Cleopatra "Cleo" Demetriou (/ˈkliːoʊ dɪmɛtˈriːuː/; Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Δημητρίου; born 23 April 2001) is a Cyprus-born Olivier Award-winning British child actress most known for playing the main role in Matilda the Musical in London's West End. She is also known for playing the role of Lily Hampton in the CBBC show So Awkward, and for singing the soundtrack "Made of Paper" to accompany the short film Mâché Man.
23 April 2001
Demetriou was born in Cyprus, and lived in Putney in south-west London throughout her primary school years at Brandlehow Primary School; she subsequently attended Chailey Secondary School and later Imberhorne School.
She is best known for her role as Matilda in the musical of the same name, for which she received the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
She made her professional stage debut in 2009 playing Gretl in the Sound of Music, and has performed on stage in Enron and Les Misérables.
Demetriou made her television debut in the CBBC sitcom So Awkward playing Lily Hampton. The show, which was first aired on 21 May 2015, follows three socially awkward teenage girls at school who have the problems of fitting in, annoying parents, and boys to worry about.
In 2018 she was 'gunged' on CBBC's Saturday Mash-Up!, losing the vote by 1% to fellow So Awkward stars Sophia Dall'aglio and Ameerah Falzon-Ojo. On her return to the show in September 2021, Demetriou was gunged again after losing another three way vote.in a second appearance in September 2021, Demetriou was voted to take part in Slime and Punishment and was gunged for a second time.
|2007||What's Your News?||Child Interviewer|
|2009||Katy Brand's Big Ass Show||American Girl|
|2015–20||So Awkward||Lily Hampton||64 episodes|
|2015||Brian the Brain||Brain||1 episode|
|2017||Top Class||1 episode; celebrity special|
|2018, 2021||Saturday Mash-Up!||Celebrity Guest||2 episodes|
|2021–||Still So Awkward!||Lily Hampton||13 episodes|
|2008||The Sound of Music||Gretl von Trapp||London Palladium|
|2009||ENRON||Daughter||Royal Court Theatre|
|2011||Les Misérables||Young Cosette||Queen's Theatre|
|2011–12||Matilda the Musical||Matilda Wormwood||Cambridge Theatre|
28 October 2011 – 18 August 2012
|2011||WhatsOnStage.com Awards||Best Actress in a Musical (shared with Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox)||Matilda the Musical||Nominated|
|2012||Laurence Olivier Awards||Best Actress in a Musical (shared with Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox)||Won|
|2018||British Academy Children's Awards||Best Comedy||So Awkward||Won|