Eliza Butterworth

´╗┐Eliza Butterworth is an actor of British and Italian American descent, who is best known for playing the characters of Queen Aelswith of Wessex in the television series The Last Kingdom, Holly in DCI Banks, and Lucy Hamilton in WPC 56.

Date of birth

She was born on 24 July 1993.


Born at Lincoln, England; Butterworth is a dual national, having inherited US citizenship from her mother, an Italian American.


She attended Lincoln Minster School from the age of 4 all the way to the age of 18. Butterworth then undertook a three-year acting course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and graduated with a BA Hons in Acting in 2014. 

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Her love life is not yet publicly known.

Net worth

Not yet established.


Whilst training at RADA, Butterworth performed lead roles in The Daughter in Law and The Witch of Edmonton.

In 2017 Butterworth appeared in two short films, "(A Very) Ham Fisted Steak Out" by Maximilian G. L. Ward, also "Sometimes I Miss Them" by Yukie Mochizuki.

Butterworth is best known for playing a lead role as Aelswith the wife of King Alfred the Great, played by David Dawson, in three series of the BBC/Netflix production The Last Kingdom from 2014 to 2020, and mother of King Edward in series 4.

Butterworth has also appeared in single episodes in 2015 as Holly in DCI Banks and Lucy Hamilton in WPC 56, both in 2015.

In 2020, Butterworth appeared as Heston in the television miniseries The North Water alongside Colin Farrell and Stephen Graham. The same year, Butterworth finished filming series 4 of The Last Kingdom in October 2019, which was released on Netflix in April 2020.

She was also cast as Hester in The North Water mini-series.

Butterworth's other skills include singing (alto and mezzo-soprano parts), playing percussion and dancing (ballroom and flamenco).

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Eliza Butterworth
First Name Eliza
Surname Butterworth
Born 24th July, 1993
Home City Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
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