Ella Purnell

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

Ella Purnell

Mini Biography

Born: 17 September 1996, Whitechapel, London, England. 

Ella Purnell’s passion for acting ignited at a young age, leading her to attend Sylvia Young Theatre School. Her talent was soon recognised, and she made her professional acting debut at the age of 14 in the 2010 film “Never Let Me Go.”

In the years that followed, Purnell’s career took off, with notable roles in films such as “Intruders” (2011), “Kick-Ass 2” (2013), and “Maleficent” (2014). Her portrayal of Maleficent’s young daughter, Princess Aurora, brought her critical acclaim and solidified her position as a rising star in Hollywood.

Purnell’s versatility extends beyond the big screen. She has lent her voice to the animated film “Wildlike” (2014) and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC One miniseries “Ordeal by Innocence” (2018). In 2017, she took on the lead role of Tess in the Starz drama series “Sweetbitter,” showcasing her ability to carry a narrative and deliver complex emotional performances.

Beyond her professional achievements, Purnell is known for her down-to-earth personality and commitment to social causes. She is an advocate for animal welfare and has supported various organisations dedicated to environmental protection.


Suggested viewing


Belgravia (2020)

Belgravia poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.5

Set in 19th-century London, “Belgravia” follows the Trenchard family, a nouveau riche family who finds themselves entangled with the upper echelons of society. As their paths intertwine, long-buried secrets threaten to surface, jeopardising their carefully constructed lives. Amidst a backdrop of lavish balls, societal intrigue, and forbidden love, the Trenchards must confront their past and determine their place in a world where appearances can be deceiving.

Top cast: Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister, Alice Eve, Ella Purnell, Tom Wilkinson, Jack Bardoe, Jeremy Neumark Jones, Harriet Walter, Richard Goulding.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.7

When young Jacob follows clues left by his grandfather, he uncovers “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, a sanctuary for extraordinary individuals. As he befriends the peculiar residents and learns of their extraordinary abilities, Jacob discovers a hidden world of time loops, Hollowgasts, and the dangers that threaten their existence. With newfound courage, Jacob must embrace his own peculiarity and help the peculiars protect their home from these menacing forces.

Top cast: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Ella Purnell, Terence Stamp.

Cyberbully (2015)

Cyberbully poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.8

In the harrowing world of cyberbullying, teenager Casey Jacobs faces her worst nightmare when an anonymous hacker threatens to expose her private photos. Desperate to protect her reputation and life, Casey races against time to uncover the identity of her tormentor and stop them before it’s too late. As the lines between online and offline worlds blur, Casey confronts the devastating consequences of cyberbullying and the importance of online safety.

Top cast: Maisie Williams, Ella Purnell, Haruka Abe, Jake Davies, Daisy Waterston, Wilson Haagens, Anthony Shuster.

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