'I am very happy to make this website, designed by Liz, official.'
ZoŽ Wanamaker CBE
My name is Liz, and I manage the website.  For details of when and why it was created, please see the section about this website.
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:
  • Mr Selfridge (ITV1; broadcast dates TBA): ZoŽ plays a Russian princess, Marie de Bolotoff, in the third series of this lavish costume drama, inspired by the founder of Selfridges department store.

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Sam Wanamaker would be 'thrilled and delighted' with the Playhouse, says ZoŽ in BBC interview

5 September 2014 21:06

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is the focus of the 'Friday feature' in today's edition of World Update, a current affairs radio programme broadcast by the BBC World Service.

Interviewed about the Playhouse, ZoŽ explains that this recreation of an indoor Jacobean theatre, which complements the outdoor Globe Theatre, was 'always in the plans' that her father had for the Globe site on London's South Bank.

ZoŽ emphasises that her father would have been 'thrilled and delighted' with the Playhouse, which opened earlier this year.

You can listen to the full interview on the BBC's website any time during the next seven days; it begins about 20 minutes into the programme.

Updated: The interview is now available as a standalone clip on the BBC's website and a podcast to download.


Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on BBC World Service, 5 September

4 September 2014 17:59

Tomorrow morning the BBC World Service will broadcast a feature, to which ZoŽ has been invited to contribute, about Shakespeare's Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

The radio feature, part of the World Update current affairs programme, will be broadcast internationally at 9:20am GMT (for example, that is 10:20am for those of us in the UK, as we are still on British Summer Time).

It will be made available on the BBC's website too, which also has details of how you can access the BBC World Service.

With thanks to Nigel for the broadcast details.


ZoŽ is 'a brilliant actress', says Mr Selfridge co-star

25 August 2014 18:17

Actor Leon Ockenden, who plays the son of ZoŽ's character, Marie de Bolotoff, in the forthcoming third series of ITV's Mr Selfridge, has spoken about how much he enjoys working with Zoe.

Interviewed by the Cornish Guardian, Ockenden commented: 'We have a real laugh but she's a brilliant actress. It's great working with her; the relationship between our two characters is so real.'

Filming is underway for Mr Selfridge, the period drama inspired by the founder of Selfridges department store in London. Broadcast dates for series three have not yet been announced.

With thanks to Janet for the link.


ZoŽ's website named Celebrity Site of the Day

24 August 2014 18:45

Earlier this month, on 17 August, this website was chosen as Celebrity Site of the Day and given the award button below.

I'm very happy that the site has been recognised in this way, especially as the news comes so soon after its twelfth anniversary.

Thank you to all of Zoe's fans who visit here.


ZoŽ praises The Globe's Hamlet world tour: 'Politics and religion may divide us, but culture unites'

23 August 2014 21:37

ZoŽ has praised Shakespeare's Globe's hugely ambitious Globe to Globe Hamlet tour, which aims to perform arguably the greatest, most famous play ever written in every country in the world.

Speaking to the Telegraph, ZoŽ emphasised that her father, Sam Wanamaker, who founded The Globe, would certainly have approved of the two-year project. She commented that the arts are a powerful means of bringing people together through shared experiences: 'Politics and religion may divide us, but culture unites'.

The Hamlet world tour began in April and has already visited dozens of countries. The company of twelve actors performs more than twenty characters; the role of Hamlet is shared by Ladi Emeruwa and Naeem Hayat. You can find out more about this fascinating tour on its official website and blog.


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