Stephen Graham is the star of the hit BBC One series Time and is married to his real off-screen wife in the drama.
Hannah, who has appeared in plenty of great TV dramas throughout her career, plays Sonia McNally, the wife of prison officer Eric (Stephen Graham) who faces a tumultuous time when her son, Daniel, is sent to prison.
The 47 year old, who played John Corbett in Line of Duty, plays prison officer Eric McNally, whose son is locked up in jail, in the three-part drama which also stars Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean.
Soon, the couple find themselves confronting more difficulties when Eric begins to commit crimes in order to protect their son from prison violence.
The couple are no strangers to acting together; they both appeared in Shane Meadows’ hugely successful creation, This Is England. Hannah played the part of Trudy in the TV series, while Stephen played Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne in the 2006 original movie and in the TV spin-offs.
Hannah has landed many other great parts in recent years, including in ITV’s Broadchurch and Whitechapel as DC Megan Riley. She’s also known for her parts in No Offence and Boiling Point.
However eagle-eyed fans may have noticed that Stephen’s on-screen wife, Sonia McNally, played by Hannah Walters, 46, is his other-half in real life.
But what else do we know about the actress? Let’s take a look…
Who is Hannah Walters?
Hannah is an actress and producer and is best known for her role in Channel 4 series This Is England, where she starred as Trudy, along with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017.
She also played DC Megan Riley in BBC’s Whitechapel between 2012 and 2013.
How did Stephen and Hannah meet?
Stephen and Hannah met at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London and formed a close friendship before becoming an item. Eventually, the couple tied the knot in 2008 and have since welcomed two children.
Stephen, known for his work in Boardwalk Empire, Line of Duty and The Irishman, opened up about his early relationship with Hannah during his episode of Desert Island Discs in 2019. He told BBC Radio DJ Lauren Laverne: “That saying you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone is so true for me, personally, because [Hannah] went to Spain for a little bit and I couldn’t see her.
“She then came back and we hadn’t been on a date in these like five or six years, we’d just been talking. So I said, ‘Can I take you on a date?’ and we went to watch Saving Private Ryan and had a little bite to eat in Greenwich.
“I said to her ‘Please don’t go [back] to Spain’, and she went ‘Why?’ and I said, ‘I love you’. Then she said ‘I’ve been waiting five years for you to say that.’ And we’ve been together ever since.”
Do Stephen and Hannah have children?
The couple share children Grace and Alfie with Hannah often posting candid snaps of the family to her 24,700 Instagram followers.