Rule 5 Friday – Shelley Conn

You have seen her recently in the new Amercian SciFi/fantasy series Terra Nova as Dr. Elizabeth Shannon but once you see her face, you will remember her from several movies and TV shows.

I saw her a year or so ago in a great British TV series called Strike Back as Danni Prendiville, an officer with the mythical Section 20. The second season, Strike Back – Project Dawn was Shelley-less but a great series…if you liked 24, you will like this one – this is 24 on steroids. If you can get your hands on it in the States, I highly recommend it.


Chris Ryan’s Strike Back is a six-part British television series based on the novel of the same name written by best-selling author and former soldier of the Special Air Service, Chris Ryan. It was produced by Left Bank Pictures for Sky1. The cast of Strike Back is led by Richard Armitage and Andrew Lincoln, also starring Orla Brady, Shelley Conn, Colin Salmon and Jodhi May, including a variety of guest appearances including Toby Stephens, Ewen Bremner, Dhaffer L’Abidine, Shaun Parkes and Alexander Siddig. The series follows John Porter (Armitage), a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20 of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).

The series ran on a multi-million pound budget, and was filmed on location in South Africa, particularly in the Gauteng. Ryan became a series consultant. Strike Back commenced airing on 5 May 2010 with two episodes showing a week. The first episode received unofficial overnight ratings of almost 400,000 viewers in the United Kingdom, which increased to just over one million according to the more official Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board. It was met with generally positive reviews; comments of the series ranged from a positive “British action series that packs a Die Hard-style thrill around every corner,” to a more negative “pathetic male fantasy”. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on 7 June 2010. A 10-part second series, known as Strike Back: Project Dawn, a co-production between Sky and the American network Cinemax, was first broadcast in August 2011. A third series of Strike Back, also to consist of 10 parts, will be released in 2012.

Now that I’m done plugging a favorite TV show and “pathetic male fantasy”, may I present the cutely sexy Shelley Conn:

8 thoughts on “Rule 5 Friday – Shelley Conn

  1. I love 24; haven’t heard of Strike Back…..Okay, enough of that. How do you boys create those lines, those red lines on a paragraph? I don’t know if I should attempt this on my own, but I dig the look of it. Just pray that I won’t tap into the Pentagon if I do. My luck doesn’t seem to extend to technology for some unfathomable
    and completely irrational reason.

    • When you tag something as a quote, the lines automatically appear. When you write something that you want to highlight that way or indicate a quote, highlight it and the click the ” symbol in the edit menu and when you publish it – viola! Red lines…

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