Ella Purnell

Ella Purnell (born 17 September 1996) is an English teen actress, most notable for her roles in Never Let Me Go (2010), Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and Maleficent (2014).  Purnell used to attend weekly classes at Sylvia Young Theatre School, studying acting, singing and dance. In 2008, she was cast 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bernard Lee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Never Let Me Go (2010)

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As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Keira Knightley  •  Domhnall Gleeson

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Keira Knightley  •  Domhnall Gleeson

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl can ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Claudia Lee

After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl can ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Claudia Lee

Maleficent (2014)

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A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stromberg
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Elle Fanning  •  Juno Temple  •  Sharlto Copley

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stromberg
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Elle Fanning  •  Juno Temple  •  Sharlto Copley

Army of the Dead (2021)

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Dave Bautista  •  Ella Purnell  •  Theo Rossi  •  Huma Qureshi

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Dave Bautista  •  Ella Purnell  •  Theo Rossi  •  Huma Qureshi

Intruders (2011)

Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia is assaulted in their home. The line between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Carice van Houten  •  Ella Purnell  •  Ella Hunt

Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia is assaulted in their home. The line between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Carice van Houten  •  Ella Purnell  •  Ella Hunt

Ways to Live Forever (2010)

Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody will answer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustavo Ron
CAST:  Ben Chaplin  •  Emilia Fox  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Robbie Kay

Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody will answer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustavo Ron
CAST:  Ben Chaplin  •  Emilia Fox  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Robbie Kay

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Asa Butterfield  •  Chris O'Dowd  •  Allison Janney

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Asa Butterfield  •  Chris O'Dowd  •  Allison Janney

The Journey Is the Destination (2016)

The inspiring life story of the late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the struggle, heartbreak and hope of a war-torn and famine-ridden region of Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bronwen Hughes
CAST:  Ben Schnetzer  •  Ella Purnell  •  Maria Bello  •  Sam Hazeldine

The inspiring life story of the late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the struggle, heartbreak and hope of a war-torn and famine-ridden region of Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bronwen Hughes
CAST:  Ben Schnetzer  •  Ella Purnell  •  Maria Bello  •  Sam Hazeldine

Wildlike (2015)

Fourteen-year-old Mackenzie is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau when her mother can’t care for her anymore. The living situation quickly takes a turn for the worse, and she runs away to rejoin her mother in Seattle. While on her dangerous journey of sleeping ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Hall Green
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Ella Purnell  •  Brian Geraghty  •  Ann Dowd

Fourteen-year-old Mackenzie is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau when her mother can’t care for her anymore. The living situation quickly takes a turn for the worse, and she runs away to rejoin her mother in Seattle. While on her dangerous journey of sleeping ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Hall Green
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Ella Purnell  •  Brian Geraghty  •  Ann Dowd

Cyberbully (2015)

A chilling real-time thriller featuring a teenager, Casey, battling with an anonymous cyber-stalker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Chanan
CAST:  Maisie Williams  •  Ella Purnell  •  Haruka Abe  •  Jake Davies

A chilling real-time thriller featuring a teenager, Casey, battling with an anonymous cyber-stalker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Chanan
CAST:  Maisie Williams  •  Ella Purnell  •  Haruka Abe  •  Jake Davies

Candy (2011)

Joe, a teenage suburban boy, meets and instantly falls in love with a seemingly innocent young girl from his home town who now lives in London. As their impromptu encounter continues, Joe realizes her situation is much darker then he could have imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kinga Burza
CAST:  Ella Purnell  •  Ben Chamberlain  •  Luke Allen-Gale

Joe, a teenage suburban boy, meets and instantly falls in love with a seemingly innocent young girl from his home town who now lives in London. As their impromptu encounter continues, Joe realizes her situation is much darker then he could have imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kinga Burza
CAST:  Ella Purnell  •  Ben Chamberlain  •  Luke Allen-Gale

Access All Areas (2017)

Four runaway teenagers are catapulted on a wild and uplifting road trip out of the city and across the water to a magical island music festival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryn Higgins
CAST:  Ella Purnell  •  Edward Bluemel  •  Georgie Henley  •  Jordan Stephens

Four runaway teenagers are catapulted on a wild and uplifting road trip out of the city and across the water to a magical island music festival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryn Higgins
CAST:  Ella Purnell  •  Edward Bluemel  •  Georgie Henley  •  Jordan Stephens

Churchill (2017)

A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Brian Cox  •  Miranda Richardson  •  John Slattery  •  Julian Wadham

A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Brian Cox  •  Miranda Richardson  •  John Slattery  •  Julian Wadham

UFO (2018)

A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Eslinger
CAST:  Alex Sharp  •  Gillian Anderson  •  David Strathairn  •  Ella Purnell

A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Eslinger
CAST:  Alex Sharp  •  Gillian Anderson  •  David Strathairn  •  Ella Purnell

Right Place, Wrong Tim (2018)

Right Place, Wrong Tim follows the Bell family, a dynasty of clockmakers who run Dagenham’s infamous ‘Hells Bells’ clock shop, in Channel 4’s most successful Essex-set comedy since Jamie’s School Dinners. During a routine live taping, the cast of thespians are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eros Vlahos
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Adam Buxton  •  Ella Purnell  •  Jonathan Ross

Right Place, Wrong Tim follows the Bell family, a dynasty of clockmakers who run Dagenham’s infamous ‘Hells Bells’ clock shop, in Channel 4’s most successful Essex-set comedy since Jamie’s School Dinners. During a routine live taping, the cast of thespians are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eros Vlahos
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Adam Buxton  •  Ella Purnell  •  Jonathan Ross

Creating an Army of the Dead (2021)

Zack Snyder and his Army of the Dead team dive into the film's wild stunts, groundbreaking effects and the evolution of the zombie genre.  (more)

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CAST:  Zack Snyder  •  Deborah Snyder  •  Ana de la Reguera  •  Huma Qureshi

Zack Snyder and his Army of the Dead team dive into the film's wild stunts, groundbreaking effects and the evolution of the zombie genre.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Zack Snyder  •  Deborah Snyder  •  Ana de la Reguera  •  Huma Qureshi

Oksijan

A 7-year old Afghan boy finds himself trapped in a refrigerated truck with 14 other refugees as they are smuggled into the UK.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Watts
CAST:  Saleem Haqdad  •  Ella Purnell  •  Noof McEwan  •  Elham Ehsas

A 7-year old Afghan boy finds himself trapped in a refrigerated truck with 14 other refugees as they are smuggled into the UK.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Watts
CAST:  Saleem Haqdad  •  Ella Purnell  •  Noof McEwan  •  Elham Ehsas