Tanya Reynolds

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Tanya Reynolds
Tanya Reynolds

EducationOxford School of Drama
Years active2016–present
TelevisionSex Education,

Tanya Reynolds is an English actress, best known for her portrayal of Lily in the Netflix series Sex Education, Teresa Benelli in the Sky 1 TV series Delicious and as Rebecca Henshaw in the upcoming film Fanny Lye Deliver'd.


Reynolds attended the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2015.[1] Reynolds first appeared on screen in several short films, Civilised People by UK comedy duo In Cahoots which was shown at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2015.,[2][3] The Jealous Boyfriend,[3] also by In Cahoots, also Introducing Lucy. In 2016, Reynolds landed her first TV appearance in Delicious, where she played Teresa Benelli for 12 episodes. 2017 saw Reynolds furthering her TV career with parts in Outlander playing Lady Isobel Dunsany,[4] also in the BBC thriller series Rellik as 20 year old Sally.[5]

In 2018, Reynolds was a leading actor in the feature film Fanny Lye Deliver'd,[6] among a cast that included Charles Dance and Maxine Peake, as well as playing a leading role as Teresa in the Sky 1 comedy Delicious alongside a cast which included Iain Glen and Dawn French.[7] In 2019, she began starring in the recurring role of Lily in the Netflix comedy-drama Sex Education.[3] The series was released on 11 January 2019, to critical acclaim.[8]


Year Title Role
TBA Emma Mrs. Elton
2019 Undergods Maria
2019 Lily Meets Charlie Lily (short film)
2019 Second Skin (Short film)
2019 For love or Money Alexa
2018 Fanny Lye Deliver'd [6] Rebecca Henshaw
2015 Introducing Lucy Lucy (Short film)
2015 The Jealous Boyfriend [3] Katie (Short film)
2015 Civilised People [2] Francesca (Short film)
Year Title Role
2016-2019 Delicious Teresa Benelli (12 episodes)
2019–present Sex Education Lily ( 6 episodes)
2018 The Bisexual [3] Jill (1 episode)
2018 Death in Paradise Pearl Marston (1 episode) [3]
2017 Outlander [4][9] Lady Isobel Dunsany (1 episode)
2017 Rellik [5] Sally (3 episodes)


  1. ^ "Student stories - Tanya Reynolds". oxforddrama.ac.uk. 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Civilised People - Short Film on vimeo". vimeo.com. 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Actor - Tanya Reynolds". ajmanagement.co.uk. 20 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Outlander casts two new very important season 3 roles". Radio Times. 20 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Rellik Episode 2". BBC. September 18, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "British Film Directory - Fanny Lye Deliver'd". 23 September 2018.
  7. ^ "The cast of 'Delicious' share their secrets for keeping trim on set". londonlive.co.uk. 2 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Sex Education: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (November 10, 2016). "Outlander Season 3 Casts The Dunsany Sisters, Geneva & Isobel". Deadline Hollywood.

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