Emerald Lilly Fennell (born 1 October 1985) is a British actress and writer. She is best known for showrunning Killing Eve season 2 and for her role as Nurse Patsy Mount in the BBC drama series Call the Midwife.
Fennell reading from one of her books in 2013
Emerald Lilly Fennell
1 October 1985
|Occupation||Actress, author, screenwriter|
|Parent(s)||Theo Fennell, jewellery designer, and Louise (née MacGregor), author|
Born in London, Fennell went to Marlborough College. She then studied English at Oxford University, where she acted in university plays. There she was spotted by Lindy King of United Agents, who also represents Keira Knightley.
Fennell starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Chickens with Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and Jonny Sweet. She then joined the cast of the BBC One series Call the Midwife as Patsy Mount, after dyeing her blonde hair red. She is also known for her film roles in Albert Nobbs (2011) and Anna Karenina (2012).
|2006||Trial & Retribution||Sheena||TV series|
|2010||Mr. Nice||Rachel||British-Spanish crime-drama film|
|2010||New Tricks||Vicky (Receptionist)||TV series|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Lottie||TV series; 2 episodes|
|2011||Albert Nobbs||Mrs. Smythe-Willard||Film|
|2012||Anna Karenina||Princess Merkalova||Film|
|2013||Blandings||Monica Simmons||TV series|
|2013||The Lady Vanishes||Odette||TV film|
|2013||Murder on the Home Front||Issy Quennell||TV film|
|2013–2017||Call the Midwife||Nurse Patsy Mount||TV series|
|2015||The Danish Girl||Elsa||Film|
|2016||Drifters||Lizzie||TV series, she also wrote 2 episodes in Series 4 in 2016 with Jessica Knappett.|
|2017||Victoria||Ada Lovelace||TV series|
|2019||The Crown||Camilla Shand||TV series|
|TBA||Promising Young Woman||Director and writer (post-production)|
In 2008, Fennell was commissioned to write a film script (co-produced by Madeleine Lloyd Webber). Called Chukka, it's a romantic comedy about a group of teenagers who fight the closure of their school by taking on the rich kids at polo.
The Creeper, a sequel, was published mid-2014. ISFDB catalogues them as the Shiverton Hall series. It was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2014. She then released Monsters in September 2015, her first adult horror book.
Speaking to the New York Times Fennell said "Phoebe [Waller-Bridge] and I had worked together in the past, and we’ve been friends for nearly 10 years. We met on a film — “Albert Nobbs” — which we both had tiny parts in. I started in the very early days as a writer in the Season 2 writer’s room. Because it’s such an unusual show, they did a very loose writers’ room for a week just to see, and then wonderfully and luckily for me they promoted me to head writer."
She has replaced Waller-Bridge, who remains as a producer of the show. Fennell has also become one of the show's executive producers. The second season began broadcast in April 2019.
- Shiverton Hall (2012)
- The Creeper (2014)
- Rollercoasters Shiverton Hall (2014)
- Monsters (2015)
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- "Series 4, Episode 1 - Halloween". comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
- Shiverton Hall. Bloomsbury Childrens. January 2013. ISBN 978-1408827789.
- "Emerald Fennell – Summary Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
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- LANGLEY, EDWINA (9 September 2015). "'I just love horror': Emerald Fennell on her first adult book Monsters". Evening Standard. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
- Porter, Rick (27 July 2018). "'Killing Eve' Hires New Head Writer, Directors for Season 2". hollywoodreporter.com (The Hollywood Reporter). Archived from the original on 30 December 2018.
- Wiseman, Andreas (31 January 2019). "Carey Mulligan To Star In FilmNation, LuckyChap Thriller 'Promising Young Woman' — EFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
- N'Duka, Amanda (29 March 2019). "Bo Burnham To Star Opposite Carey Mulligan In 'Promising Young Woman'; Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Adam Brody & More Round Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 29 March 2019.