Fennell reading from one of her books in 2013
|Born||Emerald Lilly Fennell
(1985-10-01) 1 October 1985
London, England, UK
|Parent(s)||Theo Fennell (jewellery designer) and Louise (née MacGregor), an 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.
She starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Chickens with Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and Jonny Sweet. Then she 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 Anna Karenina (2012) and Albert Nobbs (2011).
|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 Parker Bowles||TV series|
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.