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What do you do and why do you do it? Acting and singing, because I love it!

Describe yourself in five words. Goofy, energetic, determined, loyal, clumsy.

How did you start your career? Boring my parents with “shows” from the age of four.

What was your big break? My elbow, when I was six. Does that count? Hopefully it’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!

What are you working on at the moment? High Society at The Old Vic.

We’re celebrating the 35th Birthday Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion?
My 18th birthday!

What excites you most about tomorrow?
Pretty much everything.

What’s your party trick?
“The crane” and rapping the whole of Rapper’s Delight with my dad.

Finish this sentence: 35 is the new…
Age of happy?


Appearances

I have added high quality pictures of Ellie at the yesterday’s Tresor Paris Store Launch in London.


Appearances

Ellie attended the House of Holland presentation during The London Collections Men SS16 on June 14, 2015 in London, England.

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Ellie was one of many artists to read letters during the Letters Live event at Freemasons’ Hall in London earlier this year.


Interviews

WHATSONSTAGE – Ellie Bamber is currently playing Dinah Lord in High Society at the Old Vic.

Her previous credits include Aspects of Love (Menier), The Musketeers (BBC) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Darko).

We caught up with Ellie and asked her: “If you were stranded on a desert island, which five showtunes could you not live without?”

“Anything But Lonely” from Aspects of Love
EB: The only version I’ve really heard was Katherine Kingsley’s brilliant rendition when I was in Aspects at the Menier Chocolate Factory. I can’t imagine it being performed in any other way. I remember she gave me goose bumps every time.

“Just One Of Those Things” from High Society
EB: I remember watching Rupert [Young] perform his version of the song in rehearsals for the first time recently, the song sounded familiar but I actually hadn’t ever listened to it properly. I remember falling in love with it there and then! I ended up playing Sinatra’s version on repeat for the next week. My brother told me to turn it off, as he said he’d probably heard it around 60 times – so I played Jamie Cullum’s instead!

“Seasons Of Love” from Rent
Just a knock out sing a long show tune really! Never fails to brighten up my day.

“How Could I Ever Know” from The Secret Garden
I’ve never actually seen a production of The Secret Garden but I’d really love to! I remember having to pick out a song for one of my musical theatre exams a few years ago and I asked my teacher if he had any suggestions. I’m usually pretty instinctive when it comes to picking out a song, I know what I like. He played me a few that I’d never heard before and this one really stuck out. The lyrics are heartbreakingly beautiful and paired with the melancholy melody, every time I sing it, it never fails to make me emotional.

“The Deadwood Stage” from Calamity Jane
remember my Nan and Grandad sitting me down to watch this with them when I was younger, I watched it countless times afterwards. I told them that one day I would be Calamity Jane, I loved singing and I loved horse riding so why wouldn’t I be?! I absolutely love Doris Day in the role, her voice is just sensational and she really makes the ballsy Calamity come to life!


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Welcome to Ellie-Bamber.Com, your first source for British actress Ellie Bamber, best known for “High Society” and the upcoming ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’, portraying one of the Bennet sisters, Lydia.

As Ellie is still new in the acting world, there is no many information about her yet but I will do my best to share everything I find about this talented young lady. I still have stuff to add but you can already browse the site and the photogallery! If you encounter any error, please let us know and feel free to follow us on twitter @elliebambercom and tumblr.

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Thank you!


Interviews

LONDON THEATRE – Ellie Bamber is currently starring as Dinah Lord in High Society at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round.

Directed by Multi award winning director and musical star Maria Friedman. High Society is based on The Philadelphia Story and the 1956 MGM film musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Featuring hit songs including “True Love”, “You’re Sensational”, “Well Did You Evah?” and the unforgettable “Who Wants To Be A Millonaire?”.

Ellie Bamber recently took time out from her busy schedule to chat about her career and High Society.

Last year you filmed in Lionsgate’s Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, which is likely due to be released in 2016. In the film you play the role of Lydia Bennet. What can you tell us about your time filming?
We filmed in the UK, last Autumn, in lots of different locations. I had a lot of fun with the cast, including Sally Phillips, Sam Riley, Lily James and Matt Smith, we all really enjoyed filming it. We did a stint of Martial Arts training before filming, as due to the Zombie side of the story, the sisters are trained zombie fighters, so that was an entirely new experience for me, we also did some dance training for the ball scenes. I learnt a lot from all the talented cast, crew and especially Burr Steers the director, I’ve kept in touch with most of them!

You played Martine in BBC One’s hit TV series The Musketeers and also appeared in Ed Bazalgette’s A Mother’s Son for ITV. What did you enjoy most about being in those productions?
A Mother’s Son was my first TV role and even though I was the youngest on set, Ed really took time to involve me in the creative aspect of the scenes I was in. The script was really gripping and emotional. One of the best parts was working with my on-screen parents, Martin Clunes and Hermione Norris on the beautiful Southwold coast.The Musketeers was shot in Prague so that was a highlight! I had some time to explore Prague, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. I was told I was good at ‘playing dead’ – is that a compliment?!

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