Hannah Gordon

9 April 1941 –


Hannah Cambell Grant Gordon (sometimes known as Hannah Warwick) is a Scottish actress who is well known for her television work, including My Wife Next Door (1972), Upstairs, Downstairs (1974–75),Telford's Change (1979) and Joint Account (1989–90).

Gordon was born in Edinburgh, the daughter of Hannah (née Grant) and William Munro Gordon. She studied drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and, after graduating, spent one year at a Repertory theatre in Dundee. Shortly after, Gordon settled in London, and had early television appearances in the mid-1960s in programmes such as Out of the UnknownThe Wednesday PlayDavid Copperfield and Thirty-Minute Theatre. In 1966-67, Gordon played Kirsty in the Doctor Who serial The Highlanders, and made appearances on Jackanory (1969). In 1967, she appeared in the stage play Spring and Port Wine, and in 1970 took the same role in the film version. In 1972, Hannah Gordon had her first lead role, alongside John Alderton in the sitcom My Wife Next Door.

Gordon married cameraman Norman Warwick; they had a son Ben, and Gordon returned to work after a year off in 1974. Her first appearance was as Virginia Hamilton in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. In 1979, she appeared in Telford's Change, another drama. During the 1970s, Gordon also appeared in Play for Today, and The Persuaders! In 1989-90 she starred as a bank manager with Peter Egan and John Bird in the BBC sitcom Joint Account. She voiced the character Hyzenthlay in Watership Down (1978), and her other film roles included Alfie Darling (1975) and The Elephant Man (1980) as the wife of Anthony Hopkins. Her most recent film role was as Kevin McKidd's mother in Made of Honor (2008).

In 1981 she starred in Miss Morrison's Ghosts (with Wendy Hiller). She has appeared on television in Goodbye, Mr Kent (1982), My Family and Other Animals (1987), Taggart (1993) and Jonathan Creek (1998).

From 1998 to 2002 she hosted the Channel 4 programme Watercolour Challenge

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