Hannah Young

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Hannah has worked extensively at the RSC over her career - as Miranda in The Tempest, Portia in Julius Caesar, Charmian in Anthony and Cleopatra, Virgillia In Coriolanus, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Drunks, American Trade, Little Eagles and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. In Autumn 2023 she worked with new playwrights in the RSC's 37 Plays programme. Hannah is soon to be seen featuring as Lady Macbeth in a film by Cheek by Jowl, directed by Declan Donnellan, which will be released in 2024. Her work in London and the West End includes As You Desire me, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Coriolanus. She played Moll in Ben Harrison's production of A Chaste Maid in Cheapside at the Almeida and worked with Anthony Neilson at The Print Room at the Coronet in a double bill of hard-hitting plays by Lars Norén. There were several outings with director Lucy Bailey, including The Lady From the Sea at Birmingham Rep. Other notable stage performances include Time and the Conway’s, the French Lieutenant’s Woman and The Importance of being Earnest. In addition, Hannah is passionate about new writing and has worked with The Royal Court, BBC, Wise Children, The Pleasance, NT studio and RSC developing new work alongside various Directors and Playwrights. Television credits for the BBC include; Waking The Dead, The Robinsons, the recurring character of Sharon Harland in BBC Doctors and the role of Wallis Simpson in Britain’s Nazi King (BBC/History Channel). Other screen experience includes a lead in the gritty Channel 4 drama Offenders. On radio, Hannah voiced the role of Sandra in The Archers.

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