Shadow and Bone cast: Who is Zoe Wanamaker? Meet the Harry Potter star

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Shadow and Bone is the new fantasy series streaming on Netflix, based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy of novels. Zoe Wanamaker stars in Shadow and Bone as Baghra but who is she? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Who is Zoe Wanamaker?

Zoe Wanamaker, 71, is an American-British actress from New York.

Shadow and Bone fans will most likely recognise Zoe Wanamaker from her role as Rolanda Hooch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

She is also well known for her stage career, in particular for her work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

During her career, she has received nine Olivier Award nominations, winning twice and received four Tony nominations.

For her performance as Moyra Henson in Prime Suspect, she received a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Actress.

She also received the same nomination for her role as Tessa in love Hurts.

Wanamaker is also well known for playing Susan Harper in the long-running sitcom, My Family.

Viewers may also recognise her as Ariadne Oliver from Agatha’s Christie’s Poirot and as Princess Marie in Mr Selfridge.

In film, Wanamaker is best known for portraying Paula Strasberg in Simon Curtis’s My Week with Marilyn.

She is also well known for playing Ada Leverson in Wilde, starring alongisde Stephen Fry.

Most recently, Wanamaker starred in Killing Eve as Helen Jacobsen and Gail in Girlfriends.

Shadow and Bones fans can also watch Wanamaker in Sky’s Britannia, where she plays the role of Queen Antedia.

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In Shadow and Bone, Wanamaker takes on the role of Baghra, Alina’s teacher.

Speaking to the Independent about her new role in Shadow and Bone, Wanamaker revealed she took on the role for two seasons: it was something different and “completely nuts.”

After some research into the original novel series and the character, Wanamaker confessed: “I looked it up online and I suddenly found this girl who was going ‘I’m so excited, Shadow and Bone has been cast! This is the thing since Harry Potter’ It’s tribal.”

Fans have been sharing their love for Wanamaker’s performance in Shadow and Bone online.

One fan tweeted: “Time to watch the beautiful @ZoeWanamaker on Shadow and Bonethank you for being my inspiration and being back on our screens blessings to you lovely.”

A second fan said: “I just finished the show! How Zoë Wanamaker played Baghra was something I particularly enjoyed bc she was so good.”

A third fan added: ” All the enthusiasm [email protected] ‘s performance as Baghra in Netflix #ShadowandBone gladdens my little fangirl heart.”

Shadow and Bone is streaming on Netflix now

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