Good news via the BBC Media Centre: Rachel Shelley will play police chief DCI Rippon on BBC One’s medical drama Casualty in the episode “Death and Doughnuts”, scheduled to air Jan. 14, 2012, at 8:40pm.
Here’s what they reveal about the storyline for her character:
[CT surgeon] Jordan’s cool is uncharacteristically ruffled when he meets attractive young police chief DCI Rippon. Could there be romance in the air for Holby’s head honcho?
Click here to view a teaser clip feat. Rachel Shelley on the Casualty website. (The clip seems to work only if viewed from within the UK.)
[Update:] Here’s my little (animated-GIF-heavy) recap of the episode.
Rachel Shelley, Lauren Lee Smith, Anne Ramsay and Guinevere Turner at Starfury: L4
Rachel Shelley*, Alexandra Hedison*, Pam Grier and Janina Gavankar have been announced on the Starfury Twitter account as the first guests of their L10 convention, taking place August 17-19, 2012, in Birmingham, UK.** Check the Starfury: L10 website for more info and tickets.
So, in conclusion, life is good.
OMGyouguysDylenaaaaaaaaa!!! Rachel Shelley and Alexandra Hedison at a previous joint appearance:
Rachel Shelley, Alexandra Hedison, Ilene Chaiken and Elizabeth Keener at Dinah Shore 2008
** Update 12/02/11: Dates of the Starfury: L10 convention were changed to August 17-19, 2012.
Rachel Shelley in episode 5 of Strike Back (Project Dawn).
Rachel will be appearing in episodes 5 and 6 of Strike Back (Project Dawn), airing Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 at 10pm respectively on Cinemax in the US. (UK and Canada air dates can be found on the Sky1 and HBO Canada websites.)
According to Deadline, Strike Back will be a new version of the 2010 Sky original series by the same name:
[This] version will have new settings/storylines and will introduce new characters, led by Damien Scott (Animal Kingdom’s Sullivan Stapleton), a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative who teams up with a British military unit led by Section 20 officer Michael Stone bridge (Fringe’s Philip Winchester) to stop an international terrorist group.
Here’s a promo from the official Sky1 YouTube channel, where this installment is titled Strike Back 2: Project Dawn:
Strike Back (2: Project Dawn) is scheduled to premiere August 12, 2011, at 10pm on HBO owned Cinemax in the US as well as HBO Canada and August 21, 2011, on Sky1 in the UK.
RachelShelleyOnline also reports that Rachel is currently working for this part in South Africa and Deadline mentions that filming has been taking place since February of this year in Hungary and South Africa…wait, South Africa…[please hold while brain is forming new neural connections]…Rachel pictures taken by Twitter user @ReneDelCarme in Cape Town, South Africa, this May come to mind…
[Update April 2011:] Check out my Rachel Shelley related L-BEACH #2 report here.
Rachel Shelley and Matt LeBlanc in Episodes.
Screencaps/GIFs (and a cute “wardrobe malfunction” blooper) from Rachel’s guest appearance in Episodes can be found here.
Rachel revealed at the Ultim’art Planet Babylon Convention that her upcoming projects are:
1. Continue to take baby to park. : )
2. Go to LA in the new year to audition during pilot season.