (2010), Nisha
- How Do You Know (2010), Terry
- Strike Back (2010), Danni Prendiville
- Terra Nova (2011), Elisabeth Shannon (13 episodes)
- Silent Witness (2012), DI Connie James (2 episodes)
- Heading Out (2013), Eve
- By Any Means (2013), Jessica Jones
- The Lottery (TV series), Gabrielle Westwood
- 24: Live Another Day (2014), MPS Chief Inspector Helen McCarthy (1 Episode)
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- Adams, Guy (1 October 2010). "Spielberg picks new leading lady from wards of 'Casualty'". The Independent. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "Lincolnshire actor Jonathan Kerrigan to star in BBC drama starting tonight". Lincolnshire Echo. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "Flora London Marathon 2006 - 07 Celebrities and Politicians - Celebrities Running in 2006". London Marathon. 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- Nutkins, Kirsty (21 September 2013). "Star of Mistress and By Any Means Shelley Conn tells of her secret marriage". Daily Express. Retrieved 25 August 2014.