22 Facts About Emerald Fennell


Emerald Lilly Fennell is an English actress, filmmaker, and writer.


Emerald Fennell has received many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, two British Academy Film Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for three Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.


Emerald Fennell went on to receive wider recognition for her starring roles in the BBC One period drama series Call the Midwife and for her portrayal of Camilla Parker-Bowles in the Netflix period drama series The Crown.


In 2020, Emerald Fennell made her feature film directorial debut with the thriller Promising Young Woman, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and received nominations for Best Picture, and Best Director, becoming one of only seven women, and the first British woman, to be nominated for the latter.


Emerald Fennell was educated at Marlborough College, a private school in Marlborough, Wiltshire.


Emerald Fennell then studied English at Greyfriars, Oxford, where she acted in university plays.


Emerald Fennell appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom Chickens with Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and Jonny Sweet.

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Emerald Fennell then joined the cast of the BBC One series Call the Midwife as Patsy Mount, after dyeing her blonde hair red.


Emerald Fennell continued playing the role in the fourth season and gained a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Emerald Fennell made a brief uncredited appearance in her directorial debut film Promising Young Woman as the host of a 'blowjob lip' make-up tutorial video.


In 2008, Emerald Fennell was commissioned to write a film script.


Emerald Fennell then released Monsters in September 2015, her first adult horror book.


In July 2018, it was announced that Emerald Fennell was hired by her close friend Phoebe Waller-Bridge as head writer for the second season of the BBC series Killing Eve, replacing Waller-Bridge, who remains as a producer.


At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Emerald Fennell was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the season 2 episode "Nice and Neat".


In January 2019, it was announced Emerald Fennell would write and direct the comedy thriller film Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan.


Emerald Fennell became one of only seven women, and the first British woman, to earn a nomination in the directing category.


Emerald Fennell won the 2021 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 93rd Academy Awards for Promising Young Woman.


On 22 March 2021, Emerald Fennell was attached to write a Zatanna film for Warner Brothers, set in the DC Extended Universe.


On 18 May 2021, Mark Millar revealed that Emerald Fennell had written the latest screenplay of the film adaptation of his comic Nemesis.


In January 2022, it was announced that Emerald Fennell had set her next project as director with Media Rights Capital, with plans to shoot during the summer.


Emerald Fennell's husband is film and advertising director and producer Chris Vernon.


Emerald Fennell confirmed she was pregnant with their second child at the 93rd Academy Awards in April 2021.