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Hannah Waddingham's extensive work in the theatre includes the role of The Witch in The Wizard of Oz (opposite Michael Crawford and Danielle Hope), Desiree in A Little Night Music (Garrick Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory), The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (a role she originated in the West End, and played on Broadway), Into The Woods (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Bad Girls The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse), A Chorus of Disapproval (Theatr Clywd), Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Likes of Us (Sydmonton Festival), The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre) and Lautrec (Shaftesbury Theatre). She has been twice nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical (in 2007 for Spamalot and in 2010 for A Little Night Music).

Her television credits include My Hero, William and Mary, Coupling and Footballers' Wives.

In 2015 she joined the cast of the fifth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones as Septa Unella, as well as appearing in the 2012 feature film adaptation of Les Miserables and 2018 British psychological thriller Winter Ridge in a primary role. She portrays the role of Sofia Marchetti in Netflix's Sex Education and Rebecca Welton in Apple TV's Ted Lasso.

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Hannah Waddingham STAGE CREDITS


[West End]
London Revival, 2011
Wicked Witch of the West

[West End]
London Production, 2006
Lady of the Lake, et al.

[London Fringe]
Reading, 2005

Original Broadway Production, 2005
The Lady of the Lake [Replacement]

[West End]
Original London Production, 2003

[West End]
Original London Production, 2000

Hannah Waddingham Productions

[West End, 2012]

Hannah Waddingham Movies

[2008]How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Elizabeth Maddox

[2011]Into the Woods The Witch

[2012]Les Misérables Factory Woman 2

[2015]Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie Maddie Forrester

[2016]The Gatehouse The Agent

[2018]Winter Ridge Joanne Hill

[2019]The Hustle Shiraz

[2022]Hocus Pocus 2 The Witch Mother

Hannah Waddingham TV Shows

Coupling Jenny Turbot

William and Mary Penelope

Hollyoaks: Let Loose Mrs. Robertson

Footballers' Wives Jools

The Only Boy for Me Melissa

[ 2003-2006]My Hero Lula, Thermowoman, Miranda

M.I.High Alannah Sucrose

Marple Lola Brewster

[ 2010-2011]My Family Katie

Bad Education Loretta

Benidorm Tonya

[ 2011-2014]Not Going Out Jane

Partners in Crime Blonde Assassin

[ 2008-2015]Doctors Becky Harmison, Rhonda Stowell, Jacky Parnell

In the Club Dr. Stone

Josh Phillipa

[ 2015-2016]Game of Thrones Septa Unella

The Entire Universe Time & Space

12 Monkeys Magdalena

Bad Move Imelda

[ 2018-2019]Krypton Jax-Ur

Midsomer Murders Mimi Dagmar

Murder, They Hope Chief Inspector Henrietta Shepherd

[ 2020-2021]Ted Lasso Rebecca Welton

[ 2019-2021]Sex Education Sofia Marchetti

Tom Jones Lady Bellaston

Krapopolis Deliria

Hannah Waddingham Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Actress In A Musical

Hannah Waddingham, Monty Python's Spamalot

Hannah Waddingham Videos

Hannah Waddingham News

Finalists Revealed for the 15th Annual STEPHEN SONDHEIM SOCIETY Student Performer of the Year 2023 Competition

The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition – affectionately known as SSSSPOTY – was inaugurated in 2007, and in 2023 returns for its 15th year. The gala final will be held, fittingly, in the Sondheim Theatre, on the afternoon of 11 June 2023.

Feature: The Show Must Eurovision " A Celebration of Musical Theatre Eurovision Song Contest Stars " Part One

The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s biggest music celebration. Many of the artists who have taken the iconic stage have also tread the boards of musical theatre. Let’s celebrate some of those Eurotastic thespians.

Nick Mohammed Adds New Date to THE VERY BEST & WORST OF MR. SWALLOW Tour

Two-time Emmy award nominee and star of Ted Lasso Nick Mohammed's beloved alter ego, Mr. Swallow is adding another extra date to his first ever UK tour. Having sold out across the UK, 'Nick Mohammed presents The Very Best & Worst of Mr. Swallow' will now have an additional matinee performance on May 21st at the Duke Of York's Theatre.

Celebrate Mother's Day with BroadwayHD!

In the month of May, explore how motherhood is portrayed onstage with these six beloved musicals that examine the difficulties, joys, sorrows, and delights of being a parent.

Hannah Waddingham to Lead Musical Holiday Special on Apple TV+

Waddingham will host and perform in a new Christmas special for Apple TV+. She will be joined by her big band and surprise guests for special performances and musical numbers. The special will be titled 'Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas' and will be recorded live in front of an audience at the London Coliseum.

Wake Up With BWW 4/4: Neil Patrick Harris Joins PETER PAN GOES WRONG, Plus a Message From Andy Karl!

Top stories: Neil Patrick Harris joins the cast of Peter Pan Goes Wrong, first look at Shucked on Broadway, complete casting for Once Upon A One More Time, plus check out a video message from Andy Karl in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Video: Watch the Complete 2023 Olivier Awards Hosted By Hannah Waddingham

Last night, Hannah Waddingham hosted the 2023 Olivier Awards.Watch the complete ceremony below, including acceptance speeches by Paul Mescal, Jodie Comer, and more. The ceremony included performances from Standing at the Sky's Edge, Newsies, Oklahoma!, The Band's Visit, Tammy Faye, and more.

Videos: Watch STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE, NEWSIES, & More Perform at the Olivier Awards

Last night, the Olivier Awards were held at the Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony also included performances from Sylvia, Newsies, Oklahoma!, Standing at Sky's Edge, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon, Grease, The Band's Visit, and Tammy Faye. Watch videos of every performance now!

Video: Watch Hannah Waddingham's Olivier Awards Opening Number

Hannah Waddingham opened the Olivier Awards with a special performance, featuring the casts of Cabaret, Mamma Mia, Moulin Rouge, The Lion King, and more! Watch the video of the opening number, written by Pippa Cleary, now!

Photos: First Look at the Olivier Awards 2023 Winners

The winners have been unveiled for this year’s Olivier Awards with Mastercard, British theatre’s biggest night, which took place on Sunday 2 April at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Hannah Waddingham. Check out the photos of the winners here.

Wake Up With BWW 4/3: Olivier Award Winners, Plus a Message From Danny Burstein!

Top stories: check out the full list of Olivier Awards winners, plus watch a video message from Danny Burstein in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Olivier Awards 2023: See All Award Winners!

The biggest night in theatre, the Olivier Awards, was celebrated at the Royal Albert Hall on 2 April. Hosted by renowned stage and screen actor Hannah Waddingham, a three-time Olivier Award nominee herself, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theatre, and are Britain's most prestigious stage honours. Here are this year's award winners!

Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin, Lea Salonga, and More Will Present at the 2023 Olivier Awards

Ahead of the ceremony this Sunday (2 April), the Olivier Awards 2023 with Mastercard has announced its line-up of presenters for the event taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Hannah Waddingham.

BroadwayWorld's Olivier Awards 2023 Predictions

The biggest night in theatre, the Olivier Awards, is nearly upon us. BroadwayWorld UK's editor Aliya Al-Hassan and reviewers Kerrie Nicholson and Cheryl Markosky discuss the main nominations: who should win, who will win and who missed out!

Review: THE VERY BEST AND WORST OF MR SWALLOW, Duke of York's Theatre

For the first time, Nick Mohammed’s beloved alter ego Mr. Swallow is setting off across the UK on tour with The Very Best & Worst of Mr. Swallow. And what better way to kick off your very first tour than with a sold-out London show?

THE BAND'S VISIT, OKLAHOMA! and More Will Perform at the 2023 Olivier Awards

The 2023 Olivier Awards have officially announced the shows performing in this year's ceremony. The Awards will take place on Sunday 2 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Hannah Waddingham. 

Creative Team, Band, Singers & Dancers Set for Ariana DeBose Live In Concert at the London Palladium

FOURTH WALL LIVE has announced the full creative team, band, singers and dancers joining Oscar, BAFTA, and SAG Award winning actor, singer, and dancer ARIANA DEBOSE at the London Palladium.


On Friday 17 March, the Olivier Awards 2023 with Mastercard hosted their Nominees’ Celebration, in partnership with Cunard at The Londoner hotel, the world's first super boutique hotel in the heart of London's theatre district. Notable nominees such as Rose Ayling-Ellis, Beverley Knight, Rob Madge, Rafe Spall and Giles Terera were in attendance, among many of the other nominated theatre makers. Check out the photos here!

Hannah Waddingham Joins MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7

Hannah Waddingham has joined the cast of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two. The film's writer, Christopher McQuarrie, announced Waddingham's casting through an Instagram post, revealing a first look at the Ted Lasso star in the film. Check out a first look photo of Waddingham in the upcoming film now!

Photos: Hannah Waddingham & the TED LASSO Cast Attend Season Three Premiere

The award-winning Apple Original comedy stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Anthony Head, Toheeb Jimoh, Cristo Fernández, Kola Bokinni, Billy Harris, James Lance and Juno Temple. Check out photos from the season premiere!


Hannah Waddingham has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Hannah Waddingham has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

Hannah Waddingham's first West End show was The Beautiful Game which opened in 2000

Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate Best Actress in a Musical or Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for A Little Night Music and Best Actress In A Musical (Olivier Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot .

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