Britannia

Sky Atlantic's epic drama about the Romans invading ancient Britain, starring ZoŽ as vengeful Queen Antedia, returns for a second series on 7 November.

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 will air later this year.

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ZoŽ delights the audience at Jewish Book Week grand finale

11 March 2019 22:31

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#Repost @worldjewishrelief We are thrilled to be partnering\u00a0@jewishbookweek\u00a0on their grand finale event this year. \u0026#39;Jewish Voices\u0026#39; will be a celebration of the power of words featuring a host of well known actors and authors reading poems, letters and speeches, stretching from the beginnings of Jewish history to the present day. Don\u0026#39;t miss out! Book your tickets today:\u00a0https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/jewish-voices/.\u00a0#jewishbookweek#jewishvoices\u00a0#event\u00a0#dontmiss#booktickets\u00a0#proudtopartner #JBW2019

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Jewish Book Week 2019ís sold-out grand finale, Jewish Voices, took place at Kings Place in London on 10 March. ZoŽ played a key role in the event, which was billed as Ďa celebration of the power of wordsí and encompassed everything from songs to speeches.

She had the audience in fits of giggles when giving the first reading of the night Ė Groucho Marxís famous, witty letter to Warner Bros. about ownership of the name Casablanca Ė before dissolving into laughter herself! Zoe returned to the stage for an extract from Alan Bennettís hugely successful play set in a northern grammar school, The History Boys, alongside fellow actors Henry Goodman and Janet Suzman, director Nicholas Hytner, newsreader Emily Maitlis and other well-known figures.

Such was the demand for tickets to Jewish Voices, a collaboration between the long-running festival and charity World Jewish Relief, that the event was relayed live to a second area of Kings Place to enable more literature fans to enjoy it.

Over the course of a couple of hours, Jewish Voices explored what it means to be a Jewish writer and member of the Jewish community, providing entertainment, insight and serious thought.

Everyone present is sure to have left feeling inspired.

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ZoŽ opens Philip Sutton RAís My Shakespeare exhibition, plus a round-up of other news

8 March 2019 21:43

On 1 March, ZoŽ opened the new exhibition, My Shakespeare, by acclaimed artist and Royal Academician Philip Sutton at Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset. You can see photos from the event in the local press.

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The @philipsuttonra My Shakespeare exhibition is officially open thanks to the delightful Zo\u00eb Wanamaker who regaled a lovely heart felt story of her dad (Sam Wanamaker) and Philips friendship. On until 2 May #shakespeare #zoewanamaker #royalacademy

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In front of specially invited guests, she spoke about her father Sam Wanamakerís friendship with Sutton, who designed a beautiful, characteristically colourful poster to celebrate the opening of Shakespeareís Globe in 1997.

The poster was to be the first of many vibrant images inspired by Shakespeare and his plays. Sutton has described Shakespeareís writings as Ďmagicalí, and the same could certainly be said for his own works of art.

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a fantastic opening by #zoewanamaker of the My Shakespeare exhibition of Philip Sutton RA\u2019s work at Bridport Arts Centre this evening \ud83d\udc96 . . . sometimes it\u2019s good to come out from the hills \ud83d\ude0a . . . . . @philipsuttonra @bridportarts #art #magic #shakespeare #beautifulpeople #live #life #love #liveauthentic #grateful #inspiration #wellbeing #soulfood #this #see #breathe #prana #positivevibes #namaste \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffb

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ĎJoy, energy and colour, I think that's the secret,í ZoŽ remarked when discussing the power of the artistís paintings in 1997.

If youíd like to discover Philip Suttonís work for yourself, head to Bridport before 4 May and marvel at My Shakespeare.

In other news...

- Hereís a great photo of ZoŽ at Maple St. Creative, a recording studio in London, where she has recently been working.

- ZoŽ has shown her support for International Womenís Day, as well as disaster relief charity ShelterBox, on Twitter.

She has also recently used the platform to call for abortion law reform for women in Northern Ireland.

- If youíre researching Shakespeare, youíll be pleased to hear that a major digital resource, the Shakespeareís Globe Archive, has just been launched.

The archive aims to help you Ďtrack the journey of Sam Wanamakerís dream to reconstruct the Globeí, as well as gain a clearer understanding of the theatre as a performance space.

Highlights include an oral history by none other than ZoŽ herself.

- On 9 March, Shakespeareís Globe will host Burbage and Wanamaker: A Globe Celebration. The unique event will honour the achievements of Shakespearean actor Richard Burbage (who died 400 years ago) and ZoŽís father (who was born 100 years ago), as well as give participants the opportunity to experience preparing for a performance at the theatre.

- Britannia, in which ZoŽ plays the unforgettable Queen Antedia, will make its eagerly anticipated return to Sky Atlantic this autumn, according to the Radio Times. Specific broadcast dates for the ten epic new episodes have yet to be announced.

With thanks to Janet for her help.

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ZoŽís TREE AID charity appeal raises an incredible £15,000

12 February 2019 21:52

Congratulations to everyone whoís donated to the BBC Radio 4 fundraising appeal for TREE AID, which ZoŽ presented last month. Together youíve raised an incredible £15,000 so far to support the charityís work helping disadvantaged communities in Africaís drylands.

Hereís ZoŽís personal message of thanks to you all. Itís obvious how passionate she is about being a patron of TREE AID.

Anyone whoíd like to contribute to the charity and further boost the appealís total can donate through TREE AIDís website at any time.

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ZoŽ shows her support for Adfam's anti-stigma campaign

23 January 2019 11:37

Here's ZoŽ taking part in Adfam's #StigmaMakesMeFeel social media campaign. The charity's important initiative aims to tackle the stigmatisation of families affected by drug and alcohol addiction.

This is the second time in recent months that ZoŽ has shown her support for Adfam. She took part in the charity's carol concert in December.

If you'd like to follow Zoe's lead, simply print a copy of Adfam's campaign board (a PDF file), add your own message, and then tweet a photo of yourself with the board, using the hashtag #StigmaMakesMeFeel.

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Last chance to vote in the National Television Awards!

21 January 2019 07:11

I'm still thrilled about the news that Girlfriends, Kay Mellor's brilliant series starring ZoŽ, Miranda Richardson and Phyllis Logan, has been nominated in the New Drama category in the UK's National Television Awards.

You have until 12 noon (UK time) this Tuesday, 22 January, to cast your votes. Don't miss your chance to support your favourite shows and actors!

The winners of the NTAs will be revealed on the same day voting closes, during a star-studded live ceremony on ITV 1, from 7:30-10 pm.

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