Hannah Waddingham

British actress and singer

Hannah Waddingham (born 28 July 1974) is an English actress. She is best known for her roles in Ted Lasso, Game of Thrones, Les Misérables 2012 and in several musicals including Spamalot, Into the Woods and The Wizard of Oz.

Hannah Waddingham
Waddingham at the White House in 2023
Born28 July 1974
EducationAcademy of Live and Recorded Arts
Years active2000–present

Waddingham has received several awards including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, both in 2021 and 2022.

In 2023, Waddingham was one of the four presenters ofthe Eurovision Song Contest 2023 (in Liverpool), alongside Julia Sanina, Alesha Dixon and Graham Norton.


Year Title Role
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Elizabeth Maddox
2012 Les Misérables Factory Worker
2018 Winter Ridge Joanne Hill
2019 The Hustle Shiraz
2022 Hocus Pocus 2 Mother Witch
2024 The Fall Guy TBA
Garfield TBA (voice)
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two TBA


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Coupling Jenny Turbot
Brookside Georgina Savage 1 episode
2003, 2006 My Hero Lula / Miranda / Thermowoman
2005 William and Mary Penelope
Footballers' Wives Jools
Hollyoaks: Let Loose Mrs. Robertson
2006 The Only Boy for Me Melissa Television film
2008 Doctors Dixie Deadman
2009 M.I. High Alannah Sucrose 1 episode
2010 Marple Lola Brewster 1 episode
2010–2011 My Family Katie 3 episodes
2011 Agatha Christie's Marple Lola Brewster 1 episode
Not Going Out Jane 1 episode
2012 Bad Education Loretta 1 episode
2014 Our Gay Wedding: The Musical Herself
Benidorm Tonya Dyke Main role, 7 episodes (Season 6)
2015 Partners in Crime Blonde Assassin 3 episodes; miniseries
2015–2016 Game of Thrones Septa Unella 8 episodes
2016 The Entire Universe Herself
Josh Phillipa
2017 12 Monkeys Magdalena
2018–2019 Krypton Jax-Ur / Sela-Sonn Recurring (season 1); starring (season 2)
2019–present Sex Education Sofía Marchetti Recurring role, 11 episodes
2020–2023 Ted Lasso Rebecca Welton Main role
2021 Midsomer Murders Mimi Dagmar 1 episode
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race UK Guest judge Series 4
Willow Hubert 1 episode
2023 The Olivier Awards 2023 Host
Tom Jones Lady Bellaston 4 episodes
Eurovision Song Contest Co-presenter Presenter for semi-finals and grand final