Eleanor Matsuura

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Eleanor Matsuura
Born July 16, 1983 (age 35)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005-present

Eleanor Matsuura (born c. 1983) is a British actress, who is best known for her roles as Hannah Santo in Spooks: The Greater Good, Bev in Utopia[1] and as PC Donna Prager in Cuffs.

Early life[edit]

Matsuura was born in Tokyo and raised in Hertfordshire, England. She was trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in 2004.[2][3] She is trained in Modern and Period dance.[4]


Matsuura worked on stage at the Royal Court Theatre, Old Vic Theatre and several West End theatres. She has also appeared in several British TV dramas, including EastEnders, Thorne, Extras, Holby City, Lead Balloon, Doctor Who and Hustle, and British films.[2][5] She currently appears as Isobel in Bull at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.[6]

Matsuura features in the fourth series of the hit BBC One drama series Sherlock, playing the role of Detective Inspector Hopkins. She has done voice acting for video games such as Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dreamfall Chapters.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Matsuura is of half-Japanese and half-British descent, and has a basic skill in Japanese.

Matsuura is an animal rights supporter and works closely with the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "New Client: Eleanor Matsuura". meetthejoneses.co.uk. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile: Eleanor Matsuura". Chichester Festival Theatre. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Eleanor Matsuura". National Theatre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Eleanor Matsuura" (PDF). Amanda Howard Associates, Ltd. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  5. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Hunter press pack: Eleanor Matsuura". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Eleanor's role as a raging Bull". sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Eleanor Matsuura Video Game Credits and Biography - MobyGames". MobyGames. 

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