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 and two are streaming now on Netflix.

Criminal Record

Zoë plays the fragile mother of a young detective reinvestigating an old murder case in this crime drama series currently streaming on Apple TV+.


Pictures from Home bows out on Broadway

1 May 2023 19:41

'Three of the theatre's most inventive, inspired and award-winning artists bring to vivid theatrical life a comic and dramatic portrait of a mother, a father and the son who photographed their lives.'

Those are BroadwayWorld's moving words and come from its fond farewell to Pictures from Home. The stunning play had its final performance at Broadway's Studio 54 yesterday, 30 April, after a hugely popular run. Zoë and her co-stars, Nathan Lane and Danny Burstein, have seen numerous standing ovations since previews began on 13 January.

But let's give the last word to the Pictures from Home publicity team, who've shared this touching message.

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Zoë in Black Ops, a new comedy thriller for BBC One

1 May 2023 18:32

Hot on the heels of The Cleaner (which you can watch on the BBC iPlayer right now) comes another comedy-with-a-twist featuring Zoë in a guest role: Black Ops. This fresh, funny six-part series, which is billed as a ‘high-concept comedy thriller’, airs Fridays at 9:30pm on BBC One from 5 May.

Black Ops was created by BAFTA award winners Gbemisola Ikumelo and Akemnji Ndifornyen. They star in the East London-set series alongside Hammed Animashaun.

According to the BBC Media Centre, Black Ops ‘tells the story of Dom [played by Gbemisola Ikumelo] and Kay [Hammed Animashaun], two Police Community Support Officers who join the Met Police in the hope of cleaning up their community. However, they quickly find themselves unwittingly thrust into the murky world of deep cover infiltration.’ Along the way, they encounter Tevin (Akemnji Ndifornyen), who’s one of the leaders of a local gang.

Details about Zoe’s character and episode(s) are being kept under wraps for now. But one of Black Ops’ executive producers, Lloyd Woolf, has emphasised what a joy it was to work with her: ‘there’s people like Zoë Wanamaker and Alex Macqueen and Alan Ford [in the cast] who to even just briefly meet these people and have a chat is lovely’.

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Zoë interviewed on Little Known Facts arts podcast

24 April 2023 16:37

Zoë is interviewed in the latest episode of Little Known Facts. This popular podcast, hosted by fellow actor Ilana Levine, is devoted to 'hilarious, vulnerable, revealing and inspiring' conversations with people in the arts.

You can listen to Little Known Facts: Zoë Wanamaker on BroadwayWorld. The episode runs for just under 40 minutes and is an absolute delight. As Ilana Levine remarks towards the end of the interview, she's had 'the best day' chatting to Zoë, and the conversation really flows.

The candid, wide-ranging interview covers Pictures from Home on Broadway, and how the family at the heart of that play (American photographer Larry Sultan and his parents) led Zoë to think about her own. She also talks about her childhood, early career, differences between Broadway and West End theatre, the role she's most recognised for - and so much more.

Many of Zoe's comments will stay with me, especially her thoughts on theatre post-pandemic. Theatregoers and actors were starved of live performance for so long that 'getting people back into the theatre so they can be told a story' (in Zoë's words) is hugely important now.

And if you want to watch some stunning theatre in the very near future, Pictures from Home is booking until 30 April.

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Zoë stars in The Cleaner tonight

21 April 2023 17:18

The highly-anticipated episode of black comedy The Cleaner in which Zoë guest stars will be broadcast on BBC One tonight, 21 April, at 9:30pm.

Greg Davies, who plays crime scene cleaner Wicky emphasises on Twitter how much fun the cast had.

'The Statue' sees Wicky called to sort out a bizarre statue (yes, that's it in the background in the photo above!). But Zoe's character, Lucille, has other ideas - and she's as stubborn as Wicky is tall!

If you miss 'The Statue', remember you can stream the programme on the BBC iPlayer instead.

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Don't miss your chance to see Pictures from Home!

21 April 2023 16:44

Time is running out to catch Pictures from Home on Broadway! The last performance takes place on 30 April.

Zoë and her co-stars, Nathan Lane and Danny Burstein, have received standing ovation after standing ovation at Studio 54. The stunning, touching play is based on a 1992 photo memoir by Larry Sultan, an American photographer who photographed his parents over many years, turning their domestic life into art. Zoë plays Sultan's mother, Jean.

There are some great clips from the production in these new videos. It's also wonderful to see theatregoers' reactions.

You can book tickets for Pictures from Home via the show's website.

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