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Hannah Yelland is a British actress with a distinguished career both on stage and screen. Born in 1974 in London, Yelland trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before embarking on her professional career.
Yelland made her Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony Award-winning revival of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming." She played Ruth, the enigmatic wife of the returning son, Teddy, in a production that was praised for its tense, claustrophobic atmosphere. The play, directed by Daniel Sullivan, also starred Ian McShane, Raul Esparza, Eve Best, Michael McKean and James Frain.
Prior to her Broadway debut, Yelland had already made a name for herself in the UK theater scene. She had appeared in productions at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the West End. In 2003, she won critical acclaim for her performance in "The Real Thing" by Tom Stoppard, directed by David Leveaux. Yelland played Annie, the wife of the playwright protagonist, Henry, in a production that also starred Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle.
Yelland's stage work has also included appearances in new plays and musicals. In 2006, she originated the role of Jane in the world premiere of "The Light in the Piazza" by Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas at the Curve Theatre in Leicester. The musical, based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, tells the story of a mother and daughter traveling in Italy and the romance that develops between the daughter and a local man. Yelland's performance was praised for its emotional depth and vocal prowess.
In addition to her stage work, Yelland has also appeared in a number of British television shows. She had a recurring role in the BBC series "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries" and has also appeared in "Doctors," "The Bill" and "Holby City." Her film work includes the 2008 drama "The Children" and the 2011 comedy "The Decoy Bride."
Yelland's most recent stage work includes a 2018 production of "The Inheritance" at the Young Vic Theatre in London. The play, written by Matthew Lopez and directed by Stephen Daldry, explores the lives of a group of gay men in New York City a generation after the AIDS epidemic. Yelland played the role of Margaret, the mother of one of the central characters. The production was hailed as a modern classic and transferred to the West End's Noel Coward Theatre later that year.

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BWW Review: VIRTUAL MOCK TRIAL - A WINTER'S TALE OF MARITAL WOE: WHO'S TO BLAME? at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare Theatre Company manages to hit all these marks in a way that’s thoughtful, engaging, and a fun experience for both the participants and the viewers.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: June 13-14- with Jeremy Jordan, Patrick Page and More!

This weekend (June 13-14) in live streaming: The Drama Desk Awards, Jeremy Jordan sings with Seth Rudetsky and so much more!

Patrick Page and More to Star in MACBETH Presented by PLAYS IN THE HOUSE

Tony nominated Hadestown star Patrick Page will star opposite Hannah Yelland (Brief Encounter, Nicholas Nickleby) in a special livestream of MACBETH this Saturday, June 13th beginning 2pm EDT presented by PLAYS IN THE HOUSE.

VIDEO: Watch Patrick Page & More in MACBETH on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 2pm!

Stars in the House continues today (2pm) for. Plays In The House: MACBETH: By William Shakespeare. Starring Donna Bullock, Rachel Crowl, Sherman Howard, Ty Jones, Linda Kenyon, Patrick Page, Gary Sloan, Owen Sloan, David Yelland and Hannah Yelland with host Andre De Shields. Directed by Gary Sloan.

Photo Flash: Shakespeare Theatre Company Celebrates Artistic Director, Michael Kahn

On Sunday, June 16, Washington, D.C.'s theatre community gathered to celebrate the end of MICHAEL KAHN's 33-year tenure as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company with musical and dramatic performances, special guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, and media, and a mayoral proclamation.

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT is a fresh look at a familiar story a bit darker with less over-the-top mirth. It is well worth revisiting Shakespeare's comedy for a new take on the familiar story.

Hannah Yelland, Bruce Dow, Antoinette Robinson, and More to Star in Shakespeare Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT

Continuing its 2017 2018 Season, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Twelfth Night. Directed by internationally acclaimed director Ethan McSweeny and featuring Antoinette Robinson (previously announced) as Viola and Tony Award-nominee Hannah Yelland as Olivia, Shakespeare's comic tale of unrequited love will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from November 14 December 20, 2017.

Photo Flash: Political Thriller INTELLIGENCE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and runs now through April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

BWW Review: INTELLIGENCE Premieres at Arena Stage

All in all, I certainly commend Arena Stage, including Artistic Director Molly Smith, for taking a chance on this new work. Unfortunately, there's a ways to go to ready it for an audience, particularly here in DC where there is bound to be at least a handful of people with a pretty good understanding of the subject matter.

Photo Flash: First Look at Hannah Yelland and More in INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and runs now through April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director to Helm INTELLIGENCE in Washington, D.C.

Daniella Topol, the new artistic director of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, heads down to Washington, D.C. to direct the world premiere of Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence set for Arena Stage, February 24 through April 9.

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Hosts INTELLIGENCE Meet and Greet

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

BWW Review: Irish Family Drama MOMENT Simmers and Explodes at Studio Theatre

Deirdre Kinahan's family drama MOMENT has had several productions to date, including here in the United States, but Studio's production marks the DC premiere. An excellent cast, a well-structured script, and an engaging story make MOMENT one of the strongest theatrical experiences I've had this season.

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Will on the Hill Set for Today

On Today, June 17, 2014, Will on the Hill, a favorite bipartisan event of theatre and political fans alike, returns to the Shakespeare Theatre Company. This year's event features a performance of Lend Me Your Ears, an original play by Peter Byrne, written with assistance from The West Wing Writers Group, and directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul. The cast will include special guest performers Nicholas Bruder, Harry Hamlin and Hannah Yelland.

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Will on the Hill Set for 6/17

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Will on the Hill, a favorite bipartisan event of theatre and political fans alike, returns to the Shakespeare Theatre Company. This year's event features a performance of Lend Me Your Ears, an original play by Peter Byrne, written with assistance from The West Wing Writers Group, and directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul. The cast will include special guest performers Nicholas Bruder, Harry Hamlin and Hannah Yelland.

BWW Reviews: Dublin's Gate Theatre Presents MY COUSIN RACHEL at the Spoleto Festival

At the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, Dublin's award-winning Gate Theatre presents a sleek and stylish rendering of Daphne DuMaurier's MY COUSIN RACHEL. Currently playing at the historic Dock Street Theatre, the suspenseful melodrama centers on a young man, Philip Ashley, who suspects his guardian's widow of involvement in her late husband's death. As Philip struggles to learn the truth, he finds himself falling under the spell of Rachel, his beautiful suspect.

BWW Reviews: Film & Stage Make the Perfect Affair in Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Remember those sappy romances from the 1930's and 1940's? Think you've seen 'em all? Think you've seen enough of 'em, already? Guess again: England's Kneehigh Theater, currently in residence at the Landsburgh, breathes new life into the old genre, and not only makes them a joy to watch, they've managed a few technical marvels as well.

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Present Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER, 3/29-4/13

The Shakespeare Theatre Company will present the international hit Brief Encounter as a part of its STC Presentation Series.This U.K. production comes to Washington, D.C. from Cornish theatre company Kneehigh on its acclaimed international tour. Brief Encounter has riveted audiences with its innovative blending of theatre and film mediums in England, Australia and New York and earned nominations for two Tony Awards: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play and Best Sound Design of a Play. Adapted and directed by Kneehigh Joint Artistic Director and Deputy Chief Executive Emma Rice and originally commissioned and produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld, Brief Encounter will run from March 29-April 13 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW).

Hannah Yelland FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hannah Yelland has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Hannah Yelland has not appeared in the West End.

Hannah Yelland has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role in "Brief Encounter".

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