Cleo Demetriou

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Cleo Demetriou
Born Cleopatra Demetriou
(2001-04-23) April 23, 2001 (age 14)
Limassol, Cyprus [1]
Occupation Actress and singer

Cleopatra "Cleo" Demetriou (born 23 April 2001) is a Cyprus-born Olivier Award-winning child actress.[2]


Demetriou was born in Cyprus[3][2] and lived in Putney throughout her primary schooling at Brandlehow Primary 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.[4][5]

She made her professional stage debut playing Gretl in the Sound of Music[6] and has performed on stage in Enron[7] and Les Misérables.[6]

Theatre Credits[edit]

Year Production Role
2008 The Sound of Music Gretl von Trapp
2009 ENRON Daughter
2011 Les Misérables Young Cosette
Matilda the Musical Matilda Wormwood

Television Credits[edit]

Year Title Role
2007 What's Your News? Child Interviewer
2009 Katy Brand's Big Ass Show American Girl


Year Award Category Production Result
2011 WhatsOnStage Best Actress in a Musical Matilda the Musical Nominated
2012 Laurence Olivier Awards Best Actress in a Musical Matilda the Musical Won


  1. ^ "Index Search Results". Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Matilda the musical: Daughters on stage". The Guardian. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Matilda times four: Group of schoolgirls chosen to play lead role in West End musical". Daily Mail. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Matilda star, 10, is youngest Olivier winner". BBC. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Young stars steal the show as Matilda sets Olivier records". The Telegraph. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Matilda makes history: Musical wins SEVEN Olivier awards (and a best actress gong for its four stars to share)". Daily Mail. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Can four Matildas fit into one Olivier?". The Telegraph. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012.