Chris Jenks: The Athena (SKY)

Date - 24 February, 2019, All News Television
Chris Jenks

Chris Jenks plays series regular Jamie in new Sky Tv series The Athena .

The Athena, a 30-minute drama, follows the journey of Nyela Malik (Balinska), a young model whose career implodes when she dares to complain about a famous designer treating her like an object.

Nyela decides she wants to design her own clothes rather than wear other people’s, and wins a place at The Athena, London’s most prestigious art school. It’s a fresh new start, but it’s also the start of fresh new challenges for Nyela. The Athena is full of super-creative, super-ambitious students, photographers, costume designers, graphic artists, fashion designers, jewelry-makers, all intent on pursuing their dreams at any cost. As Nyela navigates this exhilarating but scary new world, she’s also being pulled back into her old life, thanks to her two model friends Miju and Lexy.

The series is written by Holly Philips, who created Kudos’ E4 series Nearly Famous and served as lead writer on ABC Australia’s drama Dance Academy 2. The creative team also includes composer Ilan Eshkeri (Vanity Fair), series producer Paul McKenzie (Boy Meets Girl) and director Isabelle Sieb (Three Women Wait for Death) making her television debut. Allan will executive produce for Bryncoed.

The series is now available on Sky and Now TV.


Chris is a 2017 graduate from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Since graduating, his credits include series regular Jamie in The Athena for Sky, and a recurring role across two seasons of Sex Education for Netflix.

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