Eleanor Worthington Cox
|Eleanor Worthington Cox|
|Born||Eleanor Winifred Worthington Cox
June 21, 2001
Merseyside, United Kingdom
|Other names||Eleanor Worthington-Cox|
|Known for||Matilda the Musical|
Eleanor Winifred Worthington Cox (born 21 June 2001) is a British child actress from Merseyside most known for portraying Matilda Wormwood in Matilda the Musical for which she has won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress along with Cleo Demetriou; Kerry Ingram and Sophia Kiely. Worthington Cox is the youngest recipient of the award at the age of 10.
Prior to starring in Matilda, Cox was in the chorus for a Bill Kenwright production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Liverpool Empire. In September 2011, Worthington Cox 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 amongst the nominations was Best Actress in a Musical which Demetriou, Ingram, Kiely and Worthington Cox were nominated for. On the awards night, Matilda won seven out of the ten nominations. Worthington 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. Worthington Cox continued to appear in Matilda until August 19, 2012 this time sharing the role with: Cleo Demetriou, Jade Marner and Isobelle Molloy. After finishing Matilda, Worthington Cox filmed the role of Young Princess Aurora in the 2014 film Maleficent. In May 2013, Worthington Cox played Scout in a stage play of To Kill a Mockingbird sharing her role with: Lucy Hutchinson and Izzy Lee.
Worthington Cox lives in Merseyside and has two elder brothers: Benjamin Allan (born 1992) and Joshua John (born 1994), she lives with her mother, Jill (née Worthington), and father, Stanley. She has been training at the Formby School of Performing Arts since the age 2 and attends Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby and is in Year 8.
|2014||Maleficent||Young Princess Aurora||Supporting role|
|2009||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||Chorus|
|2011||Matilda the Musical||Matilda Wormwood||25th October 2011 – 19th August 2012|
|2013||To Kill a Mockingbird||Scout||16 May – 15 June 2013|
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