Sunday October 21, 2018

zoë wanamaker, cbe



Zoë Wanamaker CBE is one of the world's most respected and admired actresses on stage, film, television and radio. She has been nominated for a staggering ten Olivier Awards and won twice: for Once in a Lifetime and Electra, for which she also won the Variety Club Award. In the US she has been nominated for four Tonys: for Electrain Electra, Toine in Piaf, Fay in Loot and Bessie Berger in Awake and Sing!, which received the Tony for Best Ensemble.  

Most recently her theatre work includes Serafina in The Rose Tattoo and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, both at the National Theatre.

Television includes Poor Little Rich Girl (Golden Globe Nomination), Prime Suspect (BAFTA Nomination), David Copperfield, Tessa in three series of the award-winning Love Hurts, Gormenghast and nine series of My Family, for which she won the Rose d'Or.  

Films include Wilde, Five Children and It and playing Madame Hooch in Harry Potter.  

Zoë is an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the South Bank University and the American University Richmond London, an Associate at the National Theatre and Honorary President of Shakespeare's Globe. In 2000 she was awarded a CBE.