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Jess By December 13, 2017 0 Comments

The classic novel was due to be revived over Christmas but the BBC has cancelled it over claims against Ed Westwick. Ordeal By Innocence is a detective book written by Agatha Christie, which was first published in 1958. Regarded as one of her best later works, it was adapted by the BBC.

When does Ordeal By Innocence start on BBC One?
Ordeal By Innocence was expected to air around Christmas time however it’s been cancelled by the BBC over the Ed Westwick rape allegations. The BBC have said that Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence, which was due to be on BBC One over the Christmas period, will not be broadcast “until these matters are resolved”.

It was adapted for the small screen by Sarah Phelps, who previously worked on And Then There Were None and The Witness For Prosecution. The novel is just one of the seven new Agatha Christie adaptations due from the BBC over the next four years.

Why has the BBC cancelled Ordeal By Innocence?
Ed Westwick has been accused of sexual assault by Kristina Cohen and Aurelie Wynn. A BBC spokesperson said: “These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. “The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules.

Who is in the cast of Ordeal By Innocence?

The BBC pulled together an all-star ensemble cast for the adaption. Love Actually actor Bill Nighy, American star Catherine Keener and Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode will be leading the cast in the three part series. It will also star Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson, Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) and Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob).

The A Word’s Morven Christie, Crystal Clarke (Assassin’s Creed, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and Star Trek Into Darkness’ Alice Eve complete the impressive line-up.

What is the plot of Ordeal By Innocence?
Ordeal By Innocence is set Christmas 1954 and begins with the murder of wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll, a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder – something he vehemently denies. Eighteen months later, Dr Arthur Calgary, a scientist, arrives at Sunny Point claiming to have just returned from an expedition to the Arctic. He claims to hold the alibi that can prove Jack’s innocence but it’s too late because Jack died in prison before the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant to dig up the secrets of the past. However, the implications of Calgary’s story can’t be ignored – if he is telling the truth then the wrong person was arrested for Rachel’s murder. And if Jack was not the killer, then it must have been somebody else at Sunny Point. But who?

Jess By October 29, 2017 0 Comments

After the fairly crazy few days that come with being romantically linked to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Ella Purnell is back to the day job like nothing ever happened. The British actress was thrown into the spotlight last week after it was reported that she was secretly dating Brad Pitt. But, after a rep for the A-list actor has now insisted that the pair are definitely not dating, 21-year-old Ella was seen working as normal on her new series Sweetbitter on Thursday in NYC.

Following InTouch’s claims last week that Ella and Brad were an item, a source apparently close to Brad has since confirmed to The Sun: ‘Brad Pitt is absolutely not dating – or in a relationship – with Ella Purnell.’ Well that couldn’t be much clearer. The young British actress looked stylish and casual in a denim jacket as she filmed scenes for the show, which is to be produced by Plan B, Brad’s production company. Upcoming Sweetbitter sees Ella taking the lead role in the drama series adaptation of Stephanie Danler’s best-selling 2016 book, which follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York, lands a job at a celebrated restaurant and swiftly falls into a world of drugs, alcohol, lust and chaos.

We have added x photos of Ella on set, to the gallery…

Jess By September 04, 2017 0 Comments

We have added some photos of Ella at recent public appearances, including the premiere of Access All Areas to the gallery…

Jess By April 12, 2017 0 Comments

The first look at Brian Cox in costume and make-up as Winston Churchill arrived last year. We’ve had to wait a while to see how he moves and what he sounds like in the role, but here’s the first trailer for Churchill.

Kicking off in June 1944, Churchill finds the Allied forces perched on the brink as a million soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of England, poised to invade Europe and wrest it from the grip of the Nazi war machine. But one other thing stands in their way: Winston Churchill, who fears repeating the fallout of his disastrous previous command on the beaches of Gallipoli in 1915.

The film hits North American theaters on June 2, 2017 and U.K. theaters on June 16, 2017.

Jess By March 14, 2017 0 Comments

Boundless Theatre presents the UK première of Natives, a new play by Glenn Waldron. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Previously Company of Angels, Boundless Theatre produces exhilarating new theatre in the UK in conversation with Europe. Drummer directs Ella Purnell (A), Fionn Whitehead (B), and Manish Gandhi (C) in the production which opens at the Southwark Playhouse on 31 March, with previews from 29 March, and runs until 22 April.

“Where are the grown-ups to do something, where are the grown-ups in this story?” Three countries. Three teenagers. One average, life-altering day. A young man battles with feelings of love and violence. Another is stuck with the image of someone being pushed from a rooftop. And a girl must choose between her friends and her conscience. Natives is a rallying cry to a generation of unlikely heroes and celebrates coming of age online in a chaotic world.

Jess By February 20, 2017 0 Comments

We have added two new stills of Ella in Access All Areas to the gallery…

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We have added x72 photos of Ella attending the BAFTA’s last night…

Jess By February 12, 2017 0 Comments

We have added x25 photos of Ella attending the Charles Finch & Chanel Pre-Bafta Party at Annabels private club on February 11, 2017 in London.

Jess By February 12, 2017 0 Comments

Ella attended the Newport Beach Film Festival Honours at Bulgari Hotel on February 9, 2017 in London. We have added x28 photos from the event, plus some portraits taken by photographer James Gorley.

Jess By February 07, 2017 0 Comments

Ella Purnell is set to star as a nameless teenager in a play about the internet age at Southwark Playhouse.

Ella said working with Margot Robbie and Keira Knightley made up for not going to drama school. The 20-year-old east Londoner has played younger versions of both the Hollywood stars and said they helped her “learn the craft”.

She is now about to put her lessons to good use on the stage, playing one of three nameless teenagers in Natives, at Southwark Playhouse, about young lives in the internet age.

With her film experience including portraying the younger version of Knightley’s character in 2010’s Never Let Me Go and the young Jane (Robbie’s role) in last year’s The Legend Of Tarzan, Purnell said she had no problem playing supporting roles to such “successful, amazing women”.

She said: “I love it, it is one of my favourite things. I never went to drama school and shadowing them is a great way to learn the craft.”

On filming The Legend Of Tarzan, Purnell said: “We had three days together and the way it worked was if she took three steps to the right I would have to take three steps to the right. You really start to see the thought that lies behind every word and every move.”

Natives, which opens next month, sees her playing a young woman obsessed with numbers who measures her life in calories and how many likes she gets for her posts online.

It is a subject Purnell, who has 213,000 followers on Instagram, says she can understand. She has used her online presence for everything from starting a debate about the UK prison system to asking her fans to commit three random acts of kindness a day.

She said: “I try to inspire people and start debates about things.”

Natives by Glenn Waldron is at Southwark Playhouse from March 29 to April 22.