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ZOë WANAMAKER, CBE (born 13 May 1949) is an American-British actress.

Wanamaker who has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre . A nine-time Olivier Award nominee, she won for Once in a Lifetime (1979) and Electra (1998). She has also received four Tony Award nominations for her work on Broadway ; for Piaf (1981), Loot (1986), Electra (1999), and Awake and Sing! (2006).

Wanamaker's film appearances include Wilde (1997), Harry Potter and the Philosopher\'s Stone (2001), and My Week with Marilyn (2011), while her television roles have included starring as Tessa Piggott in the drama series Love Hurts (1992–1994) and Susan Harper in the long-running sitcom My Family
My Family
(2000–2011). She has also appeared in the ITV dramas Agatha Christie\'s Poirot (2005–2013) and Mr Selfridge (2015).

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life

* 2 Career

* 2.1 Stage * 2.2 Screen

* 3 Nationality * 4 Honours * 5 Public advocacy * 6 Personal life

* 7 Filmography

* 7.1 Film * 7.2 Television * 7.3 Video games * 7.4 Theatre

* 8 Awards and nominations * 9 References * 10 External links

EARLY LIFE

Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
was born in New York City
New York City
on 13 May 1949, the daughter of Canadian actress and radio performer Charlotte Holland and American actor, film director, and radio producer Sam Wanamaker (born Samuel Wattenmacker). Her parents were Jewish , although she had a non-religious and non-observant upbringing. Her father was of Ukrainian descent; the BBC
BBC
series Who Do You Think You Are? , broadcast on 24 February 2009, revealed that her paternal grandfather Maurice Wanamaker (originally Manus Watmacher) was a tailor from Mykolaiv
Mykolaiv
.

While working in England in 1952, Wanamaker's father found out he had been blacklisted . Her parents therefore decided to remain in England and to not return to the U.S. She was educated at the independent King Alfred School in Hampstead and at Sidcot School , a Quaker boarding school in Somerset
Somerset
. Zoe attended Hornsey College of Art for the Pre-Diploma Course before she trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama .

CAREER

STAGE

Wanamaker's career started in the theatre. From 1976 to 1984 she was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company . She won an Olivier Award for her 1979 performance in Once In a Lifetime and a second for Sophocles ' Electra in 1998. In 1985, she played Verdi
Verdi
's wife Giuseppina Strepponi in the original production of After Aida . She appeared on stage playing the part of Beatrice opposite Simon Russell Beale as Benedick in the National Theatre 's production of Much Ado About Nothing . She has received Tony Award nominations for her performances in Piaf, Loot, Electra, and Awake and Sing! .

In 1997, Wanamaker was the first person to speak on the stage of the newly completed replica theatre, Shakespeare\'s Globe , on London's South Bank. This was in recognition of the role played by her father in founding the new theatre. She subsequently became Honorary President of the Globe.

From May to October 2010, Wanamaker appeared in Arthur Miller 's All My Sons as Kate Keller at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London.

Wanamaker appeared in Terence Rattigan
Terence Rattigan
's All On Her Own from 24 October 2015 till 13 January 2016 at the Garrick Theatre . The work is a one-woman play that preceded Rattigan's Harlequinade , which she also appeared in, each night as part of a never-before-seen double bill. In 2016 she appeared in the world premiere production of Elegy at the Donmar Warehouse .

SCREEN

Starting in the early 1980s, Wanamaker began performing on screen, most notably in a number of critically acclaimed television productions, such as the BBC
BBC
Television production Edge of Darkness ; she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for her portrayal of the love interest of a suspected serial killer in the first instalment of the Granada series Prime Suspect .

Television series have included Paradise Postponed (as Charlotte Fanner-Titmuss, 1986) and Love Hurts (1992–94) with Adam Faith . She appeared with Wendy Hiller in The Countess Alice in 1993, playing a rebellious woman searching for the truth about her past in war-torn Germany.

She played Madam Hooch in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher\'s Stone .

She played Clarice, one of the dim-witted twin sisters of Lord Groan in Gormenghast (2000), a BBC
BBC
television adaptation of Mervyn Peake 's trilogy.

Wanamaker portrayed Susan Harper in the BBC
BBC
situation comedy My Family from 2000 to 2011.

She voiced a CGI character named Lady Cassandra in the Doctor Who episode "The End of the World " (2005), and reprised the role (also appearing in the flesh this time) in the episode " New Earth " (2006).

Wanamaker lent her voice to the 2008 Xbox 360 game Fable II
Fable II
as the blind Seeress Theresa, who guides the playing character throughout the game. She returned to voice Theresa again in Fable III
Fable III
in 2010, and again in 2012 for Fable: The Journey .

She played Ariadne Oliver in six episodes of Agatha Christie\'s Poirot .

In 2015, she joined the cast of Mr. Selfridge as Princess Marie, the Russian mother-in-law of Rosalie Selfridge/Bolotoff.

NATIONALITY

Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
holds both British and American citizenship. She became a British citizen in 2000.

HONOURS

Wanamaker was appointed a CBE in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to drama. She also received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia on 19 July 2012.

PUBLIC ADVOCACY

Wanamaker has been a Patron of the UK charity Tree Aid , since 1997. Tree Aid enables communities in Africa's drylands to fight poverty and become self-reliant, while improving the environment. In 2006 Wanamaker recorded a successful Radio 4 appeal for the charity.

She is a patron of Dignity in Dying , the Lymphoedema Support Network , Youth Music Theatre: UK and of the Young Actors' Theatre, Islington . She is also one of the Honorary Patrons of the London children's charity Scene or, From President to Postman Doris F. Scott Fitzgerald various places

The Taming of the Shrew Katherina William Shakespeare

The Beggar's Opera Mrs. Vixen/Lucy Lockit John gay Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham Playhouse

Jug eva Hirst, her daughter Henry Livings

A Streetcar Named Desire Stella Kowalski Tennessee Williams

1976 Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle George Bernard Shaw

The Servant of Two Masters Smeraldina Carlo Goldini

Trumpets and Drums Victoria Balance Bertolt Brecht, Aldwych Theatre
Aldwych Theatre

The Devil's Advocate Essie, Mrs Dudgeon's illegitimate niece

Ivanov Babakina, Marfa Yegorovna, a young widow Anton Chekhov,

Wild Oats; or, The Strolling Gentleman Jane, daughter to Farmer Gammon John O'Keeffe

1978 The Taming of the Shrew Bianca, the Prize, younger daughter of Baptista William Shakespeare The Other Place , Stratford-Upon Avon

Captain Swing Gemma Beech Peter Whelan

1979 Piaf Toin Pam Gems

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Zoë Wanamaker
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