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TOM FORD’S NEWEST DISCOVERY ELLIE BAMBER IS THE NEXT REDHEAD MOVIE STAR
The 19-year-old British actress on her fast ascent and how she maintains that gorgeous color.
Tom Ford’s glossy psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals, in theaters now, features a trifecta of stunning redheads: Amy Adams, Isla Fisher, and, not least, 19-year-old newcomer Ellie Bamber, who plays India Hastings, the daughter of Fisher and Jake Gyllenhaal. Ford’s second film, coming seven years after his Oscar-nominated A Single Man, is a marital thriller set in Hollywood and Texas. Bamber, who grew up an hour south of London, had to master an American Southern drawl. “I watched a lot of ‘Friday Night Lights to get the accent in shape,’” she says in her British lilt.
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The sun is streaming through a cluster of burnt-red maple leaves, catching the light in Ellie Bamber’s pale strawberry hair, as she tosses her head back in laughter. It’s an early weekday morning in Central Park, yet a sudden surge of passersby is here, craning their necks through the branches to catch a glimpse of the curiously striking girl—clutching a bit of fall foliage, her fantastic mane set on fire.
Ellie is featuring in the new issue of the magazine Marie Claire (UK edition). I’ve added the scans, and the photoshoot in the gallery. Ellie is really stunning on the photos! Enjoy!
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Ellie Bamber has a spark about her that just lets you know that she was destined to be in front of the camera. The English actress has been captivating audiences since her early childhood days, with leading roles in theatrical productions including her breakout portrayal of “Young Jenny” in Sir Trevor Nunn’s Aspects of Love. And after setting her sights on Hollywood, the 19-year-old found herself breaking into the film world to play Lydia Bennet in the 2016 book-to-screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was a role that placed her alongside the likes of Lily James, Suki Waterhouse, and Douglas Booth. From there, the spunky redhead caught the eye of Tom Ford who cast her in his sophomore directorial endeavor, Nocturnal Animals (in theaters on November 23rd).
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It’s this time of year—when sweater weather is in full effect—that we find ourselves turning into enthusiastic moviegoers, spending the weekends catching the latest flicks and filling up on popcorn. Only this time around, it’s not so much what is on our must-watch list, but rather, who. While films like La La Land and Jackie are already receiving Oscar buzz, we’re focusing our predictions elsewhere: on Hollywood’s next big stars. As such, we present you with our latest Girl on the Rise portfolio, presented by ALDO.
It’s not every day Tom Ford gives you the ultimate compliment, but for 19-year-old Ellie Bamber, it happened upon meeting the designer/director for the very first time. “I had a meeting with him, and when I was leaving he said to me, I can tell you have great personal style,” the British beauty and Chanel ambassador recalled. “That was just sort of a moment for me.” But it’s clear Ford saw more in Bamber than simply her keen eye for fashion: The girl has quite the acting chops as well. Before being cast in Ford’s second film, Nocturnal Animals, Bamber made her big-screen debut earlier this year as the frivolous Lydia Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. And with two more projects recently added to her résumé—next year’s Extracurricular Activities and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in 2018—the bubbly teen shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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Ellie Bamber: the future of british cinema
From high school to Hollywood; Ellie Bamber is the 19-year-old actress and Chanel ambassador about to hit the big time with her starring role in Tom Ford’s noir thriller Nocturnal Animals.
Lying on a sun lounger in the south of France, wearing an emerald green bikini and Chanel shades, Ellie Bamber is every inch the star. The 19-year-old British actress is in the Côte d’Azur for the Cannes Film Festival as a guest of Chanel, who recently appointed her with the hugely coveted title of brand ambassador. With her porcelain skin, delicate features and long auburn hair, Ellie is made for film. She has the beauty and poise of a young Julianne Moore or Nicole Kidman, and a brilliantly bonkers personality that’s as fiery as her hair. For now however, the young Brit is enjoying a rare moment of quiet, before Tom Ford’s highly anticipated sophomore effort, Nocturnal Animals, hits the cinemas and Ellie’s star is born.