“Actor Hannah Waddingham Stands Up Against Gender Bias: A Defining Moment at the Olivier Awards”

Hannah Waddingham slams down photographer’s sexist comment at Olivier Awards | Celebrity News

Hannah Waddingham, actor and Olivier awards host, gained public support when she rebuked a photographer’s apparent request for her to “show leg” upon arriving at the event. In a video shared online, Waddingham pointed out the gender disparity in such requests, stating, “You’d never say that to a man.” She warned the photographer against inappropriate behavior, declaring, “Don’t be a dick.” Waddingham’s firm stance received cheers from onlookers.

The incident occurred as Waddingham arrived to host the Olivier awards, renowned for celebrating excellence in theatre. In the video, she can be seen wearing a lilac beaded dress while gesturing towards the photographer before walking away. Despite the confrontation, Waddingham engaged in a discussion with the photographer as she proceeded towards the venue.

Best known for her role in “Ted Lasso,” Waddingham has an illustrious career spanning television, stage, and film. Her credits include acclaimed productions like “Game of Thrones” and “Sex Education.” Additionally, she has received recognition for her stage performances, earning two Olivier nominations for her roles in “Spamalot” and “A Little Night Music.”

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