Ella Purnell


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Ella Purnell was born in London. She is best known for her roles in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), in BBC One's Ordeal By Innocence (2017) and Starz' Sweetbitter (2017), in which she plays the series lead role of Tess in the adaptation of Stephanie Danler's hit novel of the same name. The second series will air on... See full bio »

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Known For

Never Let Me Go Young Ruth
(2010)
Kick-Ass 2 Dolce
(2013)
Wildlike Mackenzie
(2014)

Filmography

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 2020 Belgravia (TV Series) (post-production)
Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.6 ... Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.5 ... Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.4 ... Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.3 ... Lady Maria Grey
 2018-2019 Sweetbitter (TV Series)
Tess
- Bodega Cat (2019) ... Tess
- Peach Treats (2019) ... Tess
- Truffles and Champagne (2019) ... Tess
- Entropy (2019) ... Tess
- Sec or Demi-Sec (2019) ... Tess
 2018 Oksijan (Short)
Inca
 2018 UFO
Natalie
 2018 Right Place Wrong Tim (Short)
 2018 Ordeal by Innocence (TV Mini-Series)
Hester Argyll
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Hester Argyll
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Hester Argyll
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Hester Argyll
 2017 Access All Areas
Mia
 2017 Churchill
Helen Garrett
 2016 The Legend of Tarzan
Young Jane Body Double (uncredited)
 2015 Cyberbully (TV Movie)
Megan
 2014 Wildlike
Mackenzie
 2014 Maleficent
Teen Maleficent
 2013 Kick-Ass 2
Dolce
 2011/I Candy (Short)
Candy
 2011/I Intruders
Mia
 2010 Ways to Live Forever
Kaleigh (as Elena Purnell)
 2010 Never Let Me Go
Young Ruth
Show Show Self (8 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Musical - Oliver! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, UK

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elena Purnell

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

You can only really shoot a throw up scene of that scale once as it's a nightmare to reset! So I'd say projectile vomiting in a playground in front of 20 people covered head to toe in a plastic bin bag is probably one of my weirder experiences. See more »

Trivia:

At the age of 12, while training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, she was cast in a London West End theatrical production of the musical Oliver. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive large brown eyes

Star Sign:

Virgo

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