Ellise Chappell

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Ellise Chappell
Ellise Chappell

Alma materUniversity of Exeter (2014)
Years active2016–present

Ellise Chappell is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Morwenna Chynoweth in Poldark[1] and as Jennifer Strange in The Last Dragonslayer.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born and raised in rural Warwickshire, Chappell started studying English literature at the University of Sheffield, but then decided to switch to studying drama at the University of Exeter, where she graduated in 2014.[3][4]


Chappell was part of the National Youth Theatre REP Company in 2015,[5] where she starred in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare and Consensual by Evan Placey.[3] She then landed the role of Jennifer Strange in the 2016 Sky TV series adaptation of The Last Dragonslayer, before starring as Wendy Roberts in Anthony Horowitz's BBC TV series New Blood.[3] Chappell has also been a regular in the BBC series Poldark since its third season, playing Morwenna Chynoweth.[1] She plays Lucy in the 2019 film Yesterday.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Yesterday Alex Directed by Danny Boyle


Year Title Role Notes
2016 New Blood Wendy Roberts BBC One Season 1, Episodes 6 and 7
The Last Dragonslayer Jennifer Strange Sky One
2017–present Poldark Morwenna Chynoweth BBC One


  1. ^ a b "Poldark: meet Morwenna Chynoweth – Elizabeth's cousin who catches the eye of Drake Carne". Radio Times. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  2. ^ "The Last Dragonslayer". Sky. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  3. ^ a b c "Interview: Poldark's Ellise Chappell on the return of the hit show". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  4. ^ "Everything you need to know about Sheffield Poldark star Ellise Chappell". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  5. ^ "Five Years of NYT REP in the West End | National Youth Theatre". www.nyt.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  6. ^ Liz Skone James. "Exclusive interview: Ellise Chappell". Fabric. Retrieved 26 July 2019.

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