Eleanor Tomlinson

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

Eleanor Tomlinson
Eleanor May Tomlinson

(1992-05-19) 19 May 1992
London, England
Years active2005–present

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.[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]

Personal life

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.[17]


2005FallingLittle Daphne with Branklyn
2006The IllusionistYoung Sophie
2007Einstein and EddingtonAgnes Müller
2008Angus, Thongs and Perfect SnoggingJas
2009The Sarah Jane AdventuresEve
2010 Alice in WonderlandFiona Chataway
The Lost FutureMiru
2013 Siberian EducationXenya
Jack the Giant SlayerPrincess Isabelle
The White QueenIsabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence
Death Comes to PemberleyGeorgiana Darcy
The Labours of HerculesAlice Cunningham
2014The Curse of StyriaLara
2015–2019PoldarkDemelza Poldark
2017Loving VincentAdeline Ravoux (voice)[17]
2018Ordeal by InnocenceMary Durrant (née Argyll)[18]
2018ColetteGeorgie Raoul-Duval
2019The War of the WorldsAmyMain cast
2020Squadron 42 (Video Game)Saic Rebecca Trejo[19][20]
2021The NeversMary BrightonMain 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. Vernon, Polly (27 May 2017). "Cornish Tease". The Times. p. 51. ISSN 0140-0460.
  18. 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.
  19. Star Citizen (22 December 2017). "Squadron 42: Pre-Alpha WIP Gameplay – Vertical Slice w/ Director's Commentary". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  20. "Squadron 42 (Video Game 2018)". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
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