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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hannah Spearritt: biography and career

Hannah Louise Spearritt (born 1 April 1981 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) is an English actress and singer. Spearritt is the younger sister of former model and fashion designer Tanya Spearritt, and Stuart Spearritt. 
At the age of 3 she modelled in a Mothercare catalogue. At school she liked sports but at 12 she decided she wanted to be a performer.  Thereafter she successfully auditioned for the National Youth Music Theatre, and became part of the company.
Spearritt was a member of the pop group S Club during the peak of their success, when they were known as S Club 7. Whilst Hannah was a member of S Club she was a regular pin-up in dozens of magazines and was a regular in the FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women polls between 2000 and 2004.
In the last week of S Club's existence, Spearritt's management claimed she was at home in bed with the flu. She was actually in Los Angeles to audition for a role in the film Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, a fact that Hannah revealed at the UK premiere of the film on 24 March 2004 in London. She got the role and three days after leaving S Club she began filming.
In February 2006, it was revealed that Hannah had landed a lead role in a brand new ITV series called Primeval. Hannah plays the role of Abby Maitland, a reptile enthusiast who gets mixed up with time travelling Professor Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) after discovering a species of reptile she had never encountered. The series began on 10 February 2007.
Spearritt had a relationship with her current fiancé Andrew-Lee Potts when she was 16 (Potts was 18). However that relationship ended after two weeks. They met again when both were cast as lead characters on the ITV series Primeval and in February 2006 they started dating again. In December 2008 they became engaged.


2007-2011 Primeval (TV series): Abby Maitland

– Episode #5.3 (2011)
– Episode #5.2 (2011)
– Episode #5.1 (2011)
– Episode #4.7 (2011)
– Episode #4.6 (2011)

2007 Miss Marple - Al Bertram hotel (TV movie): Tilly Rice

2005 Blessed (TV series): Girl Thing
– Walk Like a Man (The Four Seasons) (2005)
– Who Wrote the Book of Love? (The Undertones) (2005)
– Just Looking (Stereophonics) (2005)

2004 Seed of Chucky: Joan

2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London: Emily Sommers

2003 Seeing Double: Hannah

2002 Viva S Club (TV series): Hannah
– Let's Get Out of Here (2002)
– 24 Minutes Till Doomsday (2002)
– Survival (2002)
– Of Mice and Music (2002)
– The Rain in Spain (2002)

2001-2002 S Club 7 in Hollywood (TV series): Hannah
– The Vanishing (2002)
– Supporting Parts (2002)
– Doing the Deal (2001)
– Public Relations (2001)
– Dosh (2001)

2001 S Club 7: Special Edition (TV movie): Hannah Spearritt

2000 L.A. 7 (TV series): Hannah
– Goodbye Hollywood (2000)
– Working (2000)
– Making Movies (2000)
– Game Boy (2000)
– Fallout (2000)

2000 S Club 7: Artistic Differences (TV movie): Hannah

1999-2000 Miami 7 (TV series): Hannah
– Boyfriends and Birthdays (2000)
– Back to the 50's (2000)
– Reprise (2000)
– How Deep Is Your Love? (2000)
– Bermuda Triangle (2000)

1999 S Club 7: Back to the 50's (TV movie)

1998 The Cater Street Hangman (TV movie): Lily