As Bathsheba’s mischievous servant-companion Liddy, Jessica Barden is gloriously provocative and amusing too.
The Evening Standard on Far From The Madding Crowd
... it provides irresistibly inviting conditions for any scene stealers in the vicinity. The culprit here is young Jessica Barden as Sammy's friend Ruby. She doesn't have many lines, but the ones she does have are delivered with a natural charisma that renders everything else about Sammy's War that little bit more forgettable. I'd watch out for her.
Ellen E Jones
Independent on Coming Up - Sammy's War
"scene-stealer .. Jessica Barden"****
The Guardian on Tamara Drewe
She captures the humour of Ellen so brilliantly, it’s a stunning performance. There's no doubt Barden’s is a name we’ll hear more of in coming years.
Radio Times on Ellen