Eloise Webb, the enchanting actress who has been stealing scenes and hearts in both TV shows and films, remains a bit of an enigma off-screen.
While her performances resonate with depth and emotion, there’s so much more to this rising star than meets the eye. From her early beginnings to her hidden talents, we’ve delved deep to uncover some surprising facts about Webb.
Ready to get to know her beyond the spotlight? Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about actress Eloise Webb.
1. Eloise’s acting journey began when she was just five years old.
One of her first roles was Laurine in “Bel Ami”, a drama film starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman. She has talked about her experience filming the movie: “In Bel Ami, during my first ever scene rehearsal, I was so into it I forgot that I was still clutching my soft toy and one of the directors had to chase me around the room to take it away from me. We all laughed, I was still wearing my hair net and dressing robe, so I must have looked hilarious.”
2. Eloise has played a variety of characters, from horror to Disney’s Cinderella
She describes her experience filming “True Horror” as bizarre: “It was bizarre to see how scary the scenes looked after they had been edited together – they had actually been the funniest things to film. Who would have known that being dragged into a wall by an evil spirit could be so much fun?”.
3. Eloise has always been a fan of Jane Austen’s works.
Eloise has always been an English literature fanatic. She recalls reading “Emma” during her teenage years and being gripped by the story. Being a part of “Sanditon,” which is based on Austen’s last unfinished novel, was like a dream come true for her.
4. Apart from her love for acting, Eloise is also a ballet dancer.
She has performed in several shows with her ballet school. Sadly, she hasn’t had the opportunity to merge her acting and dancing passions yet, but she hopes to do so in future roles.
5. She learned horseback riding for her role in “Sanditon”
One of her memorable moments from “Sanditon” season three involves riding a horse through a stream. Although she had to take lessons to perfect her posture and riding skills, the scene turned out to be one of the most beautiful in the series.
6. Eloise finds recording for radio quite different from screen acting.
On radio, she doesn’t have to learn the lines and the emphasis is on voice clarity and emotion. She also enjoys the use of inventive props for sound effects, like putting little light bulbs into a glass cup to create the sound of someone drinking an iced beverage.
7. Eloise finds comfort in period dramas.
She believes that Jane Austen’s writing provides an escape to a world of romance, human behavior, relationships, and societal constraints. She also appreciates the creative freedom that “Sanditon” offers. Since Jane Austen’s novel was unfinished, the series could infuse modern and contemporary themes, making it more relatable to today’s audience.
8. Working on “Cinderella” was a magical journey for Eloise.
She had the opportunity to work alongside stars like Lily James and Richard Madden. Directed by the legendary Kenneth Branagh, Eloise recalls the meticulous guidance he provided, which she still cherishes and uses in her acting techniques. They stayed in contact after working together and write letters to each other from time to time.
9. Eloise played young versions of Lily James and Olivia Colman’s characters
Despite working in movies starring big names like Olivia Colman and Lily James, Eloise didn’t get to work with them as she played younger versions of their characters. In “The Iron Lady”, movie starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, she played Olivia Colman’s character Carol Thatcher’s young version. As for Cinderella and working with Lily James, she has said in an interview: “Sadly, we never actually got to film together as I was playing the young Cinderella and she was the older version of the character. We did hang out on set though (we got through way too many Haribos between takes!).”
10. Eloise has recorded for video games and finds the sessions “surreal”
Eloise has voiced characters in video games such as “Dragon Quest Heroes II”, where she played Maribel. She finds standing in the recording booth absurd, as she puts great energy and emotion into lines that aren’t directed at anyone. One of her favorite things about recordings are the tasty snacks.