Hannah van der Westhuysen is an actress known for her roles in Grantchester and The Bay of Silence. She stepped into the spotlight as part of the new Netflix series, Fate: The Winx Saga. Fans are keen to know where the actress is from and Express.co.uk has some insight.
Where is Hannah van der Westhuysen from?
Actress van der Westhuysen is 25-years-old and she was born in Hammersmith, London.
She studies at the Drama Centre London and some of her early roles include The Fugitives and miniseries Frankenstein.
In early 2021, she starred as one of the main characters, fairy Stella, in the dark fantasy series Fate: The Winx Saga.
She is currently working on two new jobs – Sleeping Arrangements and Lamborghini.
Fans are keen to know more about the star’s nationality, and she comes from an Australian background.
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Since she appeared in the live-action series Fate: The Winx Saga, she has gained many social media followers.
The star is on Instagram and she has shared plenty of behind the scenes photos with the rest of the cast.
She is friends with many of her fellow fairies in real life, and her most recent photo was with Aisha actress Precious Mustapha.
The actress also shared a photo of herself as Stella when the series reached the top spot in the Netflix top 10.
She said she was “so proud” to have been a part of the series and could not help but feel emotional.
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In January 2021, she took part in an interview with HeyUGuys and discussed the success of the series.
She said: “It’s so surreal and it’s also bizarre because obviously, we are in our houses, we can’t go anywhere, so I know other people are watching it.
“But the only way I know is through my phone… it’s so hard to realise how massively it is blowing up.
“It’s really amazing because it’s such a loving and kind fanbase that it’s been overwhelming in a really positive way.”
The actress plays one of the more antagonistic characters in the series, as Stella does not get on with the other fairies initially.
She was known to have been cruel towards them and actress van der Westhuysen said it was exciting to have played a character with such a different personality to her own.
Fans are hoping to see more of her in a second season, but Netflix is yet to officially renew the series.
Her character was a Princess who had been in a relationship with heartthrob Sky (Danny Griffin), but they had split up over the school holidays.
When they returned to college, Sky had fallen for newcomer Bloom (Abigail Cowen) and Stella was not impressed.
By the end of the series, however, she had become one of Bloom’s closest friends.
Fate The Winx Saga is available to stream on Netflix now