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Ella Purnell as Hester Argyle

In the novel Ordeal by Innocence, Hester Argyle is an adopted daughter of Leo and Rachel. She is about 20 and is challenged to find her own place in the world. She shows her strong emotions.

She is described by Dr Arthur Calgary as "the face of Trgaedy itself--it was a young face. Indeed it was in the poignancy of its youth that tragedy had its very essence". She had deep blue eyes and black hair.


In the BBC miniseries adaptation of Ordeal by Innocence, she was portrayed by Ella Purnell.