Ella Purnell


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Ella Purnell was born in London, U.K. 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. See full bio »

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(2018-2019)
Never Let Me Go Young Ruth
(2010)
Wildlike Mackenzie
(2014)

Filmography

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 2021 Yellowjackets (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2021)
 2021 Army of the Dead (completed)
Kate Ward
  Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas (TV Series)
Kate Ward
 2020 Belgravia (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.6 (2020) ... Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.3 (2020) ... Lady Maria Grey
- Episode #1.2 (2020) ... 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
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Other Works:

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

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Alternate Names:

Elena Purnell

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

There's a joke in my family that I'm going to make a career out of playing other people's younger selves, I played the younger Keira [Keira Knightley], I've played the younger Angelina [Angelina Jolie] and more recently the young Margot Robbie. See more »

Trivia:

She played the role of Kayleigh in the 2010 movie Ways to Live Forever (2010). See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive large hazel eyes

Star Sign:

Virgo

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