Rebecca Cordingly is a British Actress and works under the stage name "Beth Cordingly". She has starred in two BAFTA nominated cult series, Dead Set and Funland. Since starting out as a regular in The Bill and Family Affairs, she has featured in a string of popular British TV shows and appeared on stage in the West End and on tour. She also has a BA in English & Drama from Birmingham University and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. One of her short stories, "Marianne and Ellie", was selected to be published in Dancing with Mr Darcy, an anthology of the winning entries for the 2009 Jane Austen Short Story Award (Honno Press). She is working on a novel, How Not To Do It, which follows struggling actress Megan Blinkett’s rise to soap stardom and celebrity, facing everything from red carpets to kissing heartthrobs on screen.