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Ella Purnell is a Actor British born on 17 september 1996 at London (United-kingdom)

Ella Purnell

Ella Purnell
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 17 september 1996 (22 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Ella Purnell (born 17 September 1996) is an English teen actress, most notable for her roles in Never Let Me Go (2010) and Maleficent (2014).

Biography

Enfance et débuts précoces
Enfant, Ella Purnell pose pour la marque Baby Dior. Elle étudie dans les écoles Forest School et Sylvia Young Theatre School. Pendant ses études de théâtre, chant et danse, elle obtient un rôle dans la comédie musicale Oliver! à l'âge de onze ans.


Carrière
Débuts remarqués et révélation
Elle commence au cinéma avec le film Auprès de moi toujours de Mark Romanek, sorti en 2010. Un long métrage basé sur le livre acclamé de Kazuo Ishiguro, dans lequel elle incarne la version jeune du personnage joué par Keira Knightley. Ce drame de science fiction séduit la critique qui le cite et récompense à de nombreuses reprises. La même année, elle est à l'affiche du film dramatique britannico-espagnol Ways to Live Forever, une autre adaptation d'un roman pour le grand écran, certes plus confidentiel, mais qui reçoit aussi un accueil critique globalement positif.

En 2011, elle incarne la fille de Clive Owen, personnage central du thriller Intruders. Elle est ensuite désignée par l'organisation Screen International comme l'une des 10 stars britanniques de demain.

Elle joue par la suite dans des projets d'envergures, dont Kick-Ass 2 de Jeff Wadlow, en 2013, secondant Chloë Grace Moretz ainsi que Maléfique de Robert Stromberg, en 2014, interprétant la version jeune du personnage d'Angelina Jolie. Le blockbuster fantastique lui permet de se faire connaître et la même année, elle confirme son statut de valeur montante avec le long métrage dramatique indépendant plébiscité WildLike dans lequel elle incarne le premier rôle face à Brian Geraghty, Joshua Leonard et Diane Farr.

Après un passage, à la télévision, pour le téléfilm dramatique remarqué Cyberbully dans lequel elle seconde une autre révélation, Maisie Williams, ainsi qu'un rôle mineur dans une énième adaptation sur grand écran du personnage emblématique Tarzan, on la retrouve ensuite dans des premiers rôles. En effet, en 2016, elle incarne Emma Bloom dans le film fantastique d'aventures Miss Peregrine et les Enfants particuliers de Tim Burton aux côtés d'Eva Green et Asa Butterfield. Cette production divise la critique mais rencontre le succès au box office. Dans le même temps, elle joue dans le drame indépendant The Journey is the Destination aux côtés de Kelly Macdonald, Maria Bello et Ben Schnetzer.

En 2017, elle continue d'alterner production importante et indépendante en incarnant Helen Garrett, secrétaire de Winston Churchill dans le film éponyme face aux vétérans Brian Cox et Miranda Richardson et en s'essayant à la comédie dramatique pour Access All Areas, dont elle est la vedette avec Georgie Henley et Jason Flemyng.

Elle est attendue, à la télévision, pour la série télévisée Sweetbitter, notamment produite par Brad Pitt pour la chaîne Starz.

Best films

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ella Purnell (8 films)

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Actress

Churchill
Churchill (2017)
, 1h45
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography
Actors Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham, James Purefoy, Ella Purnell
Roles Helen Garrett
Rating62% 3.148843.148843.148843.148843.14884
Juin 1944. 48 heures avant le débarquement de Normandie, Winston Churchill s'oppose à l'opération Overlord soutenue par le général américain Dwight Eisenhower.
Tarzan
Tarzan (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt
Roles Young Jane Body Double
Rating62% 3.1421253.1421253.1421253.1421253.142125
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life in London as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian Captain Rom (Christoph Waltz).
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, 2h7
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Temporal paradox
Actors Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp
Roles Emma Bloom
Rating66% 3.3499653.3499653.3499653.3499653.349965
A 16-year-old boy named Jacob Portman accidentally works himself onto a mysterious island where he helps a group of peculiar orphan children at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, protecting them and leading them away from horrible creatures who are out to destroy them.
Maleficent
Maleficent (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Robert Stromberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson
Roles Teen Maleficent
Rating69% 3.4999753.4999753.4999753.4999753.499975
A powerful fairy named Maleficent lives in the Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a corrupt human kingdom. As a young girl, she befriends and falls in love with a human peasant boy named Stefan (Michael Higgins), whose affection for Maleficent is overshadowed by his ambition to someday become king. As the two grow older, they become estranged, and Maleficent becomes protector of the Moors. When King Henry (Kenneth Cranham) tries to conquer the Moors, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) commands primeval forces and makes him retreat. Fatally wounded in battle, he declares that whoever kills Maleficent will be named his successor and will marry Princess Leila, his only daughter.
Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
, 1h43
Directed by Jeff Wadlow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Mafia films, Films about sharks, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Gangster films
Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Nicolas Cage, Donald Faison
Roles Dolce
Rating65% 3.298483.298483.298483.298483.29848
Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), bored after having retired from fighting crime as Kick-Ass, begins training with Hit-Girl Mindy Macready (Chloë Grace Moretz) to become a proper hero. After accidentally killing his mother, Chris D'Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is now in control of his father's criminal empire and reinvents himself as supervillain The Motherfucker, swearing vengeance on Kick-Ass.
Intruders
Intruders (2011)
, 1h41
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about children
Actors Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Kerry Fox, Pilar López de Ayala Arroyo, Ella Purnell
Roles Mia Farrow
Rating54% 2.7010452.7010452.7010452.7010452.701045
Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow, after Farrow's beloved 12-year-old daughter Mia is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.
Never Let Me Go, 1h43
Directed by Mark Romanek
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Romance
Themes Clonage, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films
Actors Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Izzy Meikle-Small, Élisabeth Ventura, Sally Hawkins
Roles Young Ruth
Rating71% 3.5980453.5980453.5980453.5980453.598045
The film begins with on-screen captions explaining that a medical breakthrough in 1952 has permitted the human lifespan to be extended beyond 100 years. It is narrated by 28-year-old Kathy H (Carey Mulligan) as she reminisces about her childhood at a boarding school called Hailsham, as well as her adult life after leaving the school. The first act of the film depicts the young Kathy (Izzy Meikle-Small), along with her friends Tommy (Charlie Rowe) and Ruth (Ella Purnell), spending their childhood at Hailsham in the late 1970s. The students are encouraged to create artwork, and their best work gets into The Gallery run by a mysterious woman known only as Madame (Nathalie Richard). One day, a new teacher, Miss Lucy (Sally Hawkins) quietly informs the students of their fate; they are destined to be organ donors and will die, or "complete", in their early adulthood. Shortly afterward she is sacked by the headmistress (Charlotte Rampling) for her revelation. As time passes, Kathy falls in love with Tommy, but Ruth and Tommy begin a relationship and stay together throughout the rest of their time at Hailsham.