Hannah Cowley (actress)

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Hannah Cowley (born 5 November 1986) is a British actress and director.


Cowley was born and raised in Islington, London, daughter of a single mother. While studying ballet at the London Studio Centre of Dance, she garnered fame as a child model and filmed over thirty commercials. Cowley attended Prior Weston Primary School before moving to Australia where she attended the University of Sydney. She graduated with Honours I in History before accepting a place in the PhD program at University of New South Wales. She is the great grand-niece of Charles Henry Cowley VC.



Hannah Cowley performed with the London Studio Centre of Dance in the ballets "Carousel" and "Godspell" at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London.


Her television debut was as "Angie Gleason" in "Neighbours"; she went on to film the first season of "Merrick and Rosso" as "Chastity," appeared with Jimmy Fallon in a 2011 sketch for Universal Studios and the fourth season of Easy to Assemble created by Illeana Douglas. She also appeared as "Cersei Lannister " in a 2011 parody of "Game of Thrones" for G4 (U.S. TV channel).


A noted model, Cowley was the face of Napoleon Perdis 'Astro Girl' campaign, Air Tahiti Nui as well as one of the first real models to be used by makeup giant Benefit Cosmetics.


Film work includes Get Him to the Greek, Bernard Rose's Two Jacks, Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus, Ghost Soldiers, Haunting of the Innocent, The Atticus Institute, In The Blood and Bereave.


Cowley's directorial debut premiered at the SFC Cannes 2008 and was subsequently selected for the St. John's International Women's Film Festival 2008. "Flame of the West", which she wrote, produced and starred in is distributed in North America by Moviola. Her second film "Mere Image" was selected for the 2010 The Valley Film Festival.[1] She is an active contributor to literary and cinema magazines after contributing to an edition of Film Courage [2] after a screening of "Mere Image" at the Film Courage Interactive.


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