Ellie Rides the Waves of Britannia

Lower Sixth student Eleanor Worthington Cox is currently starring in the hit Sky Series Britannia. Ellie (as she is known at School) plays Cait who is one of the main protagonists. Britannia is a British historical period drama written by Jez Butterworth. The series first aired in the UK last month and has been received with high acclaim.

Ellie has already built up an illustrious career as a young actress. She holds the record for the youngest recipient of a Laurence Olivier award, aged 10. The award was for Best Actress in ‘Matilda the Musical’ on the West End stage. More recently in 2016 she played Janet Hodgson in “The Enfield Haunting” and received a TV BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

As one of the main characters Ellie’s filming schedule for series, with 9 episodes, has been particularly demanding but she is adept at balancing her academic schedule with a busy career. She said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of such a huge new series for Sky. I’m extremely lucky to have worked with such a fantastic cast and that my role has developed so much along the way! Cait is a fascinating character to play and I’m just very grateful to be part of anything written by Jez Butterworth! One of the best things after working 15 hour days for months at a time is being able to come back to the normality and routine of my school and friends. Merchants have been consistently supportive throughout and helped me achieve a balance between my career and my studies. I’m very thankful for their ongoing support.”