Welcome to Featured Friday! This week I am very excited to announce actress, Ellie Bindman.
I was fortunate enough to meet Ellie during lockdown on a networking zoom session and we have followed each other social media since. She is very talented and also a Tik Tok sensation! Ellie has been in Call of the Midwife, Casualty and Grantchester.
Check out my recent interview I had with her, here!
Interview with Ellie Bindman
Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself – where are you from, what do you do, where do you live?
My name is Ellie Bindman, I am a professional actress and I have been working professionally since I was 10 years old, I live in England.
How did you get into Acting? Is there any actor in particular that inspires you?
I kind of just fell into the Industry, I attended an open call audition for a feature film , just went along not expecting anything to come from it, and 11 years later here we are. I love Jodie Comer she is once of my favourite actress’s and she inspires me so much due to how incredible her versatility is.
Do you hope to do anything else in the film industry? (Direct, produce, write. etc.)
I am also a writer, I have been working on our latest project ’Tell Me Why’ over the past few years, and I have enjoyed that whole process so much and viewing the industry from such a completely different perspective. I am excited to see what the future brings for ’Tell Me Why’.
You have got really big on Tik Tok, did you ever anticipate that?
I have, I have managed to accumulate over 360,000 followers, which is honestly slightly mind blowing to me, I never expected it to happen, I started TikTok over lockdown 1 and just did it as an entertainment source for people and I wanted to create content to cheer people up and bring a smile to peoples faces in such a difficult time. So the fact I’ve been able to do that makes me so happy and thankful, and it’s leading me to some amazing opportunities which is very exciting, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store.
What have you got coming up in 2021?
A lot of very exciting things are in the pipeline and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for me in this year, I take each day as it comes as my life can be so unpredictable working in this industry, you can never really plan anything, because you just don’t know what’s around the corner. But I am very much looking forward to the future of this year, not just for me but for everyone.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Do you see yourself still acting?
I have no idea, as I said I can never plan or predict anything, as long as I am happy, and successful then I will be over the moon, yes 100% I will never give up this job, it’s the true source to keeping me going and happy, the joy this job brings me is unexplainable, and I feel eternally grateful to be able to be in my position, and have been blessed with the opportunities I’ve been given.
Do you have any advice for young actors just starting out?
If you want to be apart of this industry, you have to eat, sleep and breathe it, and you genuinely have to have a true passion and love for it, that has to be the stem and root of it, otherwise the constant rejection that this industry gives you will be too much for you, you also have to have so much resilience.
Thank you so much Ellie for being apart of Featured Friday and sharing your advice, talent and ambitions for the future!
If you would like to be featured, get in touch!