Rebecca is consumed by a relentless drive for revenge
Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) initially hires misfit Ted Lasso to coach the AFC Richmond soccer team because she assumes he’ll ruin the one thing her ex-husband loved the most: the sports team she inherited in their divorce.
Hannah Waddingham currently appears in Season 2 of the smash hit Netflix series “Sex Education” reprising her role as Sofia Marchetti from Season 1. 2019 also saw Hannah return to the role of Jax-Ur for Season 2 of the Warner Bros series “Krypton” for E4/SyFy. However, she is probably best known on screen as Septa Unella, The Shame nun, in HBO's highly acclaimed “Game Of Thrones.” Hannah appeared as Magdalena in Series 3 of NBC’s “12 Monkeys” for SyFy and played Dr. Stone in Kay Mellor's prime time BBC drama “In The Club.” She starred in BBC 2's “The Entire Universe” alongside Eric Idle, Warwick Davis, Noel Fielding and Prof. Brian Cox, which also aired on PBS and has appeared more recently in feature films “The Hustle” with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson and “Winter Ridge “for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the International Film Festival of Wales 2019.
Her other television work includes Jack Dee’s “Bad Move,” “Josh and Partners in Crime” for the BBC and “Benidorm,” “Miss Marple-The Mirror Crack'd,” “Not Going Out” and “My Family” to name but a few for ITV. Further film work includes “Les Miserables,” “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” and “Meet Pursuit Delange” which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London.
As well as her extensive film and television work, Hannah has a wealth of experience in theatre and is most known for her contribution to West End Musical Theatre. Over the last twenty years she has received three Olivier nominations for her roles in “Kiss Me Kate” as Kate/Lilli Vanessi (Old Vic/Dir. Trevor Nunn), “A Little Night Music” as Desiree Armfeldt (Garrick & Menier Chocolate Factory/Dir. Trevor Nunn) and Monty Python's “Spamalot” as The Lady of The Lake (Palace Theatre/Dir. Mike Nicholls) for which she won the Broadway.com Award for Best Newcomer when she reprised the role at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. She also won the Whats On Stage Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical as The Wicked Witch of The West in “The Wizard of Oz” (London Palladium/Dir. Jeremy Samms).
Other theatre work includes The Witch in Sondheim’s “Into The Woods” (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), “The Beautiful Game” for Andrew Lloyd-Webber (Cambridge Theatre. Critics' Circle Award) and Lautrec for Charles Aznavour (Shaftesbury Theatre Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Newcomer).
Next up Hannah can be seen as Queen Elizabeth 1 in Boubil & Shöenberg’s “The Pirate Queen” at The London Coliseum.