Ella Smith (actress)
6 June 1983 |
Islington, London, England
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.
She 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 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.
- "Mdudu Boy Press & Endorsements". Mdudu Boy. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
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