Sky Atlantic's epic drama about the Romans invading ancient Britain, starring Zoë as vengeful Queen Antedia, returned for a second series on 7 November. Both series are available via Sky and NOW TV.

Worzel Gummidge

Zoë plays eccentric aristocrat Lady Bloomsbury Barton in the second episode of the BBC’s new adaptation of Barbara Euphan Todd’s classic children’s stories, which aired just after Christmas. It's available via the BBC iPlayer.

Shadow and Bone

Zoë recently finished filming this major new fantasy series for Netflix, based on Leigh Bardugo’s novels. She's been cast as Baghra, a ruthless teacher. The release date hasn't yet been announced.


‘Wonderful’ Zoë becomes honorary patron of Bridport Arts Centre, plus other news

30 March 2019 20:39

Zoë is now an honorary patron of Bridport Arts Centre in Dorset, where she recently opened the latest exhibition by Philip Sutton RA (as pictured below). The artist is also an honorary patron of the arts centre.

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‘It was delightful to see Philip’s paintings in one room,’ Zoë remarks in Bridport’s announcement about her appointment. ‘His energy comes blazing through and it was great to visit Bridport Arts Centre. It is to be encouraged and celebrated.’

Bridport’s director, Curtis Fulcher, praises Zoe as ‘a pedigree actress and a wonderful person’. He highlights the ‘heartfelt speech’ she made when opening the exhibition, during which she spoke about her father Sam Wanamaker’s friendship with Sutton.

Philip Sutton: My Shakespeare will be on display at Bridport until 4 May.

Supporting those affected by Cyclone Idai

In the wake of Cyclone Idai, Zoë is urging everyone to donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s fundraising campaign.

The DEC, which consists of a group of UK aid charities, points out that 2.5 million people are in urgent need of help across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

A similar campaign Zoe is also backing is being led by disaster relief charity Shelterbox.

The Globe celebrates World Theatre Day

The team at Shakespeare’s Globe shared a stunning photo of the theatre in all its glory to celebrate World Theatre Day on 27 March.

Insights into the Jewish Voices event

For a detailed account of Jewish Book Week’s recent Jewish Voices event, in which Zoë took part, head over to the charity World Jewish Relief’s news pages.

Terence McKenna's portrait of Zoë

You can see the striking portrait of Zoë by Terence McKenna, which was exhibited in 2018 at London’s Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, in The Lady magazine, as well as find out how the artist likes to work.

I’ve just discovered a photo published last year in a regional newspaper of McKenna putting the finishing touches to the painting. In the accompanying interview, the artist remarks that he and his wife, Mandy, ‘have many friends in the [acting] business. I tell them I’m putting together an exhibition and what do they think? Actors are warm, generous people and they value the arts.’

Betrayal's opening night

Earlier this month, Zoë was pictured as a special guest at the opening night of Betrayal, the classic Harold Pinter play being staged at the West End theatre named after the playwright. When I saw the photo, it struck me that she was on stage in another great Pinter play, The Birthday Party, at the same theatre exactly a year ago. Time flies!

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