Mispronunciation of surname leads to fans believing Hannah Waddingham is related to Holly Waddingham or Waddington

Emmy 2024 red carpet host mispronounces Hannah's surname name, as she said Waddington instead of Waddingham.


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As designer Holly Waddington’s surname is often confused as Waddingham, many of her fans believe she is related to the British actress Hannah Waddingham.

Moreover, some confuse Hannah Waddingham with another famous British personality, Holly Willoughby, a Television presenter and author.

People often fail to differentiate between two famous British celebrities due to their similar-sounding names and surnames.

Similarly, at the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2024, host Laverne Cox mispronounced Hannah’s surname as Waddington.

The Ted Lasso actress shortly corrects the host, saying, “It is Ham, as in Waddingham, not Ton.” The E! presenter Laverne Cox promises to get it right the next time while emphasizing the same phrase “Waddingham, not Ton.

After the fans watched the clip on social media, they, too, got confused between the two celebrities, while some thought they might share some family relations.

Hannah Waddingham and Holly Waddington both hold British nationality

The only thing the two celebrities, Hannah Waddingham and Holly Waddington, have in common is that they were both born in England.

The fashion designer Holly Waddington is from Burnley, Lancashire, while the British actress, singer, and television presenter Hannah Waddingham was born in Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom.

However, they are both popular in Hollywood because of their contribution to the movie industry through their different field as an actress and a designer.

Holly Waddington recently won the 2024 Academy Award for Best Costume Designer for Poor Things.

Waddington has a decade of experience in fashion design. After moving to London, she started her career by working at Angels Costume House as a ladies’ period costume designer.

After gaining an interest in designing she also studied Fine Arts at the Ruskin School of Drawing. Further, to enhance her skills, Waddington attended Oxford University and Scenography at Trinity Laban in London.

On the other hand, the mother of one daughter, Waddingham, was born to a family of musicians.

As her mother, Melodie Kelly, and her maternal grandparents were famous opera singers, she grew up around the theatre, leading her to become an actress later.

In the end, even after looking into both celebrities’ family backgrounds and personal lives, there is no evidence that shows Hannah Waddingham and Holly Waddington are related to each other.

Additional Information

  • British actress Hannah Waddingha stated she has a deep love for language and can fluently speak French and Italian.
  • Waddingham has accumulated approximately $4 million net worth in 2024 through her successful acting career.
  • Hanna is living a single life after her break up with Italian businessman Gianluca Cugnetto, with whom she welcomed a daughter in 2015.
  • Holly Waddington has been married to her husband for a long time and also shares children.
Ruhi Tiwari
Ruhi Tiwari
Ruhi Tiwari, a passionate content writer with 2 years of experience, weaves captivating tales through her words. Beyond her profession, she immerses herself in the art of storytelling, channeling her creativity into compelling narratives.


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