Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Zoe Wanamaker

Zoë Wanamaker CBE is an American-British actor. She has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company; in films, including the Harry Potter series; and in a number of television productions, including a long-time role as Susan Harper in the sitcom My Family.

Zoe Wanamaker

 She was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She won an Olivier Award in 1979, for her performance in Once In a Lifetime.Her stage performance in Sophocles' Electra, for which she won another Olivier Award, was widely acclaimed.In 1985, she played 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. Each of her appearances on Broadway has led to a nomination for a Tony award, including, in 2008, her performance in Awake and Sing!.

From 19 May 2010 to 2 October (extended from 11 September), Wanamaker appeared in Arthur Miller's play All My Sons, portraying the role of Kate Keller at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London.

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.
She played Madame Hooch in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Television series have included Love Hurts (1992–94) with Adam Faith.
She played Clarice, one of the dim-witted twin sisters of Lord Groan in Gormenghast (2000), a BBC television adaptation of Mervyn Peake's trilogy.
Wanamaker has portrayed Susan Harper in UK television sitcom My Family since 2000.
Wanamaker 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".

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