Tanya, who plays Lily in Netflix’s hit Sex Education, made her screen debut in a very different genre. In 2016 she filmed her first screen role alongside Maxine Peake, Charles Dance and Freddie Fox in the period drama Fanny Lye Deliver’d written and directed by Thomas Clay.
Post production took three years, during which time Tanya’s career soared with regular roles in Sky’s Delicious alongside Dawn French, Outlander and Sex Eduction. Tanya has just finished filming the role of Mrs Elton in Working Title’s film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. For the history of the development of Fanny Lye see: