Eliza Bennett, 2009
|Born||Eliza Hope Bennett
17 March 1992
Reading, Berkshire, UK
|Other names||Eliza Hope Bennett|
Eliza Hope Bennett (born 17 March 1992) is an English actress and singer. Her most notable roles were that of Meggie Folchart in the film Inkheart, Tora in the film Nanny McPhee, Susan in From Time to Time and playing Holly Manson in the West End musical Loserville.
She started acting at a young age when she appeared in stage productions at school, and landed her first job as Jemima in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium in 2001 at the age of 9. Eliza then landed her first film role playing Princess Arabella in The Prince and Me. In 2005, Eliza then landed one of her biggest films playing Tora in Nanny McPhee (2005), which also starred Colin Firth and Emma Thompson.
Then in 2006, she auditioned for the role of Meggie Folchart in the film Inkheart, based on the novel by Cornelia Funke. Bennett beat out hundreds of girls for the coveted part, and in early 2007 was in Italy making the film with Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany and Helen Mirren. After Inkheart, Eliza went on to land the role of Susan in Julian Fellowes film From Time to Time starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Timothy Spall.
Other roles included Nora in Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2006), Young Anne in the 2006 film Victims, Hayley in Supernova 2005 and Emily in The Contractor (2006) with Wesley Snipes. More recent roles include Kate Anderson in Johannes Roberts thriller film F and the pair then worked together again in horror film Roadkill . In 2012, Eliza portrayed the psychopathic character of Kayleigh in thriller film Confine starring Daisy Lowe and Alfie Allen
In 2012, Eliza then went back to musical theatre when she was cast as Holly in the West End musical Loserville. This was performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, before landing a West End transfer to the Garrick Theatre in 2012.
She is the favourite to play Grace Brisbane, the female lead, in upcoming film Shiver, though the role has not yet been cast.
Bennett went on to sing in the West End musical Loserville in 2012.
|2004||The Prince and Me||Princess Arabella|
|2005||Nanny McPhee||Tora Brown|
|Supernova||Haley Richardson||TV film|
|2006||Miss Marple||Nora Johnson||one episode; By The Pricking Of My Thumbs|
|2007||The Contractor||Emily Day|
|2008||Inkheart||Meggie Folchart||Credited as Eliza Hope Bennett|
|2009||From Time to Time||Susan|
|Perfect Life||Young Anne|
|April 2002||Chitty Chitty Bang Bang||Jemima Potts||
at the London Palladium
at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
at the Garrick Theatre (London West End)
Awards & nominations
|2007||Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film||Young Artist Award||Nominated|
|2012||Best Supporting Actress for Confine||Wild Rose Independent Film Festival||Won|
|2012||Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Loserville||Broadwayworld West End Awards||Nominated|
- ""The Crucible" cast announced". News. Leighton Park School. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
- Eliza Bennett Pictures, Wallpaper, Videos and News
- "More Details and Exclusive Stills: F". Dreadcentral.com. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- "Inkheart Movie – Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Eliza Bennett, Andy Serkis". Movies.about.com. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
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