Girlfriends

ZoŽ stars as Gail, part of a trio of childhood friends rocked by tragedy, in ITV's six-part drama series shown in early 2018. You can watch it on Region 2 DVD, Amazon Prime Video (UK) or Acorn TV on Amazon (US).

Britannia

ZoŽ stars as vengeful Queen Antedia in Sky's epic nine-part drama series, shown in early 2018, about the Romans invading ancient Britain. You can watch it on Sky Atlantic (UK), NOW TV (UK), Region B/2 Blu-ray, Region 2 DVD or Amazon Prime Video in the UK and US.

Inside No. 9

ZoŽ guest stars as waspish acting awards judge Paula in 'And the Winner Is...', an episode from the BBC's cult comedy-drama's fourth series shown on 30 January 2018. You can watch it on Region B/2 Blu-ray, Region 2/4 DVDAmazon Prime Video (UK), YouTube or via iTunes or Google Play.

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News round-up: see ZoŽ in epic Britannia trailer; Girlfriends filming; and Gawn rehearses new play

31 August 2017 22:26

First-look Britannia trailer released

Sky Atlantic has released the long-awaited Ė and fabulous! Ė trailer for historical drama series Britannia, plus an eye-catching photo of ZoŽ as formidable Celtic Queen Antedia (click here for a bigger version).

Our first glimpse of the show's epic vision of ancient Britain, its fierce inhabitants and similarly fierce Roman invaders suggests that Britannia will be tense and atmospheric, with stunning cinematography and elements of the supernatural.

The trailer has met with a hugely positive response from ZoŽ's fans and peers alike, with fellow actress Kim Cattrall and director Metin HŁseyin among those praising her.

Zoe's Britannia co-stars include David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly and Mackenzie Crook. The series will premiere in Cannes on 16 October. As a recent press release from Sky makes clear, we can expect to see Britannia on TV 'early next year'. It'll be shown on Sky Atlantic in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Italy, as well as on streaming service NOW TV. US fans will be able to watch Britannia via Amazon Prime Video.

Girlfriends filming passes the half-way mark

Rollem Productions has revealed that filming for the last three episodes in ITV's six-part Girlfriends, another hotly-anticipated drama series starring ZoŽ, began on 23 August. The programme is being made in and around Leeds and York.

ZoŽ will play Gail, part of a troubled trio of friends, in Girlfriends, which also stars Phyllis Logan and Miranda Richardson.

Look out for it on ITV in 2018.

ZoŽ's husband to appear at the National Theatre

ZoŽ's husband, Gawn Grainger, recently began rehearsing Saint George and the Dragon for London's National Theatre. Here he's pictured with John Heffeman, Olwen May, Amaka Okafor, Jeff Rawle and other members of the company.

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Saint George and the Dragon, a new play by Rory Mullarkey, is described by the National as '[a] folk tale for an uneasy nation'. It'll be staged in the Olivier from 4 October to 2 December as part of the theatreís £15 Travelex season.

With thanks to Karoline for all her help.

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Announcing the lucky winner of the 15th anniversary competition...

31 August 2017 19:37

Many congratulations to ZoŽ's fan Lynn, who's won the website's 15th anniversary competition after being randomly selected from all of the entrants today!

Her prizes are a Dead Funny t-shirt and a photo, both signed by ZoŽ.

Thanks to all of the entrants, as well as to ZoŽ and Vanessa, her PA, for kindly donating the prizes.

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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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