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Sky Atlantic's epic drama about the Romans invading ancient Britain, starring ZoŽ as vengeful Queen Antedia, returns for a second series on 7 November.

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ZoŽ plays eccentric aristocrat Lady Bloomsbury Barton in the second episode of the BBCís new adaptation of Barbara Euphan Toddís classic childrenís stories, which will air later this year.

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Look At You Now exhibition, Children and the Arts event and The Humansí opening night

8 September 2018 02:35

ZoŽ featured in National Theatre exhibition

Look out for ZoŽ and her husband, Gawn Grainger, recreating their childhood snapshots in a new video from Londonís National Theatre.

The video accompanies a free exhibition, Look At You Now, which features photos of actors and other theatre-makers connected to the NT. ĎThe exhibition celebrates where people start and what they go on to achieve,í in the theatreís words.

All of the contemporary portraits were taken by young people under the guidance of professional photographers, in the spirit of nurturing tomorrowís creative talents.

Look At You Now runs seven days a week at the NT until 13 October.

ZoŽís views on the role of the arts in education

Nurturing creativity among young people was also the theme of a charity event ZoŽ attended on 5 September. She joined around 200 other leading figures from the arts at Londonís Royal Albert Hall for the high-profile gathering, which was organised by Prince Charlesí Children & the Arts charity and aimed to promote Ė and protect Ė the arts in UK schools.

ZoŽ, who is a Children & the Arts ambassador, spoke to the Press Association about the importance of artistic expression for pupils and her concerns that arts subjects are being sidelined in the current education system. She believes that Ďa rounded education is needed for the next generation to ''think outside the box''í.

Todayís exam culture can lead to artistic expression being neglected in schools, and thatís detrimental to pupilsí personal development, she suggested. ĎYou have got to run, youíve got to play, youíve got to have fun and then the brain will engage,í ZoŽ emphasised.

Attending The Humansí UK press night

The day after the Children & the Arts event, ZoŽ was pictured in an eye-catching outfit at the UK opening night of Stephen Karamís family drama, The Humans.

The play has already won multiple Tony awards on Broadway and is now being staged at Hampstead Theatre, where ZoŽ was most recently seen in the London transfer of Stevie (2015).

With thanks to Janet for her help

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