Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor May Tomlinson (born 19 May 1992) is an English actress and singer. She has appeared in films, including Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), Colette (2018), and Love Wedding Repeat (2020). Tomlinson also starred in the BBC One series Poldark (2015-2019).

Eleanor Tomlinson
Eleanor Tomlinson at the British Independent Film Awards 2014.jpg
Eleanor May Tomlinson

(1992-05-19) 19 May 1992 (age 28)
London, England
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2005–present

Early life and familyEdit

Tomlinson was born in London. She moved with her family to Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England when she was young and attended Beverley High School.[1] She is the daughter of Judith Hibbert, a singer, and Malcolm Tomlinson, an actor and horse racing commentator. Her brother, Ross Tomlinson, is also an actor.[2][3][4]


Tomlinson appeared in The Illusionist as Young Sophie.[5] She starred in the teenage film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging in which she plays "Jas".[6] Tomlinson played Kirsten in the Pro Sieben international production Hepzibah – Sie holt dich im Schlaf alongside David Bamber, under the direction of Robert Sigl.[7]

Tomlinson went on to play Eve, an alien, in 'The Mad Woman in the Attic' – episodes three and four of Series 3 of The Sarah Jane Adventures – in 2009,[8] as well as Fiona Chataway in the film Alice in Wonderland which premiered in theatres on 5 March 2010.[9] In 2013 she was Xenya in the film Siberian Education by Gabriele Salvatores.[10]

After an extensive search, Tomlinson was cast as Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), directed by Bryan Singer.[11][12]

She starred in the TV series The White Queen, as Lady Isabel Neville[13] and as Georgiana Darcy in the BBC adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley.[14] Since 2015, she has played Demelza Poldark in the BBC One television series Poldark.[15]

Tomlinson was number 56 on the "Radio Times TV 100" list for 2018, a list said to be determined by television executives and broadcasting veterans.[16]

She portrayed the character of Amy in the 2019 BBC TV Series The War of the Worlds, based on the H.G. Wells novel of the same name, a role expanded of the narrator's wife.[17][18][19]

Personal lifeEdit

Tomlinson was in a relationship with stuntman Ben Atkinson from early 2015 until June 2017. She is a natural blonde, but dyed her hair red for the Poldark TV series because she thought red suited her character better.[20]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Falling Little Daphne with Branklyn
2006 The Illusionist Young Sophie
2007 Einstein and Eddington Agnes Müller
2008 Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Jas
2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures Eve
2010 Alice in Wonderland Fiona Chataway
The Lost Future Miru
2013 Siberian Education Xenya
Jack the Giant Slayer Princess Isabelle
The White Queen Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence
Death Comes to Pemberley Georgiana Darcy
The Labours of Hercules Alice Cunningham
2014 The Curse of Styria Lara
2015–2019 Poldark Demelza Poldark
2016 Alleycats Danni
2017 Loving Vincent Adeline Ravoux (voice)[20]
2018 Ordeal by Innocence Mary Durrant (née Argyll)[21]
2018 Colette Georgie Raoul-Duval
2019 The War of the Worlds Amy Main cast
2020 Squadron 42 (Video Game) Saic Rebecca Trejo
2020 Love Wedding Repeat Hayley Main cast
2021 The Nevers Mary Brighton Main cast


  1. ^ "Bev teen Eleanor stars in new Hollywood blockbuster Jack The Giant Killer". Hull Daily Mail. 18 January 2012. Archived from the original on 27 May 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  2. ^ "The Racing Post – TV soap actor lands pounds 286,850 haul". Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Why Beverley-born actor Malcolm Tomlinson is under starter's orders in his most racy role yet". Hull Daily Mail. 1 August 2012. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  4. ^ "The Yorkshire Times Interviews Actor And Racing Commentator Malcolm Tomlinson". Yorkshire News. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  5. ^ Walden, Celia (20 August 2016). "Poldark's Eleanor Tomlinson on Aidan Turner and why they can't stop laughing during sex scenes". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  6. ^ Hayes, Martha (9 March 2015). "5 Things We Learnt When We Chatted to Eleanor Tomlinson". marieclaire.co.uk. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Zweitausendeins. Filmlexikon FILME von A-Z - Hepzibah - Sie holt dich im Schlaf". www.zweitausendeins.de (in German). Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  8. ^ "The Mad Woman in the Attic, Part 2, Series 3, The Sarah Jane Adventures - Credits". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Interview - Eleanor Tomlinson: Eleanor in a wonderland of dream roles on the screen". The Yorkshire Post. 4 March 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  10. ^ Young, Deborah (2 March 2013). "Siberian Education (Educazione Siberiana): Film Review". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (1 March 2011). "Eleanor Tomlinson joins 'Killer' cast". Variety. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  12. ^ Fleming, Mike (1 March 2011). "Eleanor Tomlinson Lands 'Jack The Giant Killer' Female Lead". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  13. ^ BBC Online. The White Queen, a new ten-part drama for BBC One, 10 January 2013. Latest News
  14. ^ Lazarus, Susanna (26 April 2015). "Why Eleanor Tomlinson is the real star of Poldark". Radio Times. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Meet the cast of Poldark". radiotimes.com. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  16. ^ Lazarus, Susanna (21 August 2018). "Olivia Colman tops Radio Times TV 100 2018: full list revealed". radiotimes.com. Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  17. ^ Morgan Jeffery (11 November 2019). "Why BBC's War of the Worlds adaptation made this huge change to the book; Digital Spy". Digital Spy. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  18. ^ Anita, Singhen (18 November 2019). "The War of the Worlds, episode 1 review: small-scale Martians and women being woke in Woking". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  19. ^ Gary Cutlack (19 November 2019). "BBC War of the Worlds Review: Rafe Spall Frowns for an Hour With Good Reason". Gizmodo. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  20. ^ a b Vernon, Polly (27 May 2017). "Cornish Tease". The Times. p. 51. ISSN 0140-0460.
  21. ^ Billen, Andrew (31 March 2018). "Ordeal by Innocence: the Christie Mystery that almost got away". The Times (72497). Saturday Review. pp. 4–5. ISSN 0140-0460.

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