Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Elena.

Age: 27

Position: Eve’s assistant

Wants: To work for MI6, not MI5

A working class girl who studied computer studies at Sheffield, Elena could easily be mistaken for a career office-worker for MI5. 

But in truth she is strategically climbing the ladder until she can move sideways and become a spook. 

She knows she’d be brilliant at it and is moved by Eve’s blunt faith in her. She hasn’t had many champions in her life.

Eve and Elena are close. When Eve moves to the Trafalgar office Elena is the first to jump ship and join her – all for the opportunity to be close to Carolyn Martens, her idol.

She is single and loving it. Fundamentally she is a serious person with strong principles and a very dry sense of humour. 

Her ambition is rock solid. She will not fail.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste plays Elena in Killing Eve. She has also appeared in the TV shows House of Lies and Love

On the big screen, she had a role in the film A Dog’s Purpose alongside former Shortland Street actor KJ Apa.