Ella Purnell


Born: London, England, United Kingdom


Ella Purnell was born on the 17th of September 1996. She is an English actress, who has appeared in the films Never Let Me Go (2010) and Maleficent (2014). She won the role of Young Ruth in Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go – a feature film based on the acclaimed book by Kazuo Ishiguro. This was a main role, in which Ella played the younger version of Keira Knightley's character; the script is set for the first half in Hailsham boarding school, where the main characters are children, and in the second half tells of their lives after leaving the school. After filming this, Ella was cast as Kayleigh in Gustavo Ron's Ways to Live Forever. She was also cast as Mia in Juan Carlos Fresnadillos Intruders. She was recently named by Screen International as one of 10 UK Stars of Tomorrow. Purnell also recently appeared in the BBC HD Film Short Candy in June 2011. She appeared in the feature film Kick-Ass 2 (2013). She also appeared as a main character in the independent film, WildLike, and as a young Maleficent in Disney's 2014 film Maleficent. Also filmed in 2015 is Access All Areas, in which she stars as Mia alongside actress Georgie Henley. It filmed at Bestival 2015, before moving to Bristol for additional filming.

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