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ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE (2017)
Role: Hester
Genre: Drama | Mystery
Status: December 2017 on BBC
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Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence..
SWEETBITTER (TV-2018)
Role: Tess
Genre: Drama
Status: Filming
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Sweetbitter follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars, and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon. This is the story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the rich and grimy backdrop of exclusive restaurants, conjuring a nonstop and high-adrenaline world evoking the possibility, beauty, and fragility of being young and adrift.

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Ella Purnell talks mental health, depression and the devastating effects of self-harm

Apr 11, 2018       Category: Ordeal by Innocence ,Photoshoots ,Press ,Sweetbitter       Comments: 0

But her life has not always been so easy, as she reveals to Nick Curtis

In a noisy corner of Shoreditch House, Ella Purnell plonks two cubes of sugar into her coffee.

‘No judgement, please,’ the 21-year-old actress says, her saucer-sized eyes mockingly wide.

Until now the former child star was best-known for playing juvenile versions of Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie and Margot Robbie in Never Let Me Go, Maleficent and The Legend of Tarzan — and latterly as grist to the relentless tabloid gossip mill that ‘linked’ her to Brad Pitt and Spider-Man star Tom Holland. But this year Purnell has come of age. She is currently on screen in the Sunday-night must-see Agatha Christie adaptation, Ordeal by Innocence, and has shot her first grown-up lead role, as waitress Tess in the Starz network’s controversial adaptation of Stephanie Danler’s New York-set bestseller, Sweetbitter. She has a new role as brand ambassador for her red-carpet favourite, Chanel. And she is also a year into a relationship with James Coates, ‘a singer and a good egg’, and in a place where she can talk for the first time about the depression she suffered in her teens.

But the sad stuff can wait a little. First, we talk about her Chanel gig. ‘It’s not a hard job,’ she sparkles. ‘You get to wear amazing clothes and meet amazing people, and then, like Cinderella, you give the dress back at the end of the night.’ (Not always: she gets to keep some of them.) For this professed tomboy who hates high heels, attending couture shows with the Chanel ‘family’ was a steep learning curve.

‘I didn’t understand anything. I had to google everything,’ she says. ‘The detail that goes into couture stuff is insane. Everything is handmade, every sequin, every double stitch. I learned about the silhouettes, the textures, the colours, the fabrics, the shapes. To me, before, fashion was just jeans and a top. There, I got to try on the new collection afterwards — it takes four people to get you into a dress.’ It helps that she is tiny. She’s come to Shoreditch House from The Vault, the gym her mother and stepfather run nearby.

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Ordeal by Innocence – Interview with Ella Purnell

Mar 22, 2018       Category: News ,Ordeal by Innocence       Comments: 0

Who is Hester and how does she fit into the story?

Hester is the youngest of the adopted children, she was adopted third. She is 18 in present day though we first meet her in flashback in 1953 when she was 15 or thereabouts. She is the baby of the family and she’s treated that way even though that’s not necessarily how she feels. Hester has the perfect Miss 50s look with the wide skirts and an equally wide-eyed innocence but she has two personas. She has the family persona where she plays the princess and she has her real character, which is how she behaves with her siblings where she acts much older.

What is her relationship like with her siblings?

She is closest to Jack and Tina, and she is closest in age to Jack, he has this mischievous spirit and independence that she craves. She is also very close to Tina. Tina is very protective and sweet and offers the advice and provides the mothering that Rachel can’t quite offer Hester. Later in the story she becomes closer to Mickey, he is possibly her favourite of all the brothers and sisters. Mary is much older than any of them and is married so she’s slightly set apart from the others. She doesn’t quite let go the way the other siblings do.

What is her relationship like with Rachel?

Hester and Rachel’s relationship is difficult. It isn’t your normal mother/daughter relationship. The tragedy with Rachel is that she always desperately wanted her own children and she can’t have them so she adopts thinking it will make her happy but it doesn’t. She never offers them any affection, any kind words or encouragement, nothing. I think a lot of their relationship is based on what Hester looks like and Rachel is always selecting her clothes and making sure Hester always looks perfect which is why Hester develops an obsession with her appearance, maintaining this expectation even after Rachel is murdered. Rachel is almost like a pushy stage mum, putting pressure on Hester to always get her piano recitals perfect through hours and hours of practice. I do however think she loves her mother, they all do in some way, but it’s a weird kind of love when you love someone who doesn’t give you anything back.

How does she interact with her adopted father and what is the essence of their relationship?

Leo loves all his children and they adore him. Hester especially will always love her father and always want his approval but in the end there will be that distance between them. It breaks her heart knowing that he can’t look at her the way he used to.

What is the dynamic between Hester and Philip, her brother in law?

Hester and Philip have a weird relationship and it took me a while to figure it out. What I was struggling with was that Hester has an ‘on-face’ and an ‘off-face’ and she puts the “on-face” with her mother and father and with Philip as well to a degree. But Philip is so perceptive, he knows she puts on an act. It’s something they don’t speak about but it’s obvious he has the measure of her. Does she know about his attraction to her? Is he really attracted to her? I don’t know. He probably does but equally it may be to spite Mary. There are so many twisted feelings amongst them all that right and wrong become confused in some regards.

Were you aware of Christie’s work beforehand or familiar with this story?

I knew who Agatha Christie was of course but I haven’t read many of her books previously and I hadn’t heard of Ordeal By Innocence. When I found out I had got the part I did read the book, it is still modern and relevant to today in its core themes but the way Sarah (Phelps) has structured the flashbacks and story hooks in the script kept me gripped from the beginning. Each character is incredibly complex.

You had to learn the piano for the part?

I had to learn Chopin’s Nocturne No 4 or 5, I used to play piano when I was a kid but hadn’t played for ages, so sitting at a piano wasn’t completely alien to me but you do forget just how hard it is to play! It took me three months to learn five bars. It was really tough but really nice to do and I’ve slowly got back into my piano. And for Hester it is another expression of her and who she is. She was taught to play with a book on her head and play these classical pieces. I imagine in her spare time she dreams of going to Greenwich and playing jazz, wearing trousers and drinking wine and just being herself which she never gets to explore.

You are well known within the fashion world, how have you enjoyed exploring this era through the costumes?

The 1950s is my favourite era. I’ve done the 40s before but I was so pleased when I learnt it was set in the 50s. It is like playing my favourite kind of dress-up. I never wear pretty, dainty, girly dresses and it helps so much with the physicality of the character which I discussed at length with Sandra before we started; the fact that she is almost balletic and graceful in her demeanour. Audrey Hepburn was a huge inspiration for me and the way that you move in the dresses and heels helps enormously.

ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE Coming to BBC One on Sunday 1 April at 9pm

SOURCE BBC


Ordeal By Innocence – Trailer

Mar 16, 2018       Category: Ordeal by Innocence ,Videos       Comments: 0

Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence
Featuring: Bill Nighy, Anthony Boyle, Anna Chancellor, Morven Christie, Crystal Clarke, Christian Cooke, Alice Eve, Matthew Goode, Ella Purnell, Eleanor Tomlinson, Luke Treadaway


“Ordeal by Innocence” – Cast Promotional Photo

Nov 2, 2017       Category: Ordeal by Innocence ,Press       Comments: 0

Vanity Fair has released the first look image of Ordeal by Innocence. Check it out below:

Agatha Christie’s “Ordeal by Innocence” Goes Darker for TV

Actor Bill Nighy and writer Sarah Phelps give a preview of the BBC’s upcoming adaptation.

It’s an English-country-house suspense thriller in the time-honored tradition,” Bill Nighy says of Ordeal by Innocence, a three-part television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel, following last year’s The Witness for the Prosecution and 2015’s And Then There Were None. It will appear this Christmas on the BBC in the U.K. and early next year on Amazon in the U.S. The story is set at Christmastime, in 1954, and Nighy stars as Leo Argyll, a gentleman and an amateur Egyptologist. Nighy was first attracted to the project by, he explains, the “brilliant script, the director, the cast, and the period, and I’m keen on the genre generally.” He continues: “A large part of its appeal was the period—how much our relationships and social structures have changed, and the nostalgia and curiosity we all feel for what happened 60 or 70 years ago.”

Co-starring is Anna Chancellor as Rachel Argyll, a perfect wife to Leo and mother to five adopted children, who is brutally murdered. “It’s a rather cruel Christie for Christmas,” says writer Sarah Phelps. “A nice murder, twisted deviance, and savagery—it makes you realize you quite like your own family!”

“It’s about what kills her, not who,” Phelps says, adding that “women had become weaponized postwar—they were what we’d been fighting for, the perfect hearth, home, family . . . but Rachel kept a dark secret.” Executive producer James Prichard, Christie’s great-grandson, echoes Phelps: “Everything’s perfect on top, but underneath the water everything is chaos. What I love is that it is really subversive, an incredibly screwed-up family at Christmas.” Nighy concurs: “All families have their ups and downs, but this one, bloomin’ hell!”

Director Sandra Goldbacher was looking for “an All About Eve tone, darkly glittering old-style glamour and snappy one-liners.” As for the viewers, Nighy says, “I have a vision of every family around their TV arguing about who’s done it, because the audience will confidently suspect all the characters at some time during the show.” A perfect Christmas feast, then, and there are six more in the pipeline.

SOURCE VANITYFAIR.COM


Cast announced for Agatha Christie thriller Ordeal By Innocence

Jul 5, 2017       Category: News ,Ordeal by Innocence       Comments: 0

Filming begins in Scotland this month on Ordeal By Innocence, a major adaptation by Sarah Phelps of Agatha Christie’s classic title.
This new three-part drama reunites the team behind last December’s The Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None in December 2015, both of which were critical successes for BBC One.

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Catherine Keener (Get Out, Capote) are joined by Matthew Goode (The Good Wife, Downton Abbey), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, Loving Vincent), Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: The Commuter), Ed Westwick (White Gold, Gossip Girl), Luke Treadaway (Fortitude, A Street Cat Named Bob), Morven Christie (The A Word, The Replacement), Crystal Clarke (Assassin’s Creed, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Churchill) and Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Black Mirror).

Adapted from Christie’s 1958 novel of the same title, Ordeal By Innocence will be directed by Sandra Goldbacher (Victoria, The Hour, Me Without You) and produced by Roopesh Parekh, (Poldark, And Then There Were None, The Hollow Crown).

SOURCE BBC.CO.UK