Shelley Atkinson

Shelley is from Co Tipperary, Ireland. She trained at Arts Educational graduating in 1997 and has been based in London since. She recently played Martha in MARTHA, JOSIE AND THE CHINESE ELVIS, Stephen Joseph/New Vic, (“…her Catholic vigilance and fervour not so much played as perpetrated by the splendid Shelley Atkinson.” – Yorkshire Times). By contrast Shelley also enjoyed enthusiastic reviews for her central performance in new play REARED at Theatre 503 – playing a wife and mother at the centre of a family crisis.

Films include: WELLBEING, BURIED ALIVE, with artist Lucy Beech. Theatre includes: THE BORROWERS, New Vic; BLITHE SPIRIT, Stephen Joseph; OLIVER TWIST, Dukes Lancaster; UP THE DUFF, York Theatre Royal. Shelley has worked closely with Big Telly Theatre Company in N Ireland, helping to create, devise and write plays, as well as act in them РMELMOTH THE WANDERER, ONE SANDWICH SHORT OF A GENIUS, GULLIVER, THE FAERIE THORN. She was nominated for a Best Female Offie in 2011 for her performance as Lucifer in Third Party’s award-winning DR FAUSTUS.

Shelley is also an experienced voiceover artist and has recently started narrating audiobooks, including the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 winner, THE GLORIOUS HERESIES, by Lisa McInerney.

Represented by Jo Hole