Emerald Fennell

Emerald Fennell Biography:

Born in London, England, Emerald Fennell is a British actress, writer, producer, and director. She is well known for her roles on Call the Midwife (2013-2017) and The Crown (2019-2020).

Emerald studied English at Oxford University, where she began acting in plays. Here she was spotted by an agent, Lindy King.

She started her acting career with small roles on television shows such as Trials and Retribution (2007), Any Human Heart (2010), and Chickens (2011-2013). Following her appearance on Chickens, Emerald broke into film with roles in the period films Albert Knobbs (2011) and Anna Karenina (2013).

In 2013, Emerald also landed the role of Nurse Patsy Mount on the show Call the Midwife.

In 2019, Emerald took the responsibilities as a writer and executive producer for the second series for the television show Killing Eve. The second episode she wrote, "Nice and Neat," even earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

From 2019 to 2020, Emerald portrayed Camilla Parker Bowles on the Netflix series, The Crown.

Emerald's most recent project, Promising Young Woman (2020), earned her critical acclaim as a director, writer and producer. The film also earned her a multitude of awards and nominations, including five Academy Award nominations in 2021, in the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Carey Mulligan), Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing categories.

Emerald has also written three books: Shiverton Hall, Shiverton Hall: The Creeper, and Monsters. ~Sean Olegario

Photo by Faye Thomas.


Promising Young Woman (2020)
The Crown (2019-2020)
Vita & Virginia (2018)
Pan (2015)
The Danish Girl (2015)
Anna Karenina (2012)
Alber Nobbs (2011)
Mr. Nice (2010)

Filmography (director):

Promising Young Woman (2020)

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