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

Worzel Gummidge

ZoŽ plays eccentric aristocrat Lady Bloomsbury Barton in the second episode of the BBCís new adaptation of Barbara Euphan Toddís classic childrenís stories, which aired just after Christmas. It's available via the BBC iPlayer.

Shadow and Bone

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


Happy Halloween to ZoŽ's fans!

31 October 2018 20:16

Wishing all of ZoŽ's fans a spooktacular Halloween with the aid of Agatha Christie's frighteningly good sleuthing duo, crime writer Ariadne Oliver and private detective Hercule Poirot!

The pair are pictured in 2010's seasonal Poirot episode, 'Halloween Party'.

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ZoŽ reads The Studentís Tale, part of 28 Tales for 28 Days

17 September 2018 22:40

ZoŽís contribution to 28 Tales for 28 Days, a series of videos produced to call for a 28-day time limit on UK immigration detention, is now available to watch on the 28 Tales website and YouTube.

In ZoŽís video, she reads ĎThe Studentís Taleí, as told to Helen Macdonald (author of the award-winning memoir H is for Hawk). Itís been released on day seven of the 28 Tales for 28 Days project, which is led by Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, Refugee Tales and Comma Press.

28 Tales, which was recently reported on by The Bookseller, offers insights into the experiences of people indefinitely detained in the UK, which is the only European country without an immigration detention time limit.

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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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Whatís next for ZoŽ, plus news of Britannia, Love Hurts, 28 Tales for 28 Days and more

30 August 2018 01:08

Exciting projects in the pipeline

As if 2018 hasnít been exciting enough already for fans, thanks to ZoŽís major roles in The Birthday Party, Britannia and Girlfriends, several new projects are on the horizon.

First and foremost, ZoŽ has been cast in a major TV show Ė I should be able to speak more openly about it after an official announcement has been made by the broadcaster or production company. In addition, her schedule this autumn and winter is sprinkled with several significant charity projects (again, more details when everything is confirmed).

Britannia broadcast around the world

Skyís epic historical drama, starring ZoŽ as vengeful Queen Antedia, can justifiably be called a global phenomenon. As TV Wise points out, ĎSky Vision has now sold Britannia into more than 209 international territories.í

The highly anticipated second series will be broadcast next year.

Tessa and Frankís story continues in the US...

A reminder that the second season of ZoŽís classic comedy-drama Love Hurts, which also stars Adam Faith, has just been released in the US by Acorn TV.

To whet your appetite, hereís a trailer from 1993, when the season was originally shown. Tessa may be determined to steer clear of Ďproblem plumberí Frank, but fate seems equally determined to keep drawing her back into his path...

Love Hurts being broadcast in the US has even caught the attention of The New York Times. Its recent summary of the show includes an amusing nod to 90s fashion. ĎIf you like human-scale dramas, sweet love stories and pleated pants, try this,í the newspaper suggests!

The third Ė and final Ė series will be available to stream on Acorn TV from 24 September onwards.

Catch up with My Family and the Galapagos

Thereís still time (just!) for UK fans to catch up with Channel 4ís wonderful wildlife series, for which ZoŽ provides the voiceover. My Family and the Galapagos follows marine biologist Monty Halls, his wife Tamsyn and their two children as they explore this incredible group of islands and the challenges posed by environmental issues.

ĎItís all winningly narrated by ZoŽ Wanamaker, with a catch in her heart,í emphasised the Observer in its review.

The newspaperís praise for Zoe is echoed by Tamsyn Halls herself.

Another chance to see Ode to Joy

ZoŽ also lends her vocal talents to a brief but fascinating film, Ode to Joy (2014), about the life and career of talented, Watford-born animator Joy Batchelor.

If you missed its broadcast at Watford Film Festival earlier this month, youíll be pleased to hear that you can watch the film in its entirety online.

28 Tales is coming soon

28 Tales for 28 Days, the series of videos produced to call for a 28-day time limit on UK immigration detention, will be launched on YouTube on 11 September.

As recently reported here, ZoŽ will be seen reading one of the tales to highlight detaineesí experiences. 28 Tales is the brainchild of charity Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, which runs a walking project called Refugee Tales. Also on board is Comma Press, the publisher of the stories told on the walks and in 28 Tales.

This direct appeal from Zoe, filmed at the same time as 28 Tales, sheds more light on the projectís aims.

Supporting the Roar for Jess campaign

ZoŽ has joined numerous well-known figures in getting involved with the Roar for Jess campaign, which has been created to support a ten-year-old girl whoís been bravely battling neuroblastoma for much of her life.

Bid for ZoŽís artwork

Could you spot a drawing by ZoŽ among hundreds of others? Sheís submitted a postcard-sized artwork to Heart Research UKís charity fundraising auction, the Anonymous heART Project.

All of the artworks will be sold on eBay from 2-11 November. Good luck if you try to track down Zoeís and bid on it!

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Watch ZoŽ appeal for an end to indefinite immigration detention in the UK

31 July 2018 16:40

When ZoŽ took part in the 28 Tales for 28 Days charity project recently, she also filmed this direct appeal for an end to indefinite detention periods at UK immigration centres. She's among a number of prominent actors and writers who've joined forces with the charity Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, its outreach project Refugee Tales and the tales' publisher Comma Press to call for immigration detention to be limited to 28 days.

The crowdfunding campaign to cover 28 Tales' filming, editing and distribution costs, as well as enable more former detainees to join Refugee Tales' walking community, is now entering its final days. If you wish to make a donation, you can do so until 2 August.

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