Eleanor Tomlinson

Last updated on the 18 June 2024 by Maeve

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Mini Biography

Born 19 May 1992, London, England.

Eleanor Tomlinson was born in London, during her childhood, she and her family relocated to Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. Her parents, Judith Hibbert and Malcolm Tomlinson, played significant roles in shaping her artistic journey. Judith is a singer, while Malcolm is an actor and horse racing commentator. Moreover, Eleanor’s brother, Ross Tomlinson, follows in the family’s creative footsteps as an actor as well.

Tomlinson received her education at Beverley High School, however, her commitment to acting led her to be homeschooled during her teenage years, allowing her to focus on auditions and learning her craft.

Tomlinson’s career took off in the early 2000s when she landed her first notable role in the film “The Illusionist” (2006), starring alongside renowned actors such as Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. Her portrayal of Young Sophie, the love interest of Edward Norton’s character, was well received.

In 2015, Tomlinson gained widespread recognition when she was cast as the fiery and independent character of Demelza Poldark in the BBC historical drama series “Poldark.” Her compelling performance in the show, which ran for five seasons, earned her both a dedicated fan base and much critical praise.

Outside of her acting career Eleanor Tomlinson has expressed her love for animals and her support for animal rights causes.


Suggested viewing


Poldark (2015)

Poldark Eleanor Tomlinson

Bftv 9.0  / IMDb 8.3

“Poldark” is a historical drama set in 18th century Cornwall, England. The story follows Ross Poldark, a British Army officer who returns home to find his life in ruins. As he rebuilds his family estate and contends with the complexities of love and class, Ross becomes a symbol of hope and rebellion against the oppressive social order.

Top cast: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Ruby Bentall, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney, John Hollingworth, Kyle Soller, Phil Davis, John Nettles.


Love Wedding Repeat (2020)

Love Wedding Repeat poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 5.5

“Love Wedding Repeat” is a romantic comedy that takes place during a chaotic wedding. Jack tries to ensure the success of his sister’s big day, but unexpected events and a disruptive ex-lover threaten to derail everything. With multiple timelines and a touch of chaos, Jack must find a way to traverse love and chaos to create a perfect wedding.

Top cast: Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, Eleanor Tomlinson, Freida Pinto, Joel Fry, Jack Farthing, Allan Mustafa, Tim Key, Aisling Bea.


Angus, Thongs and
Perfect Snogging (2008)

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.3

A teenage girl faces the challenges of adolescence, from family relationships to friendships and crushes, in a quest for the perfect first kiss. With humour and relatable awkwardness, she learns about love, self-acceptance and the importance of being true to herself amidst the ups and downs of teenage life.

Top cast: Georgia Groome, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Eleanor Tomlinson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies, Georgia Henshaw, Manjeeven Grewal, Kimberley Nixon.


Colette (2018)

Colette poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.7

“Colette” is a biographical drama based on the life of the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Set in the late 19th and early 20th century, the film explores Colette’s journey of self-discovery, as she defies societal norms, challenges gender roles and becomes one of the most celebrated and influential writers of her time.

Top cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ray Panthaki, Dickie Beau, Jake Graf.


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