A Luton stuntwoman is making a name for herself in the Big Apple, as she hopes to inspire the next generation.
Hannah D. Scott, 37, a former Harlington Upper school pupil, recently landed a role as the stunt double for Bel Powley alongside Liv Tyler in American fantasy-horror, Wildling, about a teenager who uncovers a dark childhood secret.
Hannah, who certainly isn’t afraid of heights, performed high-fall work, jumping off a 30ft cliff, as well as gymnastics, “back-bending out of trees like a harpy”.
Hannah said: “I got to play around; the character morphs into something animalistic!
“Throughout my career, I have not had any accidents, touch wood, but a challenging moment I once had was doing the same stunt that killed a friend of mine, just a couple of days after he died.
“Every stunt holds risk, even a basic trip and fall can result in concussion.”
Hannah, who is an actor, too, studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
She also trained as a gymnast and recently became the only woman in the US certified in martial art system, SAMI.
But it all started in Luton! Hannah said: “I pretty much grew up around Bath Road, the old swimming pool. It was great! Every weekend I was pretty much at the pool – when I wasn’t at Luton Gym Club!
“And Barton Springs! I ran down one of those hills and nearly killed myself. I guess stunts were in my nature from a young age.”
Hannah will soon feature in a western and an indie short. Wildling is out now.