7 Fascinating Facts About The Willow Actress Ellie Bamber

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With the revival of the 1998 fantasy film, ‘Willow‘ which aired on Disney+ last year, Ellie Bamber is once again in the spotlight. As you wait for the show’s second season, let’s dive into seven intriguing facts about Ellie

1. She Started Acting At 12

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Born on February 2, 1997, in Surrey, England, Ellie discovered her passion for performing arts early. By the age of 12, she had already begun her acting journey.

2. Ellie Was the Youngest Entrant to the Players’ Theatre Club

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At just 12 years old, she joined The London Players’ Theatre Club, setting the record as the youngest member. This also marked the beginning of her acting journey. After playing Young Jenny in ‘Aspects of Love,’ Ellie continued her career playing Olivia in ‘A Mother’s Son’ and made her film debut in 2014 when she played Schoolgirl in ‘The Falling.’

3. Bamber is Also a Singer

Apart from acting, Ellie has a talent for music. At the age of 17, she was part of a duo named ‘Annoy the Boy‘ alongside Harry Fannon. Together, they released an EP titled ‘Rush.‘ Her musical journey didn’t stop there; she also featured in Shawn Mendes’s music video for ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.

4. Ellie’s Mother Manages Her Career

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Although Ellie’s parents David and Zoe Bamber don’t have any background in entertainment, Zoe manages Ellie’s career. David, on the other hand, works in the finance industry. According to a 2016 TeenVogue interview, the actress is glad to have her mother by her side.

5. Sir Trevor Nunn Personally Selected Her For a Role

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At only 13 years old, Ellie was selected by Sir Trevor Nunn for his production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ‘Aspects of Love’ as Young Jenny. She performed the role at The Menier Chocolate Factory in London.

6. A Film Script Moved Her to Tears

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When Ellie was reading the script for ‘Nocturnal Animals’ in a café, she was so moved that she began crying.

7. Ellie Learned Thai For a Role

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New roles often require actors to learn new skills, and Ellie also learned Thai for her part in the 2021 crime drama, ‘The Serpent.’ Portraying the real Angela Knippenberg/Angela Kane, Ellie went the extra mile to ensure authenticity in her role.

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