Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson


5/19/1992, England, UK

Birth Name

Eleanor May Tomlinson


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    • Eleanor: (on working with the director Bryan Singer in the movie Jack the Giant Slayer) Bryan was brilliant. He was so helpful. This is my first lead role in a big movie, my big break and he really took the time, working with me before we started filming to talk about exactly where we wanted the character to go.

    • Eleanor: (on her character in the movie Jack the Giant Slayer) That's what drew me to her in the first place. She's not a damsel in distress, waiting in the tower; she's very independent and feisty. She was born into the royal family. She didn't choose the life and all that comes with it. So it was interesting creating that character and I worked very hard with Bryan because I didn't want her to come across as spoiled. She still has to be lovable and Jack has to fall in love with her.

    • Eleanor: (on the costumes in the movie Jack the Giant Slayer) I absolutely loved the costumes. They were all amazing. The costume designer, Joanna Johnston was fantastic at creating that fairy tale aspect. She and Bryan worked very hard and the minute I put on the armor or the dress I felt like a princess. It was fantastic.

    • Eleanor: (on her character in the movie Jack the Giant Slayer) Isabelle is different from other princesses — she's feisty and she wants to prove that she's independent, and she's willing to go out of her way to show that to her father. She doesn't just want to be a piece of history, and doesn't want to be married off to some lord that she doesn't love — she's not a girl waiting in a tower to be rescued.

    • Eleanor: (on having had the opportunity to work with directors Tim Burton and Bryan Singer) Tim is just such an amazing man to watch and in the same way so is Bryan. They're just brilliant people to observe because their imaginations and their passions are so extreme. It's hard to believe I'm even talking about this, saying, 'Yeah, I've worked with Tim Burton' and 'Yeah, I am Bryan Singer's leading lady.' I still can't get my head wrapped around it at all.

    • Eleanor: (on the experience of the movie Jack the Giant Slayer) I've loved absolutely every minute of it. It's taken me on a fantastic journey and I've met some brilliant and beautiful people. In a way, I'm sad to see it's all coming to an end, yet I am excited to see where it might lead.

    • Eleanor: (on being a part of the movie Jack the Giant Slayer) This is my big break. It's so exciting. It's been a roller coaster ride every minute since I got the job

    • Eleanor: (on how she likes to relax) My idea of a great nigh in is a takeaway and endless episodes of Breaking Bad.

    • Eleanor: (on the challenges of playing the role of a mentally challenged girl in the movie Siberian Education) It was so important to me to give a true performance, so obviously the pressure was quite intensive.

    • Eleanor: (on being a part of the movie Jack and the Giant Slayer) To have the opportunity to play the female lead in a movie of that caliber alongside such an amazing cast was incredible.

    • Eleanor: (on her role in the movie The Illusionist) Playing young Jessica Biel in The Illusionist opened so many doors for me, and really marked the start of my career

    • Eleanor: (on when knew she wanted to pursue an acting career) It was when I visited my dad on set and saw my mum on stage that I knew this was something I wanted to do.

    • Eleanor: My mum, dad and brother are all actors so I guess you could say it is in my blood.

    • Eleanor: I think you grow all the time when you're working. You start the job and by the end of it, if it's a long one, you kind of say, 'My God, I was so different at the start of this job.' I always feel like I've changed for the better with each one.

    • Eleanor: There is a lot of hype about drama school, I think.

    • Eleanor: I love doing stunts. It's so much fun.

    • Eleanor: I never trust anything that can be captured in 2 takes.

    • Eleanor: I remember when I was younger. Dad's agent came round, and I asked if she would represent me. She didn't represent children at the time, but I wouldn't let her leave the house until she agreed. I've always been quite headstrong

    • Eleanor: Well, Mom and Dad are both actors, and I've spent a lot of time watching my mom on stage and a lot of time on set with my dad, so it was very much a part of my growing up.