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Zoë Wanamaker


Zoë Wanamaker was born on May 13, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for My Family (2000), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Prime Suspect (1991). She has been married to Gawn Grainger since November 1994. See full bio »

"The Grand Tour: The Fall Guys"

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May try to find the fastest way from the Big Apple to Niagara Falls in Season 2, Episode 2 of "The Grand Tour." Episode 2 is available Friday, Dec. 15.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

My Family
My Family Susan Harper
(2000-2011)
Prime Suspect
Prime Suspect Moyra Henson
(1991)
My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn Paula Strasberg
(2011)

Filmography

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 2018 Girlfriends (TV Series) (post-production)
Gail
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Gail
 2017 Britannia (TV Series)
Queen Antedia
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Queen Antedia
- Episode #1.10 ... Queen Antedia
- Episode #1.9 ... Queen Antedia
- Episode #1.8 ... Queen Antedia
- Episode #1.7 ... Queen Antedia
 2017 Babs (TV Movie)
Joan Littlewood
 2015 Mr Selfridge (TV Series)
Princess Marie
- Episode #3.10 (2015) ... Princess Marie
- Episode #3.9 (2015) ... Princess Marie
- Episode #3.8 (2015) ... Princess Marie
- Episode #3.7 (2015) ... Princess Marie
- Episode #3.6 (2015) ... Princess Marie
 2014 Captcha (Short) (voice)
 2005-2013 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Ariadne Oliver
- Dead Man's Folly (2013) ... Ariadne Oliver
- Elephants Can Remember (2013) ... Ariadne Oliver
- Hallowe'en Party (2010) ... Ariadne Oliver
- Third Girl (2008) ... Ariadne Oliver
- Mrs McGinty's Dead (2008) ... Ariadne Oliver
 2013 Wodehouse in Exile (TV Movie)
Ethel Wodehouse
 2012 Fable: The Journey (Video Game)
Theresa (voice)
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
The Woman
- The Man (2012) ... The Woman
 2011 My Week with Marilyn
Paula Strasberg
 2000-2011 My Family (TV Series)
Susan Harper
- A Night Out (2011) ... Susan Harper
- Susan for a Bruisin' (2011) ... Susan Harper
- Darts all, Folks (2011) ... Susan Harper
- A Decent Proposal (2011) ... Susan Harper
- 'Booked (2011) ... Susan Harper
 2010 Fable III (Video Game)
Theresa (voice)
 2010 It's a Wonderful Afterlife
Mrs. Goldman
 2008 Fable II (Video Game)
Theresa (voice)
 2007 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Movie)
Mrs. Jarley
 2005-2006 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Cassandra
- New Earth (2006) ... Cassandra
- The End of the World (2005) ... Cassandra (voice)
 2006 Johnny and the Bomb (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Tachyon
- Déjà Voodoo (2006) ... Mrs. Tachyon
- Mrs Tachyon and the Bags of Time (2006) ... Mrs. Tachyon
 2005 A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (TV Movie)
Countess of Pembroke
 2005 The Real Amityville Horror (TV Movie documentary)
Narator
 2005 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Letitia Blacklock
- A Murder Is Announced (2005) ... Letitia Blacklock
 2004 Five Children and It
Martha
 2001 The Dark (Video short)
Tooth Fairy (voice)
 2001 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (TV Series)
Tania Braithwaite
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Tania Braithwaite
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Tania Braithwaite
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Tania Braithwaite
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Tania Braithwaite
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Tania Braithwaite
 2000 Gormenghast (TV Mini-Series)
Clarice Groan
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Clarice Groan
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Clarice Groan
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Clarice Groan
 1999 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Murdstone
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Miss Murdstone
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Miss Murdstone
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Muldoon
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Mary Muldoon
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Mary Muldoon
 1998 Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Creatures Fantastic (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Great Performances (TV Series)
Prologue / Herself
- Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe (1997) ... Prologue / Herself
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-Series)
Audrey Maclintick
- The War (1997) ... Audrey Maclintick
- The Thirties (1997) ... Audrey Maclintick (as Zoe Wanamaker)
 1997 Swept from the Sea
Mary Foster
 1997 Wilde
Ada Leverson 'Sphinx'
 1995 The English Wife (TV Movie)
Caroline Griveau
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Mrs. Holroyd
- The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd (1995) ... Mrs. Holroyd
 1995 Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (TV Movie)
Moyra Henson (in photograph) (uncredited)
 1992-1994 Love Hurts (TV Series)
Tessa Piggott / Tessa Carver
- Cards on the Table (1994) ... Tessa Carver
- Tracks of My Tears (1994) ... Tessa Carver
- Drawing the Line (1994) ... Tessa Carver
- Time to Go Home (1994) ... Tessa Carver
- The Morning After (1994) ... Tessa Carver
 1992 The Blackheath Poisonings (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte Collard
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Charlotte Collard
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Charlotte Collard
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Charlotte Collard
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Macbeth
- Macbeth (1992) ... Lady Macbeth (voice)
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Connie
- The Countess Alice (1992) ... Connie
 1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Olive Mannering
- Memento Mori (1992) ... Olive Mannering
 1991 Prime Suspect (TV Mini-Series)
Moyra Henson
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Moyra Henson
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Moyra Henson
 1991 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Emma Pickford
- Fat Chance (1991) ... Emma Pickford
 1990 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Emilia
- Othello (1990) ... Emilia
 1989 Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage (TV Movie)
Sarah Marriot
 1989 The Dog It Was That Died (TV Movie)
Bildebeck
 1988 Once in a Life Time (TV Movie)
May Daniels
 1988 The Raggedy Rawney
Elle
 1987 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Margaret Smythe
- Skeleton in the Cupboard (1987) ... Margaret Smythe (as Zoe Wanamaker)
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Jean Kennerly
 1986 Paradise Postponed (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte Titmuss / Charlotte Fanner
- The Gods of the Copy Book Headings (1986) ... Charlotte Titmuss
- Enigma Variations (1986) ... Charlotte Titmuss
- And a Happy New Year to You, Too! (1986) ... Charlotte Titmuss
- The Lost Leader (1986) ... Charlotte Titmuss
- The Wrongs of Man (1986) ... Charlotte Titmuss
 1985 Edge of Darkness (TV Mini-Series)
Clemmy
- Fusion (1985) ... Clemmy
- Breakthrough (1985) ... Clemmy
- Burden of Proof (1985) ... Clemmy
 1983 Enemies of the State (TV Movie)
Zdena Tomin
 1983 Richard III (TV Movie)
Lady Anne
 1982 Inside the Third Reich (TV Movie)
Annemarie Kempf
 1982 Baal (TV Movie)
Sophie
 1981 Strike: The Birth of Solidarity (TV Movie)
Alina Pienkowska
 1980 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Villager
- State of Decay: Part Two (1980) ... Villager (uncredited)
 1978 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
Berengaria of Navarre
- Bolt from the Blue (1978) ... Berengaria of Navarre
- Lion of Christendom (1978) ... Berengaria of Navarre
- Richard Yea and Nay (1978) ... Berengaria of Navarre
 1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Lucille / Dorinda
- Danton's Death (1978) ... Lucille
- The Beaux Stratagem (1978) ... Dorinda
 1977 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Belle
 1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Joan Carmichael
- Marathon (1975) ... Joan Carmichael
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Shirley Chatsfield
- Miss Health and Beauty (1975) ... Shirley Chatsfield
 1975 The Confederacy of Wives (TV Movie)
Corinna
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Pearl Craigie
- A Perfect Darling (1974) ... Pearl Craigie
 1973 Spy Trap (TV Series)
Muriel
- Sale of Work (1973) ... Muriel
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lorna Green
- Lorna and Ted (1973) ... Lorna Green
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series)
Ada Abbott
- The Silver Mask (1973) ... Ada Abbott
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Alice
- The Eagle Has Landed (1973) ... Alice
 1971 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Jackie
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Sally
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Other Works:

She acted Pam Gems' play, "Piaf," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Jane Lapotaire and Ian Charleson in the cast. Howard Davies was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Zoe Wanamaker

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It's wonderful that a show that's so normal could go on for so long. It's not cutting-edge, but it has still struck a chord, because everyone can sit down and watch it without being offended. It's gentle, warm and loving. (On My Family (2000)) See more »

Trivia:

Zoë became a British Citizen in 2000 so she could receive a CBE at Buckingham Palace rather than, as a US citizen, receive her decoration from the foreign secretary. See more »

Trademark:

She has a unique buttoned nose

Star Sign:

Taurus

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