Ellie Bamber born Eleanor Elizabeth Bamber in Surrey, England. She is the eldest daughter of Zoe and David Bamber and has a younger brother, Lucas. She attended Hawley Place School and Wellington College having been awarded Drama Scholarships at both and although a strong academic student, left education before going to university to pursue her career. She acted on stage from an early age – becoming the youngest ever member of The London Player’s Theatre.
She played alongside Sir Trevor Nunn in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
She was chosen as the young performer in the role for opening review week, press night, gala night and the closing weekend performances, with her performance gaining rave reviews.
She also played the role of Gertrude in Seussical, Mullins in Peter Pan and Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at South Hill Park.
But acting is not her only passion, Ellie is a talented singer too, she has collaborated with Charlie Shortland during the Nashville & Memphis trip in July 2014, as well as work with recent graduate Jack Lidgley.
She is a founding member of Annoy the Boy – a Singer/Songwriter band with Harry Fannon and Lozz Stewart, based in southern England. They have just released their first EP entitled ‘Rush’, and have appeared at Lowde Fest, Elixir Festival and Tooting Tram Social.
She then went into TV and film and in quick succession she was offered Lydia Bennett, in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) alongside Lily James and Matt Smith. Then Dinah Lord in High Society, directed by Maria Friedman and was the last production under Kevin Spacey’s tenure as Artistic Director, at the Old Vic, London where she was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Newcomer Award. Then (Helen) India Hastings in Tom Ford’s long awaited second feature film, playing Jake Gyllenhaal’s and Isla Fisher’s daughter, in the dramatic thriller Nocturnal Animals (2016). She will next appear in a lead role in the feature film Extracurricular Activities starring alongside Timothy Simons and Colin Ford. She will star in the drama, Taipei, along with Justin Chon and in 2018 will be Louise in the new Disney movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.