Shannon Flynn

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Shannon Flynn
Born Shannon Flynn
(1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 20)
Rochdale, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Television Waterloo Road (2009–2012)
Dani's Castle (2013–2015)
Coronation Street (2016)

Shannon Flynn (born 22 August 1996)[1] is an English actress from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, who is best known for playing Emily James in the BBC school-based drama, Waterloo Road.[2] Flynn has also had a presenting role on the CBBC show Friday Download, and had starred in its film, Up All Night.[3] From 2013 to 2015, Flynn starred in the CBBC children's show, Dani's Castle.[4]


Flynn's acting career began in 2008 with some small roles in theatre productions. In 2009 she joined the cast of the BBC One drama Waterloo Road as Emily James alongside Jenna-Louise Coleman.[2]

In 2012 she was cast in the CBBC children's television programme Dani's Castle alongside Dani Harmer.[5][6] The show began airing in 2013 and a second series began airing in 2014. The show was renewed for a third series which was filmed in 2014 and began airing on 7 July 2015.[7]

In 2012 she made her first appearance on the CBBC children's entertainment show Friday Download as a guest presenter, and in 2013 she joined the main presenting team. In 2014 she was cast in the Friday Download movie Up All Night.[8] Filming began on 6 September 2014. Up All Night will be released on 22 May 2015.[7]

On 14 April 2015 Flynn announced that she would not be returning for the ninth series of Friday Download.[9]

On 4 March 2016, Flynn began playing Lauren, the bully of Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) in the long-running ITV soap opera, Coronation Street. [10]



Years Programme Character Notes
2009–2012 Waterloo Road Emily James Regular role
2011 Holby City Beatrice "Bean" Fisher Guest role
2011 Scott and Bailey Elise Scott Regular role
2011 Shameless Grace Guest role
2012 Doctors Cleo Hardey Guest role
2012 Friday Download Herself Guest presenter
2013 Hacker Time Herself Guest
2013–2015 Friday Download Herself Presenter
2013–2015 Dani's Castle Kait / Roxy Began playing Roxy in Series 2
2016 Coronation Street Lauren Recurring Role


Date Title Role Director Station
2010 Lilo Simone Melanie Harris BBC Radio 4
2010 Sherbet Dolls Olivia Pauline Harris BBC Radio 4
2010 Maths Piolot Lisa Sue Roberts BBC Learning
2011 Lost Property: The Year My Mother Went Missing[11] Ruthie Jessica Dromgoole BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
2011 Betsy Coleman Young Betsy Mary Peate BBC Radio 4
2011 Raft To Bondi Carol Gary Brown BBC Radio 4
2012 Mad Girl Rose Mary Peate BBC Radio 4


Years Programme Character Theater
2008 Macbeth Weird Sister Manchester Royal Exchange
2008 Babes In The Wood Gill Gracie Fields Theatre
2009 Annie Annie Gracie Fields Theatre


Years Advert Character
2008 Investigators Abi
2009 Game Inhouse DVD Billy


  1. ^ "Shannon Flynn CV". Amber Ltd. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "ScreenTerrier: Waterloo Road new faces Part 1". 28 October 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Up All Night - Film - British Comedy Guide". Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dani's Castle - CBBC Sitcom - British Comedy Guide". Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Dani's House becomes a Castle for CBBC spin-off". Broadcastnow. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "ScreenTerrier: Meet the cast of Dani's Castle". 7 December 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Shannon Flynn on Twitter". 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "CBBC's Friday Download heads to the big screen". 5 September 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Shannon Flynn on Twitter". 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
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  11. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – Lost Property: The Year My Mother Went Missing

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