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Hannah Waddingham’s year in TV: ‘No one expected Ted Lasso to seep into people’s hearts as much as it has’

The actor and singer on winning an Emmy, being mistaken for Emma Thompson, and why Sharon Stone is the sexy older sister she wishes she had Inspired by her opera singer mother, Hannah Waddingham, 47, began her acting career in the West End and on Broadway, and has been nominated for three Olivier awards. She has appeared in Game of Thrones and Sex Education, and since 2020 has had a lead role in the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso as Rebecca Welton. We saw you on TV in 2021 in Ted Lasso, for which you won an Emmy – congratulations!
Thank you – it’s not something I ever thought I’d achieve. No one expected the show to seep its way into people’s hearts as much as it has, but it’s been magical. I never hide from the fact that I’m in my mid-40s, and 6ft 2 in heels, and parts where you are able to be vulnerable and silly and heartbreaking are rare … I don’t know whether a role like this will ever come along for me again. Continue reading...

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