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Hannah Waddingham will perform the National Anthem at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix and the star says she is “deeply privileged”.

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Hannah Waddingham will perform the National Anthem at the 2024 Qatar Airways Formula 1 British Grand Prix, and the star says she feels

Hannah Waddingham will perform the National Anthem at the 2024 Qatar Airways Formula 1 British Grand Prix, and the star said she feels “deeply privileged” for the honour.

Actress Ted Lasso, 49, will take to the stage to sing God Save the King at the famous Silverstone Racecourse on Sunday, July 7.

In a statement released Thursday, Hannah said of her next big moment: “It’s the biggest ‘pinch me’ moment to perform the National Anthem before this year’s race. I feel deeply privileged.

The atmosphere and excitement at Silverstone for last year’s British Grand Prix was absolutely electric and I can’t wait to be part of it again. “I am immensely proud of my British roots and will remember this honor all my life.”

The Emmy winner added that she pledged her support to British drivers Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris.

Hannah Waddingham will perform the National Anthem at the 2024 Qatar Airways Formula 1 British Grand Prix, and the star says she feels “deeply privileged” for the honour.

The Ted Lasso actress, 49, will take to the stage to sing God Save the King at the famous Silverstone Racecourse on Sunday, July 7 (pictured performing at the Olivier Awards in April)

The Ted Lasso actress, 49, will take to the stage to sing God Save the King at the famous Silverstone Racecourse on Sunday, July 7 (pictured performing at the Olivier Awards in April)

She said: ”Of course, I’ll be cheering on our British drivers – the mighty Lewis, George and Lando… Come on guys! Let’s do it!’

Hannah will no doubt be in good company at the event, as the festival’s four-day program will also feature rockers Kings Of Leon who will open the event on Thursday.

British rapper Stormzy will headline on Friday, while on Saturday, fans are in for a treat when Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics with Jules Buckley and The Essential Orchestra.

Other participants during the four-day event at the home of British motorsport include Snuts, Self Esteem, Jordss, Ghetts, Anna De Ferran and Arielle Free.

Performer Hannah has previously starred in West End musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, A Little Night Music and Into the Woods before finding global fame in Apple TV’s Ted Lasson.

He also currently stars in Universal Pictures’ The Fall Guy and Sony’s The Garfield Movie, and in the latter he revisits his days as a singer with his performance of the song I’m Back.

Hannah recently opened up about her journey to stardom and explained that all she wanted was a chance to show what she could do.

Hannah has said that she was never motivated by fame or fortune and that her dedication to reaching the top came from a thirst to prove herself.

In a statement released Thursday, Hannah said of her next big moment:

In a statement released Thursday, Hannah said of her next big moment: “It’s the biggest ‘pinch me’ moment to perform the National Anthem before this year’s race. I feel deeply privileged.”

The Emmy winner added that she pledged her support to British drivers Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris (Russell and Norris pictured in June).

The Emmy winner added that she pledged her support to British drivers Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris (Russell and Norris pictured in June).

The mother-of-one began her career on stage in 1998, performing in several West End shows and being nominated for an Olivier Award twice.

However, she said that when she wanted to transition to the screen she struggled with being “soaked in buckets of imposter syndrome.”

speaking to MirrorShe said she was “desperate” to be taken seriously as an actress and given “a chance.”

After a series of small roles in My Family, Benidorm and Bad Education, Hannah landed the role of Septa Unella, in one of the biggest shows in the world, Game of Thrones in 2015.

Hannah recalled, “I’m a big believer in manifestation and I said, ‘Look, I think I’ve been going around for a while. Can I please have something that demonstrates everything I feel I’m capable of?’

‘And then being able to have the opportunity to not have to show everything very quickly, like within a scene or within an episode or whatever… that’s the part that I found most satisfying. Neither fame nor money.

“But what I was really looking for was to be taken seriously on screen.”

He added: “I spoke to my agent a while before and I said, ‘I feel like I’ve earned my stripes.’ I don’t want to be constantly feeding other people’s stories all the time. I’ve had enough of that.

‘And it has nothing to do with fame or money: you don’t start in theater for fame or money. It has to do with knowing your value. There is that line between arrogance and knowing your worth. And I found my courage and thought, ‘No, I can do this, thank you very much.’ Just give me a chance.’

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