TALK OF THE TOWN: Ellie on her way to stardom … or scrap metal

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TALK OF THE TOWN: Ellie Bamber on her way to stardom … or the junkyard because her old BMW is older than her

Ellie Bamber has already made it big on TV by starring in BBC dramas The Serpent, The Trial of Christine Keeler and Les Miserables, but she’s yet to pick up her first big box office hit, it seems – as you can tell from her car!

The 24-year-old is pictured driving what I would call a beat up, used BMW banger, above, who is even older than her.

Maybe she prefers the term ‘classic’.

TV star Ellie Bamber, 24, pictured, wore an oversized fine knit cardigan and a Chanel backpack earlier this week while on the road in North London

TV star Ellie Bamber, 24, pictured, wore an oversized fine knit cardigan and a Chanel backpack earlier this week while on the road in North London

The star, pictured in her 30-year-old BMW convertible, may be able to upgrade her 3 Series now that she's on Disney's payroll

The star, pictured in her 30-year-old BMW convertible, may be able to upgrade her 3 Series now that she's on Disney's payroll

The star, pictured in her 30-year-old BMW convertible, may be able to upgrade her 3 Series now that she’s on Disney’s payroll

Not only that, but she was also photographed in North London, wearing a tired robe-style coat that doesn’t exactly scream ‘Hollywood megastar in the making’.

But that’s exactly what she is, as she will start filming Lucasfilm’s big fantasy blockbuster series Willow next week and will be rolling it in soon, now she’s on Disney’s payroll.

Expect an upgrade of the 30-year-old BMW 3 Series soon …

Isabella’s Famous Last Words

At the emotional peak of the classic film Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart tells Ingrid Bergman, “We will always have Paris,” before their characters split up forever. And now the actress’s daughter, Isabella Rossellini, has said goodbye to her lockdown lover in the same way.

Isabella enjoys a pandemic romance – her first in 20 years – with a mysterious man, but sadly the situation has come to an end now that the lockdown is over.

“I didn’t expect that at 68 you can have an affair after twenty years,” says Rossellini of New York, whose exes are Gary Oldman and Martin Scorsese. ‘I have to say that it was very pleasant and very surprising.

‘We were caught in my house in those early months and now he’s gone back to the west coast, where he lives. So I always quote to this guy in Casablanca style, “We will always have Covid.” ‘

My lips are sealed, but …

Which famously attractive British TV drama star brought a handsome male lover?

The pair enjoy languid weekdays together on a smart zip code in East London, but at the weekend the A-list actor returns to the family home 75 miles away … where his wife lives blissfully unconsciously with their baby!

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