The Man Who Fell to Earth

Zoë plays the enigmatic Watt in this sci-fi series about an alien, Faraday, who comes to Earth on a mission to save his home planet. Streaming now on Showtime (US) and Paramount+ (UK).

Shadow and Bone

Zoë plays Baghra, a stern teacher, in this major new fantasy series based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Grishaverse novels. Series one is streaming now on Netflix, and series two wrapped earlier this year.

The Cleaner

Zoë guest stars in an episode in the second series of BBC One's black comedy about a crime scene cleaner, which is currently in production.

Criminal Record

Zoë plays the mother of a young detective reinvestigating an old murder case in this crime drama series for Apple TV+. Filming began in the summer.

Social

Happy birthday, Zoë!

13 May 2022 04:20

Wishing wonderful Zoë an equally wonderful birthday <3

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Constellations re-released to celebrate Oliviers success

3 May 2022 19:08

The Donmar Warehouse has re-released its fabulous filmed version of Constellations, which was originally available last year, to celebrate the West End show’s recent Olivier Awards success. Nick Payne’s acclaimed multiverse play, starring Zoë and Peter Capaldi alongside three other casts, won the Best Revival Olivier at the prestigious ceremony in April.

Here's how the Donmar announced the re-release on Instagram.

Constellations was staged at the Vaudeville Theatre in summer 2021. Now, wherever you are in the world, you have the opportunity to stream digital versions of this bold yet intimate production on the Donmar On Demand website. You could watch Zoë and Peter Capaldi bring multiple versions of their characters’ relationship to life (which adds a whole new dimension to will-they-won’t-they storylines!) for £7.50 for 24 hours’ access. Alternatively, watch all four casts for £20 and receive 14 days’ access.

Captioned and audio-described versions are available, and you can check out the Constellations trailer below.

You have until 25 May to catch this ‘stellar revival’ (in the Guardian’s words) of Constellations. Enjoy!

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Meet Zoë at London Film and Comic Con 2022!

22 April 2022 14:05

Major events organiser Showmasters has revealed that Zoë is among the special guests set to attend the 2022 London Film & Comic Con. She’s due to appear at the famous convention, which will take place at Olympia London, on Saturday 9 July from 10 am to 6 pm. (Please note the convention runs from 8-10 July, but Zoë has just signed up for the 9th.)

Photoshoots and autograph sessions

This is a wonderful – and rare – opportunity to meet Zoë briefly in order to have your photo taken with her by a professional photographer and/or obtain a personally signed photo featuring her amazing signature!

Cosplay is popular at LFCC, so if you wanted you could dress up as one of Zoe’s most memorable characters – Madam Hooch from Harry Potter, Cassandra from Doctor Who or Baghra from Shadow and Bone, perhaps.

Zoë’s first convention since 2017

Schedule permitting, LFCC 2022 will be Zoë’s second appearance at a convention. Her first was at LFCC 2017, when hundreds of fans enjoyed meeting her (she’s pictured below signing autographs on the day).

LFCC 2022 tickets available now

Tickets for LFCC 2022 are on sale now; fans who’d like to meet Zoë will need an entry ticket valid for 9 July plus a photoshoot ticket and/or an autograph ticket. It seems the autograph tickets haven’t been released just yet, unlike the others, so do keep a lookout for them.

Huge thanks to Deike and Karoline for the 2017 convention photo.

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Constellations wins Olivier Award for Best Revival

16 April 2022 02:20

Congratulations to Zoë and everyone else involved in Constellations! Having wowed theatregoers last summer, Nick Payne’s ‘multiverse’ play has won Best Revival at the Olivier Awards 2022.

The prestigious ceremony, which celebrates London's theatre industry, was held at the city’s Royal Albert Hall on 10 April. Highlights were broadcast to UK viewers on ITV1, while viewers outside the UK could watch the proceedings on the Official London Theatre YouTube channel.

On stage and streamed worldwide

A dazzling yet intimate show, Constellations explored different versions of a couple’s relationship. It starred Zoë alongside Peter Capaldi and three other casts (Sheila Atim & Ivanno Jeremiah, Omari Douglas & Russell Tovey, and Anna Maxwell Martin & Chris O’Dowd). Produced by the Donmar Warehouse, staged at the Vaudeville Theatre and subsequently streamed around the world, Constellations helped to bring theatre back to eager audiences after months of pandemic-related closures.

‘Theatre is an experience and a shared event, and I think people are really starved of that,’ Zoë told London’s Evening Standard at the time.

Critical acclaim for this ‘stellar revival’

Check out the Constellations rehearsal photos and production photos if you’d like to refresh your memory of the show. BroadwayWorld UK’s five-star review described Zoe’s portrayal of quirky quantum physicist Marianne as ‘brilliant’. In the Guardian’s words, the production was ‘a stellar revival’ – and the Olivier Awards judges clearly agreed with the newspaper.

Zoe wasn’t able to attend the Oliviers ceremony, but Constellations’ director, Michael Longhurst, was there to collect the award on behalf of the actors and production team. During his acceptance speech, he pointed out that the play had originally been performed (with a different cast) ten years ago, and its 2021 revival was ‘dreamt up in the middle of lockdown’. A beautiful piece of theatre emerged from terrible times.

Director praises Zoë and the other actors

The director praised the playwright and actors. ‘I am so grateful to Nick Payne for his beautiful words that allowed us to bring four different casts [to the stage], who trusted that their own unique brilliance would make us celebrate our shared humanity’.

Longhurst’s words will, I’m sure, strike a chord with many people who watched Constellations live and/or online. It’s one of the most witty, playful, moving plays I’ve ever had the privilege to see and is all the more remarkable for being staged during an incredibly challenging time for the theatre industry when so many restrictions were in place. Constellations’ Olivier award success is richly deserved.

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Zoë contributes to Exeunt: The Stage Door Project

31 March 2022 19:55

Zoë is among the actors and other theatre professionals who've contributed to Exeunt: The Stage Door Project, a book launched earlier this month to celebrate the magic of London's stage doors.

Magic is very much the theme of Zoë's contribution; she describes a stage door as ‘a portal into a different and secret world', where transformative experiences occur. The public isn't normally allowed to enter the stage door (though theatregoers often wait outside in the hope of meeting their favourite actors), which lends this area of a theatre an air of mystery.

Appropriately enough, Zoë's words appear alongside a photo of the stage door at the Bridge Theatre, where Two Ladies, the last play Zoë performed before the pandemic, was staged.

Exeunt is the brainchild of two up-and-coming actors, Lloyd McDonagh and Salvatore Scarpa. All of the stage door photos in the book were taken by them during the lockdowns of 2020; an unprecedented time for the theatre industry, when all UK theatres were forced to close (or go dark, as temporary closure is known in the industry) and theatre professionals were left without work. As a result, the photos have a compelling, haunting quality. Stage door areas are normally bustling places, but the book is a record of a period when they were empty and silent.

Published by Renard Press, Exeunt has a distinctive dark design, reflecting the fact that it was created when all of the theatres it features were dark. Other contributors include Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Sharon D. Clarke, Anita Dobson and many more.

You can buy the book from Renard and other retailers and support the theatre industry at the same time. That's because proceeds from the book's sales will benefit three theatre-related charities: the Actors’ Benevolent Fund, ArtsMinds and The Theatre Artists Fund.

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