'I am very happy to make this website, designed by Liz, official.'
ZoŽ Wanamaker CBE
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My name's Liz, and I manage the website. For details of when and why it was created, please see the section about this website.
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ZoŽ has an official Twitter account, @ZoeWanamaker, that she runs with her PA, Vanessa. I tweet at @LizLockhart1985.


Sam Wanamaker Playhouse:
You can donate to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and find out more about this recreation of an indoor Jacobean theatre, on the Shakespeare's Globe website. ZoŽ, who is Honorary President of the Globe, talks about the history and significance of the project in a video by the theatre. 

Current and upcoming projects:
  • Girlfriends (starts 3 January, 9pm, ITV1; also being streamed from 29 January on Acorn TV): ZoŽ stars as Gail, part of a trio of childhood friends rocked by tragedy in this six-part drama series.
  • The Birthday Party (9 January-14 April at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London): ZoŽ stars as Meg, who runs a seaside boarding house, in this West End revival of Pinter's dark, classic play.
  • Britannia (All episodes to be released on 18 January on Sky Atlantic and Now TV; also coming to Amazon Prime Video): ZoŽ stars as Queen Antedia, a key figure in the Celtic resistance movement, in this epic, nine-part historical drama series about the Roman invasion of ancient Britain.
  • Inside Number 9 (2018, BBC2): ZoŽ guest stars in an episode from this cult comedy-drama's fourth series.

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Last chance to enter the website's 15th anniversary competition!

29 August 2017 17:00

If you'd like to be in with the chance of winning a t-shirt and photo, both signed by ZoŽ, you have until 11:59pm (UK time) on 30 August 2017 to enter the website's 15th anniversary competition.

Thank you to everyone who's already entered :-)

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First photos of ZoŽ in Girlfriends!

11 August 2017 20:38

Here's our first look at ZoŽ in costume on the set of ITV's hotly anticipated drama Girlfriends (presumably in her character Gail's cosy kitchen!), which is being filmed in Yorkshire. ZoŽ is pictured with fellow actress and presenter Claire Sweeney, who's recorded an interview with her about the drama for ITV daytime show Lorraine.

Look out for the interview closer to Girlfriends' broadcast in 2018!

Many thanks to Kat and Janet for their help.

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News round-up: great prizes to be won, Poirot photos, Babs and Wilde on TV and Britannia premiere

5 August 2017 23:45

Win great prizes signed by ZoŽ!

Just a reminder that if you'd like to be in with the chance of winning a t-shirt and photo, both autographed by ZoŽ, be sure to enter the free competition celebrating the website's 15th anniversary.

The competition is open to ZoŽ's fans all around the world. It runs until 11:59pm (UK time) on 30 August 2017. You can find details of how to enter here.

Good luck, everyone!

Behind-the-scenes Poirot photos

I recently discovered some wonderful behind-the-scenes photos of ZoŽ filming the Agatha Christie's Poirot episode 'Dead Man's Folly' with David Suchet. They were taken in summer 2013 by a talented photographer, SG Haywood, for ITV and the National Trust.

The filming was particularly special, as 'Dead Man's Folly' is the last episode ever made of the detective series and was shot at Christie's former holiday home, Greenway (now looked after by the National Trust), in Devon.

Brilliant Babs and wonderful Wilde on BBC Four

There's another chance to watch ZoŽ's brilliant portrayal of visionary director Joan Littlewood on 6 August, as Babs, the Barbara Winsdor biopic first shown in May, will be broadcast on BBC Four at 10pm.

Wilde, the wonderful, moving film in which ZoŽ plays genius Oscar Wilde's loyal friend Ada 'Sphinx' Leverson, is also making a welcome return to our TV screens, twenty years after it was originally released. Look out for it on 10 August, also on BBC Four at 10pm.

Britannia to premiere in Cannes this October

Sky and Amazon US's epic drama series Britannia, in which ZoŽ will appear as a Celtic queen, Antedia, will have its world premiere at MIPCOM 2017 in Cannes, France. The screening is scheduled for this major entertainment trade show's opening day, 16 October.

MIPCOM's press release notes that '[Britannia's] creators and key cast are due to be in Cannes to promote the show'. It also indicates that the series now consists of nine episodes rather than ten; it'll air on Sky Atlantic, not Sky 1; and we'll see it in 2018 rather than this year.

I'll let you know the TV broadcast dates as soon as they're available :-)

With thanks to Janet for letting me know about the Babs broadcast.

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Hundreds of fans enjoy meeting ZoŽ at the London Film and Comic Con

1 August 2017 19:32

On 29 July, ZoŽ took time out of filming ITV drama Girlfriends to make her first ever appearance at a convention, Showmasters' famous London Film & Comic Con, held at a packed Olympia. Looking chic and happy, she not only signed hundreds of autographs (she's pictured at the autograph table below) but also posed for photos with numerous fans during a couple of professional photoshoots.

The convention welcomed dozens of special guests, and ZoŽ was a particularly popular choice, with long queues throughout the day for her signing sessions. Many attendees have spoken on Twitter about how much they enjoyed meeting her. ZoŽ autographed everything from a My Family boxset to a Harry Potter Marauder's Map!

I've always loved ZoŽ's bold signature (which is why it's incorporated into the website's banner), and the autograph I was fortunate enough to obtain on Saturday now has pride of place at home.

Let's hope that ZoŽ makes another convention appearance in the near future!

Huge thanks to Deike and Karoline for the convention photos.

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Website's 15th anniversary Ė win a t-shirt and photo signed by ZoŽ!

30 July 2017 21:03

To thank ZoŽ's fans for visiting this website over the past 15 years, I'm running a special competition with prizes kindly donated by ZoŽ herself and her PA, Vanessa. One lucky winner will receive a Dead Funny t-shirt and a photo, both signed by ZoŽ.

ZoŽ starred in Dead Funny, Terry Johnson's darkly comic play, in 1994. She played an exasperated doctor's wife struggling to see the funny side of her husband's fascination with old-fashioned humour and dead comedians. Last year, ZoŽ went to see Dead Funny staged with a different cast, including Katherine Parkinson as the doctor's wife.

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning this competition, send your answer to the question below to liz@zoewanamaker.com before 11:59pm (UK time) on 30 August 2017.

What was the name of ZoŽ's character in Dead Funny?
(a) Emma
(b) Elizabeth
(c) Eleanor

The competition is open to ZoŽ's fans all over the world. After 30 August, the winner will be chosen at random by picking a name out of a hat. I'll email the winner to request his/her postal address. ZoŽ's PA will then post the signed t-shirt and signed photo.

Good luck, everyone!

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