Hannah Waddingham

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Hannah Waddingham

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Hannah Waddingham
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Waddingham in 2010
Born Hannah Waddingham
1974 (age 43–44)
Wandsworth London, England
Occupation Actress, singer

Hannah Waddingham (born 1974) is an English actress and singer, best known for her contribution to West End musical theatre, particularly her performances in the original London production of Spamalot, the 2010 Regent’s Park revival of Into the Woods, and most recently, The Wizard of Oz (as the Wicked Witch of the West). She has received three Olivier Award nominations for her work. She has also had a successful film and television career. In 2015 she joined the cast of the fifth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones as Septa Unella.[1]


Waddingham was born in Wandsworth in London, and credits her mother’s family with her introduction to performing – her mother, Melodie Kelly, was an opera singer, as were both her maternal grandparents. A graduate of the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, Waddingham has had a successful career in the London theatre, including her performance as Starbird in Space Family Robinson (Julian & Stephen Butler, 2002);[2] Suzanne Valadon in Lautrec.[3]

However, it is for her portrayal of the Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (in the London production and then on Broadway), that she is best known; she received an Olivier Award nomination for her efforts. She received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of Desirée Armfeldt in Trevor Nunn‘s acclaimed revival of A Little Night Music, including being described by one critic as the “Joanna Lumley of musical theatre”.[4] Waddingham subsequently received a further Olivier Award nomination in 2010 for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Night Music.[5]

In mid-2010, Waddingham played the Witch in the critically acclaimed production of Into the Woods at London’s Open Air Theatre.[6][7]

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.[8] She left the production on 4 September 2011.[9] Waddingham won the whatsonstage.com Theatergoers Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance.[10]

In 2012, Waddingham starred in Chichester Festival Theatre‘s 2012 revival of Kiss Me, Kate.[11] The show transferred to the Old Vic Theatre on London’s South Bank in November 2012.[12]

Screen credits[edit]




Billed simply as Hannah, she placed “Our Kind of Love” in the UK Singles Chart in October 2000, where it peaked at No. 41.[13]

She later sang the role of Starbird on the soundtrack recording of Space Family Robinson, written by Julian and Stephen Butler and released by Pop! Records in May 2002 to coincide with the stage production (also featuring Hannah as Starbird) which ran for three weeks at London’s Pleasance Theatre in May 2002.[14]

Actress (25 credits)
 2018 Winter Ridge (completed)
Joanne Hill
 2017 12 Monkeys (TV Series)

Nurture (2017) … Magdalena
Nature (2017) … Magdalena
Guardians (2017) … Magdalena
Mother (2017) … Magdalena
 2016 The Entire Universe (TV Movie)
Time & Space
 2016 Josh (TV Series)

Close-up and Long Shot (2016) … Phillipa
 2016 The Gatehouse
The Agent
 2015-2016 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Septa Unella

The Winds of Winter (2016) … Septa Unella
The Broken Man (2016) … Septa Unella
Blood of My Blood (2016) … Septa Unella
Book of the Stranger (2016) … Septa Unella
The Red Woman (2016) … Septa Unella
 2016 In the Club (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Stone

Jasmin (2016) … Dr. Stone
Shelly (2016) … Dr. Stone
Helen (2016) … Dr. Stone
Rosie (2016) … Dr. Stone
 2015 Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie
Maddie Forrester
 2015 Partners in Crime (TV Mini-Series)
Blonde Assassin

N or M?: Part 3 (2015) … Blonde Assassin
N or M?: Part 2 (2015) … Blonde Assassin
N or M?: Part 1 (2015) … Blonde Assassin
 2008-2015 Doctors (TV Series)
Becky Harmison / Rhonda Stowell / Jacky Parnell / …

Subsidence (2015) … Becky Harmison
The Promise (2012) … Rhonda Stowell
Occupational Hazards (2010) … Jacky Parnell
Miss Letherbridge (2008) … Dixie Deadman
 2011-2014 Not Going Out (TV Series)

Wedding (2014) … Jane (uncredited)
Movie (2011) … Jane
 2014 Benidorm (TV Series)
Tonya Dyke

Episode #6.7 (2014) … Tonya Dyke
Episode #6.6 (2014) … Tonya Dyke
Episode #6.5 (2014) … Tonya Dyke
Episode #6.4 (2014) … Tonya Dyke
Episode #6.3 (2014) … Tonya Dyke
 2012 Les Misérables
Factory Woman 2
 2012 Bad Education (TV Series)

Self-Defence (2012) … Loretta
 2010-2011 My Family (TV Series)

Susan for a Bruisin’ (2011) … Katie
Accusin’ Susan (2011) … Katie
Mary Christmas (2010) … Katie
 2011 Into the Woods
The Witch
 2010 Agatha Christie’s Marple (TV Series)
Lola Brewster

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (2010) … Lola Brewster
 2008 M.I.High (TV Series)
Alannah Sucrose

The Glove (2008) … Alannah Sucrose
 2006 The Only Boy for Me (TV Movie)
 2003-2006 My Hero (TV Series)
Lula / Thermowoman / Miranda

Sidekick (2006) … Lula / Thermowoman
Time and Time Again (2003) … Miranda
 2005 Hollyoaks: Let Loose (TV Series)
Mrs. Robertson

Episode #1.12 (2005) … Mrs. Robertson
Episode #1.8 (2005) … Mrs. Robertson (uncredited)
Episode #1.6 (2005) … Mrs. Robertson
 2005 Footballers’ Wives (TV Series)

Episode #4.9 (2005) … Jools
 2005 William and Mary (TV Series)

Episode #3.3 (2005) … Penelope
 2002 Coupling (TV Series)
Jenny Turbot

Split (2002) … Jenny Turbot
Soundtrack (1 credit)
 2012 Les Misérables (performer: “At the End of the Day”)

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