Ella is a British actress with an impressive array of film, stage & TV credits in both drama & comedy. She is known for her title role in feature ‘Ray and Liz’ which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2019, as well as winning her a Best Actress award at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival. She was a writer on and starred in Dave's 'Hoff the Record' which won an International Emmy Award for 'Best Comedy' in 2016. The series followed David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff as he returned to the UK. In 2021 she starred in a major role in HBO/Sky Atlantic’s ‘The Nevers’, alongside James Norton & Laura Donnelly.
Other major TV credits include comedy crime drama ‘Babylon’, the BBC’s ‘Call the Midwife’ and ‘Mistresses’ (also BBC). Her movie credits include ‘Horrible Histories The Movie’, black comedy ‘Kill Your Friends’ with Nicholas Hoult and James Corden, fantasy crime comedy ‘The Voices’ with Ryan Reynolds, 'Hot Property' and ‘St Trinians 2’.
She is an award-winning film-maker, writing and directing the short film ‘Mdudu Boy’, which won a Best in Category award at the San Jose International Short Film Festival in 2016. She was also awarded the ‘Outstanding Newcomer’ at the Evening Standard Awards and ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ Award at the Critics Circle Award for her stage performance in Neil LaBute play ‘Fat Pig’ at Trafalgar Studios and the Comedy Theatre.
Ella's native accent is neutral but having been brought up living in South Wales & the West Country she can switch between both accents easily and speak Welsh. She has lived and worked in LA for many years so her American accent is to a native standard. Her home is now in London.
Her character work is exceptional; she has enormous versatilty & creativity when it comes to animation, and is highly skilled in improvisation. She is also a classically trained singer who can switch styles with ease between jazz, opera and pop.
The Nevers (TV, 2021) – 'Desiree Blodgett', HBO/Sky Atlantic
Horrible Histories: The Movie (Film, 2018) – 'Mrs Dougal', Altitude Films
Ray and Liz (Film, 2018) – 'Liz', Sam Plant Industries
Hot Property (Film, 2016) – 'Saskia Armitage-Monroe', Fortune Films
Hoff the Record (TV, 2015-2016) – 'Harriet Fitzgerald', Dave, Series 1 & 2
Cinderella (TV, 2015) – 'Slipper Lady', Walt Disney Pictures
Kill Your Friends (Film, 2015) – 'Nikki', Studio Canal
Babylon (TV, 2014) – 'Mia Conroy', Channel 4
The Voices (Film, 2014) – 'Alison', Lionsgate
Call the Midwife (TV, 2013) – 'Dolly Smart', Series 2, BBC One
Mistresses (TV, 2010) – 'Steph', BBC One, Series 3
St Trinians 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (Film, 2009) – 'Lucy', EFD
Fat Pig (Trafalgar Studios/Harold Pinter Theatre, 2008) (Theatre, 2008) – 'Helen', Trafalgar Studios/Harold Pinter Theatre
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