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Hannah is currently filming Sex Education, a new series for Netflix starring Gillian Anderson and recently appeared in the US as Jax-Ur in SyFy’s hit series, Krypton, which will air in the UK on E4 later this month. She is probably best known on screen, however, as Septa Unella, the Shame nun, in HBO’s hit series Game Of Thrones. Hannah appeared as Magdalena in series 3 of NBC’s 12 Monkeys for SyFy and played Dr. Stone in Kay Mellor’s prime time BBC drama In The Club. She starred in BBC 2’s The Entire Universe alongside Eric Idle, Warwick Davis, Noel Fielding and Prof. Brian Cox, which also aired on PBS in America and will appear in the feature The Hustle with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson that is due for release later this year.
Her other television work includes Josh, Partners in Crime, Benidorm, Miss Marple-The Mirror Crack’d, Not Going Out, My Family, MI High and William and Mary and her film work includes Les Miserables and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. Hannah also appeared in Meet Pursuit Delange that premiered at the Raindance Film Festival 2016 in London.
As well as her extensive film and television work, Hannah has a wealth of experience in theatre and is most known for her contribution to West End musical theatre over the last twenty years with three Olivier nominations for her roles in Kiss Me Kate as Kate/Lilli Vanessi (Old Vic/Dir. Trevor Nunn), A Little Night Music as Desiree Armfeldt (Garrick & Menier Chocolate Factory/Dir. Trevor Nunn) and Monty Python’s Spamalot as The Lady of The Lake (Palace Theatre/Dir. Mike Nicholls) for which she won the Broadway.com Award for Best Newcomer when she reprised the role at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. She also won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Supporting actress in a Musical as The Wicked Witch of The West in The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium/Dir. Jeremy Samms).
Other theatre work includes The Witch in Into The Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Madame Pinglet in A Little Hotel on The Side (Theatre Royal Bath), Fay Hubbard in A Chorus of Disapproval (Clwyd Theatr Cymru), Satan in Tonight’s the Night and Rizzo in Grease (Victoria Palace Theatre), Christine Warner in The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre. Critics’ Circle Award nomination), Suzanne Valadon in Lautrec (Shaftesbury Theatre. Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Newcomer), Shimmy Girl in Smokey Joe’s Café (UK tour), Chesty Prospects in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Queen’s Theatre).