Hannah Waddingham is an English Actress, Singer, and Theater Artist. In 2012, Waddingham starred in Chichester Festival Theatre’s revival of Kiss Me, Kate. She also has a recurring role on the Netflix series Sex Education as Jackson’s overbearing mother, Sophia Marchetti. In 2023, she co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest.
Hannah Waddingham Personal Life
Hannah Waddingham was born on 28 July 1974 in London, England to Melodie Kelly, an opera singer, and Harry Waddingham, a musician. When Waddingham was eight years old, her mother joined the English National Opera.
Waddingham’s vocal range is four octaves. She got her start in the dinner theater interactive comedy Jon and Gina’s Wedding. She is fluent in French and Italian and has expressed his love for languages.
Hannah Waddingham Career
Waddingham has been a stage actress on both London’s West End and New York’s Broadway. She performed as Starbird in Space Family Robinson (Julian and Stephen Butler, 2002) and Suzanne Valadon in Lautrec. Waddingham portrayed the Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, both in the London production and then on Broadway. She received an Olivier Award nomination for the role. She received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of Desirée Armfeldt in Trevor Nunn’s revival of A Little Night Music, including being described by one critic as the “Joanna Lumley of musical theatre”. Waddingham subsequently received a further Olivier Award nomination in 2010 for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Night Music.
In mid-2010, Waddingham played the Witch in the production of Into the Woods at London’s Open Air Theatre. She originated the role of The Wicked Witch of the West in the West End production of The Wizard of Oz, which opened on 1 March 2011 at the London Palladium, and was the first to perform the new Lloyd Webber and Rice song “Red Shoes Blues”. She left the production on 4 September 2011. Waddingham won the whatsonstage.com Theatergoers Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance. Waddingham appeared in the concert premiere of Styles and Drew’s Soho Cinders at the Queens Theatre, London in 2011, and was replaced by Jenna Russell for the show’s first fully staged production in 2012.
In 2012, Waddingham starred in Chichester Festival Theatre’s revival of Kiss Me, Kate. The show transferred to the Old Vic Theatre on London’s South Bank in November 2012. In 2011, Waddingham appeared in Season 4, Episode 3 of the hit BBC sitcom, Not Going Out. She played the role of Jane, an actress in an adult film being recorded in the show.
She had a small role in the 2012 film Les Misérables, and in 2014, starred in the ITV comedy Benidorm. Waddingham portrayed the “Shame Nun”, Septa Unella, in seasons 5 and 6 of Game of Thrones. She started filming nine weeks after giving birth to her daughter and did her stunts for a scene in which she is waterboarded. She was given the role’s iconic “shame bell” as a parting gift. She also has a recurring role on the Netflix series Sex Education as Jackson’s overbearing mother, Sophia Marchetti.
Since 2020, Waddingham has portrayed Rebecca Welton, the owner of AFC Richmond, on the Apple TV series Ted Lasso. The show has been praised for its “refreshing” portrayal of a supportive female friendship between Rebecca and Juno Temple’s character, Keeley. She does her singing in the season one episode “Make Rebecca Great Again” and the season two episodes “Carol of the Bells” and “No Weddings and a Funeral”. In 2021, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.
Waddingham also appears as the character Mother Witch in Hocus Pocus 2, Disney’s sequel to Hocus Pocus released on Disney on 30 September 2022. The actor’s time on screen has been described as an “Oscar-worthy performance” and “[F]rom the moment she enters, she commands the screen with unquestionable authority.” She portrayed Lady Bellaston in the ITV drama miniseries Tom Jones, based on Henry Fielding’s 1749 novel. On 22 February 2023, it was confirmed that Waddingham would co-host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, alongside Alesha Dixon and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, with Graham Norton joining them to present the grand final.
In March 2023, Waddingham was announced as part of the cast for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two. In 2023, she co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest.
Hannah Waddingham Relationship
Waddingham was in a relationship with hotelier Gianluca Cugnetto. They were together for over ten years before they broke up a few years ago. Hannah managed to keep the details of her relationship with him very quiet. In 2016, the couple had a daughter named Kitty who is suffering from an autoimmune disease, Henoch–Schönlein purpura.
Hannah Waddingham Net Worth
Waddingham has a net worth of $5 million. She earns via being an actress, singer, and theater artist. She also earns via brand sponsorships
Hannah Waddingham Education
She has completed her schooling at a local school. Later, she graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.
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Hannah Waddingham Physical Stats
|Height||5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm (1.8 m)|
|Weight||64 kg or 141 pounds|
|Breast Size||36 inches|
|Body Measurements||36-25-36 inches or 91-63.5-91 cm|
|Chest Size||36 inches or 91 cm|
|Waist Size||25 inches or 63.5 cm|
|Hips Size||36 inches or 91 cm|
|Shoe Size||9.5 (US) or 7.5 (UK) or 40.5 (EU)|
|Dress Size||10 (US) or 14 (UK) or 40 (EU)|
Hannah Waddingham Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Hannah Waddingham|
|Date Of Birth||28 July 1974|
|Age||48 (as of 2023)|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Theater Artist|
|Parents||Melodie Kelly, and Harry Waddingham|
Hannah Waddingham Filmography
|2008||How to Lose Friends & Alienate People|
|2022||Hocus Pocus 2|
|2024||The Fall Guy|
|2024||Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two|
|2000||The Beautiful Game|
|2001||The Beautiful Game|
|2002||Space Family Robinson|
|2006||Bad Girls: The Musical|
|2007||Bad Girls: The Musical|
|2009||A Little Night Music|
|2010||Into the Woods|
|2011||The Wizard of Oz|
|2011||Soho Cinders Gala Concert|
|2012||Kiss Me, Kate|
|2005||William and Mary, Footballers’ Wives, Hollyoaks: Let Loose|
|2014||Our Gay Wedding: The Musical, Benidorm|
|2015||Partners in Crime|
|2015||Game of Thrones|
|2016||The Entire Universe|
|2022||RuPaul’s Drag Race UK|
|2023||The Olivier Awards 2023|
|2023||Eurovision Song Contest co-host|
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