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From 'Yellowjackets' and 'Belgravia' to the Apocalypse, 'Fallout' star Ella Purnell is set to be the Queen of Summer

Here's a sneak peek into Ella Purnell's spectacular journey in British and American film industry
Ella Purnell seen here as Kate Ward in Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead'.
Ella Purnell seen here as Kate Ward in Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead'.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Prime Video's upcoming series 'Fallout' draws its strength from the illustrious legacy of the beloved video game franchise on which it is based, complemented by an exceptional cast set to portray the iconic characters from the 'Fallout' game universe.

Ella Purnell, 27, has bagged the lead role in 'Fallout', portraying Lucy, an optimistic and idealistic Vault Dweller. Her presence in the trailer has been a standout moment, generating significant intrigue and excitement among fans.

Ella Purnell's acting journey began as a child artist

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Despite her young age, Purnell brings a wealth of experience to the role, thanks to her early immersion in the film industry.

Having begun with 'West End', a professional and commercial theatre in and around the West End of London, Ella made her movie debut at the age of 13. She played the younger version of Keira Knightley's character named Ruth in the dystopian romantic tragedy film 'Never Let Me Go' (2010).

Her career took off thereafter and she bagged numerous projects including the 2011 film 'Intruders' and Angelina Jolie starrer 'Maleficent' (2014). 

Ella Purnell gained popularity on Television

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Ella Purnell played the lead role in Showtime's 'Yellowjackets' (@Getty Images)

Purnell made her television debut in 2015 with the British docu-drama 'Cyberbully'. However, her popularity surged when she appeared in BBC One's 'Ordeal by Innocence' in 2018, followed by starring as the lead in 'Sweetbitter'.

In 2020, Purnell garnered attention with her portrayal of Lady Maria Grey in ITV's acclaimed historical drama 'Belgravia'.

Her last noticeable appearance was in the American thriller 'Yellowjackets' until her character was killed off.

Ella Purnell and her association with post-apocalyptic projects

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Purnell is currently grabbing headlines for her role as the lead in Prime Video's ambitious project, 'Fallout.' This post-apocalyptic drama also stars Walton Goggins.

However, Purnell isn't new to this genre, which is why fans are confident that she'll eventually shine in the upcoming series.

In 2021, she featured as Kate Ward in Zack Snyder's post-apocalyptic zombie heist film directorial,' Army of the Dead'. Her association continues thereafter as she will be lending her voice to the upcoming sequel 'Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas'.

Ella Purnell's fans must fasten their seat belt as 'Fallout' premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 12, 2024.