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Ellie Bamber embraced her red hair after dying it for role

Ellie Bamber went for a ‘70s vibe when she met Tom Ford to discuss starring in his new movie Nocturnal Animals.

Ellie Bamber couldn’t find any clothes to match her ginger hair when it was first dyed.

The British actress is slowly seeing her star rise and, with her new movie, Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals hitting cinemas earlier this month (Nov16), is becoming more and more recognisable.

One of Ellie’s standout features is her flame coloured hair, which came about after she was cast in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (PPZ), alongside Lily James and Douglas Booth.

“When I was doing PPZ the producers were like, ‘we’re turning you ginge’,” she recalled to Britain’s Marie Claire magazine. “I remember the day they dyed my hair I was wearing this pastel purple top. I went home and said, ‘Dad, nothing matches my hair, I can’t wear anything,’ but the next morning I woke up, had a shower and was like, ‘Wow, actually I like it – this is me.’”

Since finding fame Ellie has caught the eye of Chanel head Karl Lagerfeld, who recently sent her some of the French fashion house’s newest pieces. She also works as a Chanel ambassador.

Ellie also impressed designer and director Ford, who cast her alongside Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in his dark thriller.

Asked about what she wore to first meet Tom, 19-year-old Ellie admits she decided to go for a relaxed look.

“I thought about what to wear for ages, but in the end I went for flared jeans, brown clogs – because of the whole ‘70s trend at the time – and a white shirt,” she shared.

Ellie is currently working on The Nutcracker and the Four Realms opposite Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley, which is due for release in 2018.

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