Ellie Bamber is a British actress and a rising star in Hollywood after appearing in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals.
Birthday: 14th March 1997
Famous for: Actress
Ellie Bamber is the eldest sibling and has a brother called Lucas. She caught the acting bug when she was at school. She acted on stage becoming the youngest ever member of The London Player’s Theatre, before playing Young Jenny, in Sir Trevor Nunn’s, Aspects of Love.
Ellie is also a talented singer and has collaborated with Charlie Shortland during the Nashville & Memphis trip in July 2014, as well as work with recent graduate Jack Lidgley.
Ellie first appeared the miniseries A Mother’s Son, a one-off British crime drama television mini-series on ITV1. She also made an appearance in an episode of BBC One’s The Musketeers in 2015.
She cut her holiday short to audition for the role of Lydia Bennett, in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies featuring alongside Lily James and Matt Smith which was released in 2016.
She was nominated for the Evening Standard Best Newcomer Award for portraying Dinah Lord in High Society, directed by Maria Friedman and was the last production under Kevin Spacey’s tenure as Artistic Director, at the Old Vic, London.
Ellie appeared in Nocturnal Animals alongside Amy Adams in 2016.
She is working on two films which are in pre-production, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, an adventure fantasy due to be released in 2018. And in 2017 comedy Extracurricular Activities.
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We hear acting doesn’t run in the family?
‘No, my mum wanted to be a dancer when she was younger but didn’t get to do it. So I think that’s why she’s always been so supportive of me following my dreams. She’s actually my “momager” now. She organizes my diary and helps answer my emails. But she doesn’t come on set with me as she knows that’s when I need to bond with my co-stars.’
So blondes don’t have more fun?
‘No way! I love being ginger. You can be more fiery and badass. I really liked being a ginger zombie fighter in the film.’
What skills did you pick up?
‘Me, Suki Waterhouse, Lily James and Millie Brady spent two whole months kicking the s**t out of each other learning martial arts. It was so much fun. After all the training I felt much safer, like I could protect myself more.’