Hannah John-Kamen, Don’t know the name yet? You will. Blink and you’ll miss her in the trailer for Ready Player One, “Find him.” That would be her line in the trailer. I’ve read speculation that she’s playing a type of bounty hunter in the flick. She’ll be playing the role of F’Nale Zandor. There’s no one by this name is the book that the film is based on, but the name itself is so cool that I would have liked to be in the room when it was made up. We won’t know for sure until March when RPO hits our eyeballs. Until then, here’s some info about the great list of projects that she’s been a part of in the past and some of the fun stuff on the near horizon.
One of British born Hannah’s early gigs was voicing a character in the Dark Souls video game. Which is a nice segue to mention she’s going to be in the new Tomb Raider film with Alicia Vikander coming in 2018. I know, more that one woman in an action film; crazy right. And by crazy, I mean it’s about f**cking time.
If great British mystery/drama is your thing as it is mine; she’s had roles in some of my favorite recent Brit shows: Happy Valley (season 1), The Tunnel (season 2) and Whitechapel (season 3). In a bit of fandom connectedness her costar in The Tunnel is Clémence Poésy aka Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter films.
She’s played a Dothraki widow in Game of Thrones who was there when Daenerys took charge so to say in season 6. Need more awesome TV cred? She’s been in 2 episodes of Black Mirror, in seasons 1 and 3. I always hesitate to mention plot details of Black Mirror episodes since half the fun/anxiety of watching that show is experiencing the gut wrenching twists for yourself.
Hannah has been a series regular on the Syfy series Killjoys for three seasons. I’ll admit this series has been languishing in my “need to watch” queue for a while. I should make a point to watch it soon as a show about interplanetary bounty hunters sounds like a perfect match for me.
Also in 2018 she’ll be dropping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the next Ant-Man film playing the role of Ghost. In the comics Ghost is described as a character who lives for anarchy. Anarchy is always fun to watch – at a distance of course.
She’s an all-rounder in that she’s also a dancer and a musician. Always fun to know that an actor can tap dance if called upon. Hugh Jackman can’t be the only one who can do it all…right?
Regarding Ready Player One, I don’t know if Hannah’s character is working against or with our hero’s, or changing teams at some point. That’s always a fun twist. I’m guessing she’s going to be on the villain side of the roster given her strong “Find him” line in the trailer. When was the last time a character said that in a film and they weren’t working for or themselves one of the bad guys? Time will tell.
Ready Player One is scheduled to premiere on March 30, 2018