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Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson
Eleanor Tomlinson at the British Independent Film Awards 2014.jpg
Eleanor Tomlinson at the British Independent Film Awards 2014
Born Eleanor May Tomlinson
(1992-05-19) 19 May 1992 (age 25)
London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Relatives Ross Tomlinson (brother)

Eleanor May Tomlinson (born 19 May 1992) is an English actress, known for her roles as Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), Isabel Neville in The White Queen, and Demelza Poldark in Poldark.

Early life and family

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. She starred in the teenage film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging in which she plays "Jas". Tomlinson played Kirsten in the Pro Sieben international production Hepzibah – Sie holt dich im Schlaf alongside David Bamber, under the direction of Robert Sigl. Tomlinson went on to play Eve, an alien, in 'The Mad Woman in the Attic' – episodes three and four of Season 3 of The Sarah Jane Adventures – in 2009, as well as Fiona Chataway in the film Alice in Wonderland which premiered in theatres on 5 March 2010. In 2013 she was Xenya in the film Siberian Education by Gabriele Salvatores.

After an extensive search, Tomlinson was cast as Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), directed by Bryan Singer.[5][6] She also starred in the TV series, The White Queen, as Lady Isabel Neville[7] and as Georgiana Darcy in the BBC adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley.

Since 2015, she has played Demelza Poldark in the BBC One television series Poldark.[8]

Personal life

Tomlinson was in relationship with Ben Atkinson from early 2015 until June 2017. She is a natural blonde, but dyes her hair red for the Poldark TV series as she thinks 'red suits my character better'.[9]


Year Title Role
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
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–present Poldark Demelza Poldark
2016 Alleycats Danni
2017 Loving Vincent Adeline Ravoux[9]
2018 Colette
Unreleased Squadron 42 (Video Game) Saic Rebecca Trejo[10][11]


  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. ^ McNary, Dave (1 March 2011). "Eleanor Tomlinson joins 'Killer' cast". Variety. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike (1 March 2011). "Eleanor Tomlinson Lands 'Jack The Giant Killer' Female Lead". Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  7. ^ BBC Online. The White Queen, a new ten-part drama for BBC One, 10 January 2013. Latest News
  8. ^ Radio Times. Meet the cast of Poldark,
  9. ^ a b Vernon, Polly (27 May 2017). "Cornish Tease". The Times. p. 51. ISSN 0140-0460. 
  10. ^ Star Citizen (22 December 2017), Squadron 42: Pre-Alpha WIP Gameplay – Vertical Slice w/ Director's Commentary, retrieved 28 December 2017 
  11. ^ Squadron 42 (Video Game 2018), retrieved 28 December 2017 

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