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|Year||Role / Type||Name of Production / Director|
|2020 - 2021||Zant |
|Kindgom Falls |
|2020||the Thief |
|Misanthropos (Based on Timon of Athens) |
|Guardian Angel Watch |
|95 Steps |
|2019||Lord Byron |
|Genesis: the Mary Shelley Play |
|2019||Squire Allworthy |
|the History of Tom Jones, a Foundling |
|Scream Queer Murder |
|2019||Francis Shackleton |
|Legend Hunter |
|Piece of Cake |
|Murder and Other Hobbies |
|2019||Darth Plagueis |
|The Master |
|To Hell and Back |
|Joseph Turns 42 |
|2018 - 2019||Hero of Oakvale |
|Virtual Vendetta |
|Last Chancers |
|2018||Gabriel Utterson |
|Sherlock Holmes and the Curious Case of Dr Jekyll & Miss Hyde |
|2018||James de Mille |
|the Haunting of Hunstanton |
|2018||Inspector Root |
|Edith in the Dark |
|2018||Corporal Parker |
|2018||LGBT+ Spokesman |
|Superdrug Live Event |
|Real Doll |
|Black&White AGAINST COLOUR |
|COLOUR... within the Forest |
|Broken Episodes |
|GP Recruitment |
|2017 - 2018||Porthos |
|the Three Musketeers |
|2017 - 2018||Helmuth Silberberg |
|And Then They Came For Me |
|2017||Malcom Webster |
|Nurses Who Kill |
|2017||Doctor Watson |
|the Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes |
Doug Kirby & Billy Rees
|2017||Lt. Swordfish |
|Maria's Place |
|APOCALYPSE: Facehugger |
|Eduserv Promotional Film |
|Night Shadows |
|2017||Pip the Robot |
Online / Digital
|Pip the Robot |
|6nPay SloMo |
|2017||Presenter||Second Date |
|2017||Bryce Miller |
|the Stop-Off |
|2016 - 2017||Colonel Pickering |
|2016||Heinrich Himmler |
|Hitler: the Rise and Fall |
|2016||Anthony Larks |
|Parish Fête-ality: A Game of Scones |
|2016||Arthur Whitely Shaw |
|DEADLY: the Nightcap |
|2016||Doctor Watson |
|the Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes |
|2015||Bob Cratchit |
|A Christmas Carol |
|2015||Daniel Ryan |
|Father Was A Tall Man |
|the Tempest |
|2014||Lord Capulet |
|Romeo & Juliet |
Jacqueline Avery & Peter John Cooper
|2013||Richard III |
|Richard III |
|A Midsummer Night's Dream |
|Measure For Measure |
Tom Stephen Hartill
|Twelfth Night |
|the Taming of the Shrew |
|2011||Major Gordon |
|2011||Iván Lomov |
|Anton Chekhov's "the Sneeze" |
Shane Morgan & Moira Hunt
|2010||Arthur Seward |
|Love's Labour's Lost |
|2010||Presenter||Gloucester Cathedral |
|Savage in Limbo |
|the Seagull |
|Down the Dark Road |
Craig T. James
|Echo's Wayward |
|Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead |
|2008||Christopher Wren |
|the Mousetrap |
|2008||Valentine Coverly |
|2007||Mason Marzac |
|Take Me Out |
|Three Sisters |
|A Midsummer Night's Dream |
Year Qualification Where 2008 Bachelor of Arts - Performing Arts Iowa State University
Skilled at Drawing and Painting (GCSE Degree - Art)
"Ellis J. Wells smouldered as the suave, if exasperated, Michael McIntyre-ish lawyer Gabriel Utterson, just about keeping his head while all about him were losing theirs. His was literally an Oscar-winning performance, the coveted trophy handed to him through a large hole that suddenly appeared above the fireplace."
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CURIOUS CASE OF DR JEKYLL & MS HYDE [Cheltenham Echo, Simon Lewis, Jan 5th, 2019]
"Ellis J. Wells was the dishy Mr Utterson, a wonderfully vain heartthrob, constantly sweeping back his hair, conspiratorially smiling and winking at he audience, and striking a pose at the side of the stage each time he has delivered a clever line."
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CURIOUS CASE OF DR JEKYLL & MS HYDE [LymingtonTimes, Alison Smith, Dec 7th, 2018]
"Personally, I think it would have worked far better as a separate production (unrelated to the apocalypse) allowing more time to explore how our leading man got into his bizarre situation. Still, there’s no denying that Ellis J. Wells brilliantly holds a majority of the play on his own, emotively conveying so much dialogue with ease."
APOCALYPSE: FACEHUGGER [BathEcho, Lauren Skillman, June 12th, 2017]
"All three played their main roles excellently... The humour they used to bring the roles alive worked so well, and kept the audience engaged throughout. In this version of the Holmes tales, Watson was more of the protagonist rather than Sherlock. Again this made it more unique to them, and Ellis J. Wells who played Watson did an excellent job at portraying the much loved character."
ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES [FringeReview, Chloe Rogers, June 11th, 2017]
"Apocalypse’s best offering by far, in terms of writing and acting, is ‘Facehugger’. Louis Rembges’ script straddles the border between funny and serious, managing to dip into one without the expense of the other. For the most part a monologue, Rembges’ words are delivered masterfully by Ellis J. Wells, as he adds a disarming, personal nature to the flamboyant comedy, then manipulates that rapport with the shock of sobering changes in direction. It is at once the funniest and the most touching piece in 'Apocalypse'."
APOCALYPSE: FACEHUGGER [FringeReview, Joshua Lambert, June 8th, 2017]
"The main reason to watch the show is the marvelous cast. Watson (Ellis J. Wells) gives a fabulous comedy performance; switching between maniacal madness and clowning foolery, raising some hearty laughs in the process. The interplay between the three actors is a joy to watch at times and the physical comedy within the piece is where the show shines most."
ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES [theReviewsHub, Simon Topping, June 3rd, 2017]
"Wells’ Watson is the clear stand-out, at turns put upon, sycophantic and exasperated in his relationship with Holmes, revealing his duplicitous nature in a series of devilishly delightful asides to the audience."
ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES [Bristol 24/7, Kev Lochun, April 12th, 2017]
"The piece worked best when the cast used action rather than words. The cast of three did extremely well and were funniest when they were performing directly to the audience."
ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES [StageTalkMagazine, Keith Erskine, 12th April 2017]
"Ellis J Wells esquire is emphatic in Watson's diagnoses but manfully fits several other costumes; as does Joshua Phillips filling in for everyone Wells has no time to play."
ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES [Arthur Duncan, 11th April 2017]
"Rare gems of this kind are Watson’s asides to the audience, which usually include witty sarcasms regarding his own hidden agenda and Holmes’ conceit. In fact, the character of Watson is much more developed than Holmes’ flimsy two-dimensional paper persona, and Ellis J. Wells, the actor portraying Watson, skillfully depicts his double character."
ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES [EdFringe, Emma Taylor; 12th Aug 2016]
"I especially enjoyed the performance of Ellis J. Wells as Anthony Larks, the camp, over-sexed and ever-so-refined member of the parish elite. Wells commands the stage with ease and his confidence in the role invariably draws the eye towards him in any given scene."
A GAME OF SCONES [EdFringe, Charlotte Thomas, 12th Aug 2016]
"Ellis J. Wells played a perfect stylish sloth, and was just as professional in 'What Do You Want Me To Do'. I found their rendition of a British couple awkwardly talking about their lustful desires hilarious, and scarily realistic."
DEADLY [Bath Chronicle, Verity Annear; 5th June 2016]
"Ellis J. Wells and Clemmie Twiggs are particularly well matched as a troubled couple, struggling to talk through the kinks of sensitive sexual preoccupations"
DEADLY [TheatreBathBlog, Joshua Lambert; 3rd June 2016]
"Each character had depth and believably, most notably Ellis J. Wells' growling, but sensitive, beast Caliban."
THE TEMPEST [Gloucester Echo, Simon Lewis; 22nd Aug 2015]
"Miranda is very girlish when meeting the boyish, grinning Ferdinand. Their scenes together warmed the cockles and limbered the chuckle muscles. But in an audacious spot of doubling, the hugely engaging Ellis J. Wells also plays the monster who once desired her. His Caliban is a bit of mithering hypochondriac really, with more than enough cheekiness to solicit sympathy. Mr. Wells is superb in both parts."
THE TEMPEST [the Shropshire Review, Chris Eldon Lee; Aug 15th 2015]
"Falling in love with Ferdinand (Ellis J. Wells) was inevitable and natural. Sometimes young lovers in plays are a pain; happily both were love-struck, sweet, believable and delightfully daft. Ellis’s considerable achievement was two-fold as his Caliban wrung my heart whilst chilling my soul."
THE TEMPEST [remotegoat, Avril Silk; July 23rd 2015]
"Caliban was promoted as the star of the show. More usually regarded as the villain of the piece, here if anything he was the king of comedy. Ellis J. Wells, who also played the convincing lover Ferdinand, made the very most of his chances upon the throne; both his body language and voice were excellent."
THE TEMPEST [the Cornishman, Frank Ruhrmund; July 17th 2015]
"The power of love overcoming the desire for revenge is mirrored both in the scenes of joyous first love between Miranda and Ellis J. Wells' Ferdinand, and in the downfall of the villainous Caliban; an impressively contrasting double by Wells."
THE TEMPEST [the Stage, Jeremy Brien; July 1st 2015]
"A young couple (Maya Aitken and Bristol-raised Ellis J. Wells) clash in the choosing of their final memories in much the same way they did when living, but it's the flashbacks to their more tender moments that really engaged the audience."
100 [Guide2Bristol, Rob Rule; Oct 27th 2013]
"Ellis J Wells’ interpretations are particularly engaging. A unique, honest stage presence lends this actor a certain added depth, believability and freshness of portrayal."
100 [Bournemouth Echo; Oct 5th 2013]
"Ellis J. Wells as Richard and Eve Winters as Queen Elizabeth were outstanding in their roles."
RICHARD III [Bracknell News, Tim Vaughn; Aug 7th 2013]
“Today I saw an OUTSTANDING theatre performance by Ellis J. Wells, utterly compelling as Richard. Perfectly measured, faultlessly delivered. A truly exciting young actor! One to watch!”
RICHARD III [Arin Alldridge, filmmaker “Hackney’s Finest”; Aug 5th 2013]
"Performances of the night go to Kieran Hennigan... and Ellis J. Wells as Arthur, the hapless and tender romantic, who my heart went out to."
DRACULA [London Festival Fringe, Swillow; Nov 11th 2010]
"Ellis J. Wells captures the truth in Arthur Seward's gradual breakdown, and portrays the character with strong repressed emotion so that the whole audience emphasised with his plight."
DRACULA [BritEvents.com, Sophie Mulligan; Oct 21st 2010]
"Berowne's (Ellis J. Wells) 'And I, forsooth, in love!' speech, is acted with relish."
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST [Plays International, Basil Abbott; Aug 25th 2010]
"Konstantine (Ellis J Wells) the troubled young playwright, was played with energy and vigour, portraying both the joys of youthful romance and the depths of despair."
THE SEAGULL [ThisIsGloucestershire, Victoria Temple; Oct. 15th 2009]
“Special mention should be given to Ellis J. Wells as Konstantine... he showed us the many facets of the character, his intense outbursts were moving; body language and gesture carried through his emotions. An extremely good performance.”
THE SEAGULL [RoseBowlAwards, Linda Evans; Oct. 15th 2009]
"As the ideal suspect, Ellis J. Wells does the best job of the bunch. Nothing about him rings true, but like with Mrs Ralston, we find ourselves sympathizing with Christopher."
THE MOUSETRAP [Berkshire Bright Focus, J. Peter Bergman; July 15th 2008]
"Many scenes are all but stolen, however, by Ellis J. Wells... he delivers an unexpected depth to what initially seemed like someone very frivolous and superficial."
THE MOUSETRAP [the Independent, Bruce G. Hallenbeck; July 18th 2008]
"Ellis J. Wells, who plays Lemming's business manager, accomplishes the same thing (REF: delivering the lines as if they were his own) with the script's more rhapsodic love songs to the national pastime. However, his best moments -- and most endearing -- come when he is tongue-tied in the presence of Lemming's aura."
TAKE ME OUT [Des Moines Register, Michael Morain; Nov 5th 2007]
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