Anna Skellern is a United Kingdom-based Australian actress, best known as the first female member of The Chaser’s television programme CNNNN.
Skellern was cast as the new Sapphire in the radio show Sapphire and Steel from Big Finish – beginning with “Second Sight”.
Skellern filmed for the sequel to Neil Marshall’s critically acclaimed horror film The Descent, The Descent Part 2, which was released in late 2009. The script sees a survivor from The Descent forced back into the system of caves she battled her way out of in the first film, in a bid to locate the rest of her group. Skellern played one of the members of the new search team that accompanies the survivor back into the caves.
In 2009, Skellern filmed Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Clocks with David Suchet, Jamie Winstone and Tom Burke. She also filmed the new role of restaurant worker, babysitter, and Jake’s crush, Kelly, for BBC1’s award-winning, partly improvised comedy Outnumbered, directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin and starring Claire Skinner and Hugh Dennis.
In 2010, Skellern spent time in Africa filming the lead role in the thriller, Siren, with Eoin Macken and Tereza Srbova. She also plays Jo in the British miniseries, A Passionate Woman, directed by Kay Mellor and Antonia Bird, with Billie Piper and Sue Johnston.
She played the role of Lexy Price in series 2 of Lip Service broadcast on BBC Three in April 2012. In October 2012 Skellern played Elaine White in series 2 episode 2 of the Sky 1 comedy drama series Spy.