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Shelley Conn (born September 21, 1976; age 43) played Chief Inspector Helen McCarthy in 24: Live Another Day.

Biography and career Edit

Shelley Conn was born in London, England, to Anglo-Indian parents. She is of Sri Lankan descent. Conn attended Queen Mary's College in Basingstoke and Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, and later trained at Bretton Hall.

Conn is perhaps best known in recent years for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shannon on the FOX TV series Terra Nova, which was written by David Fury and Brannon Braga and directed by Jon Cassar, Bryan Spicer and Nelson McCormick. Before that, she appeared in shows like Mersey Beat. The Palace, and Marchlands. She was a regular on The Lottery and currently a series regular on Heartbeat.


Director/producer Jon Cassar with Conn during filming

Conn has also appeared on films like How Do You Know (with Domenick Lombardozzi and Dean Norris), New Town Killers, and Possession.

Role on 24 Edit

Conn played the role of Helen McCarthy during 24: Live Another Day. McCarthy was a Chief Inspector for the London Metropolitan Police. Conn appeared during one episode and was credited as a guest star.

24 credits Edit

Selected filmography Edit

  • Malevolent (2018)
  • Flim: The Movie (2013)
  • How Do You Know (2010)
  • New Town Killers (2008)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Television appearances

  • Deep State (2019)
  • Liar (2017)
  • Heartbeat (2016)
  • The Lottery (2014)
  • By Any Means (2013)
  • Terra Nova (2011)
  • Strike Back (2010)
  • Mistresses (2008-2010)
  • Raw (2008)
  • Party Animals (2007)

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