Hannah Waddingham to sing National Anthem at the F1 British Grand Prix (2024)

Hannah Waddingham is set to perform the National Anthemat the Formula 1 Qatar Airways 2024 British Grand Prix, with the star stating she's 'deeply privileged' by the honour.

The Ted Lasso actress, 49, will take to the stage to sing God Save the King at the famous Silverstone racecourse on Sunday 7 July.

In a statement released on Thursday, Hannah said of her upcoming big moment: 'It’s the most enormous “pinch-me” moment to perform the National Anthem ahead of this year’s race. I feel deeply privileged.

The atmosphere and excitement at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix last year was utterly electric and I can’t wait to be a part of it again. I am immensely proud of my British roots and I will remember this honour all my life.'

The Emmy winner added went on to pledge her support for British driversLewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris.

Hannah Waddingham is set to perform the National Anthem at the Formula 1 Qatar Airways 2024 British Grand Prix, with the star stating she's 'deeply privileged' by the honour

The Ted Lasso actress, 49, will take to the stage to sing God Save the King at the famous Silverstone racecourse on Sunday 7 July (pictured performing at the Olivier Awards in April)

She said: ''I’ll of course be cheering on our British drivers - The mighty Lewis, George and Lando… C’mon Chaps! Let’s DO this!'

Hannah will certainly be in good company at the event as thefour-day festival line-up will also see rockersKings Of Leon will open proceedings on Thursday.

British rapper Stormzy will headline on Friday, while on Saturday, fans will be for a treat when Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics with Jules Buckley and The Essential Orchestra.

Other performers during the four-day event at the home of British motorsport includehe Snuts, Self Esteem, Jordss, Ghetts, Anna De Ferran and Arielle Free.

Performer Hannah has previously starred in West End musicals like The Wizard of Oz,A Little Night Music and Into the Woods before finding global fame on Apple TV's Ted Lasson.

She also currently stars in Universal Pictures' The Fall Guyand Sony’s The Garfield Movie, with the latter seeing herrevisit her singing days with her performance of the track I'm Back.

Hannah She recently opened up about her journey to stardom, explaining that all she wanted was a chance to show what she could do.

Hannah has said that she was never motivated by fame or fortune and her dedication to reaching the top stemmed from a thirst to prove herself.

In a statement released on Thursday, Hannah said of her upcoming big moment: 'It’s the most enormous “pinch-me” moment to perform the National Anthem ahead of this year’s race. I feel deeply privileged

The Emmy winner added went on to pledge her support for British drivers Lewis Hamilton , George Russell and Lando Norris (Russell and Norris pictured in June)

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The mother-of-one began her career on the stage in 1998, performing in several West End shows and being twice nominated for an Olivier Award.

However, she said when she wanted to make the transition to screen she struggled with being 'drenched with buckets of imposter syndrome'.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said that she was 'desperate' to be taken seriously as an actress and be given 'a chance'.

After a string of small roles on My Family, Benidorm and Bad Education, Hannah landed the role of Septa Unella, in one of the world's biggest shows, Game of Thrones in 2015.

Hannah recalled: 'I'm a big believer in manifestation and I did say, 'Look, I think I've been knocking about for a while now – can I please have something that will show everything that I feel like I'm capable of?'

'And then being able to have the chance to not have to show everything very quickly, like within a scene or within an episode or whatever… that's the bit that I found most satisfying. Not fame, not money.

'But the actual thing of being taken seriously on screen has been the thing that I was just desperate for.'

She added: 'I'd spoken to my agent a while before and said, 'I feel like I've earned my stripes. I don't want to be constantly feeding into other people's storylines all the time. I've had enough of that.'

'And it's nothing to do with fame or money – you don't start in theatre for fame or money. Its to do with knowing your worth. There's that line between arrogance and knowing your worth. And I had found my worth and thought, 'No, I can bloody do this, thank you very much. Just give me a chance.'

Hannah Waddingham to sing National Anthem at the F1 British Grand Prix (2024)

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Hannah Waddingham to sing National Anthem at the F1 British Grand Prix? ›

Silverstone has today announced that British Emmy award-winning actress, West End, and Broadway star Hannah Waddingham will perform the National Anthem ahead of the Formula 1 Qatar Airways British Grand Prix on Sunday 07 July.

Is Hannah Waddingham married? ›

Is Hannah Waddingham Married? No, The Fall Guy and Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham is not married. Though she was linked for a decade to Italian businessman Italian Gianluca Cugnetto, Waddingham and Cugnetto never tied the knot and today, she remains single.

Who sang the national anthem at Silverstone? ›

Lewis and his band will perform live in the paddock at Silverstone on Sunday (July 9) after which they will play the national anthem.

Did Rebecca sing in Ted Lasso? ›

From 2020 to 2023, Waddingham portrayed Rebecca Welton, the owner of AFC Richmond, on the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. She did her own singing in the season one episode "Make Rebecca Great Again" and the season two episodes "Carol of the Bells" and "No Weddings and a Funeral".

How many languages does Hannah Waddingham speak? ›

What illness does Hannah Waddingham's daughter have? ›

The Ted Lasso actress told PEOPLE in March 2023 that she found out her daughter was diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein purpura or HSP, a painful autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels, resulting in rashes and sore joints.

Why does Rooney not sing the national anthem? ›

Revealed: The secret behind why Rooney never sings the national anthem. England footballer Wayne Rooney never sings the national anthem at football games - because he never learned the words. Now the star has been criticised for being unpatriotic.

Why did they sing two national anthems? ›

Answer : To symbolize the equality of blacks and whites, two national anthems were sung on the day of the inauguration. One was sung by the whites and the other by the blacks.

Who sang the national anthem at Belgium F1? ›

Antoine Delie sings the national anthem at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Can Hannah Waddingham really sing? ›

And while Waddingham's singing skills are beyond impressive, she also revealed that her co-stars are even bigger “musical theater nerds” than herself.

Does Hannah Waddingham have a child? ›

The Sex Education star welcomed her only child in 2014. Since then, her daughter, now 9, has remained Waddingham's first priority when choosing roles and jobs. "My primary function is being a single mama," Waddingham told PEOPLE in March 2023.

What is Hannah Waddingham famous for? ›

She is best known for her contribution to West End musical theatre, particularly her performances in the original London production of "Spamalot" as the Lady of the Lake and as Desiree Armfelt in Trevor Nunn's acclaimed revival of "A Little Night Music", roles that earned her two Olivier Award nomination.

Are Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple a couple? ›

The British actresses became firm friends when they were cast as Keeley Jones and Rebecca Welton in the sports comedy in 2020. Since the show concluded last year, Juno and Hannah have remained close pals and the Fargo star hopes that will always be the case.

What nationality is Hannah Waddingham? ›

Is Hannah from Summer House married? ›

During an exclusive interview with Us Weekly, the Summer House alum opened up about her relationship with Des Bishop, a fellow comedian she married in spring 2022. Hannah told the outlet her husband is “really supportive” of her stand-up comedy/podcasting career, which requires her to constantly travel.

How tall is Rebecca in Ted Lasso? ›

Viewers fell in love with Waddingham, 49, as the poised, yet hilarious football club owner Rebecca Welton. But as Waddingham revealed on “The View” in June, she has often been overlooked for roles because of her 5'11” stature.

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