Recognition, especially in the film industry can often be a curious thing; an actor or actress might finally get his or her name plastered all over major news outlets in the promotion or celebration of a film project and one might think of them as a newcomer onto the acting scene. However, a deeper look into their filmography would show that they have actually been showing up in major projects for many years but for some reason, they never get the recognition they deserve. That is an all too recurring story that has happened to many long-suffering celebrities including Hannah John-Kamen, whose recent projects in 2018 as Ghost in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man and The Wasp have pushed her popularity among mainstream audiences and gained her international stardom.
Hannah John-Kamen’s career has however featured appearances in major projects like Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Ready Player One. Now that she has gotten her breakout role, many people want to know who Hannah John-Kamen is. Her acting chops have shown she will be popping up on movie and television screens a lot more in the future. Read below to learn more about the latest Hollywood breakout star.
Who is Hannah John-Kamen?
Hanna John-Kamen was born on the 7th of September 1989 in Anlaby, East Yorkshire, England. The British star has always had her head in entertainment, specifically the acting industry.
She did not attend a regular college but rather attended an art school, Central School of Speech and Drama after graduating from Hull Collegiate School. Before ending up at Central School of Speech and Drama, she trained at the National Youth Theatre in London.
By the time Hannah John-Kamen graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama, she had appeared in six shows including Misfits and Black Mirror. No longer burdened by the responsibility of school structure, Hannah landed the lead role for a musical, Viva Forever!, at the Piccadilly Theatre. Unfortunately, her first stage play was met with negative reviews but thankfully, her individual performance was met with praise from theatre critics.
Hannah shook off the disappointment of her first stage play and went on to star in other projects such as a starring role in Killjoys. She started in the show in 2015 before landing a guest role on the Television behemoth, Game of Thrones. She played Ornela, one of the widows of the Dosh Khaleen in season 6 of the show. Despite her speaking role on the show and an ample screen time for a guest performance, it wasn’t yet Hannah John-Kamen’s time to shine.
In 2016, she followed up her Game of Thrones guest performance with another appearance in Netflix’s hit series, Black Mirror.
Although 2018 would become her breakout year, it did not start with her appearance in the 2018 reboot of the video game adaptation of Tomb Raider. Hannah John-Kamen started getting her recognition among critics with Steven Spielberg’s 2018 movie, Ready Player One. In a movie that is considered one of Steven Spielberg’s less spectacular works, she stood out for praise from critics for her performance in the film. Hannah John-Kamen capped off her breakout year with her appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel, Ant-Man, and the Wasp as the antagonist of the film.
A look through Hannah John-Kamen’s filmography shows she has the range to play different characters and that, along with her fantastic looks ensures she will be appearing on a lot of screens for years to come.
Although not one to open up her private life to public scrutiny, she’s confirmed to be dating Julian Stevens, a TV Producer.
5 Facts You Need to Know
1. Hannah is an Accomplished Dancer
Outside of acting, Hannah John-Kamen is a lover of music and is a skilled player of musical instruments like the piano. She’s also an accomplished dancer who is well trained at ballet dancing, salsa, and tap dancing.
2. Net Worth
At the moment, the actress earns between $25k to $30k per episode of a TV series. She also has an estimated current net worth of $500 thousand, however, every indication suggests her net worth will increase in the coming years as her star continues to shine.
3. Hannah is of Mixed Ethnicity
Hannah John-Kamen has a Nigerian father who is a forensic psychologist and a Norwegian mother, who is a former fashion model. Hannah is, however, British.
4. Older Siblings
She is the third child out of three. There’s currently limited information about her siblings online but we do know her older sister is a doctor. She also has an older brother.
5. She’s a Voice Actor
After her breakout year, Hannah’s projects will mostly put her in front of a camera but she’s also a skilled voice actress. She has voiced a character in the successful video game, Dark Souls and its sequel, Dark Souls II.