My dad had taken pictures of me looking vaguely uncomfortable in the sitting room. ’ In her new film Hitman, based on a popular video game, Rupert Friend is Agent 47, a genetically engineered assassin.
Hannah plays Katia van Dees, a troubled young woman who finds herself dragged into a life or death struggle.
– hands all the credit for her career to her mum, a social worker.‘She is an amazingly talented artist – I thought she would do something like design or illustration.I never thought she would become an actress, because she was so shy – but she’s always been engaging and enchanting and maybe that’s what you need as a film star.’ Hannah entered the spotlight aged 12, while still a pupil at Alleyn’s private school in Dulwich, when her mother took her into Storm modelling agency ‘for a laugh.My mum used to buy me a present when it was Jessie’s birthday so I wouldn’t feel left out, and Jessie would get one on my birthday.’ Not only did I do it, I got the top mark for maths in the whole school.
In my teens, every other girl was working in a shop at the weekend. She lives in England, but she comes to LA for work, so I get to spend a lot of time with her.