Shadow and Bone

ZoŽ plays Baghra, a stern teacher, in this major new fantasy series for Netflix, based on Leigh Bardugoís bestselling Grishaverse novels. Release date: 23 April.


ZoŽ stars as physicist Marianne, opposite Peter Capaldi, in the Donmar Warehouse's revival of Constellations at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. The play explores a relationship through a cosmological lens. Performances: 23 June to 24 July. Tickets from Nimax Theatres.


Filming for the third series of Sky Atlantic's epic drama about the Romans invading ancient Britain, starring ZoŽ as vengeful Queen Antedia, took place in 2020-21. Release date TBA.


First look: ZoŽ as Baghra in Netflix Shadow and Bone

20 March 2021 01:41

Netflix has released a short yet compelling clip from fantasy epic Shadow and Bone, featuring ZoŽ as Baghra, as well as a photo from the series (you can click on it for a larger version). This is the first time we've seen her in the role, and doesn't she look brilliant!

In the video, the mysterious Baghra is teaching heroine Alina Starkov (played by Jessie Mei Li) how to harness her incredible powers. 'Bring the light,' Baghra growls before striking Alina's knuckles. Ouch!

'Baghra does not mess around,' remarked Leigh Bardugo, the author of the Grishaverse novels that inspired the series, in response to the clip.

Shadow and Bone fans have greeted this introduction to Baghra with great enthusiasm. Here are a few tweets that caught my eye:

'ZoŽ Wanamaker as Baghra is iconic' - @alliejademann

'zoŽ wanamaker as baghra is the best casting in the show hands down' - @zoyasrin

'Zoe Wanamaker as Baghra, living legend plays fantasy legend' - @hannsabel

There's just over a month to wait now until we can watch all eight episodes of Shadow and Bone, with ZoŽ set to appear in the third, 'The Making at the Heart of the World'. You can stream the show on Netflix from 23 April.

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