Magazine article Screen International

Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

Magazine article Screen International

Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

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It was a "baptism of fire", but something she had been working towards from an even younger age.

"When I was two years old, I did my first dance show and my dance teacher couldn't get me offthe stage," Worthington-Cox jokes.

Now aged 15, the Merseyside actress has been taking acting classes at the Formby School of Dancing and Performing Arts since she was five.

"They've kept me grounded. I can't stay there forever but it's like my second family. They'll have to drag me out of there," she says.

Shortly after leaving Matilda aged 11, Worthington-Cox starred as Young Princess Aurora in Maleficent and, though she did not meet Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning gave her some advice from the trenches that she has stuck by ever since.

"Stay grounded and stay yourself," she says. …

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