• Eleanor Worthington Cox is a British actress, born in Merseyside, England on 21 June 2001
• She is best known for her portrayal of Aurora (8 Years) in the 2014 adventure family fantasy movie “Maleficent”, which starred Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley
• She is also known for her roles in “The Enfield Haunting”, “Hetty Feather”, “Britannia”, “Gwen”, “The Irregulars”, “Archway 0173”, “Action Point” and “Nazi Boots”
• She is a philanthropist and human rights activist
• Her estimated net worth is $1.5 million

Who is Eleanor Worthington Cox?

British actress Eleanor Winifred Worthington Cox was born in Merseyside, England, on 21 June 2001, under the zodiac sign of Cancer. She’s appeared in nine movies and TV series, and is probably best known for her playing of Aurora (8 Years) in the critically acclaimed 2014 adventure family fantasy movie “Maleficent”, directed by Robert Stromberg, and which starred Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley. It follows the life of a vengeful fairy who cursed an infant princess, while she’s now learned that the princess might be the only person capable of bringing peace to her land; the movie won 12 of its 56 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design.

This was also Eleanor’s debut role, which marked the launch of her acting career.

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Education and early life

British married couple Jill Worthington Cox and Andrew Cox raised their daughter Eleanor in England, alongside her brothers Joshua John Cox and Benjamin Allan Cox.

Jill and Andrew enrolled Eleanor at Formby School of Performing Arts when she was only two years old, and she attended it for the following 10 years.

She was eight when cast to appear in the theatre play “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and gained recognition in September 2011, when it was revealed that she’d be starring as Matilda in the popular play “Matilda the Musical”; Eleanor appeared in the show twice a week, starting from October 2011. For her and her colleague’s performance, Eleanor became the youngest actress to win an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

She matriculated from high school in 2019, and then chose acting over pursuing a college degree.

Roles in TV series

Eleanor’s debut TV series role was her portrayal of Molly Whitaker in the 2015 drama mini-series “Cucumber”; it starred Vincent Franklin, Julie Hesmondhalgh and James Murray, and follows the lives of gays in Manchester.

Also in 2015, Eleanor played Janet Hodgson in the popular biographical horror mini-series “The Enfield Haunting”, starring alongside Timothy Spall and Juliet Stevenson. It tells the story of the terrifying events which took place at a house in Enfield, London in August 1977, and the mini-series was nominated for eight awards, including two BAFTAs.

In 2015 and 2016, Eleanor portrayed Polly in 10 episodes of the historical family drama “Hetty Feather”, and her following role came in 2021, when cast to play Clara in the episode “Chapter Four: Both the Needle and the Knife” of the fantasy crime drama “The Irregulars”.

Her only other TV series role has been her portrayal of the lead character Cait in 26 episodes of the action fantasy drama “Britannia” between 2017 and 2021. It was created by Jez and Tom Butterworth, also starred David Morrissey and Julian Rhind-Tutt, and follows the Roman Army as they’re trying to destroy Britannia; the series was nominated for a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.

Roles in movies

Eleanor’s appeared in only four movies, including “Maleficent”. The year 2016 saw her play Young Isabelle Greer in the short science fiction “Archway 0173”, and in 2018, she portrayed Boogie in the comedy “Action Point”, directed by Tim Kirkby, and in which she starred alongside Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius. It revolves around a theme park which is being run by a daredevil.

Eleanor’s latest film role has been her portrayal of the lead character Gwen in the eponymous 2018 historical horror movie, written and directed by William McGregor, and which also starred Jodie Innes and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith; set during the industrial revolution, the movie follows the lives of people of Wales, and it won three of its 19 award nominations.

Other credits

Eleanor was featured in the 2015 short documentary movie “Nazi Boots”, and the 2021 TV special “The Royal Variety Performance”.

Awards and nominations

Eleanor was nominated for a 2016 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in “The Enfield Haunting”; she was also nominated for a 2019 Riviera International Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Actress, and a 2019 Molins Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Actress, both for her performance in “Gwen”.

Love life and boyfriend

Eleanor doesn’t seem to be into sharing the details of her love life with her fans, and it remains unknown if she’s dated any boys or girls.

The majority of her fans believe that the popular actress is currently focused on her career and isn’t looking for love, while others have claimed that she’s perhaps dating a non-celebrity American male or even an actor, but that she simply prefers to keep these matters to herself; Eleanor hasn’t taken the time to address these rumors.

Some have also claimed that she’s perhaps a lesbian or bisexual, and prefers not to share this with the public, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.

Eleanor seems to be unattached as of September 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Eleanor’s posted nearly 150 pictures and videos onto her Instagram account, and there are today over 40,000 people following her.

She’s a philanthropist and human rights activist, using her popularity on the internet to ask people to contribute to her and numerous other people’s fight against police brutality and racism.

Eleanor loves animals, with dogs and bunnies being her favorites; she’s also an avid horseback rider.

She loves being outdoors and spending time in nature, especially in the woods and high up in the mountains.

Eleanor’s taking good care of her physique, as it’s important for her acting career to remain fit; she works out on a daily basis, and follows a strict diet.

Her favorite actresses are Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson, and some of her favorite movies are “Mean Girls”, “In Time” and “Jennifer’s Body”.

Height, eyes and net worth

Eleanor’s age is 21. Her hair and eyes are brown, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.59m) and her weight is about 110lbs (50kgs).

Eleanor’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of September 2022.

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