Zoe Wanamaker Biography (1949-)

Born May 13, 1949, in New York, NY; raised in London, England; daughter of Sam (an actor and director) and Charlotte (an actress; maiden name, Holland) Wanamaker; married Gawn Grainger (an actor and writer), 1994. Addresses:Contact: Conway Van Gelder Ltd., 18-21 Jermyn St., London SW1Y 6HP, England.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
May 13, 1949
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Devil's Disciple, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976
  • Wild Oats; or, The Strolling Gentleman, Royal Shakespeare Company,1976
  • Ivanov, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1976
  • The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1978
  • Captain Swing, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1978
  • Piaf, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1978
  • Mary Daniels, Once in a Lifetime, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1979
  • (Broadway debut) Toine, Piaf, Plymouth Theatre, 1981
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Royal National Theatre, London, England, 1982
  • The Time of Your Life, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1983
  • Twelfth Night, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1983
  • Comedy of Errors, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1983
  • Mother Courage, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1984
  • Wrecked Eggs, Royal National Theatre, 1986
  • The Bay at Nice, Royal National Theatre, 1986
  • Fay, Loot, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, then Music Box Theatre,both New York City, 1986
  • Mrs. Klein, Royal National Theatre, London, 1988, then Apollo Theatre, London, 1989
  • Othello, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1989
  • The Crucible, Royal National Theatre, 1990
  • The Last Yankee, Young Vic Theatre, London, then New York City production, 1993
  • Dead Funny, New York City, 1994
  • The Glass Menagerie, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, then ComedyTheatre, London, 1995
  • Sylvia, Apollo Theatre, 1996
  • The Old Neighborhood, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1997
  • Title role, Electra, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1997, then McCarterTheatre, Princeton, NJ, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1998-1999
  • Also appeared in Henry V, Globe Theatre; and Made in Bangkok, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles.
  • Film Appearances
  • Narrator, Machines for the Suppression of Time, 1980
  • Elle, The Raggedy Rawney, Island, 1988
  • Mary Foster, Swept from the Sea (also known as Balaye par la mer), TriStar, 1997
  • Ada Leverson, Wilde (also known as Oscar Wilde), Sony Pictures Classics, 1997
  • Madam Hooch, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (also known asHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Also appeared in The Hunger.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Tessa Piggott, Love Hurts, BBC (England), 1992-1994
  • Miss Murdstone, David Copperfield, BBC, 1999, then PBS, 2000
  • Susan Harper, My Family, BBC, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Pearl Graigie, Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill, 1975
  • Annemarie Kempf, Inside the Third Reich, ABC, 1982
  • Clementine "Clemmy," Edge of Darkness, syndicated, 1986
  • Charlotte "Charlie" Fanner Titmuss, Paradise Postponed, PBS, 1986
  • Jean Kennerly, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, NBC, 1987
  • Voice, "Macbeth," Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, 1992
  • Audrey Maclintick, A Dance to the Music of Time, 1997
  • Mary Muldoon, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (also known asLeprechauns and Kampf der Kobolde), NBC, 1999
  • Clarice, Gormenghast, BBC America, 2000
  • Tania Braithwaite, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, BBC, 2001
  • Specials
  • Toine, Piaf, The Entertainment Channel, 1982
  • Lady Anne, The Tragedy of Richard the Third (also known as TheComplete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Richard the Third and Richard III), BBC (England), 1983
  • May Daniels, Once in a Lifetime, PBS, 1988
  • Olive Mannering, Memento Mori, PBS, 1992
  • Moyra Henson, Prime Suspect (also known as Prime Suspect 1), PBS, 1992
  • Emma Pickford, Fat Chance, PBS, 1993
  • Voice of Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, HBO, 1993
  • Charlotte Collard, The Blackheath Poisonings, PBS, 1993
  • Host and Connie, "The Countess Alice," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1993
  • Herself, Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes, 1993
  • Narrator of prologue, Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe, 1997
  • Narrator, Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle, 1998
  • Movies
  • Strike, 1981
  • Enemies of the State, 1982
  • Bildebeck, The Dog It Was That Died, 1988
  • Sarah Marriot, Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage, 1989
  • Mrs. Holroyd, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, 1995
  • Caroline Griveau, The English Wife, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Margaret Smythe, "Skeleton in the Cupboard," Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated, 1979
  • Emma Pickford, "Fat Chance," Inspector Morse, CTV (England), 1991
  • Narrator, Creatures Fantastic, 1997
  • Richard and Judy, Channel 4 (England), 2001
  • Other
  • Belle, A Christmas Carol, 1977
  • Sophie, Baal, 1982

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Los Angeles Times, March 16, 1999, pp. F1, F8

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