Ellie Bamber and Jamie Bamber are both British actors who have appeared in various films and television shows. But are they related by blood or just by name? This article will explore their backgrounds, careers, and family connections to answer this question.
Who is Ellie Bamber?
Ellie Bamber is an English actress who was born on 2 February 1997 in Surrey, England. She has a younger brother, Lucas, and her father, David, works in finance and her mother, Zoe, is her manager
She started acting at the age of 12, when she became the youngest member of the Players’ Theatre Club. She made her stage debut as Young Jenny in Aspects of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. She later starred as Dinah Lord in High Society at The Old Vic, for which she was nominated for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Newcomer in a Musical. She also won third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards for her performance as Hilde in The Lady from the Sea at the Donmar Warehouse
She made her film debut in The Falling (2014), and then appeared in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) as Lydia Bennet. She also had a supporting role in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals (2016) as India Hastings, the daughter of Jake Gyllenhaal and Isla Fisher’s characters. She has since starred in films such as Extracurricular Activities (2019), High Resolution (2019), The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018), and The Seven Sorrows of Mary (2019)
She is also known for her television roles, such as Cosette in the BBC series Les Misérables (2018), Mandy Rice-Davies in The Trial of Christine Keeler (2019–2020), Angela Knippenberg in The Serpent (2021), and Kit Karadine in Willow (2022). She also appeared in the music video for Shawn Mendes’ song “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (2017)
Who is Jamie Bamber?
Jamie Bamber is a British actor who was born on 3 April 1973 in Hammersmith, London, England. He has five brothers and one sister, actress Anastasia Griffith. His father is from the United States and his mother is from Northern Ireland. He was educated at St Paul’s School in London, and graduated with a first in Modern Languages (Italian and French) from St John’s College, Cambridge. He also attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He is fluent in both Italian and French
He began his acting career in 1998, when he appeared in the television series Hornblower as Lieutenant Archie Kennedy. He also had a supporting role as 2nd Lt. Jack Foley in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001). He was a regular on the British series Ultimate Force (2002–2003) and Peak Practice (2000–2001)
He gained international fame for his role as Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2003–2009), for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television. He also starred as Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin in the ITV series Law & Order: UK (2009–2011). He has since appeared in shows such as Body of Proof (2012–2013), Monday Mornings (2013), The Smoke (2014), NCIS (2015–2016), Marcella (2016–2020), Strike Back (2017–2020), Counterpart (2018–2019), Dollface (2019), His Dark Materials (2020–2021), and The Time Traveler’s Wife (2022)
He has also acted in films such as The Devil’s Tattoo (2003), Pulse 2: Afterlife (2008), John Doe: Vigilante (2014), Money (2016), Crystal Inferno (2017), Strike Back: Vendetta (2020), and Horizons (2021)
Are They Related?
According to their biographies, Ellie Bamber and Jamie Bamber are not related by blood or by marriage. They share a common surname, but they have different parents, siblings, and ancestry. They have never worked together or been seen together publicly.
However, they do have some connections through their careers and interests. They both have American fathers and British mothers. They both speak French and Italian. They both have appeared in adaptations of classic novels, such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Les Misérables, and The Time Traveler’s Wife. They both have starred in science fiction and fantasy shows, such as Battlestar Galactica, The Serpent, and Willow. They both have been involved in musical theatre, such as High Society and Aspects of Love.
Therefore, Ellie Bamber and Jamie Bamber are not related, but they are both talented and versatile actors who have a lot in common.