Meet All The Light We Cannot Sees breakout child star Nell Sutton

Adorable moment between Shawn Levy and Nell Sutton

Netflix recently dropped its epic adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s 2014 novel All The Light We Cannot See.

While the four-part mini-series has been lambasted by the critics and received a low rating on aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes by those who prefer the original novel, audiences across the world have been coming to the show in their droves.

All The Light We Cannot See is currently occupying the top spot on Netflix’s TV show charts and is a hit in the UK, the USA and Brazil, among other nations.

The show stars Hollywood A-listers Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie, alongside blind actress Aria Mia Loberti and Louis Hofmann of Dark fame.

All The Light We Cannot See is a fictional story set in the town of Saint-Malo, France and follows blind girl Marie-Laure LeBlanc (played by Loberti), who is sending secret messages to the Allies as part of the resistance against the Nazis.

However, the Nazis are trying to find her as the Americans bomb the coastal town to rubble all around her.

Among the soldiers tasked with finding her is reluctant radio operator Werner Pfennig (Hofmann), who has been forced to become part of the Third Reich as a destitute but brilliant orphan.

Along with the present shared horrors Marie-Laure and Werner face, the show cuts back to their pasts in a series of flashbacks.

Many viewers are keen to know more about the child star behind the young Marie-Laure, portrayed by Nell Sutton.

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Who is All The Light We Cannot See star Nell Sutton?

Nell is a child actress with All The Light We Cannot See marking her big debut screen role.

The actress was confirmed by Wales Online to have been cast in the show back in 2022.

Hailing from Gwynedd, Wales, the schoolgirl was selected from many applicants after director Shawn Levy put out a global casting call to find a blind or low vision actress for the role of Marie-Laure.

Nell was born with a rare eye condition but her vision impairment has never held her back.

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She went to Budapest in 2022 for the shoot, filming alongside 13 Going on 30 star Mark and British acting legend Hugh.

Director Levy previously shared a sweet video with Nell on Twitter and captioned it: “This is Nell Sutton.

“She was the first person I cast in #AllTheLightWeCannotSee . Because this kid is magic.”

Although this is Nell’s first big role, she previously featured in a TV campaign for the Guide Dogs charity which led her to audition for All The Light We Cannot See.

All The Light We Cannot See is streaming on Netflix now

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