Emerald Fennell Wiki – Emerald Fennell Biography
Emerald Fennell is an English actress, writer, director, and producer. She appeared in period drama films, such as Albert Nobbs, Anna Karenina, The Danish Girl, and Vita and Virginia. She received wider recognition for her starring roles in the BBC One period drama series Call the Midwife and the Netflix period drama series The Crown (2019–2020). She is also known as showrunner for season two of the BBC America thriller series Killing Eve (2019), which earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She gained further acclaim for writing, directing, and producing the thriller film Promising Young Woman (2020), for which she received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director, and won the award for Best Original Screenplay. She is the first British woman to be nominated by the Academy Award for directing. She was educated at Marlborough College, an independent school in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She then studied English at Greyfriars, Oxford, where she acted in university plays. There she was spotted by Lindy King of United Agents.
She appeared 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. On 23 October 2018, it was revealed that she would play Camilla Shand in the third season of the Netflix series The Crown. She made a brief appearance in her directorial debut film Promising Young Woman as the host of a ‘blow job lip’ make-up tutorial video. In 2008, she was commissioned to write a film script. Titled 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. Her first novel was published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in January 2013: Shiverton Hall, a children’s fantasy. In December 2012, it was released as an ebook by Bloomsbury USA. The Creeper, a sequel, was published in 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.
In July 2018, it was announced that she was hired by her close friend Phoebe Waller-Bridge as head writer for the second season of the BBC America series Killing Eve, replacing Waller-Bridge, who remains as a producer. She wrote 6 episodes for the season. Fennell also becomes one of the show’s executive producers. 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 began 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.” The second season began to broadcast in April 2019. At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, she 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 Fennell would write and direct the comedy thriller film Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan. Production started in March 2019. She produced the film with, amongst others, Margot Robbie and her LuckyChap Entertainment production company. The film went on to earn five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for Fennell. She became one of only seven women, and the first British woman, to earn a nomination in the directing category. As well, her directing nomination alongside that of Chloé Zhao marked the first instance of two women earning directing nominations in the same year. For the film, she also received Best Original Screenplay awards at the Critics Choice Awards and the Writers Guild of America Awards. In January 2020, Andrew Lloyd Webber announced he would collaborate with Fennell on the musical Cinderella, which is planned to open in London in May 2021. On 22 March 2021, it was revealed that she was attached to write a Zatanna film for Warner Brothers, set in the DC Extended Universe. She won the 2021 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at the 93rd Academy Awards for Promising Young Woman.
Emerald Fennell Age
She was born Emerald Lilly Fennell on October 1, 1985, in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom.
Emerald Fennell Husband
She is married to her husband, Chris Vernon who is a film and advertising director and producer.
Emerald Fennell Children
She has a son, born in 2019. She confirmed she was pregnant with their second child at the 93rd Academy Awards in April 2021.
Emerald Fennell Family
She is the daughter of jewelry designer Theo Fennell and author Louise Fennell. She also has a sister, Coco Fennell, who is a fashion designer.
Emerald Fennell Instagram
Emerald Fennell’s Instagram account is @justemeraldfennell.