Hannah Morrish

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13 April 1993

(1993-03-13) March 13, 1993 (age 31)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
  • Rebecca Stott (mother)

Hannah Morrish (born 13 April 1993) is an English actress. She trained at the National Youth Theatre and Drama Centre London[1]. She has worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the National Theatre[2]. She received a commendation at the Ian Charleson Awards in 2017 for her performance as Lavinia in Titus Andronicus at the RSC[3], and second prize at the Ian Charleson Awards in 2018 for her performance as Octavia in Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre[4].

Early life

Morrish was born in York and is the daughter of Rebecca Stott. She joined the National Youth Theatre when she was fifteen, and was chosen as one of twelve National Youth Theatre|NYT members to form the first National Youth Theatre Rep Company in 2012.[5] In September 2012 she started training at Drama Centre London, where she trained for three years.


Whilst in her final year at drama school, Morrish filmed a guest lead in an episode of Call the Midwife[6].

After leaving Drama Centre, Morrish was cast as Judy in Flowering Cherry at the Finborough Theatre, directed by Benjamin Whitrow. She then went on to play Raina Petkoff in Arms and the Man|Arms and the Man at the Watford Palace Theatre.

In 2017, Morrish was cast in three roles in the Rome Season at the Royal Shakespeare Company. She played Portia in Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar, Lavinia in Titus Andronicus, and Virgilia in Coriolanus. She performed these roles for fourteen months at both the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and the Barbican Theatre in London.

In 2018, Morrish played the lead role of Lily in the independent feature film Magpie[7], about post-traumatic stress disorder in World War II.

Morrish played Octavia in Antony and Cleopatra at the Royal National Theatre in 2018, directed by Simon Godwin, in a cast including Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo. Hannah received second prize in the Ian Charleson Awards in 2018 for her performance[4].

In 2019, Morrish played Helena in All's Well That Ends Well at the Jermyn Street Theatre, directed by Tom Littler.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Arcade Pandora Short film
2015 No More Kings Sigrid Short film
2017 RSC Live: Julius Caesar Portia Live cinema broadcast
2017 RSC Live: Titus Andronicus Lavinia Live cinema broadcast
2017 RSC Live: Coriolanus Virgilia Live cinema broadcast
2018 Magpie Lily Feature film
2018 NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra Octavia Live cinema broadcast


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Call the Midwife Dorothy Whitmore Series 5 Episode 3
2017 Ovid from the RSC: The World's Greatrest Storyteller Proserpina RSC/BBC Four documentary
2019 Father Brown Pippa Thubron Series 8 Episode 5


Year Title Role Theatre Director Notes
2013 A Little Hotel on the Side Violette Theatre Royal, Bath Lindsay Posner
2015 Flowering Cherry Judy Finborough Theatre Benjamin Whitrow
2016 Arms and the Man Raina Petkoff Watford Palace Theatre Brigid Larmour
2017/18 Julius Caesar Portia Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Barbican Theatre, London Angus Jackson
2017/18 Titus Andronicus Lavinia Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Barbican Theatre, London Blanche McIntyre Commendation in Ian Charleson Awards 2017[3]
2017/18 Coriolanus Virgilia Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Barbican Theatre, London Angus Jackson
2018/19 Antony and Cleopatra Octavia National Theatre, London Simon Godwin Second prize in Ian Charleson Awards 2018[4]
2019 All's Well That Ends Well Helena Jermyn Street Theatre Tom Littler

In the media



  1. "Hannah Morrish | Pathways to Shakespeare | Royal Shakespeare Company". www.rsc.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  2. Kelly, Rona. "BWW Interview: Hannah Morrish Talks TITUS ANDRONICUS". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ian Charleson Awards – Winners 2017 |". WestEndTheatre.com - London Theatre Tickets. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Bally Gill wins 2019 Ian Charleson Award | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  5. "A couple of new courses". The Stage. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  6. "'Call the Midwife' review: Season 5 Episode 3 is another emotional story". CultBox. 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  7. "Magpie". Magpie. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  8. "Hannah Morrish". TresA. 2019-11-18. Retrieved 2020-10-24.

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