Jess By July 29, 2016 0 Comments

Ella’s upcoming film The Journey is the Destination is premieres at the TIFF Film Festival later this year, you can buy tickets, and find out more information here. The festival runs from September 8 – 18th.

Director Bronwen Hughes (Stander) and screenwriter Jan Sardi (Shine) recreate 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.

Jess By July 27, 2016 0 Comments

We are excited to share a brand new featurette from the upcoming Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children starring Ella. We have also added x2 new stills to the gallery… here.

Jess By July 24, 2016 0 Comments

Ella Purnell helps launch a charity to raise awareness about forced marriage, honour killings and female genital mutilation.

Educate 2 Eradicate was founded by Arifa Nasim, 19, to educate people about honour abuse.

Actress Ella Purnell, 19, is events manager for the charity and helped organise the launch. The pair attended Forest School in Walthamstow together.

Ella approached Arifa after she gave a talk about the charity in school and offered to get involved.

Ella said: “I’ve always felt strongly about defending the defenceless.

“It is shocking the amount of times that I have had to define FGM and forced marriage to people because they just don’t know.

“E2E is a genuine grassroots organisation that works in schools and I want to be a part of that grassoots change.”

Arifa said: “As a young actress she does have a platform to reach people.

“She was very keen to get involved.

“She is indispensable. She plays such a huge role in connecting us to people.

“She tweets about us and lets young people know we exist.”

The launch dinner was held on Thursday, July 14, the national day of remembrance for victims of honour abuse.

Arifa, hosted the dinner at Frederick Bremer Secondary School in Walthamstow, which featured in reality TV show Educating the East End, in 2014.

Arifa said reaching out to schools is key to educating the next generation.

She said: “I think the evening was a tremendous success.

“We had representatives from 12 different schools, which is the most vital part of Educate 2 Eradicate.

“We believe that change happens in schools.”

Arifa, from Walthamstow, gives talks in schools in an effort to educate teachers about the signs to watch out for if students are at risk of abuse, FGM or forced marriage.

Jess By July 09, 2016 0 Comments

Check out Trailer #2 for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

Jess By June 21, 2016 0 Comments

We have added a x02 photos of Ella which appears in the London Heroine Magazine. If anyone has scans, please send it in!

Jess By June 21, 2016 0 Comments

AGE: 19. HOMETOWN: East London, “Near Canary Wharf, a neighborhood called Isle of Dogs.” UP NEXT: Tim Burton’s adaptation of Ransom Riggs’s novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children; Access All Areas; The Journey Is the Destination.

JOHN ORTVED: How did you get discovered?

ELLA PURNELL: I did a bit of baby modeling. I loved it. At 9, I started taking classes at Sylvia Young Theatre School. One day they asked if I wanted to join their agency. You get in if you’re cute, I guess. When I was 11, I did Oliver! in the West End. I’m desperate to get back into theater; that’s my true passion. Cheesy musicals.

ORTVED: What’s it like working with Tim Burton?

PURNELL: We had a discussion before my audition. He asked questions: “What do you see Emma doing and saying and feeling?” It felt like a collaboration. In all the big scenes, he’d ask, “What do you think?” The kids love him. He’s like the Pied Piper.

ORTVED: Do you see yourself moving toward theater and musicals?

PURNELL: I hope. What I’m trying to do now is learn and improve and grow as a person. What I use when I’m acting comes from what I learn about myself. I didn’t go to drama school. I need to become a better actor before I go onstage. It’s harder to fake it onstage than onscreen.

ORTVED: What’s your peculiarity?

PURNELL: I can’t fly. I’m not full of beans. I can make an awesome duck noise. I do great animal impressions. [imitates a duck quack]

ORTVED: What are you reading?

PURNELL: The Girl Who Played With Fire. I think it’s really hard for filmmakers to adapt books. For Miss Peregrine, my character is different; she even has a different peculiarity than in the book. When people realized, I put out a statement: “Just trust me on this one.”

ORTVED: You grew up with siblings?

PURNELL: I have three younger brothers. Try doing puberty when you have three little brothers telling you how spotty and gross and disgusting you are.

Jess By June 21, 2016 0 Comments

We have added x2 new posters of Ella in Miss Peregrines to the gallery…

Jess By June 12, 2016 0 Comments

Youth For Change celebrity ambassador, the wonderful Ella Purnell, explains why she supports our #TrainToProtect campaign to make schools a safer place to report FGM and child marriage.

Jess By June 07, 2016 0 Comments

Sorry for the delay, I feel like I blinked and Ella has appeared at 4 new events – great! We have added x53 new photos to the gallery…

x26 Launch of Dior Cruise Collection 2017 May 31st 2016
x05 Christian Dior Cruise After Party at No 5 Hertford Street Loulous in London May 31st 2016
x09 Gucci Cruise 2017 Fashion Show at Cloisters of Westminster Abbey June 2nd 2016
x13 Gucci Party at 106 Piccadilly in London June 2nd 2016

Gucci stacked its front row in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey with talent from a variety of industries, including film, fashion, and music. Mary Katrantzou, Christopher and Tammy Kane were among the designers in attendance, while, A$AP Rocky, and the young British singer-songwriter Flo Morissey were among the musicians.
Everyone sat on tasseled green velvet cushions that had been embroidered with flower and animal motifs that appeared all over Alessandro Michele’s latest collection.
There were actresses galore at Thursday’s show, all decked in the brand’s designs. Among them were Elle Fanning, Bel Powley, Ella Purnell and Valeria Golino. Fanning was doing double time in London where she was also promoting her latest film “The Neon Demon.” She sat next to the film’s director Nicolas Winding Refn, at the show.

Jess By June 06, 2016 0 Comments

First look at Brian Cox as the wartime leader as Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Ella Purnell join cast.

Salon Pictures has announced that principal photography has begun in Scotland on its new feature film, Churchill.

Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy) plays the Second World War leader in the 48-hours preceding D-Day in May 1944, when Churchill had to prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army.

The cast is rounded out with Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Testament of Youth) as wife Clemmie Churchill, with John Slattery (Mad Men) as General Eisenhower, James Purefoy (Rome) as King George VI, and rising-star Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Tarzan) joining the cast as Churchill’s secretary.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), the film is written by British historian and author Alex von Tunzelmann in her feature debut.

Churchill was developed with the assistance of the BFI. Producers are Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter of Salon Pictures with Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford’s Tempo Productions, alongside Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel.

Embankment Films’ Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar are handling international sales. Silver Reel finance with Lipsync and Creative Scotland.

Further casting includes Julian Wadham (War Horse), Danny Webb (Valkyrie), George Anton (Marcella) Steve Cree (Brave) and Richard Durden (Wolf Hall).