Shelley King
Shelley King
"SHELLEY KING is extremely powerful ... The role could not have been better cast”
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I was born in Calcutta, India on 25th September 1955. I am Anglo Indian. This means I can readily trace my Scots, English, Portugese and Irish heritage but have no idea where that defining bit of me that is Indian links in. I was schooled at La Martinere for Girls. I was taught in French and English, but, sadly, was never schooled in Urdu, Bengali, Hindi or any of the languages of my birth country. My maternal grandfather a child of the Inglis clan, Scots merchants who settled in Calcuttain the early 17th century adored India, Shakespeare, the actor Robert Donatis diction and Fred Astaire. My paternal grandfather, an English non commissioned officer from Deal who went on to work on the railway, disappeared back to England when my father was 20 never to be seen again. My father Kelly King was to become a brilliant and much respected industrial and commercial photographer in India and then in the UK.