Eleanor Matsuura

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Eleanor Matsuura
Born Eleanor Matsuura
c. 1983
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality British-Japanese
Alma mater Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupation Actress

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 will feature in the fourth series of the hit BBC One drama series Sherlock, playing the role of Detective Inspector Hopkins.

Personal life[edit]

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

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. 

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