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Hannah Taylor-Gordon’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroBritish actress
Is Actor 
From United Kingdom 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Genderfemale
Birth 6 March 1987, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age:33 years
Star sign Pisces
Stats
Height: 1.7526 m

Hannah Taylor-Gordon (born 6 March 1987) is an English actress. She made her film debut in the 1993 film The House of the Spirits. She is best known for her role as Anne Frank in the TV miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story for which she received both an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination.

She recently played Lady Macbeth in the low-budget award-winning film version of The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Career

Taylor-Gordon has been acting since she was four. Her first acting role was on the British television series Casualty. Her first film role was in the 1993 film The House of the Spirits, where she played young Blanca Trueba. The House of the Spirits starred Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons and Antonio Banderas. She played small roles in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Taylor-Gordon is probably best known for playing Anne Frank in the 2001 ABC television film Anne Frank: The Whole Story, which earned her nominations for both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. The miniseries co-starred Ben Kingsley, Brenda Blethyn, and Lili Taylor.

Taylor-Gordon starred as Lina in the 1999 film Jakob the Liar, which co-starred Robin Williams. She played a Holocaust victim in both this film and Anne Frank: The Whole Story. In the 2004 film Secret Passage, Taylor-Gordon played a supporting role alongside John Turturro.

In 2005, Taylor-Gordon acted in the film The Fine Art of Love. She played Irene, in the film, starring alongside Natalia Tena, Mary Nighy and Jacqueline Bisset.

In 2012, Taylor-Gordon played Lady Macbeth in the film The Tragedy of Macbeth, that would eventually win awards for Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Director at the Indie Film Festival.

She also played Stella in BBC Radio 4’s production The Cazalets: Marking Time’ until August 2013.

Personal life

Hannah Taylor Gordon was born in London. She is the daughter of Andrew, an entrepreneur, and Clare Gordon, a homemaker. She is the eldest of their eight children (five brothers and two sisters to her). She studied Art History and Italian at University College London and trained at the New York City method acting school Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in 2008. She graduated in 2012 from LAMDA and now lives in Los Angeles & London. She is an avid reader and enjoys tennis and horseback riding.

Filmography

As actress

TitleYearRoleNotes
The House of the Spirits1993Young Blanca Trueba
Don’t Get Me Started1994CricketUncredited
Four Weddings and a Funeral1994Young Bridesmaid – Wedding Two
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein1994Young Elizabeth
Saint-Ex1996Young Gabrielle
Passion’s Way1999Effie LeathAlternately titled The Reef
Mansfield Park1999Young Fanny
Jakob the Liar1999Lina Kronstein
Anne Frank: The Whole Story2001Anne FrankMain Role
Secret Passage2004Victoria
Vipere Au Poing2004Fine
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha2005Irene
The Tragedy of Macbeth2012Lady Macbeth
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit2014Sarah

As casting director

Tiny Ruins: Carriages (video short) (post-production)

Television

TitleYearRoleNotes
Casualty1991UnknownTV series
Against All Odds: Lost and Found1994Pam, as a childTV series
Buffalo Girls1995Janey
Anne Frank: The Whole Story2001Anne FrankNominated — AFI TV Award for AFI Actor of the Year – Female – Movie or Mini-Series
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
The Ten Commandments2006Rachel
Frankenstein and the Vampyre:a Dark and Stormy Night2014Mary Shelley