admin     02 / 23 / 2020

Hello! Ellie Bamber Network (elliebamber.net) has a new owner and I’ll be updating the site from now own. Our gallery will be updated in the next fewn days with new and old photos. Hope you guys like it!

admin     01 / 16 / 2020

The BBC released today (January 15) the first images of The Serpent. In one of the photos we can see Ellie alongside actor Billy Howle who plays her husband in the series.

The eight-part series, produced by Mammoth Screen, debuts on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and Netflix internationally.

Tahar Rahim plays killer Charles Sobhraj and Jenna Coleman his partner Marie-Andrée Leclerc, and Billy Howle and Ellie Bamber play Herman and Angela Knippenberg.

Inspired by real events, The Serpent tells the remarkable story of how Sobhraj (Rahim) was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the grasp of authorities worldwide to become Interpol’s most wanted man, with arrest warrants on three different continents.
When Herman Knippenberg (Howle), a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walked into Sobhraj’s intricate web of crime, he set off an extraordinary chain of events that saw Knippenberg seek to bring Sobhraj to justice for his terrible crimes.
The Serpent also features Tim McInnerny, Alice Englert, Mathilde Warnier, Gregoire Isvarine, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Fabien Frankel, Chicha Amatayakul, Surasak Chaiyaat, Ruby Ashbourne-Serkis, Armand Rosbak, Ellie de Lange, Ilker Kaleli and screen newcomer Amesh Edireweera in key roles across the series
Commissioned by BBC One, The Serpent (8×60′) is produced by Mammoth Screen, part of ITV Studios, and is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix. It is written by Richard Warlow and Toby Finlay, directed by Tom Shankland and Hans Herbots, produced by Stephen Smallwood, and executive produced by Richard Warlow, Tom Shankland, Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen.
The Serpent, filmed on location in Thailand, will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK, and on Netflix outside of the UK and Ireland.

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admin     01 / 12 / 2020

Interview with Ellie for Express.

The Trial of Christine Keeler has had viewers hooked on the story of one of the biggest ever political scandals in the UK, The Profumo Affair. As the series edges closer to its conclusion, viewers will see the trial played out on screen. Best friend Mandy has been a key ally to Christine, and actress Ellie who plays her in the series, opened up on how the two became friends.

Speaking to Express.co.uk and other press, Ellie explained: “It was so great to portray their friendship.

“I think to begin with, they had this really, really extraordinary time together, they used to go out!”

She went on to address how they ended their initial feud while working at Murray’s Cabaret Club in Soho.

“The kind of the story of when they met is amazing actually, they met at Murray’s and they didn’t really get along very well for several different reasons,” she continued.

“One day, Christine kind of stole Mandy’s feathers which she needed to go on stage with.

“Mandy’s furious, grabs a whole handful of talcum powder whilst Christine is doing her make-up, proceeded to throw it at the fan on the ceiling.

“And she says in the book that it was either that moment they had like a proper scrap, like a physical fight, or laugh, and they laughed.

“I think that says a lot about their relationship, fun!” Ellie added

The series’ producer Rebecca Ferguson decided to tell the story from Mandy and Christine’s perspective.

Explaining her decision, she said: “Well, it was the two fold thing of it never has been, which just seems like such a notable omission, literally, you know, the young woman is at the centre of this. 

“And, yeah, why wouldn’t you want to tell that story? I mean, what could be more fascinating than to be a 19-year-old girl who is at the centre of this extraordinary moment in history with no precedent?

“I mean, in terms of her exposure and the way that she was vilified, the opportunities it opened up for her to make money off the story, you know, there were so many aspects to it,” she concluded.

The Trial of Christine Keeler continues next sunday at 9pm on BBC One. 

admin     12 / 30 / 2019

One of the stars of BBC One’s new drama series The Trial of Christine Keeler has explained how the show turns the infamous sex scandal on its head.

The six-part series premiered on Sunday night (December 29) and follows the events of the 1963 Profumo Affair, which ultimately saw Keeler, the 19-year-old mistress of married politician John Profumo, jailed.

While Keeler is played by Sophie Cookson (Gypsy, Red Joan), her friend Mandy Rice-Davies is portrayed by Nocturnal Animals star Ellie Bamber.

And, speaking to Digital Spy recently, Ellie explained how the show “gave the girls their own narrative” by telling the story from Keeler’s perspective.

“[Amanda Coe, writer] kind of took the story and gave the girls their own narrative because it’s always kind of told from the male point of view, and the press point of view,” Ellie explained.

“This time, I think the two girls are allowed a voice, and I think that that’s extremely important. Mandy did… say her point of view on the whole thing, and she would say her perspective.”

“But they needed more of a voice, considering what they went through.”

Ellie’s co-star Anthony Welsh, who plays Aloysius ‘Lucky’ Gordon in the series, also praised the twist in perspective, adding: “I’m quite excited to be able to say, ‘Look, remember that story that you were very familiar with back in the day? Here’s an inside look into how it went down’.

“Because there was no social media. There was none of that stuff. What you heard was what was in the news,” Welsh continued.

“And likely, what was in the news, was what you believed. Unless you were part of the community, and maybe you were hearing other things, you’re just going to believe what you read.”

The show’s producer Rebecca Ferguson also explained why it was important that they show the story behind the headlines, saying: “That’s the rhetoric around this story, isn’t it? That… [Keeler] was a home wrecking prostitute / call girl.”

“But that’s not their fault. That’s how she was reported. So I think that’s what’s exciting about the show. I hope the people that have this fixed opinion of what that story was, and what she was, and what he was, will see behind it.”

The Trial of Christine Keeler continues next sunday (January 05) at 9pm on BBC One. You can pre-order the DVD of the series now.