Emerald Fennell
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After nearly a decade and a half working steadily as a character actress, notably as Camilla Parker Bowles in Netflix’s “The Crown,” Fennell established herself as a force to be reckoned with behind the camera with her feature film debut as a writer and director, “Promising Young Woman,” which saw Carey Mulligan play a woman seeking vengeance against her rapist and his enablers. Shot in just 23 days when Fennell was seven months pregnant, the film received five Oscar nominations including best picture and actress, plus a win for Fennell’s original screenplay. She also earned two Emmy nominations for her work as a showrunner on the second season of BBC America series “Killing Eve,” which stars Sandra Oh and has filmed a fourth and final season.




  • University of Oxford (UK)

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  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree


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Emerald Fennell, Lucy Prebble Top U.K. Writers' Guild Awards Shortlist

Emerald Fennell, Lucy Prebble Top U.K. Writers' Guild Awards Shortlist

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) has unveiled the shortlist for its annual awards, with nominees including "Promising Young Woman" scribe Emerald Fennell and "Succession" writer Lucy Prebble, who's been nominated for her Billie Piper series "I Hate Suzie."The awards, which will be handed out on Feb. 14 in central London, will cover two years of British writing, after last year's awards were cancelled due to the pandemic.WGGB President and former "The Great British Bake-Off" host Sandi Toksvig said:...


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