John-Kamen in 2018
Hannah Dominique E. John-Kamen
7 September 1989
|Alma mater||Central School of Speech and Drama|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in).|
Hannah Dominique E. John-Kamen (born 7 September 1989) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Dutch in the Syfy television series Killjoys, Ornela in the HBO series Game of Thrones, F'Nale Zandor in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, and Ghost in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man and the Wasp.
John-Kamen was born in Anlaby, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom the youngest of three children of a Nigerian forensic psychologist father and a Norwegian former fashion model mother. She has an older brother and an older sister. She attended primary school in Kirk Ella, received her secondary education at Hull Collegiate School and trained at the National Youth Theatre in London. In 2012, she graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama.
John-Kamen began her career in 2011 when she provided her voice for the video game Dark Souls. She went on to make episode appearances in television series Misfits (2011), Black Mirror (2016), Whitechapel (2012), The Syndicate (2012), The Midnight Beast (2012) and The Hour (2012).
In 2012, John-Kamen landed the lead role of Viva in Viva Forever!, a West End musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls. Written by Jennifer Saunders and produced by Judy Craymer, Viva Forever! premiered on 11 December 2012 at the Piccadilly Theatre to largely negative reviews. The Daily Mirror, however, praised John-Kamen's performance, noting, "It's a shame a talented cast, especially Hannah John-Kamen's Viva and the rest of Eternity, are let down by a clichéd plot and leaden dialogue." The show was closed on 29 June 2013.
2015 saw John-Kamen land a starring role in SyFy's Killjoys. In 2016 John-Kamen had a guest starring role on HBO's Game of Thrones. In 2016, she appeared in "Playtest", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. She also appeared in season two of the UK series The Tunnel.
On John-Kamen's role in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, Kristen Tauer wrote: "While much of Ready Player One takes place in a virtual reality world, John-Kamen's character is unique in that she is rooted in the reality throughout the film." Also in 2018, Kamen played Ava Starr / Ghost in the superhero film Ant-Man and the Wasp.
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||First Order Officer #1||J.J. Abrams|
|2018||Tomb Raider||Sophie||Roar Uthaug|
|Ready Player One||F'Nale Zandor||Steven Spielberg|
|Ant-Man and the Wasp||Ava Starr / Ghost||Peyton Reed|
|2020||SAS: Red Notice||Dr. Sophie Hart||Magnus Martens||Post-Production|
|Black Mirror||Selma||Episode "Fifteen Million Merits"|
|The Syndicate||Young Shop Assistant||Episode #1.2|
|The Midnight Beast||Pizza Girls||Episode: "Someone Called Sam"|
|The Hour||Rosa Maria Ramírez||4 episodes|
|2014||Death in Paradise||Yasmin Blake||Series 3; Episode 6|
|The Ark||Nahlab||Television film|
|2015–2019||Killjoys||Dutch / Aneela Kin Rit||Main role|
|2016||The Tunnel: Sabotage||Rosa Persaud|
|Game of Thrones||Ornela||Episodes: "Oathbreaker", "Book of the Stranger"|
|Black Mirror||Sonja||Episode: "Playtest"|
|2019||The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance||Voice role|
|TBA||Brave New World||Wilhelmina “Helm” Watson||Main role, upcoming series|
|2012||Viva Forever!||Viva||Piccadilly Theatre||From 11 December 2012 to 29 June 2013|
|2011||Dark Souls||Lord's Blade Ciaran||Voice role|
|2014||Dark Souls II||Sweet Shalquoir|
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- "'Killjoys' actress unleashes her 'bossy' side". .bendbulletin.com. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "An Interview with Killjoys' Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke Macfarlane – Discussing Season Two". talknerdywithus.com. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
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- Tauer, Kristen (30 March 2018). "Hannah John-Kamen, a Villain on the Rise". WWD. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
- Kroll, Justin (7 June 2017). "'Black Mirror's' Hannah John-Kamen Lands Key Role in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'". Variety. Archived from the original on 7 June 2017.