Cleo Demetriou

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Cleo Demetriou
Born Cleo Demetriou
(2001-04-23) April 23, 2001 (age 15)
Limassol, Cyprus
Occupation Actress and singer

Cleopatra "Cleo" Demetriou (born 23 April 2001) is a Cyprus-born Olivier Award-winning child actress most known for playing the main role in Matilda the musical in London's West End.[1] She is also known for being in the CBBC show, playing the role of Lily Hampton So Awkward, and for singing the soundtrack, Made of Paper, to accompany the short film Mache Man.


Demetriou was born in Cyprus[1] and lived in Putney throughout her primary schooling at Brandlehow Primary School, and now she is going to Chailey Secondary 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.[2][3]

She made her professional stage debut playing Gretl in the Sound of Music[citation needed] and has performed on stage in Enron[4] and Les Misérables.[citation needed]

Demetriou made her television debut starring in the CBBC sit-com 'So Awkward' playing Lily Hampton. The show, which was first aired on 21 May 2015 follows three socially awkward girls at school who have the problem of fitting in, annoying parents and boys to worry about.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 What's Your News? Child Interviewer
2009 Katy Brand's Big Ass Show American Girl
2015–present So Awkward Lily Hampton 26 episodes


Year Production Role Notes
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

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Production Result
2011 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


  1. ^ a b "Matilda the musical: Daughters on stage". The Guardian. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Matilda star, 10, is youngest Olivier winner". BBC. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Young stars steal the show as Matilda sets Olivier records". The Telegraph. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Can four Matildas fit into one Olivier?". The Telegraph. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012.