Eleanor Matsuura

Eleanor Matsuura (born 16 July 1983) is a Japanese born-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.

Eleanor Matsuura
Born (1983-07-16) 16 July 1983
Alma materCentral School of Speech and Drama
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Trevor White (m. 2014)

Early life

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 features in the fourth series of the hit BBC One drama series Sherlock, playing the role of Detective Inspector Hopkins. She has done voice acting for video games such as Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dreamfall Chapters.[7] She portrays Yumiko on the hit TV Show The Walking Dead based on the comic book of the same name.

Personal life

Matsuura is of half-Japanese and half-British descent, and does not speak Japanese.[8] She is an animal rights supporter and works closely with the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Matsuura married Canadian actor Trevor White in 2014.[9] They reside in London.[10] In November 2017 Matsuura gave birth to a baby girl, the couple's first child.[8]

Selected filmography


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  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.
  7. "Eleanor Matsuura Video Game Credits and Biography - MobyGames". MobyGames.
  8. Dara Chau: Getting to Know Film & TV Actress Eleanor Matsuura. Prestige, 4 March 2019
  9. "Real life couple starring in play about adultery at the Bush Theatre". Evening Standard. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  10. Rashid Razaq: Real life couple starring in play about adultery at the Bush Theatre say it made them reflect on marriage. Evening Standard, 22 September 2016

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