At just 23 years old, Ellie Bamber is in high demand. She is, in no particular order, an ambassador for Chanel, a proud feminist and one Britain’s hottest acting talents, having starred in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, BBC1’s adaptation of Les Miserables and, more recently, The Trial of Christine Keeler. No shrinking violet, she’s as charming and playful as her make-up choices. Here Bamber tells Marie Claire’s Fiona Embleton, beauty makes a big difference to how she’s feeling right now…
FIONA EMBLETON: What does beauty mean to you?
ELLIE BAMBER: For me, beauty really starts with what you stand for inside and kindness. I think that really shows on the outside. Self-confidence is something that’s really beautiful, too, so being comfortable in your own skin and acceptance.
FIONA: You make no secret of being a feminist. I know this question just won’t go away, but do you think you can be a feminist and still be into beauty?
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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.”
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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.
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On (December 19), Ellie was on ITV’s ‘This Morning’. In her first TV interview, Ellie spoke about The Trial of Christine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies, and why she was the misunderstood heroine of the scandal and the importance of retelling events from a female perspective in the MeToo era. Watch the full interview below.