She’s definitely one to catch our attention and much like her older sister, Elle Fanning has a bright acting career ahead of her. In this month’s Maleficent, Elle steals the spotlight as Aurora, a character we’ve all affectionately come to know as, Sleeping Beauty.
Last year, Fanning starred in Sally Potter’s film “Ginger & Rosa. ”She plays the title character Ginger and stars opposite Annette Bening and Christina Hendricks. The movie had its world premiere at the 2012 Telluride Film Festival and went on to have premieres at many other festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and the London International Film Festival. For her performance in this film, Fanning was nominated for a British Independent Film Award and for a Critics’ Choice Award.
Fanning made her feature film debut in 2001 at the young age of two when she co-‐starred as a Young Lucy in New Line Cinema’s “I Am Sam.” Since then she has starred in more than 20 films and numerous episodes of television (“Criminal Minds,”“Dirty Sexy Money,” “The Lost Room” miniseries and more). After “I Am Sam,” she went on to co-‐star opposite Eddie Murphy in the family comedy“ Daddy Day Care” for Revolution Studios. In 2004, Fanning appeared in Focus Films’ “The Door in the Floor” from director Tod Williams.
In addition to her film work, Fanning is an ambassador to the United Nations’ Ending Hunger campaign. She resides in Los Angeles with her family.
The future is looking good for this bright young actress and you can be sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the future. In the meantime, let her take you on a journey of great imagination and adventure in Disney’s reinvention of the classic Sleeping Beauty, “Maleficent” She stars and is perfectly cast as Princess Aurora.
Maleficent opens in cinemas 29 May 2014
Images courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Singapore
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