Chanel Cresswell

Chanel Cresswell (born 23 January 1990) is an English actress, best known for playing Kelly Jenkins in the film This Is England (2006) and the three subsequent series This Is England '86 (2010), This Is England '88 (2011) and This Is England '90 (2015).[1]

Chanel Cresswell
Chanel Cresswell

(1990-01-23) 23 January 1990 (age 30)
EducationAldercar Community Language College
Years active2006–present
TelevisionKelly Jenkins in This is England (2006–2015)
Katie McVey in Trollied (2011–13, 2015–18)
AwardsBAFTA for Best Supporting Actress (2016)

She has also appeared as Katie McVey in the Sky One sitcom Trollied from 2011 to 2013 and 2015 to 2018.

Early lifeEdit

Cresswell grew up in Codnor, Derbyshire and attended Aldercar Community Language College.


Cresswell's first role came in 2006 playing Kelly Jenkins in the film This Is England when she was just sixteen years old. She subsequently appeared as Kelly again in the next three miniseries that followed in September 2010, December 2011 and September until October 2015 which aired on Channel 4. She won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the This is England series at the 2016 British Academy Television Awards.

She has also appeared in Casualty, Butterfly,[2] Bale[3] and Wish 143 before playing Hailey in the TV movie Dive.[4] From 2011 to 2013 Cresswell starred in Sky One sitcom Trollied as Katie McVey, returning to the show in 2015 and continued in this until the final episode in December 2018.

She appeared in a main role as Jess Meredith in ITV drama series, The Bay in March 2019.



Year Title Role Notes
2020 Love Spreads Jess
2018 Strangeways Here We Come Becki
Medusa's Ankles Deirdre Short film
The Agency Pamela
2017 Pin Cushion Belinda
My Name Is Lenny Val
2014 Bypass Emily
2011 Cardinal Lustful Woman Short film
Papa Student
2010 Dirty Egg The Girl
2009 Butterfly Jo
Wish 143 Amy
Bale Sarah
2006 This Is England Kelly Jenkins


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Des Lesley Mead ITV mini-series
Death in Paradise Tasmin Lewis BBC One drama series
Dracula Kathleen BBC One drama series
2019 The Bay Jess Meredith ITV drama series
2018–2020 On the Edge Ashley Three-part drama series
2018 The Split Kelsey BBC One TV series
That Girl Ashley TV movie
2017 Murdered for Being Different DC Steph Farley TV film based on Murder of Sophie Lancaster
2016 The Aliens Paulette E4 TV series; recurring role
Vera Charlie Guest role
2015 Alt Cat TV film
This Is England '90 Kelly Jenkins Mini-series; 4 episodes
2014 Silent Witness Jill Bond 2 episodes
2011–2013, 2015–2018 Trollied Katie McVey Regular role, 56 episodes
2011 This Is England '88 Kelly Jenkins Mini-series; 3 episodes
The Case Julie Prior 5 episodes
Casualty Liz Roberts 1 episode
2010 This Is England '86 Kelly Jenkins Mini-series; 4 episodes
Dive Hailey TV film


  1. ^ "This Is England '86: Meet the cast". Metro. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  2. ^ "The Television Workshop " Castings". The Television Workshop. 8 September 2010. Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Bale". Retrieved 22 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "BBC Two - Dive". BBC. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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