When I ask Ellie Bamber for the names of some of the actresses she admired growing up, her answer unintentionally provokes a giggle. “Definitely Nicole Kidman,” she starts. “Moulin Rouge was one of those films that I watched as a kid and was like ‘Oh my god, that’s what I want to do.’ And I love Emma Stone, I think she’s a really amazing actress.” I pause, waiting for the moment of recognition, then laughing, point out the common theme of red hair, shared also by Ellie. All at once, she’s surprised and apologetic, almost as if it didn’t occur to her. “That’s so weird, sorry!” She nervously laughs. “When I was a kid, I was blonde. I’m naturally blonde. It’s weird how as a kid I was already gravitating towards that – that’s funny actually.”

Real or not, Ellie Bamber is a redhead rising through the ranks, her signature strawberry-blonde hair a striking point of difference from many of her peers. It’s this hair that would have played at least a small part in snagging her career-making role in Tom Ford’s haunting 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals, where she joined a flame-haired acting trifecta completed by Amy Adams and Isla Fisher. After a disturbing, but powerful performance as a daughter on a doomed family road trip, it sparked excited murmurs surrounding the Berkshire-born newcomer. But hair is just one thing. Talent is another.

And talent is something that Ellie has in buckets. She’s been lauded as somewhat of an industry chameleon, seamlessly embodying all manner of roles. Pre-Nocturnal Animals, there was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a comic, feminist, gore-filled riff on the Jane Austen classic which saw her train for two months in martial arts. Last year, she made her much-celebrated Donmar Theatre debut for a modern adaptation of the famous Henrik Ibsen play, The Lady from the Sea. In 2017, after the visuals for Shawn Mendes’ hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” were released, fans went into a frenzy investigating the identity of his music video love interest – played convincingly by Bamber, a free-spirit in the early raptures of love.

A stint as Tom Ford’s muse means that her style – which she describes as “a combination of classic, pretty things, and street style” – has also snagged her opportunities such as being appointed as a Chanel ambassador. Casual. She’s also the lead in upcoming project, Taipei (High Resolution), a love-in-the-age-of-social-media tale, about “a couple who takes loads of drugs together, film themselves and put it out on the internet.” Currently, she’s speaking to me over the phone from Brazil, where she’s shooting a harrowing abduction true story, The Seven Sorrows of Mary, which she calls a “tough” but also “really important piece of work.”
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The official Facebook page of ‘Extracurricular Activities’ has released the first official images of the movie that will debut in theaters in 2019!

In one of the photos we can see Ellie as Mary Alice Walker and in another we see her dressed as a cheerleader with The Washington High Cheerleading squad.


The stunning Ellie Bamber as Mary Alice Walker


The Washington High Cheerleading squad

Extracurricular Activities is a dark comedy that follows the life of Reagan Collins, a high school student with a killer job after school. He organizes … accidents. When the parents of their classmates become too authoritarian, self-obsessed, or simply inconvenienced, Reagan offers himself to them. For a price. But when seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins begins to piece together, it’s a battle of reasoning to see if Reagan can keep business up, while the rising body count brings Cliff closer to the truth.

Soon we will have more information and news about the film. Stay tuned!

Ellie Bamber and High Resolution were awarded at the Orlando Film Festival. The news was announced on the official twitter of the film.

Ellie won in the category ‘Best Actress‘ and High Resolution in the category ‘Best Cinematography‘.

High Resolution is streaming On Demand on Showtime and you can also watch it on November 9th on Showtime’s premium channel, XTRA.

Congratulations to the winners!

I did some captures of the interviews, to see them just click on the thumbnails below.

Ellie Bamber attends the European Gala Screening of Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and The Four Realms’ at Vue Westfield on November 01, 2018 in London, England.

She was absolutely beautiful in a Chanel Couture.

See the photos by clicking on the thumbnails below.

#VIDEOS: Cast and Crew at The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Gala Screening.

Ellie Bamber at The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Gala Screening.

INTERVIEW – Ellie Bamber on her great memories from set and Les Miserables at The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Gala Screening.