Eleanor Worthington Cox
Eleanor Winifred Worthington Cox
21 June 2001
|Known for||Matilda the Musical|
The Enfield Haunting
Eleanor Winifred Worthington Cox (born 21 June 2001) is a British actress from Merseyside best known for portraying Matilda Wormwood in Matilda the Musical for which 10-year-old Eleanor won a 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, becoming the youngest Olivier Award winner in any category at the time. She received a nomination for a British Academy Television Award for playing Janet Hodgson in The Enfield Haunting. She is also known for portraying Polly Renfrew in the CBBC TV adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather. She currently stars in the Sky Atlantic series Britannia.
In September 2011, she was announced to be one four girls playing the lead role of Matilda in Matilda the Musical along with: Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram and Sophia Kiely. She made her debut in October 2011 and performed in the show 2 nights a week. It was a critical success and Matilda was nominated for 10 Olivier awards. Among the nominations was Best Actress in a Musical for which Demetriou, Ingram, Kiely and Cox were all nominated. On awards night, Matilda won seven out of the ten nominations. Cox won Best Actress in a Musical along with her co-stars and currently holds the record for the youngest winner of an Olivier award.
She continued to appear in Matilda until 19 August 2012, later sharing the role with Demetriou, Hayley Canham, Jade Marner and Isobelle Molloy. After finishing Matilda, she filmed the role of Young Princess Aurora in the 2014 film Maleficent.
From April to August 2015, she played the role of Blousey Brown in a production of Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith. This was the debut production following the theatre's reopening after a £16.5 million redevelopment project.
In 2016, she received a British Academy Television Award nomination for her performance in the Sky One mini-series The Enfield Haunting. She was also featured as one of Screen International's "Stars of Tomorrow", the film magazine's annual showcase highlighting outstanding young actors from the UK and Ireland.
She has been training at the Formby School of Performing Arts since the age of two.
|2014||Maleficent||Young Princess Aurora|||
|2018||Action Point||Boogie Carver|||
|2015||Cucumber||Molly Whitaker||7 episodes|||
|The Enfield Haunting||Janet Hodgson||Main role
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2015–16||Hetty Feather||Polly Renfrew||11 episodes|||
|2021||The Irregulars||Clara||1 episodes|||
|2009||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||Chorus||Liverpool Empire|||
|2011||Matilda the Musical||Matilda Wormwood||Cambridge Theatre
25 October 2011 – 19 August 2012
|2013||To Kill a Mockingbird||Jean Louise "Scout" Finch||Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
16 May – 15 June 2013
|2015||Bugsy Malone||Blousey Brown||Lyric Hammersmith
11 April 2015 – 1 August 2015
28 October 2015 – 21 November 2015
|2011||WhatsOnStage.com Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (shared with Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram and Sophia Kiely)||Matilda the Musical||Nominated|||
|2012||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (shared with Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram and Sophia Kiely)||Won|||
|2016||British Academy Television Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||The Enfield Haunting||Nominated|||