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Hannah Louise Spearritt (born April 1, 1981 in Great Yarmouth, England) is an English actress and former pop star.

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Hannah Louise Spearritt (born 1 April 1, 1981 in Great Yarmouth, England) is an English actress and former pop star.


Hannah Louise Spearritt (born April 1, 1981) is an English actress and former pop star.

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Hannah Louise Spearritt (born April 1, 1981) 1981 in Great Yarmouth, England) is an English actress and former pop star.


* BoyishShortHair: She sported short hair for the first three seasons of ''Primeval'' playing the tomboyish Abby. Averted when she had short hair for the ''Hollywood 7'' period (presumably because Jo was already filling TheLadette role).

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* BoyishShortHair: She sported short hair for the first three seasons of ''Primeval'' playing the tomboyish Abby. Averted when she had short hair for the ''Hollywood 7'' period (presumably because Jo was already filling TheLadette role). Hannah decided to grow her hair out after Season 3 - which gets justified by Abby spending a whole year trapped in the Cretaceous Period - and Abby got a slight GirlinessUpgrade as a result.
* BreakUpBreakout: In terms of acting, she's had the most success of S Club - though Jon did become a West End star, and Rachel had some solo success as well.



* OldShame:[[invoked]] She's been rather open about the fact that she'd like to not go back to music, admitting she's not much of a singer, and she much prefers acting. Whenever S Club have reunited, the only time she was part of it was for the BBC Children in Need telethon in 2015.



* TomHanksSyndrome: In TheNewTens, she has moved away from comedies and sci-fi to star in {{Soap Opera}}s as well as her turn in the Afghan film ''Utopia'' - a gritty drama about a Muslim woman who tries to get IVF, and was nearly an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

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* TomHanksSyndrome: In TheNewTens, she has moved away from comedies and sci-fi to star in {{Soap Opera}}s as well as her turn in the Afghan film ''Utopia'' - a gritty drama about a Muslim woman who tries to get IVF, and was nearly an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.Film.
* VocalEvolution: Early in her career, you could hear hints of her original Norfolk accent - particularly in the S Club TV series when she said words like "cow" or "about". Since then her accent has simply faded to a more typical RP dialect.


'''Hannah Spearritt''' is an English actress and former pop star.

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'''Hannah Spearritt''' Hannah Louise Spearritt (born April 1, 1981) is an English actress and former pop star.

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'''Hannah Spearritt''' is an English actress and former pop star.

She got her start on the stage, performing with the National Youth Theatre in productions of ''Annie'', ''Bugsy Malone'', ''Pendragon'' and ''Tin Pan Ali''. She also managed to get appearances on ''Series/BluePeter'' and a MadeForTVMovie called ''The Cater Street Hangman''. But that's probably not what you know her for.

Hannah rose to international fame as part of the musical septet Music/SClub7. As part of the group, she released four albums, starred in four seasons of a TV spin-off, four additional {{Made For TV Movie}}s to tie in with the series, a feature film (playing a fictionalised version of herself) and a documentary series about S Club's search for their individual endangered animals (Hannah was the only one not to find hers - the Monk Seal). S Club decided to split in 2003 but Hannah kept it going with acting - and has had some of the most solo success of the group.

She managed significant roles in ''Film/SeedOfChucky'' and ''Film/AgentCodyBanks 2: Destination London'' but eventually found her feet as Abby Maitland in the sci-fi series ''{{Series/Primeval}}''. She has also made appearances on ''{{Series/Eastenders}}'' (of which she had been a big fan beforehand). And of course the occasional reunion with S Club 7.

!!Selected Filmography:

* ''The Cater Street Hangman'' (1998)
* Music/SClub7:
** ''Miami 7'' (1999)
** ''LA 7'' (2000)
** ''Hollywood 7'' (2001)
** ''Viva S Club'' (2002)
** ''S Club: Seeing Double'' (2003)
* ''Film/AgentCodyBanks 2: Destination London'' (2004)
* ''Film/SeedOfChucky'' (2004)
* ''{{Series/Primeval}}'' (2007-2011)
* ''{{Series/Casualty}}'' (2016)
* ''{{Series/Eastenders}}'' (2017-present)

!!Tropes associated with her work:

* ACupAngst: She's become a spokesperson for PetitePride after health problems caused by getting breast implants.
* ActorAllusion:
** In the sitcom ''Blessed'' she plays a member of a GirlGroup.
** In the Season 4 premiere of ''Primeval'', Abby plays S Club's "Don't Stop Moving" to distract a dinosaur.
* ActorInspiredElement:[[invoked]] Right before ''Seeing Double'' was filmed, she spontaneously coloured the tips of her hair red. Director Nigel Dick liked it and had her keep it in for the film.
* BillingDisplacement:[[invoked]] She is billed second in the film ''Utopia'', despite being less prominent than the other Afghan characters.
* BoyishShortHair: She sported short hair for the first three seasons of ''Primeval'' playing the tomboyish Abby. Averted when she had short hair for the ''Hollywood 7'' period (presumably because Jo was already filling TheLadette role).
* ContractualPurity:[[invoked]] As she had a family friendly image during her time with S Club 7, she attempted to shake it off by taking a role in the horror film ''Film/SeedOfChucky'' and providing a more {{Fanservice}}y image in ''Primeval''.
* ADayInTheLimelight: She gets to sing lead vocals on the S Club songs "Dance Dance Dance" and "Hey Kitty Kitty", and shares lead vocals with Tina on "Stand By You".
* TheDitz: She portrayed herself as one for the S Club TV series.
* DyeHard:[[invoked]] Naturally blonde but had platinum blonde hair for ''Primeval''. The dye ruined her hair and she had to go brown briefly - which explains her SpikyHair in Season 3.
* PlayingAgainstType:[[invoked]] Having either played ditzes or {{Action Girl}}s, she went against type by playing a drug dealer in ''Casualty''.
* RomanceOnTheSet:[[invoked]]
** She dated fellow bandmate Paul Cattermole while in S Club 7.
** She was engaged to Andrew Lee Potts during ''Primeval'' - while their characters were an item too.
* TomHanksSyndrome: In TheNewTens, she has moved away from comedies and sci-fi to star in {{Soap Opera}}s as well as her turn in the Afghan film ''Utopia'' - a gritty drama about a Muslim woman who tries to get IVF, and was nearly an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

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