Ellie Kendrick in July 2016
|Born||Eleanor Lucy V. Kendrick
(1990-06-08) 8 June 1990
London, England, UK
University of Cambridge
|Occupation||Actress, stage performer|
Eleanor Lucy V. Kendrick (born 8 June 1990) is an English actress best known for playing Anne Frank in the BBC‘s 2009 miniseries The Diary of Anne Frank, Ivy Morris in the first series of the 2010 revived Upstairs Downstairs, and Meera Reed in the HBO series Game of Thrones. She also voices Taelia Fordragon in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
Kendrick was born in London. She attended Benenden School in Kent and spent time with the National Youth Theatre. In October 2009, she took up a place to study English at the University of Cambridge.
Kendrick has played roles in Waking the Dead (2004), Doctors (2004), In 2 Minds (2004), Prime Suspect: The Final Act (2006), Lewis (2007), and the film An Education, scripted by Nick Hornby and which premièred at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Kendrick played Anne Frank in the 2009 miniseries The Diary of Anne Frank. She said that her approach to playing Frank was to “peel back the layers of idolisation and to think of the characters just as normal people”. Her performance was praised for “bringing fresh realism to an iconic role”.
In 2009, she made her stage début as Juliet in a Shakespeare’s Globe production of Romeo and Juliet. In December 2010, she played maid Ivy Morris in BBC One‘s revival of Upstairs Downstairs. She did not return for the second series, broadcast in 2012.
In 2011, Kendrick appeared in the BBC Radio 4 production of Life and Fate. She also played the character Allison in Being Human in the episode “Puppy Love” in 2012. She returned to the role in the ultimate episode of the series “The Last Broadcast” in 2013.
In 2012, Kendrick was cast in the role of Meera Reed in season 3 of Game of Thrones. In 2013 she returned to the stage in In the Republic of Happiness and The Low Road at the Royal Court Theatre; she is also playing the character Constance on Sky1‘s Chickens. Kendrick also played the part of Helen in Misfits.
|2004||Waking the Dead||Young Greta||Episode: “The Hardest Word, Part 2”|
|2004||Doctors||Laura||Episode: “Promises, Promises”|
|2006||Prime Suspect: The Final Act||Melanie||Television movie|
|2007||Lewis||Megan Linn||Episode: “Whom the Gods Would Destroy”|
|2009||The Diary of Anne Frank||Anne Frank||5 episodes
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
|2010||Upstairs Downstairs||Ivy Morris||3 episodes (series 1)|
|2012–2013||Being Human||Allison||2 episodes|
|2012||Cheerful Weather for the Wedding||Kitty Thatcham|
|Game of Thrones||Meera Reed||16 episodes|
|2016||Love Is Thicker Than Water||Helen||Feature film|
|2016||Whisky Galore!||Catriona Macroon||Feature film|
|2016||The Levelling||Clover||Feature film|
|2018||Press||Leona Manning-Lynd||Main role|
|2018||World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth||Taelia Fordragon|
|2011||Life and fate||BBC Radio Four|
|2012||Dracula||BBC Radio Four|
|2014||The Basin||BBC Radio Four|
|2017||Agnes Grey||BBC Radio Four|
|2017||Gloria||Michael Longhurst||Ani, Sasha, Callie||Hampstead Theatre|
|2009||Romeo and Juliet||Dominic Dromgoole||Juliet||Globe Theatre|