Ella Smith (actress)

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Ella Smith
Born (1983-06-06) 6 June 1983 (age 35)
Islington, London, England
  • Actor
  • writer
  • director
  • producer
Years active 2006–present

Ella Smith (born 6 June 1983) is an English actress. She trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and is a former member of the National Youth Theatre. She attended junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama courses and the National Youth Choir and originally harboured ambitions of becoming an opera singer.

Early life[edit]

While at drama school, Smith was a winner of the Carleton Hobbs Award and has since performed in more than fifteen BBC radio productions.


Smith made her television debut in a 2006 episode of BBC hospital drama Holby City. She subsequently appeared in ITV drama Strictly Confidential, alongside Suranne Jones, in one episode as the character Tanya Melton.

Smith made her stage debut in the 2006 play The Pocket Orchestra at the Trafalgar Studios in London. She returned to the same venue in 2008 to play the title character in the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig.

In 2007, she was in Channel 4's Cape Wrath, in which she played the regular role of Jezebel Ogilvie, the daughter of Brenda Ogilvie (Melanie Hill). She also starred in ITV's series Sold as Phoebe.

In 2009, she appeared in the film St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, and in 2010, the film Womb and BBC TV's series Mistresses as Trudi's receptionist Steph. In 2011 she played various roles in Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed production of Nick Dear's Frankenstein at the National Theatre starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

In 2015 she played the role of Mia in the Channel 4 series Babylon. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, in 2016 Smith's short film Mdudu Boy premiered, featuring Kenyan soccer hero Victor Wanyama.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Lucy
2010 Womb Molly
Burke and Hare Barmaid
2012 The Wedding Video Lauren
2014 The Voices Alison
2015 Cinderella Slipper Lady
Kill Your Friends Nikki
2016 Hot Property Saskia Armitage-Munro


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Holby City Vanessa Robinson
Strictly Confidential Tanya Melton
2007 Cape Wrath Jezebel Ogilvie Main cast
Sold Phoebe Main cast
2010 Mistresses Steph
2013 Call the Midwife Dolly Smart
2014 Babylon Mia Conroy Main cast
2015–present Hoff the Record Harriet Fitzgerald Main cast


  1. ^ "Mdudu Boy Press & Endorsements". Mdudu Boy. Retrieved 6 March 2016.

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