Hannah Elizabeth Waterman
22 July 1975
|Other names||Hannah Mary Groves|
Waterman was born on 22 July 1975 in London to actor Dennis Waterman and actress Patricia Maynard. She attended Norwich High School for Girls and Saint Felix School, Southwold and Putney High School. She is also a graduate of the University of Warwick.
Waterman joined the cast of BBC soap opera EastEnders as Laura Dunn in February 2000. Waterman previously appeared in the soap as an HIV patient in 1997. The character of Laura became the third wife of Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), but the marriage was not a happy one as the paternity of Laura's son Bobby was disputed. The character was killed off on 30 April 2004, after falling down the stairs in her flat after tripping over a toy when going to answer the door. Janine Evans (Charlie Brooks) was wrongly accused of murdering her after a receipt was found in Laura's flat following a bust-up. Waterman's mother Patricia Maynard played Laura's mother in EastEnders for a couple of episodes in 2001, and her one-time step mother Rula Lenska had also made a guest appearance in the series during Laura's run playing Frank Butcher's girlfriend in the Spain episodes in 2002.
On stage she has appeared in The Vagina Monologues, Soap at The Stephen Joseph theatre and Tom, Dick and Harry and Calendar Girls in the West End.
She has been seen in an episode of the Afternoon Play series on BBC1, in an acclaimed run of Alan Ayckbourn's Round and Round the Garden at the Theatre Royal, Windsor and as a contestant on Sky One's Cirque de Celebrité.
In 2009, she released an exercise DVD called Hannah Waterman's Body Blitz.
Waterman married fellow EastEnders actor Ricky Groves in 2006. They separated in 2010 and divorced in 2014. Waterman has been in a relationship with Huw Higginson since 2010. They have a son, born 2011. They relocated to Australia in 2014 and married on 11 October 2022.
|1997||Dangerfield||Maura Puller||Episode "Inappropriate Adults"|
|1998||Casualty||Maria||Episode "Honey Bunny"|
|1998||Supply & Demand||Waitress||Episode "Blood Ties: Part 2"|
|1998||Trial & Retribution||Nurse||Episode #2.1|
|1999||Big Bad World||Country Supermarket Check-Out Girl||Episode "Don't Shoot the Cows"|
|2000||Peak Practice||Mel||Episode "Family Values"|
|2000–2004||EastEnders||Laura Beale||346 episodes|
|2006||Doctors||Maria Thomas||Episode "Keys to the Heart"|
|2006||The Bill||Fern Parker||4 episodes|
|2006–2010||New Tricks||Emily Driscoll||7 episodes|
|2007||The Afternoon Play||Kate||Episode "Come Fly with Me"|
|2012||Holby City||Ruby Macintosh||Episode "Half a Person"|
|2012–2013||Doctors||DI Collier||8 episodes|
|2022||Bali 2002||Rosemary Miller||1 episode "Restoring The Balance"|
|1997||The Missing Postman||Girl in Cafe|
|1998||Tess of the D'Urbervilles||Nancy|
|2009||To Cancer and Beyond||Angela||Finn Atkins|
|2011||Patient 17||Sarah Benedict|
|2005–2006||Tom, Dick and Harry|
|2009||Rattle of a Simple Man|
|The Vagina Monologues|
- "MS HANNAH ELIZABETH WATERMAN director information. Free director information. Director id 912332555". Company Check.
- "Hannah Waterman denies weight loss ended marriage to Ricky Groves". Daily Mirror. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
- "Theatre: New mum Hannah Waterman takes to the stage". Birmingham Mail. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
- "Hannah Waterman and Marti Pellow win Just The Two Of Us 2007". BBC (Press release).
- "Hannah Waterman to star in Celebrity Come Dine With Me". CoventryLive. 21 December 2009.
- "70s classic: Hannah Waterman stars in Abigail's Party at Lighthouse". Bournemouth Echo. 4 March 2013.
- "My Life: Hannah Waterman". yorkshirepost.co.uk. 9 May 2013.
- "Hannah Waterman and Ricky Groves' sour split as she ditched him after slim-down". World News Era. 2 September 2020.
- "Ex Eastenders star Hannah Waterman gives birth to Bill actor's baby". MadeForMums.
- Hannah Waterman is married! Actress ties the knot with The Bill star Huw Higginson in Australia nybreaking, 12 October 2022. Retrieved 12 October 2022
- "Actress too good for soap says dad Dennis." United Kingdom: Coventry Evening Telegraph 2 Sep. 2003. TheFreeLibrary.com. Web. 13 Jan. 2012. <Actress too good for soap says dad Dennis. - Free Online Library>.