Bamber at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival
Eleanor Elizabeth Bamber
2 February 1997
Eleanor Elizabeth Bamber (born 2 February 1997) is an English actress. In 2018, she won third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards for her 2017 performance as Hilde in The Lady from the Sea at the Donmar Warehouse. She was in Tom Ford's feature film Nocturnal Animals and the BBC One television series, Les Misérables, as Cosette, and portrayed Mandy Rice-Davies in the BBC series, The Trial of Christine Keeler.
Bamber was born in Surrey, England, and has a younger brother, Lucas. She attended Hawley Place School. She also attended Eagle House and Wellington College, having been awarded Drama Scholarships at both.
At the age of 12, Bamber became the youngest member of the Players' Theatre Club. At the age of 13 she was chosen by Sir Trevor Nunn to play the role of ‘Young Jenny’ in his production of Aspects of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory. After roles in TV and film, she returned to musical theatre when she was selected for a lead role as the disruptive teenager ‘Dinah Lord’ in High Society at The Old Vic, London. Directed by Maria Friedman, this was the last production under Kevin Spacey’s tenure as Artistic Director. Following the run, in November 2015, she was nominated for the ‘Evening Standard Theatre Award’ for ‘Best Newcomer in a Musical’.
Television and film
Her film debut was in The Falling (2014). In the same year she starred as Lydia Bennett, the youngest of the Bennett sisters in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, starring alongside Lily James, Douglas Booth, Sam Riley and Matt Smith. In 2015, she was chosen as one of the British Film Institute and Screen Daily – Screen Stars of Tomorrow.
In 2016 she appeared in Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals, playing the daughter of Jake Gyllenhaal and Isla Fisher's characters, in a film also starring Amy Adams. Also that year, she filmed the feature film Extracurricular Activities. In 2017 she also filmed High Resolution based on the book Taipei by Tao Lin.
In 2018 Bamber was in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, alongside Keira Knightley and Morgan Freeman. In 2019 she played Cosette in the BBC 1 television series Les Misérables with Dominic West and Olivia Colman. In 2018 Bamber was seen in the feature film The Seven Sorrows of Mary where she plays the lead role of Mary. She starred in the BBC 1 television series, The Trial of Christine Keeler as Mandy Rice-Davies alongside Sophie Cookson and James Norton and had a leading role in the acclaimed 2021 BBC drama series The Serpent .
|2016||Pride and Prejudice and Zombies||Lydia Bennet|
|Bring Back the Cat||Tittie Ellison||Short film|
|Nocturnal Animals||India Hastings||Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble|
|2018||The Nutcracker and the Four Realms||Louise|
|High Resolution||Erin||Won Best Actress at Orlando Film Festival|
|The Seven Sorrows of Mary||Mary|
|2019||Extracurricular Activities||Mary Alice Walker|
|2020||The Show||Becky Cornelius|
|2012||A Mother's Son||Olivia||TV miniseries, 2 episodes|
|2015||The Musketeers||Martine||Episode: "The Prodigal Father"|
|2016||The Fashion Fund||Herself||Episode: "Winner Announced"|
|2018||Les Misérables||Cosette||Main role, 3 episodes|
|2019–2020||The Trial of Christine Keeler||Mandy Rice-Davies||Main role, 6 episodes|
|2021||The Serpent||Angela Knippenberg||8 episodes|
|2009||Players' Theatre Victorian Music Hall 75th anniversary show||Betty||Players' Theatre Club||singing role|
|2010||Aspects of Love||Young Jenny|
|2015||High Society||Dinah Lord|
|2017||The Lady from the Sea||Hilde||Donmar Warehouse||Bamber won Third Prize at the Ian Charleson Awards|
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