Eleanor Worthington Cox

Summary

Eleanor Worthington Cox
Eleanor Worthington Cox in 2018
Cox in 2018
Born
Eleanor Winifred Worthington Cox

(2001-06-21) 21 June 2001 (age 20)
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present
Known forMatilda the Musical
The Enfield Haunting

Eleanor Winifred Worthington Cox (born 21 June 2001) is a British actress from Merseyside[1] 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.[2][3][4][5][6] She received a nomination for a British Academy Television Award for playing Janet Hodgson in The Enfield Haunting.[7][8][9][10][11] 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.[12][13]

Acting career

Prior to starring in Matilda, she was in the chorus for a Bill Kenwright production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat[14] at the Liverpool Empire.

In September 2011, she was announced to be one four girls playing the lead role of Matilda in Matilda the Musical[4][5][6] along with: Cleo Demetriou,[15][4] Kerry Ingram[15][4] and Sophia Kiely.[15][4] 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.[16] Among the nominations was Best Actress in a Musical for which Demetriou, Ingram, Kiely and Cox were all nominated.[2] 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.[2][17]

She continued to appear in Matilda until 19 August 2012, later sharing the role with Demetriou, Hayley Canham, Jade Marner and Isobelle Molloy.[18] After finishing Matilda, she filmed the role of Young Princess Aurora in the 2014 film Maleficent.[19]

In May 2013, she played Scout in a stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre,[20] sharing her role with Lucy Hutchinson and Izzy Lee.[21]

From April to August 2015, she played the role of Blousey Brown in a production of Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith.[22] This was the debut production following the theatre's reopening after a £16.5 million redevelopment project.[23]

In October 2015, she played Jess in Tomcat, a new play by James Rushbrooke, at Southwark Playhouse, London.[24][25]

In 2016, she received a British Academy Television Award nomination for her performance in the Sky One mini-series The Enfield Haunting.[10][11] 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.[26]

In 2018, Cox starred as Cait in Britannia.[12][13][27]

Personal life

She has been training at the Formby School of Performing Arts since the age of two.[18]

Acting credits

Film

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2014 Maleficent Young Princess Aurora [19]
2018 Action Point Boogie Carver [28][29][30]
2019 Gwen Gwen [31][32][33][34][35][36]

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2015 Cucumber Molly Whitaker 7 episodes [citation needed]
The Enfield Haunting Janet Hodgson Main role
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress
[7][8][9]
2015–16 Hetty Feather Polly Renfrew 11 episodes [citation needed]
2018- Britannia Cait 19 episodes [12][13][27]
2021 The Irregulars Clara 1 episodes [37]

Theatre

Year Production Role Notes Ref(s)
2009 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Chorus Liverpool Empire [14]
2011 Matilda the Musical Matilda Wormwood Cambridge Theatre
25 October 2011 – 19 August 2012
[3][4][5][6]
2013 To Kill a Mockingbird Jean Louise "Scout" Finch Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
16 May – 15 June 2013
[20][21]
2015 Bugsy Malone Blousey Brown Lyric Hammersmith
11 April 2015 – 1 August 2015
[22]
Tomcat Jess Southwark Playhouse
28 October 2015 – 21 November 2015
[24]

Accolades

Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)
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 [38]
2012 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (shared with Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram and Sophia Kiely) Won [2][39]
2016 British Academy Television Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Enfield Haunting Nominated [10][11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Formby Schoolgirl Makes History". Liverpool Echo. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Youngest ever Olivier award winner". BBC News. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b Gardner, Lyn (25 November 2011). "Matilda - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Rustin, Susanna (6 April 2012). "Matilda the musical: Daughters on stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Carpenter, Julie (25 November 2011). "Theatre review - Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Review Round-up: Matilda is Top of the Class | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  7. ^ a b Raeside, Julia (11 May 2015). "The Enfield Haunting review: an outstanding chiller of gothic goings-on". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  8. ^ a b Hogan, Michael (3 May 2015). "The Enfield Haunting: 'like The Good Life with ghosts'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  9. ^ a b Lowry, Brian (8 October 2015). "TV Review: 'The Enfield Haunting'". Variety. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  10. ^ a b c "2016 TV BAFTA Award Nominees". BAFTA. 2016.
  11. ^ a b c "Bafta TV Awards 2016: Winners list". BBC News. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  12. ^ a b c White, Peter (15 January 2020). "'Britannia' Renewed For Third Season By Sky Atlantic As Amazon Exits Fantasy Drama". Deadline. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  13. ^ a b c Jones, Paul. "Sky Atlantic's Britannia: "Game of Thrones meets the most debauched year you ever had at Glastonbury"". Radio Times. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  14. ^ a b Anita Singh (15 April 2012). "Young stars steal the show as Matilda sets Olivier records". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  15. ^ a b c "Dahl Day Delights - More Matilda Magic". TimMichin.com. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  16. ^ Masters, Tim (15 March 2012). "Matilda the Musical top of the class with 10 Olivier awards nominations". BBC News. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  17. ^ Susanna Rustin (16 April 2012). "A Day in the Life of four girls called Matilda". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  18. ^ a b Tina Miles (17 April 2012). "Olivier Award winning actress Eleanor Worthington Cox to continue her starring role in Matilda until August". Liverpool.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  19. ^ a b Miles, Tina (4 October 2012). "Young Formby actress to play Sleeping Beauty in Angelina Jolie's Disney movie Maleficent". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  20. ^ a b Gardner, Lyn (28 May 2013). "To Kill a Mockingbird – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  21. ^ a b "To Kill a Mockingbird". Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  22. ^ a b Cavendish, Dominic (29 April 2015). "Bugsy Malone, Lyric Hammersmith, review: 'razzmatazz perfection'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  23. ^ Alistair Foster (13 October 2014). "Bugsy Malone to re-open the new Lyric Hammersmith". Evening Standard. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  24. ^ a b Billington, Michael (3 November 2015). "Tomcat review – paternal love lends heart to a genetic dilemma". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  25. ^ "Tomcat". Southwark Playhouse. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  26. ^ "Stars of Tomorrow". Screen International. 2016.
  27. ^ a b "Sky and Amazon US announce major new drama co-production". Sky. 3 August 2016. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016.
  28. ^ Kenigsberg, Ben (1 June 2018). "Review: In 'Action Point,' the 'Jackass' Crew Plays It Safe". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  29. ^ Macnab, Geoffrey (31 August 2018). "Action Point review: A moronic action comedy starring Johnny Knoxville". The Independent. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  30. ^ Debruge, Peter (1 June 2018). "Film Review: Johnny Knoxville in 'Action Point'". Variety. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  31. ^ Hans, Simran (21 July 2019). "Gwen review – brooding but unsatisfying rural period mystery". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  32. ^ Collin, Robbie (18 July 2019). "Gwen, review: 'in the places where the plot should be, there's just more atmosphere'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  33. ^ Nugent, John (15 July 2019). "Gwen". Empire. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  34. ^ Brady, Tara (19 July 2019). "Gwen: A spooky blend of unsettling atmospherics and ultra-violence". The Irish Times. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  35. ^ Lodge, Guy (7 August 2019). "Film Review: 'Gwen'". Variety. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  36. ^ "GWEN - COMING 2019". williammcgregor.co.uk. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  37. ^ "The Irregulars (TV Series 2021) - IMDb".
  38. ^ "Full List: 2012 Whatsonstage.com Award winners". WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  39. ^ "Olivier Winners 2012". Olivier Awards. Retrieved 29 December 2020.

External links

  • Eleanor Worthington Cox at IMDb