Killing Eve

ZoŽ appears in the second series of this darkly comic drama about the cat-and-mouse game between an intelligence agent and notorious assassin. It comes to BBC One and the iPlayer on 8 June.

Two Ladies

The world premiere of Nancy Harris' play, which stars ZoŽ as the wife of a head of state during a major crisis, will be staged at London's Bridge Theatre from 14 September to 26 October.

Britannia

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

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ZoŽ to speak at Oxford and Cambridge Unions in May

30 April 2019 00:24

ZoŽís Oxbridge fans will be delighted to hear that sheís been invited to speak at both the Cambridge Union and Oxford Union, the prestigious university debating societies, in May.

Her talk in Cambridge is scheduled for Wednesday 1 May at 7 pm. A profile of ZoŽ appears in the Unionís Easter Term Card, and the event has attracted the attention of The Cambridge Student (TCS) newspaper.

TCS published a brilliant interview with ZoŽ when she last spoke at the Cambridge Union, in 2012. Discussing her hopes for the future, Zoe remarked, ĎIíd still like to be working, and Iíd still like to have fun.í With so many exciting roles in recent years, from playing poet Stevie Smith on stage to a senior intelligence official in TVís transatlantic hit Killing Eve, she certainly seems to be achieving her ambition.

On Wednesday 29 May at 5 pm, itíll be the turn of Oxford Union members to hear ZoŽ discuss her life and career. Sheís no stranger to this Union either, having spoken there on a few previous occasions, most recently in 2017. Helpfully, the whole of the 2017 Q&A is available to watch via Oxford Unionís YouTube channel.

I'm sure that all fans attending the Oxbridge talks will enjoy them. Iím also sure youíll have some excellent questions ready for ZoŽ!

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First-look photos: ZoŽ in Killing Eve episode four

25 April 2019 21:30

BBC America has released photos from Killing Eve episode four, ĎDesperate Timesí. They include a solo portrait of ZoŽ (how fab are those stripey socks!) plus one in which she appears alongside Fiona Shaw.

ĎDesperate Timesí premieres in the US on Sunday 28 April, at 8 pm Eastern time/7 pm Central time. Killing Eve is also available to download or stream (check out BBC America's 'where to watch' guide for details.)

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ZoŽ to appear in Killing Eve, BBC Americaís smash-hit drama

22 April 2019 18:06

BBC Americaís Killing Eve recently returned for a second series of murder, tension and high-fashion. And as the broadcaster's brand new trailer for episode four, ĎDesperate Timesí, reveals, ZoŽ is set to appear in one of the biggest TV dramas in the world.

You probably donít need me to tell you that Killing Eve features insightful intelligence agent Eve Polastri and notorious assassin Villanelle. Theyíre engaged in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game, each increasingly obsessed with the other.

As far as Iím aware, no details about Zoeís role have so far been made public (and she isnít named, as yet, in the IMDbís cast list for the show). The glimpse we see in the trailer suggests she could be playing a senior British intelligence official... What do you think? In any case, itíll be fascinating to see how ZoŽ's character fits into the compelling world, dramatic and darkly comic by turns, of runaway success Killing Eve.

ĎDesperate Timesí premieres in the US next Sunday, 28 April, at 8 pm Eastern time/7 pm Central time. The show is also available to download or stream (see BBC America's 'where to watch' guide.)

Zoeís fans in the UK (like me!) have longer to wait, as a release date for series two here hasnít yet been announced by the BBC. All we know at the moment is that it won't be shown until after the last episode airs in the US on 26 May. So no spoilers, please! ;-)

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ĎItís time to lose controlí: Britannia series two trailer

14 April 2019 22:56

Ready for your first glimpse of ZoŽís Queen Antedia in Britannia series two? This trailer has just been released by Sky Atlantic Ė and itís a corker!

ĎItís time to lose controlí Ė thatís the second seriesí tagline, suggesting we can expect even more chaos and excitement second time around from Jez Butterworthís epic drama about the Romans invading ancient Britain.

Losing control, in another sense, is exactly what happened to Antedia in the first series. We last saw her imprisoned and alone, and she doesnít appear to be faring much better now. (As Digital Spy puts it, 'Antedia is still chilling in the dungeon'!) Will she claw her way back to power in series two? Or has she lost too much to have any hope of recovery?

The trailer confirms the Radio Timesí suggestion that Britannia is set to return to our screens this autumn. So thereís still quite some time to go before we can learn Antediaís fate during the course of ten thrilling episodes. But as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.

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ZoŽ chosen again as the voice of the Olivier Awards, to the delight of theatre fans

8 April 2019 20:45

On 7 April, the Olivier Awards took place at Londonís Royal Albert Hall, celebrating UK theatrical achievements from the past twelve months. For the fourth consecutive year, ZoŽ was chosen to provide the voiceover for the prestigious ceremony, and her return delighted theatre lovers.

If youíd like to hear ZoŽís velvety voiceover for yourself, you can watch highlights from the Olivier Awards on the ITV Hub (in the UK) for a limited time. Another option is to listen to Magic Radioís Oliviers coverage (the ceremony itself begins about 1 hour and 5 minutes into the programme).

While ZoŽ didnít appear at this yearís ceremony, hereís a reminder of her show-stopping dress from the 2017 Olivier Awards.

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