Cindy Shelley

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Cindy Shelley (born 23 March 1960 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is an English actress, known for her roles in two high-profile BBC television dramas of the 1980s: Alice Courtenay in Tenko and Abby Urquhart in Howards' Way.


Shelley made her television debut playing Rhiannon, one of the party girls in The Young Ones episode "Interesting". A week later, she played the girl on the radio in the "Flood" episode of the same series.

Shelley played Alice Courtenay in the World War II-set series Tenko. Shelley was in nine episodes of series three[1] and appeared in Tenko Reunion the following year. Although Courtenay was a young teenager, Shelley was well into her twenties. From 1985 to 1990, she spent six series of Howards' Way in the role of Abby Urquhart/Hudson.

Shelley's career after Howards' Way and a couple of brief appearances in The Tripods, has been sporadic. Appearances in Bottom, Men Behaving Badly and A Prince Among Men have kept her on screen, as well as fifteen episodes of Grange Hill as Ros Meyer.

She replaced Charlotte Long for the second series of The Tripods after Long's sudden death in a road accident.


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