Carolyn Pickles - biography

TV Actor from United Kingdom,England

Carolyn Pickles (born 8 February 1952) is an English actress who has appeared in West End theatre and on British television, perhaps most notably in the ITV series Emmerdale as Shelly Williams. Pickles was born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She is the daughter of the late Judge James Pickles, a niece of actress Christina Pickles, and great-niece of Wilfred Pickles, the TV and radio personality. Pickles grew up in and attended school in Halifax in Yorkshire's West Riding. She read drama at the University of Manchester, taking roles in a number of student productions including Narrow Road to the Deep North by Edward Bond, and the lead in Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children. She played the lead role as Miss Bluebell in the BBC series of the same name in 1986. She also appeared in The Bill as DCI Kim Reid, as Simone Trevelyan in May to December, and in The Tales of Para Handy as Lady Catherine Ramsay. Pickles also appeared in the cult BBC children's educational drama series Through The Dragon's Eye. She was a leading character (12 episodes in 1982) in the TV series We'll Meet Again. She has appeared in a number of films, including Roman Polanski's Tess, Agatha  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
United Kingdom,England
James Pickles
Film actress


Year Performance Character
2003 Evil Under the Sun Emily Brewster
1996 The Final Passage Mary
1980 The Mirror Crack'd

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