Eleanor Matsuura

Eleanor Matsuura is a Japanese-born British actress, who is best known for her roles as Yumiko in The Walking Dead, Hannah Santo in , Bev in Utopia and as PC Donna Prager in Cuffs.

Early life

Matsuura was born in Tokyo and raised in Hertfordshire, England. She was trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in 2004. She is trained in Modern and Period dance.


Matsuura worked on stage at the Royal Court Theatre, Old Vic Theatre and several West End theatres. She has also appeared in several British TV dramas, including EastEnders, Thorne, Extras, Holby City, Lead Balloon, Doctor Who and Hustle and British films. She currently appears as Isobel in Bull at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Matsuura is in the fourth series of the hit BBC One drama series Sherlock, playing the role of Detective Inspector Hopkins. She has done voice acting for video games such as and Dreamfall Chapters.
She portrays Yumiko on the hit TV Show The Walking Dead based on the comic book of the same name.

Personal life

Matsuura is of half British and half Japanese descent and does not speak Japanese. She is an animal rights supporter and works closely with the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Matsuura married Canadian actor Trevor White in 2014. They live in London. In November 2017, Matsuura gave birth to a baby girl, the couple's first child.