Chanel Cresswell

Chanel Cresswell (born 23 January 1990) is an English BAFTA award-winning actress, best known for playing Kelly Jenkins in the film This is England (2006) and the three subsequent series This is England '86 (2010) , This is England '88 (2011) and This is England '90 (2015).[1]

Chanel Cresswell
Chanel Cresswell

(1990-01-23) 23 January 1990
EducationAldercar Community Language College
Years active2006–present
TelevisionKelly Jenkins in This is England (2006–2015)
Katie McVey in Trollied (2011–13, 2015–18)
AwardsBAFTA for Best Supporting Actress (2016)

She has also appeared as Katie McVey in the Sky One sitcom Trollied from 2011 to 2013 and 2015 to 2018.

Early life

Cresswell grew up in Codnor, Derbyshire and attended Aldercar Community Language College, Derbyshire .


Cresswell's first role came in 2006 playing Kelly Jenkins in the film This Is England when she was just sixteen years old. She subsequently appeared as Kelly again in the next three miniseries that followed in September 2010, December 2011 and September until October 2015 which aired on Channel 4. She won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the This is England series at the 2016 British Academy Television Awards.

She has also appeared in Casualty, Butterfly,[2] Bale[3] and Wish 143 before playing Hailey in the TV movie Dive.[4] From 2011 to 2013 Cresswell starred in Sky One sitcom Trollied as Katie McVey, returning to the show in 2015 and continued in this until the final episode in December 2018.

She appeared in a main role as Jess Meredith in ITV drama series, The Bay in March 2019.



2018Strangeways Here We ComeBecki
Pin CushionBelinda
2017My Name Is LennyVal
2011CardinalLustful WomanShort film
2010Dirty EggThe Girl
Wish 143Amy
2006This Is EnglandKelly Jenkins


2019The Bay Jess MeredithITV drama series
2018The SplitKelseyBBC One TV series
2017Murdered for Being DifferentDC Steph FarleyTV film based on Murder of Sophie Lancaster
2015The AliensPauletteE4 TV series; recurring role
VeraCharlieGuest role
AltCatTV film
This Is England '90Kelly JenkinsMini-series; 4 episodes
2014Silent WitnessJill Bond2 episodes
2011–2013, 2015–2018TrolliedKatie McVeyRegular role, 56 episodes
2011This Is England '88Kelly JenkinsMini-series; 3 episodes
The CaseJulie Prior5 episodes
CasualtyLiz Roberts1 episode
2010This Is England '86Kelly JenkinsMini-series; 4 episodes
DiveHaileyTV film


  1. "This Is England '86: Meet the cast". Metro. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  2. "The Television Workshop " Castings". The Television Workshop. 8 September 2010. Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  3. "Bale". Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  4. "BBC Two - Dive". BBC. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
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