|Born||12 August 1953|
London, England, UK
Selina Jane Cadell (born 12 August 1953) is an English actress. She is the younger sister of actor Simon Cadell and granddaughter of actress Jean Cadell. She is the great niece of the Scottish artist Francis Cadell.
Cadell was born in London. She has been appearing on British television, film, and theatre over the last thirty years. She has taken on a wide range of supporting and leading roles, in 1985 she appeared in Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple ‘A Pocket Full if Rye’ as Mary Dove, also in the TV series Victoria Wood in 1989, Jeeves and Wooster in 1993, Pie in the Sky (S2:E5 “Dead Right”) in 1995 and Midsomer Murders ‘The Killings at Badger’s Drift’ in 1997. She played Caroline Sheppard in the 2000 Agatha Christie’s Poirot ‘The Murders of Roger Ackroyd’. She also appeared as Phyllis Cadel and The Catherine Tate Show in 2006 and Eleanor Crouch in Midsomer Murders ‘Midsomer Life’. Recently, she has played Dorothy Crowther in The Amazing Mrs Pritchard; Mrs Tishell in Doc Martin; and the Dean Mieke Miedema in Lab Rats. She appeared in Sam Mendes' Broadway production of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, and played Maria in Mendes' highly acclaimed production of Twelfth Night for the Donmar Warehouse (London and New York). She also lent her voice to Jemima Puddle Duck's sister-in-law, Rebecca Puddle Duck, in the British children's animated series The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends for the BBC and Fuji Television Network.
In 2009‘s “Allegory of Love”, S3:E1 of Lewis, she played Professor Bernice “Bernie“ Rutherford. In 2012, she briefly appeared in the remake of Gambit. In 2013, she appeared as Sister Gregory, a Roman Catholic nun, in the Father Brown episode "The Bride of Christ". She played the title role as the vanishing lady herself, Miss Froy, the character previously played by May Whitty and Angela Lansbury in the previous two versions, in the 2013 TV film The Lady Vanishes from the BBC, directed by Diarmuid Lawrence from an updated screenplay by Fiona Seres. She appeared as Professor Alice Sandwell in New Tricks episode "Buried Treasure" (S4:E6). In 2019, Cadell appeared in the Acorn TV series Queens of Mystery.
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