English actress Ellie Bamber made her acting debut on stage at an early age and even became the youngest ever member of The London Player's Theatre Club. Theatre director Sir Trevor Nunn casted her in the role of Young Jenny in the 2010 production of ‘Aspects of Love’. Later, in 2015, she played the role of teenager Dinah Lord in the musical production of ‘High Society’ (2015) and Hilde in the ‘The Lady from the Sea’ (2017). Her performance in the former bagged her the ‘Evening Standard Theatre Award’ nomination in the category for ‘Best Newcomer in a Musical’ whereas her acting in the latter won her the third prize at the ‘Ian Charleson Awards’.
On screen Ellie Bamber made her debut in the year 2012 with ITV’s 2-part thriller drama television miniseries ‘A Mother's Son’ in which she played the role of Olivia. Her film debut came in the year 2014 when she played the role of a schoolgirl in Carol Morley directed mystery thriller drama ‘The Falling’. This was followed by roles in Burr Steers directed action-comedy horror film 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' and Tom Ford directed neo-noir psychological thriller film 'Nocturnal Animals', both of which released in 2016. In the first movie, she played the role of Lydia Bennet, while in the second film she was seen in the role of India Hastings. The latter movie has a Rotten Tomato score of 74% and even won her (along with other cast members) a nomination at the ‘San Diego Film Critics Society Award’ for Best Performance by an Ensemble. The year 2016 also saw her acting in a short film ‘Bring Back the Cat’. Meanwhile on television, she played the role of Martine in an episode of the period action-drama series ‘The Musketeers’ in 2015.
In 2017, Ellie Bamber was seen as herself in the music video of the Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes' song 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back'. The following year, she had two film releases – Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston directed family fantasy adventure ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ wherein she was seen in the role of Louise, and Jason Lester directed drama film ‘High Resolution’ in which she portrayed the character of Erin. For her work in ‘High Resolution’, she won the Best Actress award at the ‘Orlando Film Festival’. Next, she became a part of BBC One’s historical romance drama television series ‘Les Misérables’ in 2019. In this series, which was based on Victor Hugo's 1862 classic novel of the same name, she played one of the main roles of Cosette in 3 episodes. The same year she was seen as Mary Alice Walker in Jay Lowi's comedy mystery thriller film 'Extracurricular Activities'.
In 2019-2020, Ellie Bamber played the part of the model and showgirl Mandy Rice-Davies in BBC One's six-part television series 'The Trial of Christine Keeler' which was based on the Profumo affair of the 1960s. The series has a Tomatometer score of 77% on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. The Mitch Jenkins directed fantasy drama mystery film 'The Show', which came out in the year 2020 and had her in the role of Becky Cornelius, has a Rotten Tomato score of 79%. She was then cast in the lead role of Angela Knippenberg in BBC One and Netflix’s 8-part crime thriller drama miniseries 'The Serpent'. The 2021 series, based on the crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, received positive reviews from critics.
Amongst Ellie Bamber’s upcoming projects are films like the romance drama 'Prisoners of Paradise', the crime drama 'The Seven Sorrows of Mary', the drama ‘Stranger with a Camera’ and the comedy ‘Red White & Royal Blue’. She will also be seen in Disney+ action-adventure drama series 'Willow'.