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Zoë Wanamaker

Zoë Wanamaker was born on May 13, 1949 in New York, USA. She is an actress, known for My Family (2000), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and My Week with Marilyn (2011). She has been married to Gawn Grainger since November 1994. See full bio »
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 2014 Captcha (Short) (voice)
 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 (as Zoe Wanamaker in closing credits)
- Susan for a Bruisin' (2011) ... Susan Harper (as Zoe Wanamaker in closing credits)
- A Decent Proposal (2011) ... Susan Harper (as Zoe Wanamaker in closing credits)
- 'Booked (2011) ... Susan Harper (as Zoe Wanamaker in closing credits)
 2010 Fable III (Video Game)
Theresa (voice)
 2010 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Ariadne Oliver
- Hercule Poirot, Series X: Third Girl (2010) ... Ariadne Oliver
 2010 It's a Wonderful Afterlife
Mrs. Goldman
 2008 Fable II (Video Game)
Theresa (voice)
 2005-2006 Doctor Who (TV Series)
- 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)
 2004 Five Children and It
 2001 The Dark (Video short)
Tooth Fairy (voice)
 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
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Movie)
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 Amy Foster
Mary Foster
 1997 Wilde
Ada Leverson
 1995 The English Wife (TV Movie)
Caroline Griveau
 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)
- 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)
- Othello (1990) ... Emilia
 1989 Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage (TV Movie)
Sarah Marriot
 1989 The Dog It Was That Died (TV Movie)
 1988 Once in a Life Time (TV Movie)
May Daniels
 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)
Charlie Fanner
- The Gods of the Copy Book Headings (1986) ... Charlie Fanner
- Enigma Variations (1986) ... Charlie Fanner
- The Lost Leader (1986) ... Charlie Fanner
- The Wrongs of Man (1986) ... Charlie Fanner
- Living in the Past (1986) ... Charlie Fanner
 1985 Edge of Darkness (TV Mini-Series)
- 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 Baal (TV Movie)
 1981 Strike: The Birth of Solidarity (TV Movie)
Alina Pienkowska
 1980 Doctor Who (TV Series)
- State of Decay: Part Two (1980) ... Villager (uncredited)
 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)
 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)
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Pearl Craigie
- A Perfect Darling (1974) ... Pearl Craigie
 1973 Spy Trap (TV Series)
- Sale of Work (1973) ... Muriel
 1973 ITV Sunday 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)
- The Eagle Has Landed (1973) ... Alice
 1971 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
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Other Works:

She acted in Frank McGuinness' adaptation of Sophocles' play, "Elektra," in a Chichester Festival Production at the Minerva Studio Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Orla Charlton, Marjorie Yates, Andrew Howard, Raad Rawi, Rudolph Walker, and Martin McKellan in the cast. David Leveaux was director. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Zoe Wanamaker | Zoe Wanamaker in closing credits


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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 »


Received a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for best performance by a featured actress in a play for Awake and Sing!. See more »


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