Ellis J. Wells

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    26 - 36
    Height
    6' (1m 83cm)
    Weight
    11st. 7lb (73kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Muscular

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019Byron (EllisJWells) steal every scene, as he doubtless did in real life. If you seek a monster, look no further.
Jon Cross
edinburghguide.com
2019Ellis J. Wells smouldered as the suave, if exasperated lawyer Gabriel Utterson. His was literally an Oscar-winning performance.
Simon Lewis
soglos.com
2019I found their rendition of a British couple awkwardly talking about their lustful desires hilarious, and scarily realistic.
Verity Annear
bathchronicle.co.uk
2019Wells and Twiggs are particularly well matched; a troubled couple struggling to talk through the kinks of sensitive sexual preoccupations
Joshua Lambert
theatrebath.co.uk
2018Ellis J. Wells was the dishy Gabriel Utterson, a wonderfully vain heartthrob, conspiratorially smiling and winking at the audience.
Alison Smith
advertiserandtimes.co.uk
2017The cast performed professionally and imaginatively with bursts full of energy and chemistry
Louise Thacker
bathecho.co.uk
2017Ellis J. Wells brilliantly holds a majority of the play on his own, emotively conveying so much dialogue with ease.
Lauren Skillman
bathecho.co.uk
2017Ellis J. Wells, who played Watson, did an excellent job at portraying the much loved character.
Chloe Rogers
theatrebath.co.uk
2017Ellis J. Wells gives a fabulous comedy performance; switching between maniacal madness and clowning foolery
Simon Topping
thereviewshub.com
2017The script is delivered masterfully by Ellis J. Wells, as he adds a disarming, personal nature to the flamboyant comedy
Joshua Lambert
theatrebath.co.uk
2017The cast of three did extremely well and were funniest when they were performing directly to the audience
Keith Erskine
stagetalkmagazine.com
2017Ellis J. Wells esquire is emphatic in Watson's diagnoses but manfully fits several other costumes
Arthur Duncan
remotegoat.com
2017Ellis J. Wells’ Watson is the clear stand-out... revealing his duplicitous nature in a series of devilishly delightful asides.
Kev Lochun
bristol247.com
2016That line about the jam is the best.
Gerald Berkowitz
thestage.co.uk
2016I especially enjoyed the performance of EllisJWells, commanding the stage with ease; drawing the eye towards him in every scene.
Charlotte Thomas
edfringereview.com
2016The character of Watson is much more developed, and Ellis J. Wells skilfully depicts Watson’s duplicitous role.
Emma Taylor
edfringereview.com
2016Wells' best moments -- and most endearing -- come when he is tongue-tied in the presence of Lemming's aura.
Michael Morain
desmoinesregister.newspapers.com
2016Wells offers an interesting interpretation of the late-Victorian doctor, dismissively domineering in professional life but foolishly lovelorn at home.
Richard Stamp
fringeguru.com
2016The strong ensemble is completed by Ellis J. Wells' Doctor Seward and Munro's nurse who both have some fine moments
Statler
viewfromthestalls.co.uk
2016Each of the nine actors play their roles with feeling and style creating a true ensemble feel to the piece
one4review
one4review.wordpress.com
2016Ellis J.Wells played a perfect stylish sloth, and was just as professional in ‘What Do You Want Me To Do’.
Verity Annear
bathchronicle.co.uk
2016Ellis’s considerable achievement was two-fold as his Caliban wrung my heart whilst chilling my soul.
Arvil Silk
remotegoat.com
2016
Natasha McGregor
bristoltheatrereview.com
2016Ellis J. Wells balances impishness and insecurity as the suspiciously imbalanced young man, Christopher Wren
Jonathan Levine
pittsfieldgazette.com
2016Equally appealing is Wells' sensitive portrayal of the miserably insecure Christopher Wren
Gail M. Burns
myvanwy.tripod.com
2016Wells does the best job of the bunch. Nothing about him rings true, but we find ourselves sympathizing with Christopher.
J. Peter Bergman
berkshirebrightfocus.com
2016Ellis J. Wells as Richard and Eve Winters as Queen Elizabeth were outstanding in their roles.
Tim Vaughn
localberkshire.co.uk
2016Wells’ interpretations are particularly engaging. A unique, honest stage presence lends this actor added depth, believability and freshness of portrayal
Bournemouth Echo
bournemouthecho.co.uk
2016Hugely engaging Ellis J. Wells also plays the monster who once desired her. Mr. Wells is superb in both parts.
Chris Eldon Lee
rainorshine.co.uk
2016An impressively contrasting double by Wells.
Jeremy Brien
thestage.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Zant
Film (Feature)
Kindgom Falls
Sam Creech
Creech Productions
2020the Thief
Film (LB)
Homesick
Jason Farries
Black Elk Productions
2020Lucilius
Film (Feature)
Misanthropos (Based on Timon of Athens)
Maximianno Cobra
United World
2020Husband
Film (Short)
Guardian Angel Watch
Robin Danzey-Persaud
Raggo
Windsor Wings
2020Daniel
Film (Short)
95 Steps
Billy Rees
Bald N Hairy Films
2019Lord Byron
Theatre
Genesis: the Mary Shelley Play
Amanda Cutting
Artists Collective Theatre
C-Cubed
2019Squire Allworthy
Theatre (Tour)
the History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Ross Ericson
Red Dragonfly Productions
Tour of England
2019William
Theatre
Scream Queer Murder
Andrew McKinnon
Theatre North
the Palace Theatre
2019Francis Shackleton
TV
Legend Hunter
Stephen Shearman
Icon Films
Travel Channel
2019Marc
Theatre (Tour)
Piece of Cake
Michelle Yim
Red Dragonfly Productions
Tour of South East
2019Ellis
Film (Short)
Murder and Other Hobbies
Billy Rees
Firebird Films
2019Darth Plagueis
Film (Short)
The Master
Tobias Hamilton
Dwarf Star Films
2019Midnighter
Film (Short)
To Hell and Back
Tobias Hamilton
Dwarf Star Films
2019Peter
Film (Student)
Joseph Turns 42
Paul Maziere
MET Film School
2018 - 2019Hero of Oakvale
Web-Series
Virtual Vendetta
Nick Sapwell
NicksFlicks
2018Flynn
Film (Feature)
Last Chancers
Phil Stubbs
Dark Escape Films
Manor by the Lake
2018Gabriel Utterson
Theatre (Tour)
Sherlock Holmes and the Curious Case of Dr Jekyll & Miss Hyde
Tom Jordan
Rain or Shine Theatre Company
Tour of England and Wales
2018James de Mille
Theatre (Immersive)
the Haunting of Hunstanton
Daisy Plackett
Strange Fascination Theatre Company
the Golden Lion
2018Inspector Root
Theatre (Tour)
Twist
Adam Morley
Baroque Theatre Company
Tour of England
2018Guasto
Theatre (Tour)
Edith in the Dark
Adam Morley
Baroque Theatre Company
Tour of England
2018Corporal Parker
TV
Tommy
Jason Farries
JB productions
2018LGBT+ Spokesman
Corporate
Superdrug Live Event
Gil Kolirin
1947 Films and Media
International Convention Centre
2018Phillip
Film (Short)
Real Doll
Will Hewitt
Wet Paint Production
2018Model
Still Photos
Black&White AGAINST COLOUR
Darren Pickersgill
Rogue Photography
2018Model
Still Photos
COLOUR... within the Forest
Andrew Miller
AMphotography
Forest of Dean
2018Human
Theatre (Tour)
Broken Episodes
Thomas Sellick-Newton
Atmostheatre
Tour of South West
2018Simulator
Role Play
GP Recruitment
Claire Richards
Fluellen Theatre Company
Mercure Hotel
2018Assassin
Film (LB)
Wolf
Mark Wake
Flamingo Post
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
2017 - 2018Porthos
Theatre (Tour)
the Three Musketeers
Ivan Wilkinson
Baroque Theatre Company
Tour of England
2017 - 2018Helmuth Silberberg
TIE
And Then They Came For Me
June Trask
Moondog Productions
the Mission Theatre
2017Malcom Webster
TV
Nurses Who Kill
Chris Jury
First Look TV
2017Doctor Watson
Theatre (Tour)
the Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Anna Marshall
Tobacco Tea TC
Swindon, Bristol, Brighton, Bath & Edinburgh Fringes
2017Michael
Film (Short)
Edge
Doug Kirby & Billy Rees
Bald N Hairy Films
2017Lt. Swordfish
Film (Feature)
Maria's Place
Dapo Sijuwola
Dove Films
2017Matt
Theatre
APOCALYPSE: Facehugger
David Shopland
Fake Escape
the Bell Inn
2017Lecturer
Corporate
Eduserv Promotional Film
Jon Hardy
Scubaboy Inc
Screenology
2017Willem
Film (Short)
Night Shadows
Phil Stubbs
GC Productions
2017Pip the Robot
Online / Digital
Pip the Robot
Lawrence O'Brien
JB productions
2017Accountant
Corporate
6nPay SloMo
Misha Vertkin
Jungle Creations
Camden Studios
2017PresenterSecond Date
Megan O'Brien
Second Date Production
the Park, Cheltenham
2017Bryce Miller
Film (Student)
the Stop-Off
Olivia Hughes
University of Bath
the Old Mill
2016 - 2017Colonel Pickering
Theatre (Tour)
Pygmalion
John O'Connor
European Arts Company
Tour of Italy
2016Heinrich Himmler
TV
Hitler: the Rise and Fall
Stan Griffin
Arrow Media
Fulham Town Hall
2016Anthony Larks
Theatre (Tour)
Parish Fête-ality: A Game of Scones
Christopher Cutting
Tobacco Tea TC
the Warren
2016Arthur Whitely Shaw
Theatre
DEADLY: the Nightcap
David Shopland
20:20 Vision
the Bell Inn
2016Doctor Watson
Theatre
the Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Christopher Cutting
Tobacco Tea TC
C
2015Bob Cratchit
Theatre (Tour)
A Christmas Carol
Tom Jordan
Rain or Shine Theatre Company
Tour (South West + Norfolk)
2015Daniel Ryan
Film (Feature)
Father Was A Tall Man
Jacob Booth
Tasketing Productions
2015Aled
Theatre
Aled
James Woodhams
Theatre West
Hamilton House
2015Caliban
Theatre (Tour)
the Tempest
James Reynard
Rain or Shine Theatre Company
Everyman Theatre
2014Lord Capulet
Theatre
Romeo & Juliet
Emma Leigh
MadCap Theatre
Artrix Arts Centre
2013Alex
Theatre (Tour)
100
Jacqueline Avery & Peter John Cooper
AsOne Theatre Company
Tour (South West)
2013Richard III
Theatre
Richard III
Bart Lee
The Windsor Globe
Alexandra Gardens
2012Lysander
Theatre (Tour)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Benjamin Blyth
The Movement
Tour (London + Norfolk)
2012Angelo
Theatre
Measure For Measure
Tom Stephen Hartill
Dark Corner Theatre
the Cockpit
2012Orsino
Theatre (Tour)
Twelfth Night
Rory Attwood
The Movement
Greenwich Theatre
2011Lucentio
Theatre (Tour)
the Taming of the Shrew
Rebecca Gadsby
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Tour (Britain + Ireland)
2011Major Gordon
Theatre (Tour)
Cranford
Rebecca Gadsby
Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Tour (Britain + Ireland)
2011Iván Lomov
Theatre
Anton Chekhov's "the Sneeze"
Shane Morgan & Moira Hunt
Roughhouse Theatre
Victoria and Albert Museum
2010Arthur Seward
Theatre (Tour)
Dracula
David Hutchinson
Sell a Door Theatre Company
Greenwich Playhouse
2010Berowne
Theatre (Tour)
Love's Labour's Lost
Ross McGregor
Black Ram Theatre Company
Tour (Cornwall + Norfolk)
2010PresenterGloucester Cathedral
Daniel Hammersley
Purple Knight Productions
Gloucester Cathedral
2010Murk
Theatre
Savage in Limbo
Nancy Medina
Corner Theatre
Hamilton House
2009Konstantine
Theatre
the Seagull
Tim Howard
the Cotswold Players
the Cotswold Playhouse
2009Keith
Film (LB)
Down the Dark Road
Craig T. James
Tudor Films
2009Greg
Film (Short)
Breakdown
Barry Wilkinson
Mad Elephant productions
2008Maven
Film (LB)
Echo's Wayward
Dennis Donovan
Companion Pictures
2008Beethoven
Theatre
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Patricia Runcie
Lovecreek Productions
Algonquin Theatre, NYC
2008Christopher Wren
Theatre
the Mousetrap
Tony Capone
the Theater Barn
the Theater Barn
2008Valentine Coverly
Theatre
Arcadia
Kymm Zuckert
Phare Play Productions
ATA - Beckman Theatre, NYC
2007Mason Marzac
Theatre
Take Me Out
Stacey Brothers
Stagewest Theatre
Civic Center
2007Kulygin
Theatre
Three Sisters
Brad Dell
Iowa State University
Fisher Theatre, IA
2007Puck
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Karla Kash
Iowa State University
Fisher Theatre, IA
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2008Bachelor of Arts - Performing ArtsIowa State University

    Additional Skills

    Skilled at Drawing and Painting (GCSE Degree - Art)

    Additional Information

    "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]

    About me

    TRAINED IN:

    - Brecht's Epic Theatre

    - Shakespeare

    - Stanislavsky's Given Circumstances

    - Viewpoints

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Irish RP
    Experienced In
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Presenting
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Accents (UK)
    • Northern Irish
    • RP
    Accents (North American)
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Villainous