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Emerald Fennell      

English Actress, Author, Screenwriter, Producer and Director

Emerald Lilly Fennell is an English actress, author, screenwriter, producer, and director. She appeared in numerous 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 period drama series Call the Midwife and the Netflix period drama series The Crown.

Fennell is also known as showrunner for season two of the BBC America thriller series Killing Eve, which earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She gained further critical acclaim for directing, producing, and writing the thriller film Promising Young Woman, 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.


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