Emerald Fennell is an English author, director, screenwriter, and actor. She’s best known for writing the second series of the dark comedy-drama spy thriller Killing Eve. Many would also recognize her as the actress playing the role of Camilla Shand in the historical drama The Crown from Netflix.
According to starsoffline.com, Emerald’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated at around $1.5 million. Considering her number of talents, it’s pretty much safe to assume that this figure will soon get a lot bigger.
Unlike several other stars on our website, Emerald’s life is oftentimes kept private by her. Thus, we won’t be able to provide any information on this part in the meantime. We’ll get this updated as soon as we get more info on our gal.
Born on October 1, 1985, in London, Emerald Lilly Fennell is the daughter of author Louise MacGregor and jewelry designer Theo Fennell. Her sister is Coco Fennell, a famous designer for women’s clothes.
She attended school at Oxford University and performed for several school plays. This is how Lindy King of United Agents took notice of her.
Does Emerald have a Husband?
Such as her personal life, her love life has been kept out of the media’s lenses. However, in 2019, her relationship status got more attention upon the awaiting birth of her baby. By the way, her husband is her long-time boyfriend director Chris Vernon.
Chris and Emerald’s relationship is rumored to have started in 2008. But since their lives are seriously kept private, there’s little to know about their love story. Anyway, seeing the couple together boasts some ambiance of a healthy relationship and that’s exactly what we want for our lady.
Does Emerald have an Instagram account?
The answer is No. So, if you’re trying to find more pictures of her lovely family, you won’t be able to see anything on Instagram. However, you can still get some up-to-date status from her Twitter account.
Her height is measured as 5-foot 7-inches and weighs 62 kilograms. Her eye color is blue and her hair is blonde.
Emerald Fennel’s Books
As mentioned earlier, Emerald has a thing for writing and currently, she was able to publish a total of 4 books under her name. She’s into writing dark pieces for teenagers and in an interview, she also admitted that in her own teenage years, many would raise an eyebrow for how her stories end.
“My English teacher’s comments on my creative writing homework would often be along the lines of “not sure about this, Emerald” or “the murder at the end seems unnecessary”. I soon worked out that “vivid imagination” was a euphemism for “we need to speak to your parents about your burgeoning personality disorder”.
According to her, we’ve already been introduced to the dark aspects of stories from our traditional fairy tales. That being said, having scary themes when it comes to books shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The villains in every fairy tale teach us to know what to fear and what should we do about it.
“We need a little darkness, never more so than when we are young and testing out the world for ourselves. Mark Gatiss, one of my heroes and a master of the darkest comedy, describes it as “stepping out of the sunshine”, this compulsion to find a cold spot, the place that gives you shivers. And there is no safer, cozier, scarier place to do that than in a book.”
Shiverton Hall Book Series
Published in 2012, the first book of Shiverton Hall follows the story of a teenage guy named Arthur Bannister when he received an unexpected scholarship from a new school that he thought would be a change of vibe compared to his horrible experience from the previous university he’s attended. The book is rated 3.89 from Goodreads with mixed reviews but most of them enjoyed the book for its spookiness and great characters.
The second book was published in 2014 with the title Shiverton Hall: The Creeper. The book is rated 4.18 on Goodreads which is obviously higher than its predecessor. Most readers praised the second instalment for the excitement it brings and they just can’t wait for the 3rd book. There are also a few that find the 2nd instalment a bit less chilly.
The 3rd instalment of the book has been released already and it is titled Shiverton Hall: Rollercoasters. As of the moment, there aren’t any available reviews yet from Goodreads but we’re hoping to get a copy soon.
Another unique chilly novel published in 2015, Monsters is a story about a 12-year-old girl and boy on how the unravel the mystery of a murder that happened near their area. So, yes, our protagonists are children but this book isn’t intended for children. You can check the video below as Emerald herself will read a part of her book to you:
Movies, TV, and Writing
Her first TV appearance was with the feature-length police television drama series titled Trial & Retribution back in 2006. Recently, she wrote, produced, and directed the American black comedy Promising Young Woman. We’ll check some of her works on both on-and-off cameras.
The Danish Girl: Elsa
Aside from appearing the several TV series, Emerald also had the chance to act for films such as her role of Princess Merkalova in the 2012 historical drama Anna Karenina. She also appeared alongside Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander in 2015’s biographical drama The Danish Girl for the role of Elsa.
Vita & Virginia: Vanessa Bell
Emerald also appeared in the 2015 adventure film Pan together with the likes of Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Levi Miller, and Amanda Seyfried. 3 years after (2018), she also starred alongside Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki in the romantic biographical film Vita & Virginia wherein she played Vanessa, the sister of Virginia Woolf.
Promising Young Woman: Writer / Director / Producer
As mentioned above, her most recent film endeavor was with 2020’s Promising Young Woman. Although she didn’t play any part on the cast, she made a big contribution to the movie by writing its script, directing it, and acted as a producer together with Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment.
The narrative revolves around the story of Cassie, played by Carey Mulligan, and her quest to seek justice against those who have wronged her in the past. The film stands on the Rotten Tomatoes scoreboard with a fresh 92% rating. The overall reviews say: “A boldly provocative, timely thriller, Promising Young Woman is an auspicious feature debut for writer-director Emerald Fennell — and a career highlight for Carey Mulligan.”
Killing Eve: Writer / Producer
For the 1st season of this dark comedy spy thriller series, it was her friend Phoebe Waller-Bridge who served as the writer for the show. When the 2nd season was confirmed, Phoebe hired her close friend Emerald to take on the mantle. Eventually, she also became one of the executive producers of the show.
“We met on a film, Albert Nobbs, which we both had tiny parts in. I started 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” – Emerald speaking in an interview with The New York Times.
It was also on the episode above, Nice and Neat, from which Emerald got nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
The Crown: Camilla Shand
“I absolutely love Camilla and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snugger with a pudding bowl haircut.” This was Fennell’s statement with Vogue when asked about the role she’s playing in the highly popular Netflix series, The Crown. It was years before when Emerald told her agent that she wanted a part on the show and it would be her dream to play the Duchess of Cornwall. In October 2018, her wish became a reality after she got the part of playing Camilla.
It was revealed by Andrew Lloyd Webber back in January 2020 that he will be collaborating with Fennel on a new Cinderella musical which is expected to open in London by May 2021. With her talents, we could only wish more success to this lady in her upcoming projects.
Related Amazon Products:
|Shiverton Hall Paperback – January 22, 2013|
|The Creeper (Shiverton Hall) Kindle Edition|
|Monsters Paperback – September 3, 2015|