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Emerald Fennell

By 21st September 2021Speakers-2021

Emerald Fennell is a Golden Globe and Emmy nominated writer, creator, filmmaker, and actress. In 2020 she made her directorial debut with the thriller Promising Young Women, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and received nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, becoming the first British woman to be nominated for the latter.

Emerald’s television credits include Killing Eve 2, on which she was lead writer and director, and Drifters 4, for which she wrote 2 episodes.

Emerald first received attention for her performances in period drama films, such as Albert Nobbs (2011), Anna Karenina (2012), The Danish Girl (2015), and Vita and Virginia (2018). She received wider recognition for her starring roles in the BBC One period drama series Call the Midwife (2013–17) and the Netflix period drama series The Crown (2019–20).