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Zoë Wanamaker CBE


The multi-award-winning Zoë Wanamaker CBE is one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation, with a career that spans both stage and screen. She is a four-time Tony Award nominee, and a ten-time Olivier Award nominee, winning the Best Actress Award twice for Electra and Once In A Lifetime. Her career has taken her from the RSC to the National Theatre via Broadway, the Royal Court, the West End and the Donmar Warehouse.  Her varied television career has included the much-loved BBC sitcom My Family, along with Poirot and Mr. Selfridge.  She received a BAFTA nomination for her role in the film Wilde, with other film credits including Harry Potter and My Week With Marilyn.  Zoë has more recently been in all three series of of the Sky/Amazon collaboration Britannia as Queen Antedia, as well as appearing in two series of Shadow & Bone.  She also completed filming on The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Cleaner and the forthcoming TV drama Criminal Record and last year she appeared in Pictures From Home at The Studio 54 Theatre on Broadway.  She has three Honorary Doctorates.

Photograph taken by Idil Sukan.