This September, Hannah Ware will be seen as one of the leads, starring opposite Sean Penn, in Hulu’s “The First,” written and created by Beau Willamon. In addition, Ware stars in the upcoming Netflix Middle East drama ANGEL, which will release at the end of this year. The film is a true story based on the bestselling book The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel.
In 2015, Ware starred opposite Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto as the female lead of Fox’s international action thriller HITMAN: AGENT 47. Based on the popular HITMAN video game, this film is sequel to the 2007 box office success that starred Timothy Olyphant; also called HITMAN. Ware’s previous film credits include a role opposite Josh Brolin and Lizzie Olsen in Spike Lee’s OLDBOY, in which she appeared as the wife of Brolin’s character, and COP OUT, the Kevin Smith-directed Warner Bros. comedy in which Ware appeared opposite Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.
On television, Ware starred in ABC’s 2015 drama, “Betrayal;” a series that centered on her character, Sara, a beautiful but unhappily married photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack, a lawyer for a powerful family. She previously starred with Kelsey Grammer in the critically acclaimed STARZ series, “Boss,” produced by Gus Van Sant, which aired for two seasons beginning in 2011. In the series, Ware co-starred as the emotionally distant daughter of Grammer’s character, Mayor Tom Kane.
Born and raised in South London, Ware attended Alleyn’s school in Dulwich then studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. Her first break came when she was cast opposite Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan in the Warner Bros. film, “Cop Out,” directed by Kevin Smith.