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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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Zoe Wanamaker as Madam Hooch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Zoë Wanamaker, Honorary CBE (born 13th May 1949 in New York City) is an American-born British actress who lives and works in the United Kingdom. She played the Lady Cassandra O'Brien in the Doctor Who stories, "The End of the World" and "New Earth."

Holding both American and British citizenship, she is the daughter of the late American film actor/director/producer Sam Wanamaker, who left the United States for Great Britain after being blacklisted during the 1950s; he led the project to rebuild the Globe Theatre in London.

She is probably best-known by a world-wide audience for her role as Madam Hooch in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone). She played Clarice, one of the dimwitted twin sisters of Lord Groan in Gormenghast, a BBC television adaptation of Mervyn Peake's trilogy. She has also appeared in a variety of films, programmes, and plays.

Successful television series have included Love Hurts with Adam Faith and My Family with Robert Lindsay.

Her stage performance in Sophocles' Electra, for which she won an Olivier Award, was widely acclaimed.

Coincidentally, a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone can be seen in a Platform One display case during The End of the World.

In the 2009 "My Family" Christmas Special, a future version of Wanamaker's character makes several referances to "moisturising", winking towards the viewer as she does. This is apparently in reference to her Doctor Who character.

Selected filmography

  • Johnny and the Bomb (2006) Ms. Tachyon
  • Cards on the Table (2005 TV Movie) (Agatha Christie's Poirot) appearing as Ariadne Oliver
  • Marple: A Murder is Announced (2005 TV series) (as Letitia Blacklock)
  • Britain's Best Sitcom (2004) (TV series) (narrator)
  • Five Children and It (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) as Rolanda Hooch
  • Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (2001) (TV movie)
  • My Family (2000-2008) (TV series)
  • Gormenghast (2000) (miniseries)
  • David Copperfield (1999) (TV movie)
  • Swept from the Sea (1997)
  • Wilde (1997)
  • Prime Suspect 4: Scent of Darkness (1995) (TV movie) (uncredited)
  • The Countess Alice (1992) (TV movie)
  • Prime Suspect (1991) (TV movie)
  • Edge of Darkness (1985) (miniseries)
  • Inside the Third Reich (1982) (TV movie)

External links

  • Zoë Wanamaker at the Internet Movie Database
  • Controversy over payment for Harry Potter film
  • Zoë Wanamaker's Official Site
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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Muppet Wiki

Zoë Wanamaker (b. 1949) is an English actress who played Martha in the 2004 film Five Children and It.

Wanamaker has had an active career on stage since 1970, including the 1996 play Sylvia (as a dog); and more recently the female lead in Tennassee Williams' play The Rose Tattoo (at the National Theatre). She has become familiar to cinema-goers through such film roles as Madam Hooch in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. In television, she voiced Lady Cassandra in the 2004 version of Doctor Who, and plays the recurring role of eccentric mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver in Poirot.

External links

  • IMDb
  • Internet Broadway Database
  • Official Fan Site
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