Ellise Chappell is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Morwenna Chynoweth in Poldark and is also known for her role as Jennifer Strange in The Last Dragonslayer. Born and raised in rural Warwickshire, Chappell started studying English literature at the University of Sheffield, but then decided to switch to studying drama at the University of Exeter, where she graduated in 2014. Chappell was part of the National Youth Theatre REP Company in 2015, where she starred in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare and Consensual by Evan Placey. She then landed the role of Jennifer Strange in the 2016 Sky TV series adaptation of The Last Dragonslayer, before starring as Wendy Roberts in Anthony Horowitz's BBC TV series New Blood. Chappell has also been in the BBC hit show Poldark since its third season, playing Morwenna Chynoweth.