Hanna Mangan-Lawrence

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Hanna Mangan-Lawrence
Born (1991-03-05) 5 March 1991 (age 23)
London, England, United Kingdom
Nationality Australian / British
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Hanna Mangan-Lawrence (born 5 March 1991 in London, England) [1] is an Australian and British actress, best known in Australia for her role as Holly in the drama series Bed of Roses in which she received an AFI Award nomination in 2008 and a Logie Award nomination in 2009,[2] and internationally as Seppia in the Starz historical drama Spartacus: Vengeance.

Career[edit]

Mangan-Lawrence started her film career in 2005 with the short films, Simulation 1201 and Galore.[3][4] This was followed by a starring role as Georgie, in the short film Sexy Thing, which was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival.[5]

Mangan-Lawrence was the cast in the 2008 horror film, Acolytes, directed by John Hewitt, premièred at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. In Acolytes, she played the role of Chasely, a naive and coquettish high school student.[6][7] She subsequently featured in Nash Edgerton's film, The Square, as Lily.[8] She was nominated for a Filmink award for 'Best Australian Newcomer' for this performance.

In 2009, she appeared in the Australian period drama, Lucky Country, directed by Kriv Stenders.[3][9]

Mangan-Lawrence has featured in the Australian drama series, Bed of Roses, which screened on the ABC television network, playing Holly Atherton. In 2008, she received an AFI Award nomination for "Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama" for her role in Bed of Roses She was also nominated for the 'Graham Kennedy Award For Most Outstanding New Talent' at the Logie Awards in 2009.[2][10]

In 2012, Mangan-Lawrence starred in the feature-film, Thirst alongside Myles Pollard, Victoria Haralabidou, and Tom Green. She also became a recurring cast member, Seppia, on the Starz television series, Spartacus: Vengeance.

Personal life[edit]

Mangan-Lawrence is the daughter of Maggie Mangan, an English teacher and playwright, and her father is Ray Lawrence a geography, economics and business studies teacher. She has a half-sister Rosene, two half-brothers Liam and Reuben, a stepsister Zoe and stepmother Paddy, also a teacher. She has represented Australia overseas as a member of the elite gymnastics team. In 2005, she won "Acrobat of the Year – International – Senior" at the Gymnastics Australia National Awards.[11] In 2009, Mangan-Lawrence completed her high school education at the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts[5] through Pathways.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Sexy Thing Georgie Short film
2008 Acolytes Chasely
2008 Square, TheThe Square Lily
2008-2011 Bed of Roses Holly Atherton 26 episodes
2009 Lucky Country Sarah
2009 Rescue: Special Ops Tamsyn Taylor Episode: "Deathbed"
2011 X: Night of Vengeance Shay Ryan
2011 Golden Girl Wendy Short film
2012 Thirst Kit
2012 Spartacus: Vengeance Seppia 9 episodes
2014 Old School Shannon Cahill 8 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, Don (21 May 2014). "Aussie actress goes Old School". If.com.au. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "51st Annual TV Week Logie Awards winners". TV Week. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Cast & Crew". LuckyCountryMovie.com. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lily – Hanna Mangan-Lawrence". SquareMovie.com.au. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Bunbury, Stephanie (7 August 2006). "Inside the pain of a 12-year-old". The Age. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Partridge, Des (8 May 2007). "Filmmakers chase thrillseekers". Courier Mail. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  7. ^ Brown, David Michael (9 April 2009). "Dead and buried". Filmink. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Jake (31 July 2008). "The Square". The Age. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  9. ^ Urban, Andrew L. "Lucky Country". Urban CineFile. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "51st Logie Awards: the nominees". The Age. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "National Awards". Gymnastics Australia. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 

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