Eleanor Winifred Worthington-Cox (born June 21, 2001) is a British child actress who played Matilda at the West End, as a part of the original West End cast.


West End 

Off West End

  • Bugsy Malone as Blousey Brown (Lyric Hammersmith)


  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Child choir member


  • To Kill a Mockingbird as Scout Finch (Regent's Open Air Theatre)  
  • Tomcat as Jess (Southwark Playhouse)  


  • Maleficent as Young Princess Aurora
  • Action Point as Boogie
  • Gwen as Gwen


  • Cucumber as Molly Whitaker  
  • The Enfield Haunting as Janet Hodgson  
  • Hetty Feather as Polly Renfrew  
  • Britannia as Cait  
Eleanor Worthington Cox


  • Eleanor's first performance was October 25, 2011 and her final performance was August 19, 2012.
  • Eleanor currently holds the record for being the youngest winner of an Olivier Award.
  • Her first film, Maleficent, also featured fellow Matilda Isobelle Molloy, with whom she shared the role with in 2012.
  • Eleanor was on for Matilda for both the first preview and opening night performances.
  • Eleanor had one public performance; at the 2012 Olivier Awards
  • During her run as Matilda, she shared the lead role with Kerry Ingram, Cleo Demetriou Isobelle Molloy, Jade Marner, Hayley Canham and Sophia Kiely
  • Her nickname is Ellie.
  • Eleanor has two older brothers, Ben and Josh.
  • After a Matilda show, Eleanor would eat spaghetti hoops to calm down.