Hannah van der Westhuysen

Birth Name: Hannah Jo van der Westhuysen

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 26 August, 1995

*Afrikaner, possibly other (father)
*English (mother)

Hannah van der Westhuysen is a British actress. Her roles include the series The Fugitives and Fate: The Winx Saga. She is the daughter of Joanne Farrow and Brent van der Westhuysen. Her father is South African and her mother is English.

Sources: https://twitter.com
https://www.crushingonpodcast.com (at 50:53)

6 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    A quintessential Afrikaans surname

    • andrew says:

      Her father, whose full name is likely Peter Michael Brent Van Der Westhuysen and is a retired medical doctor, is described as Australian in some websites.

      Unsure about that.

      • anon6 says:

        there is a lot of overlap between South Africans and Australians, it wouldn’t be unheard of

        • andrew says:

          Many White South Africans or Rhodesians moved to Australia (among other countries) after the end of Apartheid. This is the main overlap.

          • anon6 says:

            there was overlap before that, it’s not just a post-94 phenomenon. many SAns have an Australian grandparent, cousin, etc. that’s *part* of why it’s a popular destination for some – they already had relatives there!

          • andrew says:

            Yes, it’s possible. Both have Colonial ties to Britain but in this case I think his father is just an Afrikaner (who historically did not often go well along with Saffas of British background)

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