“Break out the Bolly, Emerald’s just won a bloody Oscar!” I could almost hear the corks popping across the home counties recently when the immensely talented and impeccably posh Emerald Fennell scooped the Academy Award for best original screenplay for her revenge comedy Promising Young Woman. (She was also the first British woman to be nominated for best director.)

Marlborough College, Fennell’s old boarding school, quickly toasted her triumph: “We could not be prouder! Well done Emerald!” I was three years below Fennell at school, and what a PR boon she is for our alma mater.

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