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Ella Purnell

actress Wildlike

Born on September 17, 1996 in London, England, Ella can currently be seen playing the young Angelina Jolie in Disney's Maleficent and will also appear in the lead role of the feature film Wildlike. Ella's also due to portray a young Jane in the upcoming remake of Tarzan.

In 2008, she beat hundreds of other girls for a role in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. She was one of only a few girls chosen to appear in the children's ensemble and remained in the show for a year. Her previous credits include Kick Ass 2, Intruders, a co-starring role in Ways To Live Forever and as a young version of Keira Knightly’s character Ruth in Never Let Me Go, based on the acclaimed book by Kazuo Ishiguro. Ella was named one of Screen International's Stars Of Tomorrow.

She has also appeared as one of English Vogue's "Young Meteors" and Teen Vogues "Young Hollywood". More recently Ella can be found in V Magazine, GQ, Flaunt, Tatler, Teen Tatler, Wonderland, Lulu, Dazed and Confused, Union and 1984. Ella is also an active member in the National Youth Theatre group.