Much like Vanessa Kirby, Karen Gillan, and Elizabeth Debicki, Hannah Ware is part of the new and elite crop of British actresses making their mark in Hollywood. The actress, who is best known for her roles in The First and Hitman: Agent 47, is known to be hardworking, charming, and incredibly talented. Read on to find out more about her origins and career, including the juicy details about her family dynamics.
Who Is Hannah Ware?
Hannah Rose Ware is an English actress who was born in the West London district of Hammersmith, England on the 8th of December, 1982. She is the first of three children born to Helena (née Keell) and John Ware.
Despite being born in Hammersmith, Hannah was raised in Clapham, London by both of her parents until she was twelve years of age. It was around this time that her parents divorced, leaving her and her younger siblings to be raised by just their mother, Helena.
Six Things You Need to Know About Hannah Ware
1. Family Background
Exact details of what her mother did for a living are not known as she is only known to have been a social worker. Her father, on the other hand, was a journalist, author, and investigative reporter who spent some time reporting for the BBC as he also wrote for newspapers and magazines like Sunday Telegraph, Guardian, and Standpoint magazine.
2. Her Mother Raised Her in the Jewish Faith and Supported Her Early Modeling Career
After her parents’ divorce, her mother, Helena, who is Jewish, proved to be more than capable of parenting her kids as she supported them in whatever they did. Hannah gained interest in modeling and with the encouragement of her mother, she signed to the Storm modeling agency where she was said to the youngest model on their books. She went on to appear in magazines like “Sugar” and “Just Seventeen”, and also worked for various brands, including L’Oréal.
Helena also went on to raise her children in her faith, however, it is not clear if they still practice Judaism till today.
3. She Attended the Same Day School As Actor Jude Law
For her education, Hannah Ware attended an independent and co-educational Church of England day school called Alleyn’s School in Dulwich, London. The school, which has one of the largest Combined Cadet Forces in England, has provided basic education for a number of very successful people, both actors and others in different professions.
Some of the most notable people to have walked the hallways of the school include actor Jude Law, composer Dobrinka Tabakova, cricketer Mickey Stewart, actor Frank Thornton, TV presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, and British conservative politician – Terence Higgins, Baron Higgins, among many others.
4. Hannah Ware’s Acting Career Began in 2010
Following the completion of her education at Alleyn’s School, Hannah Ware moved across the Atlantic to New York where she enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. While it is not clear if she was able to complete the requirements to graduate from the institution, she went ahead to launch her acting career in 2010 when she took the role of Mrs. Armisen in the action-comedy film, Cop Out (2010), which starred Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.
The following year, Hannah appeared alongside Michael Fassbender in the Steve McQueen directed British drama film, Shame (2011). That same year, she played the character of the drug addict named Emma Kane in the political drama series, Boss (2011-2012), appearing in 18 episodes.
In 2013, the actress took on the lead role of Sara Hanley in the drama series Betrayal (2013-2014), appearing in 13 episodes. She further played the part of Cindy in the short film Touch (2013) and that of Donna Hawthorne in the Spike Lee-directed action thriller film, Oldboy (2013), which starred Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Samuel L. Jackson in the lead roles.
Hannah Ware went on to play the female lead role of Katia van Dees, Agent 90 in the action film, Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), opposite fellow English actor Rupert Friend. In recent times, she has appeared in films like Aftermath (2017) and The Angel (2018), and also bagged the series regular role of Sadie Hewitt in the drama series The First.
5. Her Sister is a Famous Singer, Songwriter, and Podcaster
After having graduated with an English degree from the University of Sussex, Hannah Ware’s sister, Jessica, worked as a journalist for publications like The Jewish Chronicle and The Daily Mirror. By 2009, Jessica moved to pursue her singing aspiration as she quit her job and began perfecting her trade. She notably contributed backing vocals at the live shows of singer Jack Penate before going ahead to launch her own career.
In 2012, Jessica Ware released her debut studio album titled Devotion. The album, which produced the hit single “Wildest Moments”, peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart. She has since then released two more albums; Tough Love (2014) and Glasshouse (2017) and has received nominations at the MOBO and BRIT Awards.
6. Hannah has Three Half-Siblings
Following her parents’ divorce, her father, John, entered into a relationship with British radio and television presenter, Wendy Robbins. John and his partner have gone ahead to welcome three children to the world, one of who is a Youtuber who goes by the name Louis.