Hannah Taylor-Gordon

Hannah Taylor-Gordon

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Hannah Taylor-Gordon
Born (1987-03-06) 6 March 1987 (age 30)
London, England
Alma mater Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Parent(s) Andrew & Clare Gordon
Website http://www.hannahtaylorg.com

Hannah Taylor-Gordon (born 6 March 1987) is an English actress. She made her film debut in the 1993 film The House of the Spirits. She is best known for her role as Anne Frank in the TV miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story for which she received both an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination.

She recently played Lady Macbeth in the low-budget award-winning[1] film version of The Tragedy of Macbeth.


Taylor-Gordon has been acting since she was four. Her first acting role was on the British television series Casualty. Her first film role was in the 1993 film The House of the Spirits, where she played young Blanca Trueba. The House of the Spirits starred Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons and Antonio Banderas. She played small roles in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Taylor-Gordon is probably best known for playing Anne Frank in the 2001 ABC television film Anne Frank: The Whole Story, which earned her nominations for both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. The miniseries co-starred Ben Kingsley, Brenda Blethyn, and Lili Taylor.

Taylor-Gordon starred as Lina in the 1999 film Jakob the Liar, which co-starred Robin Williams. She played a Holocaust victim in both this film and Anne Frank: The Whole Story.[2] In the 2004 film Secret Passage, Taylor-Gordon played a supporting role alongside John Turturro.

In 2005, Taylor-Gordon acted in the film The Fine Art of Love. She played Irene, in the film, starring alongside Natalia Tena, Mary Nighy and Jacqueline Bisset.

In 2012, Taylor-Gordon played Lady Macbeth in the film The Tragedy of Macbeth, that would eventually win awards for Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Director at the Indie Film Festival.

She also played Stella in BBC Radio 4’s production The Cazalets: Marking Time’ until August 2013.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Hannah Taylor Gordon was born in London. She is the daughter of Andrew, an entrepreneur, and Clare Gordon, a homemaker.[5] She is the eldest of their eight children (five brothers and two sisters to her).[citation needed] She studied Art History and Italian at University College London and trained at the New York City method acting school Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in 2008. She graduated in 2012 from LAMDA and now lives in Los Angeles & London.[6] She is an avid reader and enjoys tennis and horseback riding.


As actress[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
The House of the Spirits 1993 Young Blanca Trueba
Don’t Get Me Started 1994 Cricket Uncredited
Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 Young Bridesmaid – Wedding Two
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 1994 Young Elizabeth
Saint-Ex 1996 Young Gabrielle
Passion’s Way 1999 Effie Leath Alternately titled The Reef
Mansfield Park 1999 Young Fanny
Jakob the Liar 1999 Lina Kronstein
Anne Frank: The Whole Story 2001 Anne Frank Main Role
Secret Passage 2004 Victoria
Vipere Au Poing 2004 Fine
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha 2005 Irene
The Tragedy of Macbeth 2012 Lady Macbeth
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 Sarah

As casting director[edit]

Tiny Ruins: Carriages (video short) (post-production)


Title Year Role Notes
Casualty 1991 Unknown TV series
Against All Odds: Lost and Found 1994 Pam, as a child TV series
Buffalo Girls 1995 Janey
Anne Frank: The Whole Story 2001 Anne Frank Nominated — AFI TV Award for AFI Actor of the Year – Female – Movie or Mini-Series
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
The Ten Commandments 2006 Rachel
Frankenstein and the Vampyre:a Dark and Stormy Night 2014 Mary Shelley

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