Ellie Bamber

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Ellie Bamber
Ellie Bamber in 2016 London Film Festival 03 (30210044432).jpg
Bamber at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival
Born
Eleanor Elizabeth Bamber

(1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 22)
Surrey, England
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present

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.[1][2] She was in Tom Ford's feature film Nocturnal Animals and the BBC One television series, Les Misérables, as Cosette.

Early life[edit]

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 full Drama Scholarships at both.

Career[edit]

Theatre[edit]

At the age of 12, she became the youngest member of the Players' Theatre Club. At the age of 13 she was chosen from 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 films, 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’.[3] In 2017 she was Hilde in The Lady from the Sea, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah at the Donmar Warehouse, and her performance won third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards.[1][2]

Television and film[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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 2017, Bamber appeared in the music video for Shawn Mendes' song "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back".[6]

In 2018 Ellie was in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, alongside Keira Knightley and Morgan Freeman. In 2019 she plays Cosette in BBC 1 television series Les Misérables with Dominic West and Olivia Colman. She will be seen in the forthcoming feature film The Seven Sorrows of Mary where she plays the lead role of Mary. Then BBC 1 television series, The Trial of Christine Keeler as Mandy Rice-Davies alongside Sophie Cookson and James Norton.

Personal life[edit]

Bamber dated actor Richard Madden from 2017, the couple reportedly broke up in January 2019.[7]

Filmography[edit]

List of film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Falling
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Lydia Bennett
2016 Bring Back the Cat Tittie Short film
2016 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
2018 High Resolution Erin Won Best Actress at Orlando Film Festival
TBA Extracurricular Activities Mary-Alice Post-production
2018 The Seven Sorrows of Mary Mary
2019 The Show Becky Cornelius
List of television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 A Mother's Son Olivia Television miniseries
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 The Trial of Christine Keeler Mandy Rice Davies Episodes: 1-6

Theatrical plays[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre Notes
2009 Players' Theatre Victorian Music Hall 75th anniversary show[8][9][10] 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[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Masso, Giverny. "Natalie Simpson wins 2017 Ian Charleson Award". The Stage. 18 May 2018
  2. ^ a b c "And the winners are... Find out who triumphed at the Ian Charleson Awards". The Sunday Times. 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Evening Standard Theatre Awards: Full list of nominees". London Evening Standard. London. 2 November 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ Mac Donnel, Chloe (2 March 2016). "She's Adored By Karl Lagerfeld + Mates With Suki Waterhouse: Meet Actor Ellie Bamber". InStyle.co.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (18 September 2015). "Tom Ford Adds Ellie Bamber To 'Nocturnal Animals'". Deadline. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ Ceron, Ella (21 June 2017). "Shawn Mendes Debuts "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" Music Video". Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  7. ^ Duncan, A. (August 2018). "Who is Richard Madden's girlfriend, when did he date Jenna Coleman and who are his exes?". Metro. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Ellie Bamber: My Donmar debut will be relief after months of filming and modelling - The Players' Theatre". www.playerstheatre.co.uk. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Bamber, Ellie - The Players' Theatre". www.playerstheatre.co.uk. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  10. ^ Betker, Ally. "Tom Ford's Newest Discovery Ellie Bamber Is the Next Redhead Movie Star". Retrieved 4 November 2018.

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