It’s all about Esme Creed-Miles

A woman wearing a black veil.

Meet fashion’s new muse: the 20-year-old multi-hyphenate writer, director, musician, model, Miu Miu campaign star and lead actress in Amazon Prime’s runaway hit Hanna

By Louis Wise   Photography by Charlotte Hadden   Video by James Canavan   Styling by Grace Joel   Hair by Anna Cofone   Make-up by Amy Wright    Wednesday 23 September, 2020.    Above: dress, Ganni; headpiece, HOOD LONDON

‘This could sound remarkably pretentious, but I don’t consider myself an actress,’ says Esme Creed-Miles. The 20-year-old prefers various other tags – writer, director, musician, fashion muse (she just did the autumn 2020 campaign for Miu Miu), but acting doesn’t quite fit the bill. Which may come as a surprise to those who have been relishing her performance in the title role of Hanna, Amazon Prime’s TV adaptation that tells the story of a teenage assassin on the run. Over two seasons, Creed-Miles has impressed critics and fans alike with her portrayal of Hanna’s growing pains, which just happen to include the odd, unavoidable murder. But it is, apparently, just a pitstop on a much longer journey. 

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