Eliza Bennett is a English actress. She is known for her role as Jules Thomas in the MTV series Sweet/Vicious for which her performance received critical acclaim.
Eliza started working at 9 years old after landing the lead as Jemima in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' in the London West End, after an open audition. Growing up, Eliza starred in multiple studio films, most notably 'The Prince and Me' (with Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson), Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson, Colin Firth), The Contractor (with Lena Headey, Wesley Snipes) and 'From Time to Time' (with Dame Maggie Smith, Dominic West). Her biggest break came at fourteen, where Eliza beat hundreds of girls to land the lead in fantasy family film 'Inkheart' starring alongside Dame Helen Mirren, Paul Bettany and Jim Broadbent.
As an adult, Eliza landed television roles such as the critically acclaimed ITV drama 'Broadchurch' (starring David Tennant, Olivia Coleman), HBO Cinemax and Sky's 'Strike Back' (starring Sullivan Stapleton, Robson Green) and ITV's 'Grantchester' starring James Norton. Alongside television roles, Eliza transformed herself for movie 'H8RZ' playing a boy in this psychological thriller alongside Abigail Spencer and Jeremy Sisto and played the lead in biopic 'Von Trapp Family' (with Matthew MacFayden). Eliza also returned to the West End to star in new pop/rock musical 'Loserville' written by Busted member James Bourne.
More recently, Eliza landed the lead role in US critically acclaimed MTV television show 'Sweet/Vicious', where she played a sexual assault survivor who moonlights as a vigilante avenging other victims on her university campus. Sweet/Vicious received rave reviews calling it 'the best show you've never heard of' (Hollywood Reporter) and 'our most politically important show' (Vanity Fair) and scoring 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Eliza also leads the cast on the new Amazon Pilot based on the BAFTA Award winning UK series 'People Just Do Nothing', directed by Chris Storer (Eight Grade).
Additionally to her acting career, Eliza is a singer and pianist. Eliza also has a dance background training with Italia Conti and dancing in West End musicals.