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|height=5' 3"<ref name="ref1">[http://www.ajmanagement.co.uk/index.php/actor/ellie-darcey-alden Ellie Darcey-Alden Agency Résumé.] ''A&JManagement.co.uk.'' Retrieved 1 October 2013.</ref>
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'''Ellie Darcey-Alden''' is a [[Britain|British]] actress who plays the young [[Lily Evans]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.<ref>http://www.hollywoodnews.com/2010/08/22/new-casting-information-for-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows/</ref>
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'''Ellie Darcey-Alden''' (b. 4 September 1999)<ref name="ref1"/> is a [[Britain|British]] teen actress who plays young [[Lily Evans]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''. She is also known for playing Francesca "Franny" Latimer in the ''Doctor Who'' series 7 Christmas special, "The Snowmen." Before joining such large franchises as ''Harry Potter'' and ''Doctor Who'', she appeared in minimal parts in British theatre and television. She has also done small time modelling (including an ad for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morleys_Stores_Ltd Morleys Stores Ltd] c. 2009-10<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=222235701168210&set=a.207214469337000.52001.206463529412094&type=3&theater Photo: Morleys Stores Ad.] ''Harry Potter Kids Facebook Fan Page''. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2014.</ref> and the British magazine ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_Talk_%28magazine%29 Girl Talk]'' in 2012<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/EllieDarceyAlden/photos/pb.192385697482326.-2207520000.1401053199./370871939633700/?type=3&theater Photo: Behind the scenes of 'Girl Talk' shoot.] ''Ellie Darcey-Alden Facebook Fan Page''. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2014.</ref>), commercials and voice over work.<ref name="ref1"/>
   
She is also a big fan of Muggle Quidditch, and was taught to play by members of the five National teams that participated in the 2012 IQA Summer games (Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, and the United States).
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==Career==
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===2007–2009: Early work===
   
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Darcey-Alden first broke into the world of acting around 2007, appearing in small bits on the British stage and television, including her stage debut in ''Aladdin,'' directed by Peter Duncan for the Oxford Playhouse and followed by an uncredited cameo role in the 2008 mini-series ''Tess of the D'Urbervilles''.<ref name="ref1"/><ref>[http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/aboutus/ Oxford Playhouse Productions.] ''OxfordPlayhouse.com.'' Retrieved 1 October 2013.</ref><ref name="ref3">[http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9125425.Ellie_s_all_set_for_Potter_premiere/ Ellie's all set for Potter premiere.] ''Oxford Mail''. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref> She began training in specialised dancing much earlier in 2005, with the Dance 10 Theatre School within Edward Feild Primary School in Kidlington.<ref name="ref4">[http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/4690972.Ellie_s_special_reason_to_watch_Holby_City/ Ellie's special reason to watch Holby City.] ''Oxford Mail.'' 19 October 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2013.</ref>
===Partial filmography===
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' ([[2011]]) - Young [[Lily Evans]]
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[[File:Ellie.jpg|thumb|left|Ellie at age 10]]
*''Holby City'' - Emma Walker (3 episodes, [[2009]])
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*''Robin Hood'' - Mary (1 episode, 2009)
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In 2009, she appeared in her first guest-starring role as Mary in one episode of ''Robin Hood'' and in select episodes as Emma Walker in ''Holby City''—for the BBC, respectively. She auditioned for the latter part earlier in June that year, accompanied by her mother, and was cast at the age of 9. Commenting on the experience, Darcey-Alden said:<ref name="ref4"/>
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{{Quote|It was very entertaining and a very good experience. I really, really enjoyed it. [Co-stars Jade Jackson and Patsy Kensit] were really nice, funny and entertaining. I want to be like Patsy Kensit when I am older because she is such a good actress. I am a big ''Holby City'' fan and I am really excited about seeing it on the television. All my friends and family are coming to watch it with me.|Ellie Darcey-Alden|}}
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[[File:Tumblr_inline_mkqkglBDFj1r1yj84.gif|thumb|right|Ellie as Emma Walker in ''Holby City'']]
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That year, she appeared in further stage credits, including Adrian Noble's musical production of ''Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'' for the New Theatre Oxford which was a revamped production of the original 2002 London production<ref>[http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=689725 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the New Theatre, Oxford.] ''The Henley Standard.'' 7 December 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2013.</ref> and the Mardi Gras Challenge, a UK dance competition at the Sadler's Wells Theatre.<ref>[http://www.mardigrasdance.com/mg-p-MardiGrasChallenge.htm Mardi Gras Challenge] ''MardiGrasDance.com.'' Retrieved 1 October 2013.</ref><ref name="ref1"/>
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She later commented at a 2013 LeakyCon panel in London on which form of media she preferred more—theatre, TV or film:<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lmJOOiJnfU Video: Harry Potter Cast Junket @ LeakyCon – Evanna Lynch, Scarlett Byrne and More.] ''YouTube''. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.</ref><ref>[http://betheredcarpet.co.uk/2013/08/10/harry-potter-cast-interviews/ Harry Potter cast Interviews.] ''BetheRedCarpet.co.uk''. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2014.</ref>
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{{Quote|I love both. I actually started out doing theatre first and worked my way into TV and film. [...] I don't mind either, really. It's great!|Ellie Darcey-Alden|}}
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[[File:Ellie_in_Robin_Hood.jpg|thumb|left|Ellie as Mary in ''Robin Hood'']]
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===2009–2011: ''Harry Potter''===
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Of course, Darcey-Alden's most notable role came in December 2009, when she attended an open audition for the latest ''Harry Potter'' installment (a year before she was actually needed due to the producers' decision to split the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|book]] into two parts). In January 2010, she was called back for a second audition (known as a recall). She subsequently received a screen test with then 13-year-old [[Benedict Clarke]] (who would be cast as young [[Severus Snape]]) at Leavesden Studios and just a few weeks later, she was contacted by the producers and was told that she received the part of young [[Lily Evans]], cast at age 10, in the commercially successful ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.<ref>[http://www.hollywoodnews.com/2010/08/22/new-casting-information-for-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows/ New Casting Information for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.'] ''The Hollywood Reporter.'' 22 August 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2012.</ref><ref>[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/young-lily-evans-cast-for-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-ii-76008/ Young Lily Evans cast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.] ''SnitchSeeker.com''. 22 August 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2013.</ref><ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rxiRjbSSHc Video: New Potter Kid Actors at LeakyCon 2011.] ''YouTube''. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2013. Event occurs at 4:33.</ref>
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[[File:Ellie_in_Deathly_Hallows_-_Part_2.jpg|thumb|right|Ellie as Lily in ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'']]
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In the film, Darcey-Alden appears in a flashback sequence as Harry's mother in her schooldays and reveals how she befriended Snape as child, which is crucial in explaining the back story of the shady professor and his complex relationship to Harry's deceased parents, particularly his bitter resentment to his father James.<ref>''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2''. Dir. David Yates. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2011. DVD.</ref><ref>McCabe, p. 211. (See Notes.)</ref>
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It was revealed in a 2011 article for the ''Oxford Mail'' that years before landing the part Darcey-Alden was tipped for future success by her agents at Enfield, London-based casting and theatrical agency A&J Management, although her parents decided to not treat her passion for acting seriously until she was more mature. Despite this, she resisted her mother for a chance in the business, especially for a part in ''Harry Potter'', a role which her mother initially did not believe she would eventually win. In the same article, it was further reported that she was not allowed to tell her close friends of her part in ''Potter'' as she left school for Leavesden Studios and Hatfield House to film her scenes in 2010, where she met then 21-year-old actor [[Daniel Radcliffe]] on her first day on set. She was quoted:<ref name="ref3"/><ref name="ref14">[http://www.leakynews.com/harry-potter-actors-look-back-during-panel/ Harry Potter Actors Look Back During Panel]. ''LeakyNews.com''. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.</ref>
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{{Quote|I am still trying to get over that I am actually in ''Harry Potter''. When I got the part, I was so happy I was speechless. It was the best time of my life. It was very funny. Everyone was so friendly to me and it was really fun. At first, it was really difficult to keep the secret. But when my friends did find out, they were so happy for me and supported me all the way through it.|Ellie on her part in ''Potter''|}}
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At a 2013 LeakyCon panel in Portland, Oregon, Darcey-Alden further elaborated on her meeting with ''Potter'' co-star Daniel Radcliffe. She said:<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etcpHf8KDy4 Video: Embarrassing Moments: Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden & Jackie Emerson, Leakycon Panel 2013.] ''YouTube''. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. Event occurs at 0:20.</ref>
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{{Quote|This story is when I just had my screen test for ''Harry Potter''. [...] I'm leaving, and the car is waiting outside and I was thinking, 'Alright.' And I got my stuff together, and I was just about to leave and the second AD came up and said, 'Oh, come up to my office. I got something for you, I got someone to see of you.' I thought, 'Okay, this is a bit weird.' And so I came up there and she was [like], 'Oh yeah, I'd just like you to meet Dan [Radcliffe]. And I thought, 'Oh my God! Hi! Hi, I'm Ellie!' And inside my heart's going ''boom-boom-boom-boom-boom''! [...] And [Dan was] like, 'Hi! I guess I'll call you Mum!' And I'm like, 'Okay!' [...] And then he's like, to my mum, he said, 'Oh, you must be Grandma, then.' And Mum's like, 'Yeah, sure!' And I'm thinking, 'No, Mum!' [...] And I was so relaxed and thought, 'Oh yeah...' We're just having a conversation [...] and the second AD said, 'Look, the car's waiting, we've got to go, this is your quick hello-goodbye.' And so, [Dan is] so nice and was just like, 'Oh, I'm really sorry to keep you waiting, oh my God!' And I said, 'Okay, bye!' And I shake his hand and he's like, 'I'll see you around then!' And then I walked away [...] and I'm shaking his hand [...] and was like, 'I'm never washing this hand again!' And Mum looked at me and she turned around to look at Dan. Dan went (gestures), 'Alright!' [...] And Mum's like, 'You played it so cool and you just messed it all up!' And I'm like, 'I'm sorry!'|Ellie on meeting [[Daniel Radcliffe]]|}}
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She also mentioned in the same panel session that she met [[Dame Maggie Smith]] and was quoted, jokingly:<ref name="ref14"/>
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{{Quote|She spoke to me. It's not my fault.|Ellie Darcey-Alden|}}
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She later said in detail:<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmau022cUZI Video: LeakyCon Portland 2013: Scarlet, Ellie, & Jackie Panel.] ''YouTube''. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014. Event occurs at 0:01.</ref>
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{{Quote|When I was filming my Great Hall scene where I had to be sorted, we were rehearsing and I think it was sorting off-camera and I sat on the stool and the Sorting Hat was sort of next to me and I looked down and was thinking, 'Wow! It's the Sorting Hat. Okay!' [...] And then there was Maggie Smith behind me and I've been told, you know, give her a bit of space. You know, let her breathe [and] if she comes up to you, don't talk to her. And I was thinking, 'Oh, I'm really nervous!' Because I've been told not to say anything, not to talk her, just to sit there. And then she comes up to me and she's like, 'Oh, you have beautiful hair!' And I'm like this (mimics gawking), 'Oh my goodness, that's Maggie Smith!' And she's like, 'You have really beautiful hair! Well done! You're really catchy! Good job!' And I'm like, Thanks... Oh my God!' But because I was so nervous on set and that was the first scene I did, it kind of gave me more confidence. [...] Even though it wasn't advice, it just gave me more confidence to be myself and just have fun and relax and everything. And [Smith is] such a lovely lady. She just comes up to you and talks to you.|Ellie on [[Maggie Smith]]|}}
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[[File:Tumblr_mztm7tME391r1d9g4o3_250.gif|frame|Lily during the sorting scene]]
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Filming her scenes along with Benedict Clarke (young Snape), [[Ariella Paradise]] (young [[Petunia Dursley]]), [[Alfie McIlwain]] (young [[James Potter I]]) and [[Rohan Gotobed]] (young [[Sirius Black]]) took place in April 2010.<ref>Clarke, Benedict. [http://benedictclarke.tumblr.com/post/15882653385/when-exactly-did-you-film-the-scenes-in-dh2-like 'When exactly did you film the scenes in DH2? (like, month/year).'] ''Tumblr''. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2013.</ref>
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According to Darcey-Alden and Clarke at a 2013 LeakyCon cast junket in London, production alternated between sets at Leavesden Studios and on location shooting by the River Lea in the [http://www.panoramio.com/photo/37388286 gardens of Hatfield Park] near Hatfield House—both set in Hertfordshire, respectively. Of the river scene in particular, Clarke elaborated by saying:<ref name="ref17">[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lmJOOiJnfU Video: Harry Potter Cast Junket @ LeakyCon – Evanna Lynch, Scarlett Byrne and More.] ''YouTube''. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. Event occurs at 29:16.</ref>
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{{Quote|[W]e did so many ludicrous camera angles, we had a camera up on a crane looking down at Ellie and I. And we had a camera crew coming across the river on a boat for one of those, and then they could play around [...] decide what they wanted, how they wanted to pan across the river and take a look at us. I thought it was really outstanding how they had such a ridiculous extent of angles to play with.|Benedict Clarke on filming ''The Prince's Tale''|}}
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[[File:LilyAndSnape.jpg|thumb|left|220px|Ellie and Ben in character filming The Prince's Tale by the River Lea]]
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Darcey-Alden added:
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{{Quote|We only did half-and-half at Leavesden. [...] There was the actual Hatfield House there and we got to have a look around and it was really beautiful.|Ellie on filming ''The Prince's Tale''|}}
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Shooting only lasted four days where one scene was shot per day.<ref>Clarke, Benedict. [http://benedictclarke.tumblr.com/post/8865394521/how-long-did-it-take-to-film-your-scenes-in-harry 'How long did it take to film your scenes in Harry Potter?'] ''Tumblr''. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2013.</ref>
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To satisfy the look of her character as described in the books, Darcey-Alden is naturally red haired although she was required to wear blue contact lenses to match Daniel Radcliffe's eyes given her eyes are brown.<ref name="ref1"/><ref name="ref19">Clarke, Benedict. [http://benedictclarke.tumblr.com/post/8869330668/do-you-know-why-they-decided-to-not-give-the-young-lily 'Do you know why they decided to not give the young Lily green eyes?'] ''Tumblr''. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2013.</ref> In the novels, Harry is described as having his mother's eyes, which are in fact green although Radcliffe never sported any colour-correcting contacts in the films due to a negative reaction to them; [[J.K. Rowling]] later commented on this by saying it was not an absolute need that Harry have green eyes in the films, as long as there was a resemblance between his and his mother's.<ref>[http://www.hypable.com/2011/11/08/j-k-rowling-discusses-why-harrys-eyes-didnt-have-to-be-green-cutting-a-scene-from-alfonsos-prisoner-script/ J.K. Rowling discusses why Harry's eyes didn't have to be green.] ''Hypable''. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2013.</ref> However, the method of using blue contacts ultimately backfired and Darcey-Alden's natural eye colour showed through when captured on camera. For an unknown reason, this error was not digitally corrected in post-production.<ref name="ref19"/><ref>Clarke, Benedict. [http://benedictclarke.tumblr.com/post/15091576132/did-anyone-else-notice-that-in-dh-they-edited-young 'Did anyone else notice that in DH, they edited young Snape’s eyes from blue to black?'] ''Tumblr''. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2013.</ref>
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[[File:Tumblr_lu79zn0pTC1qeenmqo1_250.gif|frame|right|As Lily with her naturally brown eyes]]
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When later asked by a fan of what it was like to be apart of a popular movie franchise, Darcey-Alden commented:<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/167348066121289730 'Whats the best thing about being famous?'] ''Twitter''. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2013.</ref>
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{{Quote|I'm not famous, people don't recognise me. I'm just a normal crazy 12 year old who was very lucky to be in such a huge film.|Ellie Darcey-Alden|}}
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===2012–present: Upcoming projects===
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Darcey-Alden has been cast in a variety of independent and larger budget films. It was announced on 20 July 2011 via the official A&J Management Twitter that she had been cast in a cameo role in ''Welcome to the Punch'', a British thriller co-starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong and ''Harry Potter'' alum [[Peter Mullan]].<ref>A&J Management. [https://twitter.com/aj_management/statuses/93692081511464960 'Well done Ellie Darcey-Alden on your second feature film. "Welcome to the Punch."] ''Twitter''. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2013.</ref> Other roles include ''Pranks'', a children's ghost story about a 12-year-old orphan named Katie confronted by the spirit of her foster mother's dead son, which also co-starred her real life brother Joseph Darcey-Alden<ref>[http://pranksmedia.com/pranks-about-the-film/ Pranks Official Movie Site.] ''Pranks Media''. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref> and was shot in four days in St Albans;<ref>Riley and Chirtou, p. 8. (See Notes.)</ref> and ''Sam & Isobel'', a coming of age tale of the titular characters—two young children brought together within the confines of a woodland through childlike innocence and naivety. Although, Sam eventually realises that Isobel is not as innocuous as she seems. For the latter, filming began on 9 April 2012 and wrapped production the following week on the 15th.<ref>Lyle Moles, Brendan. [https://twitter.com/BrendanLyle/status/189020997599494145 'First day of shooting SAM.'] ''Twitter''. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2013.</ref><ref>Lyle Moles, Brendan. [https://twitter.com/BrendanLyle/status/191554252315959296 'SAM is wrapped.'] ''Twitter''. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2013.</ref> The official teaser trailer was released online on 2 April 2013 by director Brendan Lyle Moles. According to the video description, the film was making its circuit at film festivals that year and will be released to the public afterwards.<ref>Lyle Moles, Brendan. [http://vimeo.com/63199156 Video: Sam & Isobel – Official Teaser Trailer.] ''Vimeo.'' 2 April 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref>
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[[File:Ellie_in_Doctor_Who.jpg|thumb|left|Ellie as Francesca in ''Doctor Who'']]
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She has also landed other big TV breaks. In 2012, she returned to the BBC for the ''Doctor Who'' series 7 Christmas special, "The Snowmen" as Francesca Latimer reuniting with real life brother Joseph Darcey-Alden as on-screen sibling Digby and co-starring alongside Jenna-Louise Coleman and Matt Smith.<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/2012/12/harry-potter-actress-ellie-darcey-alden-to-appear-in-dr-who-christmas-special-the-snowmen/ 'Harry Potter actress Ellie Darcey-Alden to appear in Dr. Who Christmas Special 'The Snowmen.'] ''MuggleNet''. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011gpsb/features/the-snowmen-fourth-dimension The Fourth Dimension: The Snowmen.] ''BBC''. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref> To date, Darcey-Alden is the latest in a line of ''Harry Potter'' cast members to have appeared in both ''Potter'' and ''Doctor Who,'' including [[David Tennant]], [[Michael Gambon]], [[Helen McCrory]], [[John Cleese]], [[Zoe Wanamaker]], [[Jim Broadbent]], [[Toby Jones]], Roger Lloyd Pack, [[Bill Nighy]], [[Shirley Henderson]], [[Adrian Rawlins]], [[David Bradley]], and [[John Hurt]].<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/actors-who-have-appeared-in-harry-potter-and-docto Actors Who Have Appeared In Harry Potter And Doctor Who.] ''BuzzFeed.com.'' 21 July 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref>
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The same year, it was confirmed that she would guest star in the second season of Tom Fontana's French-German-Czech historical television drama ''Borgia'' (not to be confused with Showtime's ''The Borgias'') as Felice della Rovere, on-screen and illegitimate daughter to Dejan Čukić's Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (better known as Pope Julius II).<ref>[http://lynnebubbles.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/ellie-darcey-alden-appearing-on-borgia-and-ferrante-deste/ Ellie Darcey-Alden Appearing on Borgia and Ferrante D’Este.] ''WordPress.com''. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref><ref>A&J Management. [https://twitter.com/aj_management/status/248731418480488448 'can now announce that lovely @Elliedalden has been confirmed as Felice Dellarovere.'] ''Twitter''. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2013.</ref> Series two was shot on location in Prague and Italy in March through November 2012.<ref>[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-fontana-borgia-netflix-304127 Tom Fontana's 'Borgia' Gets Second Season Order.] ''The Hollywood Reporter''. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2013.</ref> Darcey-Alden filmed her scenes in Italy that October over the span of three days, sharing the screen alongside Matt Di'angelo and Mark Ryder.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/259926854851493888 'Flying out to Italy today for filming.'] ''Twitter''. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013.</ref><ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/260796220459585538 'A great day filming with @matt_diangelo and @markryder121.'] ''Twitter''. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013.</ref> The show premiered on Canal+ on 18 March 2013<ref>[http://www.canalplus.fr/c-series/pid5473-c-borgia.html Borgia Official Site.] ''CanalPlus.'' Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref> and Netflix on 1 May 2013.<ref>[http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Borgia/70208792?locale=en-US Borgia on Netflix.] ''Netflix''. Retrieved 19 October 2013.</ref>
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[[File:Ellie_in_Borgia.jpg|thumb|right|Ellie on set in Italy as Felice della Rovere filming ''Borgia'']]
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While Darcey-Alden filmed minimal scenes for episodes 11 and 12, they were eventually cut from the final version, yet her name still appears in the credits of the Season 2 DVD (Region 2).<ref>"The Seven Sorrows." ''Borgia: Season 2.'' Writ. Tom Fontana, et al. Dir. Christoph Schrewe. Lions Gate, RC2, 2013. DVD.</ref><ref>"Who Is Like God?" ''Borgia: Season 2.'' Writ. Tom Fontana, et al. Dir. Christoph Schrewe. Lions Gate, RC2, 2013. DVD.</ref> The show has been renewed for a third season, which is currently in pre-production; it has been confirmed that this will be the final of the series,<ref>[http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/06/borgia-season-3-final-season-is-filming.html Borgia – Season 3 – The final season is filming now.] ''SpoilerTV.com''. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.</ref> although it is currently unknown whether Darcey-Alden's character will return to the show.
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Her latest stage credits include Ellen Kent's ''Aida Verdi'' for the New Theatre Oxford<ref name="ref1"/><ref>[http://www.ents24.com/oxford-events/new-theatre-oxford/ellen-kents-aida/3471612 Ellen Kent's Aida tickets @ New Theatre Oxford, Oxford.] ''Ents24.com.'' Retrieved 1 October 2013.</ref> and ''The Nutcracker Twisted'' which was presented by Elite Dance Studio and performed at the Norris Theatre on 30 November 2013.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/402669787362230272 'Who in LA area wants to come and watch our 'The twisted nutcracker' show?'] ''Twitter.'' 18 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.</ref><ref>[http://palosverdessource.com/2013/11/15/palos-verdes-holiday-traditions-2013/ Palos Verdes Holiday Traditions 2013: Information on the Norris Theatre ''Nutcracker'' Ballet productions.] ''Palos Verdes Source''. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.</ref>
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On 23–26 May, she appeared in the Showstopper Competition 2014 which took place at the Disneyland Hotel in California.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/469934656456908800 'This is the best part of my day at showstoppers dance competition at the Disneyland Hotel!!'] ''Twitter''. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.</ref><ref>[http://www.worldancenarts.com/showstopper-2014.html Info for Showstopper Competition 2014.] ''Academy of World Dance N Arts''. Retrieved 24 May 2014.</ref> She competed in a ballet solo, ballet group, jazz group and contemporary group.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/470366465330532352 'Im competing a ballet solo, ballet group, jazz group and contemporary group!'] ''Twitter''. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.</ref>
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==Personal life==
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Darcey-Alden is originally from Yarnton in Oxford, Oxfordshire<ref name="ref4"/> although she now currently resides in Los Angeles<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/308696763001368576 'I'm loving living in LA but I'm really missing my family and friends back in the UK.'] ''Twitter''. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.</ref> in Rancho Palos Verdes.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/428976432715677696 'We live in Rancho Palos Verdes...'] ''Twitter''. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014.</ref> Her parents are Sarah (née Darcey) and Phil Alden.<ref name="ref3"/><ref>Riley and Chirtou, p. ix. (See Notes.)</ref> She has a younger brother, Joseph (b. 2002) who is also an actor<ref>[http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9391646.Boy_lands_lead_role_in_stage_show/ Boy lands lead role in stage show.] ''Oxford Mail''. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref> and two older half-siblings, Becki and James Alden.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/333943774860419074 'A massive Happy 21st Birthday to my beautiful big sister @becki_alden.'] ''Twitter''. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.</ref><ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/369193455857041408 'Just said goodbye to my big bro... I will miss you James.'] ''Twitter''. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.</ref>
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She is a former pupil of the [http://www.dance10theatreschool.com/ Dance 10 Theatre School] within the [http://www.edward-feild.oxon.sch.uk/ Edward Feild Primary School] named after Bishop Edward Feild, respectively in Kidlington which she attended from 2005 to 2009.<ref name="ref4"/> She currently attends the [http://www.elitedance-studio.com/ Elite Dance Studio] in L.A.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/376499176130891776 'So who in LA wants to attend a fantastic dance studio?? I go to Elite dance.'] ''Twitter''. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.</ref>
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[[File:Tumblr_lo0ks61RKW1qdw1bro1_500.gif|thumb|left|Ellie and [[Benedict Clarke]] at the ''Deathly Hallows: Part 2'' world premiere in July 2011]]
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She has appeared at many ''Harry Potter'' events and other fan conventions over the years, including the ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' world premiere on 7 July 2011 in Trafalgar Square in London,<ref name="ref3"/><ref>[http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/03/01/world-premiere-for-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-2-set-for-july-7 World premiere for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2' set for July 7.] ''Los Angeles Times''. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2013.</ref><ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHABlO2CKLM Video: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere London – Magical Omnibus.] ''YouTube''. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2013. Event occurs at 3:52.</ref> LeakyCon 2011 in Orlando, Florida,<ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2011/6/2/meet-the-new-potter-actors-at-leakycon-2011 Meet the Deathly Hallows actors at LeakyCon 2011!] ''The Leaky Cauldron''. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref> the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter in October 2012,<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/2012/10/harry-potter-studio-tour-an-actors-perspective/ 'Harry Potter Studio Tour' – an Actor's Perspective.] ''MuggleNet''. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/muggle-world/studio-tour/ Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter – An Actor's Perspective By Ellie Darcey-Alden (Review).] ''MuggleNet''. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2013.</ref> LeakyCon Portland 2013, LeakyCon London 2013<ref>[http://www.leakycon.com/2013/04/30/ellie-darcey-alden-coming-to-leakycon-portland-and-london/ Ellie Darcey-Alden coming to LeakyCon Portland and London!] ''LeakyCon.com''. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref> and Misti-Con 2013 in Laconia, New Hampshire.<ref>[http://www.misti-con.org/releases.html Misti-Con 2013: With Special Guest Ellie Darcey-Alden, Young Lily From Deathly Hallows 2.] ''MistiCon.org''. Retrieved 4 October 2013.</ref> In December 2012, she along with ''Potter'' alum [[Ryan Turner]] ([[Hugo Weasley]]) participated in the Leighton Christmas Festival.<ref>[http://www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk/news/local-news/leighton-festival-puts-harry-potter-stars-in-the-christmas-mood-1-4549246 Leighton Festival puts Harry Potter stars in the Christmas mood.] ''Leighton Buzzard Observer.'' 3 December 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2014.</ref><ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/2012/12/harry-potter-stars-kick-off-christmas-festivities-this-past-weekend/ 'Harry Potter' stars kick off Christmas festivities this past weekend.] ''MuggleNet.'' 3 December 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2014.</ref> Most recently, she was scheduled to appear as a guest at Gallifrey One 2014, a science fiction and ''Doctor Who'' fan convention, which took place 14–16 February at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.<ref>[http://www.gallifreyone.com/?page_id=146 Convention Guests Gallifrey 2014.] ''GallifreyOne.com''. Retrieved 5 October 2013.</ref> It was announced that she would be returning to LeakyCon 2014.<ref>[http://www.leakycon.com/devin-lytle-robbie-jarvis-and-ellie-darcey-alden-are-returning-to-leakycon/ Devin Lytle, Robbie Jarvis, and Ellie Darcey-Alden are returning to LeakyCon!] ''LeakyCon.com''. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.</ref>
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She is also a big fan of Muggle Quidditch, and was taught to play by members of the five National teams that participated in the 2012 IQA Summer Games (Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, and the United States).<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/2012/07/mugglenet-exclusive-report-harry-potter-actress-ellie-darcey-alden-shares-her-story-of-muggle-quidditch-during-the-summer-games/ MuggleNet Exclusive Report: 'Harry Potter' actress Ellie Darcey-Alden shares her story of Muggle Quidditch during the Summer Games.] ''MuggleNet.'' 19 July 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/muggle-world/quidditch/ 2012 Summer Games MuggleNet Exclusive: Ellie Darcey-Alden's Summer Games 2012 Report.] ''MuggleNet.'' Retrieved 1 October 2013.</ref> She commented to ''CNN'':<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_rid3V0CGo Video: Calls grow for Quidditch to be considered for the Olympics.] ''CNN.'' (Archived on the official [https://www.youtube.com/user/CNN ''CNN YouTube'' channel].) 13 July 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2013. Event occurs at 1:22.</ref>
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{{Quote|I think [Muggle Quidditch is] brilliant, it's really funny to watch! I didn't realise it was so rough and tough and it's great to just have a go!|Ellie on Muggle Quidditch|}}
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==Filmography==
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===Film and Television===
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!Format
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!Role
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2008
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|Television
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|''Tess of the D'Urbervilles'' (Series 1, Episode 1)
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|Modesty
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2009
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|Television
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|''Robin Hood'' (Series 3, Episode 1)
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|Mary
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2009
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|Television
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|''Holby City'' (Series 12, Eps. 1-2, 11)
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|Emma Walker
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2011
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|Film
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|''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
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|Young [[Lily Evans]]
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2012
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|Short Film
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|''Pranks''
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|Katie
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2012
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|Television
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|''Doctor Who'' (Series 7, Episode 6)
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|Francesca "Franny" Latimer
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2013
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|Film
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|''Welcome to the Punch''
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|12-Year-Old Girl
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2013
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|Short Film
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|''Sam and Isobel''
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|Isobel
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2013
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|Television
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|''Borgia'' (Series 2, Eps. 11-12, deleted scenes)
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|Felice della Rovere
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|}
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===Theatre===
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!Format
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!Title
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!Role
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2007
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|Stage Play
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|''Aladdin''
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|Street Urchin
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|Dir. Peter Duncan<br />Oxford Playhouse
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2009
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|Musical
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|''Chitty Chitty Bang Bang''
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|Sewer Child
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|Dir. Adrian Noble<br />New Theatre Oxford<br />Revamped production of the original 2002 London production
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2009
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|UK Dance Competition
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|''Mardi Gras''
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|Dancer
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|Sadler's Wells Theatre
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2013
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|Opera
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|''Aida Verdi''
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|Slave Girl
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|Dir. Ellen Kent<br />New Theatre Oxford
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2013
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|Musical
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|''The Nutcracker Twisted''
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|Dancer
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|Elite Dance Studio<br />Norris Theatre
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2014
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|Dance Competition
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|''Showstopper''
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|Dancer
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|Disneyland Hotel, CA
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|}
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==Behind the scenes==
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*She met the likes of [[Evanna Lynch]] and [[Jason Isaacs]]<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/468096596765179905 '@jasonsfolly I just wanted to say Hi! We met at the HP DH p2 premiere, I played young Lily Evans in the flashbacks.'] ''Twitter''. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.</ref> at the ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' world premiere on 7 July 2011 in Trafalgar Square, London.
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*Since starring in ''Harry Potter'', she has maintained a close acquaintanceship with fellow alum [[Daniel Radcliffe]] who she saw perform in ''The Cripple of Inishmaan'' at the Noël Coward Theatre.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/366596444326621185 'And finally, after a few years having a catch up with my darling son on Friday night.'] ''Twitter''. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.</ref>
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*Is friendly acquainted with [[Benedict Clarke]], [[Will Dunn]], [[Ryan Turner]], [[Helena Barlow]], [[Chris Rankin]], [[Scarlett Byrne]],<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/366595078808035328 'Next pic, me with the beautiful sisters @ScarleyByrne and @RHByrne.'] ''Twitter''. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.</ref> [[Robbie Jarvis]],<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/366593941556051969 'First one, me with my gorgeous screen hubby @Robbie_Jarvis.'] ''Twitter''. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.</ref> [[Devon Murray]],<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/369945889554456576 '@DevonMMurray I found a cool pic taken of us at leakycon Portland.'] ''Twitter''. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.</ref> and [[Evanna Lynch]].<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/366594360411828224 'Next pic, me with the stunning @Evy_Lynch.'] ''Twitter''. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.</ref><ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/status/164736105298661376 'WOW great times.'] ''Twitter''. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2013.</ref>
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*Her role as [[Lily Evans]] was formerly preceded by [[Geraldine Somerville]] (as the adult incarnation) and [[Susie Shinner]] (as the teenage incarnation), respectively.
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*On 28 February 2014, it was announced on MuggleNet that a fan-made ''Harry Potter'' prequel entitled ''[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/128206543/the-gathering-storm-a-marauders-fan-film The Gathering Storm]'' by a group of students from Emerson College in Boston, MA is in the works and was successfully backed on Kickstarter.<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/2014/02/new-fan-film-the-gathering-storm/ New fan film: 'The Gathering Storm.'] ''MuggleNet.'' 28 February 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.</ref> Darcey-Alden took to her Twitter a day later that she was interested in auditioning for a part, implying that she hoped to reprise her role as Lily in a reply to the main announcement tweeted by MuggleNet.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie. [https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/statuses/439971305639534592 'There's a brand new #HarryPotter fan film in the works, and you can be involved!... Want a part??'] ''Twitter.'' 1 March 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.</ref> However, upon learning that the required playing age of the key cast is 16,<ref>Rivin, Aaron. [https://www.facebook.com/aaron.rivin/posts/10152024484001909?stream_ref=10 Phase One of Casting Has Begun!] ''Director Official Facebook.'' 20 February 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.</ref> she tweeted on 5 March that she thought she was "too young" in a reply to a tweet by ''The Gathering Storm'' official film Twitter regarding a deadline for open auditions through video application submissions.<ref>Darcey-Alden, Ellie.[https://twitter.com/Elliedalden/statuses/441342194935296000 'Arrggh I think I'm too young.'] ''Twitter.'' 5 March 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.</ref> The part of Lily Evans eventually went to Laura Tarver.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=473192939470765&set=a.454236368033089.1073741827.454223871367672&type=1&theater At long last, we are incredibly proud to introduce the key cast of The Gathering Storm: A Marauders Fan Film!] ''The Gathering Storm Official Facebook.'' 23 March 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.</ref>
   
 
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==Notes==
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*McCabe, Bob. ''Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey.'' First Ed. New York, NY: Harper Design, 2011. Print. ISBN [[Special:BookSources/978-0-06-210189-1|978-0-062-10189-1]].
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*Riley, Mark, and Marios Chirtou. ''[http://books.google.com/books?id=eM3kpmmn92wC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+craft+of+the+cut&hl=en&sa=X&ei=g0ZvUtCHNMegiALN3YEY&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=the%20craft%20of%20the%20cut&f=false The Craft of the Cut: The Final Cut Pro X Editor's Handbook]''. West Sussex: Wiley, 2012. Print. ISBN [[Special:BookSources/978-1-119-95173-5|978-1-119-95173-5]].
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Ellie Darcey-Alden by Jo McLintock 2013
Ellie Darcey-Alden
Biographical information
Born

4 September, 1999 Yarton, Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

British

Current nation of residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Gender

Female

Eye colour

Brown

Hair colour

Auburn

Height

5' 3"[1]

Family
  • Joseph Darcey-Alden (brother)
  • Phil Alden (father)
  • Sarah Darcey-Alden
  • Becki Alden (half-sister)
  • James Alden (half-brother)
Career
Years active

2007—present

In Harry Potter

Young Lily Evans

Notable roles
  • Robin Hood (2009) (TV)
  • Holby City (2009) (TV)
  • Doctor Who (2012) (TV)

Ellie Darcey-Alden (b. 4 September 1999)[1] is a British teen actress who plays young Lily Evans in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. She is also known for playing Francesca "Franny" Latimer in the Doctor Who series 7 Christmas special, "The Snowmen." Before joining such large franchises as Harry Potter and Doctor Who, she appeared in minimal parts in British theatre and television. She has also done small time modelling (including an ad for the Morleys Stores Ltd c. 2009-10[2] and the British magazine Girl Talk in 2012[3]), commercials and voice over work.[1]

CareerEdit

2007–2009: Early workEdit

Darcey-Alden first broke into the world of acting around 2007, appearing in small bits on the British stage and television, including her stage debut in Aladdin, directed by Peter Duncan for the Oxford Playhouse and followed by an uncredited cameo role in the 2008 mini-series Tess of the D'Urbervilles.[1][4][5] She began training in specialised dancing much earlier in 2005, with the Dance 10 Theatre School within Edward Feild Primary School in Kidlington.[6]

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Ellie at age 10

In 2009, she appeared in her first guest-starring role as Mary in one episode of Robin Hood and in select episodes as Emma Walker in Holby City—for the BBC, respectively. She auditioned for the latter part earlier in June that year, accompanied by her mother, and was cast at the age of 9. Commenting on the experience, Darcey-Alden said:[6]

"It was very entertaining and a very good experience. I really, really enjoyed it. [Co-stars Jade Jackson and Patsy Kensit] were really nice, funny and entertaining. I want to be like Patsy Kensit when I am older because she is such a good actress. I am a big Holby City fan and I am really excited about seeing it on the television. All my friends and family are coming to watch it with me."
—Ellie Darcey-Alden
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Ellie as Emma Walker in Holby City

That year, she appeared in further stage credits, including Adrian Noble's musical production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the New Theatre Oxford which was a revamped production of the original 2002 London production[7] and the Mardi Gras Challenge, a UK dance competition at the Sadler's Wells Theatre.[8][1]

She later commented at a 2013 LeakyCon panel in London on which form of media she preferred more—theatre, TV or film:[9][10]

"I love both. I actually started out doing theatre first and worked my way into TV and film. [...] I don't mind either, really. It's great!"
—Ellie Darcey-Alden
Ellie in Robin Hood

Ellie as Mary in Robin Hood

2009–2011: Harry PotterEdit

Of course, Darcey-Alden's most notable role came in December 2009, when she attended an open audition for the latest Harry Potter installment (a year before she was actually needed due to the producers' decision to split the book into two parts). In January 2010, she was called back for a second audition (known as a recall). She subsequently received a screen test with then 13-year-old Benedict Clarke (who would be cast as young Severus Snape) at Leavesden Studios and just a few weeks later, she was contacted by the producers and was told that she received the part of young Lily Evans, cast at age 10, in the commercially successful Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.[11][12][13]

Ellie in Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Ellie as Lily in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

In the film, Darcey-Alden appears in a flashback sequence as Harry's mother in her schooldays and reveals how she befriended Snape as child, which is crucial in explaining the back story of the shady professor and his complex relationship to Harry's deceased parents, particularly his bitter resentment to his father James.[14][15]

It was revealed in a 2011 article for the Oxford Mail that years before landing the part Darcey-Alden was tipped for future success by her agents at Enfield, London-based casting and theatrical agency A&J Management, although her parents decided to not treat her passion for acting seriously until she was more mature. Despite this, she resisted her mother for a chance in the business, especially for a part in Harry Potter, a role which her mother initially did not believe she would eventually win. In the same article, it was further reported that she was not allowed to tell her close friends of her part in Potter as she left school for Leavesden Studios and Hatfield House to film her scenes in 2010, where she met then 21-year-old actor Daniel Radcliffe on her first day on set. She was quoted:[5][16]

"I am still trying to get over that I am actually in Harry Potter. When I got the part, I was so happy I was speechless. It was the best time of my life. It was very funny. Everyone was so friendly to me and it was really fun. At first, it was really difficult to keep the secret. But when my friends did find out, they were so happy for me and supported me all the way through it."
—Ellie on her part in Potter
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At a 2013 LeakyCon panel in Portland, Oregon, Darcey-Alden further elaborated on her meeting with Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe. She said:[17]

"This story is when I just had my screen test for Harry Potter. [...] I'm leaving, and the car is waiting outside and I was thinking, 'Alright.' And I got my stuff together, and I was just about to leave and the second AD came up and said, 'Oh, come up to my office. I got something for you, I got someone to see of you.' I thought, 'Okay, this is a bit weird.' And so I came up there and she was [like], 'Oh yeah, I'd just like you to meet Dan [Radcliffe]. And I thought, 'Oh my God! Hi! Hi, I'm Ellie!' And inside my heart's going boom-boom-boom-boom-boom! [...] And [Dan was] like, 'Hi! I guess I'll call you Mum!' And I'm like, 'Okay!' [...] And then he's like, to my mum, he said, 'Oh, you must be Grandma, then.' And Mum's like, 'Yeah, sure!' And I'm thinking, 'No, Mum!' [...] And I was so relaxed and thought, 'Oh yeah...' We're just having a conversation [...] and the second AD said, 'Look, the car's waiting, we've got to go, this is your quick hello-goodbye.' And so, [Dan is] so nice and was just like, 'Oh, I'm really sorry to keep you waiting, oh my God!' And I said, 'Okay, bye!' And I shake his hand and he's like, 'I'll see you around then!' And then I walked away [...] and I'm shaking his hand [...] and was like, 'I'm never washing this hand again!' And Mum looked at me and she turned around to look at Dan. Dan went (gestures), 'Alright!' [...] And Mum's like, 'You played it so cool and you just messed it all up!' And I'm like, 'I'm sorry!'"
—Ellie on meeting Daniel Radcliffe

She also mentioned in the same panel session that she met Dame Maggie Smith and was quoted, jokingly:[16]

"She spoke to me. It's not my fault."
—Ellie Darcey-Alden

She later said in detail:[18]

"When I was filming my Great Hall scene where I had to be sorted, we were rehearsing and I think it was sorting off-camera and I sat on the stool and the Sorting Hat was sort of next to me and I looked down and was thinking, 'Wow! It's the Sorting Hat. Okay!' [...] And then there was Maggie Smith behind me and I've been told, you know, give her a bit of space. You know, let her breathe [and] if she comes up to you, don't talk to her. And I was thinking, 'Oh, I'm really nervous!' Because I've been told not to say anything, not to talk her, just to sit there. And then she comes up to me and she's like, 'Oh, you have beautiful hair!' And I'm like this (mimics gawking), 'Oh my goodness, that's Maggie Smith!' And she's like, 'You have really beautiful hair! Well done! You're really catchy! Good job!' And I'm like, Thanks... Oh my God!' But because I was so nervous on set and that was the first scene I did, it kind of gave me more confidence. [...] Even though it wasn't advice, it just gave me more confidence to be myself and just have fun and relax and everything. And [Smith is] such a lovely lady. She just comes up to you and talks to you."
—Ellie on Maggie Smith
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Lily during the sorting scene

Filming her scenes along with Benedict Clarke (young Snape), Ariella Paradise (young Petunia Dursley), Alfie McIlwain (young James Potter I) and Rohan Gotobed (young Sirius Black) took place in April 2010.[19]

According to Darcey-Alden and Clarke at a 2013 LeakyCon cast junket in London, production alternated between sets at Leavesden Studios and on location shooting by the River Lea in the gardens of Hatfield Park near Hatfield House—both set in Hertfordshire, respectively. Of the river scene in particular, Clarke elaborated by saying:[20]

"[W]e did so many ludicrous camera angles, we had a camera up on a crane looking down at Ellie and I. And we had a camera crew coming across the river on a boat for one of those, and then they could play around [...] decide what they wanted, how they wanted to pan across the river and take a look at us. I thought it was really outstanding how they had such a ridiculous extent of angles to play with."
—Benedict Clarke on filming The Prince's Tale
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Ellie and Ben in character filming The Prince's Tale by the River Lea

Darcey-Alden added:

"We only did half-and-half at Leavesden. [...] There was the actual Hatfield House there and we got to have a look around and it was really beautiful."
—Ellie on filming The Prince's Tale

Shooting only lasted four days where one scene was shot per day.[21]

To satisfy the look of her character as described in the books, Darcey-Alden is naturally red haired although she was required to wear blue contact lenses to match Daniel Radcliffe's eyes given her eyes are brown.[1][22] In the novels, Harry is described as having his mother's eyes, which are in fact green although Radcliffe never sported any colour-correcting contacts in the films due to a negative reaction to them; J.K. Rowling later commented on this by saying it was not an absolute need that Harry have green eyes in the films, as long as there was a resemblance between his and his mother's.[23] However, the method of using blue contacts ultimately backfired and Darcey-Alden's natural eye colour showed through when captured on camera. For an unknown reason, this error was not digitally corrected in post-production.[22][24]

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As Lily with her naturally brown eyes

When later asked by a fan of what it was like to be apart of a popular movie franchise, Darcey-Alden commented:[25]

"I'm not famous, people don't recognise me. I'm just a normal crazy 12 year old who was very lucky to be in such a huge film."
—Ellie Darcey-Alden

2012–present: Upcoming projectsEdit

Darcey-Alden has been cast in a variety of independent and larger budget films. It was announced on 20 July 2011 via the official A&J Management Twitter that she had been cast in a cameo role in Welcome to the Punch, a British thriller co-starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Harry Potter alum Peter Mullan.[26] Other roles include Pranks, a children's ghost story about a 12-year-old orphan named Katie confronted by the spirit of her foster mother's dead son, which also co-starred her real life brother Joseph Darcey-Alden[27] and was shot in four days in St Albans;[28] and Sam & Isobel, a coming of age tale of the titular characters—two young children brought together within the confines of a woodland through childlike innocence and naivety. Although, Sam eventually realises that Isobel is not as innocuous as she seems. For the latter, filming began on 9 April 2012 and wrapped production the following week on the 15th.[29][30] The official teaser trailer was released online on 2 April 2013 by director Brendan Lyle Moles. According to the video description, the film was making its circuit at film festivals that year and will be released to the public afterwards.[31]

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Ellie as Francesca in Doctor Who

She has also landed other big TV breaks. In 2012, she returned to the BBC for the Doctor Who series 7 Christmas special, "The Snowmen" as Francesca Latimer reuniting with real life brother Joseph Darcey-Alden as on-screen sibling Digby and co-starring alongside Jenna-Louise Coleman and Matt Smith.[32][33] To date, Darcey-Alden is the latest in a line of Harry Potter cast members to have appeared in both Potter and Doctor Who, including David Tennant, Michael Gambon, Helen McCrory, John Cleese, Zoe Wanamaker, Jim Broadbent, Toby Jones, Roger Lloyd Pack, Bill Nighy, Shirley Henderson, Adrian Rawlins, David Bradley, and John Hurt.[34]

The same year, it was confirmed that she would guest star in the second season of Tom Fontana's French-German-Czech historical television drama Borgia (not to be confused with Showtime's The Borgias) as Felice della Rovere, on-screen and illegitimate daughter to Dejan Čukić's Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (better known as Pope Julius II).[35][36] Series two was shot on location in Prague and Italy in March through November 2012.[37] Darcey-Alden filmed her scenes in Italy that October over the span of three days, sharing the screen alongside Matt Di'angelo and Mark Ryder.[38][39] The show premiered on Canal+ on 18 March 2013[40] and Netflix on 1 May 2013.[41]

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Ellie on set in Italy as Felice della Rovere filming Borgia

While Darcey-Alden filmed minimal scenes for episodes 11 and 12, they were eventually cut from the final version, yet her name still appears in the credits of the Season 2 DVD (Region 2).[42][43] The show has been renewed for a third season, which is currently in pre-production; it has been confirmed that this will be the final of the series,[44] although it is currently unknown whether Darcey-Alden's character will return to the show.

Her latest stage credits include Ellen Kent's Aida Verdi for the New Theatre Oxford[1][45] and The Nutcracker Twisted which was presented by Elite Dance Studio and performed at the Norris Theatre on 30 November 2013.[46][47]

On 23–26 May, she appeared in the Showstopper Competition 2014 which took place at the Disneyland Hotel in California.[48][49] She competed in a ballet solo, ballet group, jazz group and contemporary group.[50]

Personal lifeEdit

Darcey-Alden is originally from Yarnton in Oxford, Oxfordshire[6] although she now currently resides in Los Angeles[51] in Rancho Palos Verdes.[52] Her parents are Sarah (née Darcey) and Phil Alden.[5][53] She has a younger brother, Joseph (b. 2002) who is also an actor[54] and two older half-siblings, Becki and James Alden.[55][56]

She is a former pupil of the Dance 10 Theatre School within the Edward Feild Primary School named after Bishop Edward Feild, respectively in Kidlington which she attended from 2005 to 2009.[6] She currently attends the Elite Dance Studio in L.A.[57]

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Ellie and Benedict Clarke at the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 world premiere in July 2011

She has appeared at many Harry Potter events and other fan conventions over the years, including the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 world premiere on 7 July 2011 in Trafalgar Square in London,[5][58][59] LeakyCon 2011 in Orlando, Florida,[60] the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter in October 2012,[61][62] LeakyCon Portland 2013, LeakyCon London 2013[63] and Misti-Con 2013 in Laconia, New Hampshire.[64] In December 2012, she along with Potter alum Ryan Turner (Hugo Weasley) participated in the Leighton Christmas Festival.[65][66] Most recently, she was scheduled to appear as a guest at Gallifrey One 2014, a science fiction and Doctor Who fan convention, which took place 14–16 February at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.[67] It was announced that she would be returning to LeakyCon 2014.[68]

She is also a big fan of Muggle Quidditch, and was taught to play by members of the five National teams that participated in the 2012 IQA Summer Games (Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, and the United States).[69][70] She commented to CNN:[71]

"I think [Muggle Quidditch is] brilliant, it's really funny to watch! I didn't realise it was so rough and tough and it's great to just have a go!"
—Ellie on Muggle Quidditch

FilmographyEdit

Film and TelevisionEdit

Year Format Title Role
2008 Television Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Series 1, Episode 1) Modesty
2009 Television Robin Hood (Series 3, Episode 1) Mary
2009 Television Holby City (Series 12, Eps. 1-2, 11) Emma Walker
2011 Film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Young Lily Evans
2012 Short Film Pranks Katie
2012 Television Doctor Who (Series 7, Episode 6) Francesca "Franny" Latimer
2013 Film Welcome to the Punch 12-Year-Old Girl
2013 Short Film Sam and Isobel Isobel
2013 Television Borgia (Series 2, Eps. 11-12, deleted scenes) Felice della Rovere

TheatreEdit

Year Format Title Role Notes
2007 Stage Play Aladdin Street Urchin Dir. Peter Duncan
Oxford Playhouse
2009 Musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Sewer Child Dir. Adrian Noble
New Theatre Oxford
Revamped production of the original 2002 London production
2009 UK Dance Competition Mardi Gras Dancer Sadler's Wells Theatre
2013 Opera Aida Verdi Slave Girl Dir. Ellen Kent
New Theatre Oxford
2013 Musical The Nutcracker Twisted Dancer Elite Dance Studio
Norris Theatre
2014 Dance Competition Showstopper Dancer Disneyland Hotel, CA

Behind the scenesEdit

External linksEdit

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