HANNAH Waddingham has seen her star soar since landing one of the lead roles in hit comedy, Ted Lasso.

The much sought-after star is now riding high as co-host of Eurovision.

Hannah Waddingham is a talented singer and actress


Hannah Waddingham is a talented singer and actressCredit: Rex

Who is Hannah Waddingham?

Hannah Waddingham was born on July 28, 1974, and is a singer and actress.

She is known for her work on the screen and stage.

The actress was born in Wandsworth in London and her mother, Melodie Kelly, was an opera singer.

Hannah is a graduate of the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, and has an impressive four octave vocal range.

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She started out in dinner theatre, performing in the interactive comedy Joni And Gina’s Wedding.

What role did Hannah Waddingham have in Game of Thrones?

In 2016, Hannah hit the big-time when she was cast as Septa Unella in the fifth season of Game Of Thrones.

Her character featured in the infamous scene where Cersei Lannister gets revenge on Septa by waterboarding her.

During an appearance on the Collider Ladies Night podcast, Hannah opened up about the challenging filming process on Game Of Thrones.

She said: “Other than childbirth, it was the worst day of my life.

“Because Lena (Headey, who played Cersei Lannister) was uncomfortable pouring liquid in my face for that long, and I was beside myself.”

What other roles is Hannah Waddingham famous for?

These days, Hannah is best known for playing Richmond FC owner Rebecca Welton on the smash hit series, Ted Lasso.

She has proved so popular on the Apple TV show, that she has won two Emmys for the role.

Benidorm fans will also remember her from the fifth series of the hit ITV show playing Tonya Dyke.

In an interview with The Mirror in 2021, Hannah said: “I’d never been groped in my life, but I was groped three times in one week in Benidorm.

“To get on set, I had to walk through the hotel dressed as Tonya in some non-existent bikini and high heels with blokes gawping at me… or rather groping me.

“I had to stop myself doing what I’d instinctively do – knock their blocks off – because I was working.”

Hannah also has a recurring role on Netflix’s Sex Education as Jackson Marchetti’s mother, and starred as Jax-Ur in TV series Krypton.

She played Lady Bellaston in the Tom Jones mini-series, and was seen in the sequel to Hollywood blockbuster Hocus Pocus 2, playing The Witch.

At the 2022 Super Bowl Hannah was thrown into the spotlight in the Rakuten ad, and in May 2023 she gained a whole new fanbase hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

What height is Hannah Waddingham?

Hannah is known for her incredible stature and impressive physique

Because of this, fans often wonder how tall the actress really is.

We can confirm that Hannah stands at an impressive 5 foot 11 inches (1.8m).

Is Hannah Waddingham married?

As of 2023 Hannah is a single lady, but was previously in a relationship with hotelier Gianluca Cugnetto.

During their relationship they welcomed a daughter together in 2015.

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It is not clear when Hannah parted ways with the father of her child.

But the former couple now co-parent daughter Kitty together, with Hannah juggling roles to ensure she’s close to home. 

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