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Zoë Wanamaker

  • May 13, 1949 (age 70)
  • 5' 3" (1.61 m)
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2018
Killing Eve
TV ShowApr 8, 2018

Killing Eve

Killing Eve is a British spy thriller television series, produced in …
Killing Eve is a British spy thriller television series, produced in the United Kingdom by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America. The series follows Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer); as the chase progresses, the two develop a mutual obsession. Based on the Villanelle novel series by Luke Jennings, each of the show's series has featured a different female showrunner. Phoebe Waller-Bridge was head writer of season one, while Emerald Fennell took over for season two. Suzanne Heathcote will serve as showrunner for season three.
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Britannia
TV ShowJan 18, 2018

Britannia

Britannia is a British-American historical fantasy drama …
Britannia is a British-American historical fantasy drama series written by Jez Butterworth. The first nine-part series was the first co-production between Sky and Amazon Prime Video and stars Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker, Mackenzie Crook, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Eleanor Worthington Cox. It aired on Sky Atlantic in the UK beginning 18 January 2018 and on Amazon Prime Video in the US beginning 26 January 2018.
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Girlfriends
TV ShowJan 3, 2018

Girlfriends

Girlfriends is a British drama series, first broadcast on ITV on 3 …
Girlfriends is a British drama series, first broadcast on ITV on 3 January 2018. It follows the lives of three middle-aged women who have been friends since their teenage years. The series was written, created and directed by Kay Mellor.
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2017
Babs
MovieMay 7, 2017

Babs

A drama about the life and career of actress Barbara Windsor.
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2014
Inside No. 9
TV ShowFeb 5, 2014

Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9 is a British black comedy anthology television …
Inside No. 9 is a British black comedy anthology television programme that first aired in 2014. It is written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton and produced by the BBC. Each 30-minute episode is a self-contained story with new characters and a new setting, and all star at least one (usually both) of Pemberton and Shearsmith. Aside from the writers, each episode has a new cast, allowing Inside No. 9 to attract a number of well-known actors. The stories are linked only by the number 9 in some way and a brass hare statue that is in the background of all episodes. Settings include a suburban house, a gothic mansion and a barn. Pemberton and Shearsmith took inspiration for Inside No. 9 from an episode of Psychoville, a previous project, which was filmed in a single room. This episode was, in turn, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Rope. Inside No. 9 was also a reaction to Psychoville, which featured a long overarching story realised over multiple series.
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2013
Wodehouse in Exile
MovieMar 25, 2013

Wodehouse in Exile

An all-star cast heads up this intimate film about how …
An all-star cast heads up this intimate film about how author, P.G.Wodehouse, came to face a charge of treason during the Second World War and how this quintessential Englishman, creator of...
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Mr Selfridge
TV ShowJan 6, 2013

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge is a British period drama television series about …
Mr Selfridge is a British period drama television series about Harry Gordon Selfridge and his department store, Selfridge & Co, in London, set from 1908 to 1928. It was co-produced by ITV Studios and Masterpiece/WGBH for broadcast on ITV. The series began broadcasting on ITV on 6 January 2013 and 30 March 2013 on PBS in the United States.
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2011
My Week with Marilyn
MovieOct 9, 2011

My Week with Marilyn

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier, documents …
Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).
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2010
It's a Wonderful Afterlife
MovieJan 26, 2010

It's a Wonderful Afterlife

A comedy centered on an …
A comedy centered on an Indian mother who takes her obsession with marriage into the world of serial murder.
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2007
The Old Curiosity Shop
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MovieDec 26, 2007

The Old Curiosity Shop

A kindly shop owner whose …
A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.
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2006
The One Show
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TV ShowAug 14, 2006

The One Show

The One Show is a British television magazine and chat …
The One Show is a British television magazine and chat show programme. Broadcast live on BBC One weeknights at 7:00 pm, it features topical stories and studio guests. It is currently co-hosted on Mondays to Thursdays by Alex Jones and Matt Baker, and by a guest host on Fridays. Various reporters also assist with subject-specific presenting, both in the studio and on location, or through filmed segments. Originally produced in Birmingham and then in the BBC Media Village in White City, London, since 2014 the studio has been based in Broadcasting House, the BBC's headquarters in London.
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Award2006

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Won award for "Awake and Sing!".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination2006

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Awake and Sing!".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Nomination2006

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Awake and Sing!".
Tony Award
2005
A Waste of Shame
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MovieNov 22, 2005

A Waste of Shame

A mystery in Shakespeare's sonnets is explored.
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The Real Amityville Horror
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MovieOct 24, 2005

The Real Amityville Horror

This UK documentary …
This UK documentary explores the true story of the Amityville Horror through photos and interviews with George Lutz, neighbors, local journalists and psychics. Includes excerpts of a rare ...
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Doctor Who
TV ShowMar 26, 2005

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme …
Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being, to all appearances human, from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilisations and help people in need.
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Marple: A Murder Is Announced
MovieJan 2, 2005

Marple: A Murder Is Announced

A murder is announced in …
A murder is announced in the local newspaper in Chipping Cleghorn and everyone turns up at Little Paddocks at the appointed time. Then the lights go out and Letitia Blacklock is shot at and the man is found shot in the doorway. Miss Marple helps investigate the crime.
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2004
Who Do You Think You Are?
TV ShowOct 12, 2004

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? …
Who Do You Think You Are? is a British genealogy documentary series that has aired on the BBC since 2004. In each episode, a celebrity traces their family tree. It is made by the production company Wall to Wall. The programme has regularly attracted an audience of more than 6 million viewers. More than ten international adaptations of the programme have been produced.
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Five Children and It
MovieSep 11, 2004

Five Children and It

Five children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine …
Five children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes.
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Britain's Best Sitcom
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TV ShowJan 10, 2004

Britain's Best Sitcom

Britain's Best Sitcom was a …
Britain's Best Sitcom was a BBC media campaign in which television viewers were asked to decide the best British situation comedy. Viewers could vote via telephone, SMS, or BBC Online. This first round of voting was conducted in 2003, after which the BBC published a list of the top 100 selections. From this list, they produced a 12-episode television series broadcast by BBC Two from January through to March 2004.
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2002
Nomination2002

Best Actress

Nominated for "Boston Marriage".
Laurence Olivier Award
2001
The Kumars at No. 42
TV ShowNov 12, 2001

The Kumars at No. 42

The Kumars at No. 42 is a British television show. It won an …
The Kumars at No. 42 is a British television show. It won an International Emmy in 2002 and 2003, and won a Peabody Award in 2004. It ran for seven series totalling 53 episodes.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
MovieNov 4, 2001

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the …
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States, India and Pakistan as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on J. K. Rowling's 1997 novel of the same name. The film is the first instalment of the Harry Potter film series and was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. Its story follows Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his education. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.
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2000
David Copperfield
MovieApr 16, 2000

David Copperfield

David Copperfield is a two-part BBC television drama …
David Copperfield is a two-part BBC television drama adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1850 novel of the same name, adapted by Adrian Hodges. The first part was shown on Christmas Day 1999 and the second on Boxing Day the same year.
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Gormenghast
TV ShowJan 17, 2000

Gormenghast

Gormenghast is a four-episode television serial based on the …
Gormenghast is a four-episode television serial based on the first two novels of the Gothic fantasy Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake. It was produced and broadcast by the BBC. First broadcast in early 2000, the serial was designed for an early evening time-slot in much the same vein as the earlier adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia. The BBC conception was based on the idea that Peake's early life in China had influenced the creation of Gormenghast; thus, the castle in the series resembles the Forbidden City in Beijing as well as the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet.
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1999
Nomination1999

Best Performance by a Leading Actress i…

Nominated for "Electra".
Tony Award
Nomination1999

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Electra".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Nomination1999

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Electra".
Drama Desk Award
1998
Nomination1998

Best Actress

Nominated for "Electra".
Laurence Olivier Award
Award1998

Best Actress

Won award for "Electra".
Laurence Olivier Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination1998

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Wilde".
BAFTA Award
1997
A Dance to the Music of Time
TV ShowOct 9, 1997

A Dance to the Music of Time

The television series A …
The television series A Dance To The Music Of Time tells the story of two Englishmen navigating the wild cultural changes of English society between the 1920s and the post-war years. The series chronicles the decades-long friendship of Kenneth Widmerpool (Simon Russel Beale) and Nicholas Jenkins (James Purefoy) and each man's struggles with romance, adultery, war, marriage, divorce, and career ambition during some of England's most tumultuous years of the twentieth century. Claire Skinner, Emma Fielding, and Miranda Richardson play the women involved with Widmerpool and Jenkins. Gillian Barge plays Mrs. Erdleigh and Nicholas Jones plays Bob Duport. The plot begins in a school in the 1920s where Kenneth Widmerpool, a target for ridicule from schoolmates, meets Nicholas Jenkins, a philandering womanizer. The story flashes forward into the thirties where the two friends deal with problems in their marriages while experimenting with wild living in Britain's rising bohemian culture. All the while the dark clouds of war loom as Hitler's Nazi regime begins to gain power in Germany. Emmy-winner Christopher Moraff shares the director's chair with Alvin Rakoff. The Emmy-winning screenwriter for the series, Hugh Whitemore, is known for his expertise in English history and adds a knowledgeable depth to A Dance To The Music Of Time. The series was released in 1997 in four two-hour segments. Simon Russell Beale won three Best Actor awards (BAFTA TV Award, RTS Television Award, Broadcasting Press Guild Award) for his performance as Kenneth Widmerpool. Miranda Richardson was nominated twice for Best Actress for her role as Pamela Flitton. The series was also nominated for Best Costume Design, Best Design, and Best Makeup/Hair.
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Swept from the Sea
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MovieSep 9, 1997

Swept from the Sea

The film tells the story of Russian émigré, and the only survivor …
The film tells the story of Russian émigré, and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall, and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very kind and helps him. Soon he becomes like a son for Dr. James Kennedy and romance between Yanko and Amy follows.
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Wilde
MovieSep 1, 1997

Wilde

The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First …
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ...
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Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination1997

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Wilde".
BAFTA Award
1996
Nomination1996

Best Actress

Nominated for "The Glass Menagerie".
Laurence Olivier Award
1994
Gawn Grainger
MarriageNovember 1994

Gawn Grainger

Gawn Grainger (born 12 October 1937) is a British stage and …
Gawn Grainger (born 12 October 1937) is a British stage and screen actor, and husband of actress Zoë Wanamaker.
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1993
Best Actress
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Nomination1993

Best Actress

Nominated for "Love Hurts".
British Academy Television Award
1992
The Blackheath Poisonings
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TV ShowDec 7, 1992

The Blackheath Poisonings

The investigation of Paul …
The investigation of Paul Vandervent into the mysterious death of his father brings further discord among two feuding families tied together in business and marriage, living under the same roof.
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Love Hurts
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TV ShowJan 3, 1992

Love Hurts

Love Hurts is a British comedy-drama series that was …
Love Hurts is a British comedy-drama series that was broadcast from 3 January 1992 to 18 March 1994 on BBC One. It was scripted by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran and starred Adam Faith, Zoë Wanamaker and Jane Lapotaire as Frank Carver, Tessa Piggott and Diane Warburg, respectively.
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Best Actress
Nomination1992

Best Actress

Nominated for "Prime Suspect".
British Academy Television Award
1991
Prime Suspect
TV ShowApr 7, 1991

Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect is a British police procedural television drama …
Prime Suspect is a British police procedural television drama series devised by Lynda La Plante. It stars Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison, one of the first female Detective Chief Inspectors in Greater London's Metropolitan Police Service, who rises to the rank of Detective Superintendent while confronting the institutionalised sexism that exists within the police force.
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Nomination1991

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Crucible".
Laurence Olivier Award
1990
Othello
MovieJun 23, 1990

Othello

Othello is a 1990 film produced by the Royal Shakespeare …
Othello is a 1990 film produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, starring Ian McKellen, Willard White, Imogen Stubbs, and Zoë Wanamaker. It is based on a stage production of William Shakespeare's play Othello, directed by Trevor Nunn, and later rethought for TV and filmed in a studio. It was shot in a black box theater, so minimal props or scenery were needed, and aired 23 June 1990 on Theatre Night.
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Nomination1990

Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Othello".
Laurence Olivier Award
1989
Agatha Christie's Poirot
TV ShowJan 8, 1989

Agatha Christie's Poirot

Poirot (also known as Agatha …
Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's Poirot) is a British mystery drama television series that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule Poirot. Initially produced by LWT, the series was later produced by ITV Studios. The series also aired on VisionTV in Canada and on PBS and A&E in the United States.
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1988
American Experience
TV ShowOct 4, 1988

American Experience

American Experience is a television program airing on Public …
American Experience is a television program airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations in the United States. The program airs documentaries, many of which have won awards, about important or interesting events and people in American history.
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This Morning
TV ShowOct 3, 1988

This Morning

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is …
This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. The show airs live and features news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and other similar features.
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The Raggedy Rawney
MovieSep 10, 1988

The Raggedy Rawney

During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a …
During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally distraught, dresses in women's clothes and eventually joins a passing gypsy caravan, who think him a young girl... as well as a kind of seer, or 'rawney'. In time, however, he regains some composure and becomes attracted to one of the gypsy girls, which only leads to problems within the gypsy band, especially when the wounded commanding officer finds him
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1987
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story
MovieNov 16, 1987

Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton …

The true story of one of the …
The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.
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Inspector Morse
TV ShowJan 6, 1987

Inspector Morse

Inspector Morse is a British detective drama television …
Inspector Morse is a British detective drama television series based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter. It starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis. The series comprises 33 two-hour episodes (100 minutes excluding commercials) produced between 1987 and 2000. Dexter made uncredited cameo appearances in all but three of the episodes.
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1986
Paradise Postponed
TV ShowSep 15, 1986

Paradise Postponed

Paradise Postponed (1986) is a British 11-episode TV serial …
Paradise Postponed (1986) is a British 11-episode TV serial based on a novel by writer John Mortimer. He had adapted Brideshead Revisited as a television series and wrote Rumpole of the Bailey. The series covered a span of 30 years of postwar British history, set in a small village.
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Nomination1986

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Loot".
Tony Award
Nomination1986

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Loot".
Drama Desk Award
1985
Edge of Darkness
TV ShowNov 4, 1985

Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness is a British television drama serial …
Edge of Darkness is a British television drama serial produced by BBC Television in association with Lionheart Television International and originally broadcast in six fifty-five-minute episodes in late 1985. A mixture of crime drama and political thriller, it revolves around the efforts of policeman Ronald Craven (played by Bob Peck) to unravel the truth behind the murder of his daughter Emma (played by Joanne Whalley). Craven's investigations soon lead him into a murky world of government and corporate cover-ups and nuclear espionage, pitting him against dark forces that threaten the future of life on Earth.
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Nomination1985

Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Mother Courage and Her Children".
Laurence Olivier Award
1984
Nomination1984

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Time Of Your Life".
Laurence Olivier Award
Nomination1984

Actress of the Year in a Revival

Nominated for "Twelfth Night".
Laurence Olivier Award
1983
Natural World
TV ShowOct 30, 1983

Natural World

Natural World is a strand of British wildlife documentary …
Natural World is a strand of British wildlife documentary programmes broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Two HD and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history series. It is the longest-running documentary in its genre on British television, with nearly 500 episodes broadcast since its inception in 1983. Natural World programmes are typically one-off films that take an in-depth look at particular natural history events, stories or subjects from around the globe.
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Richard III
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MovieJan 23, 1983

Richard III

Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim …
Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim England's throne.
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1982
Inside the Third Reich
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MovieMay 9, 1982

Inside the Third Reich

A dramatization of the life of …
A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Adolf Hitler's young architect and one-time confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. This movie is based on Speer's autobiography of the same name.
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Baal
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MovieFeb 2, 1982

Baal

Baal is a young amoral rebellious poetic genius who, after a …
Baal is a young amoral rebellious poetic genius who, after a short and eventful life of debauchery, betrayal and violence, is about to cut his ties to the world and meet his doom. A high society party is where the end begins.
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1981
Nomination1981

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Piaf".
Tony Award
Nomination1981

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Piaf".
Drama Desk Award
1979
Award1979

Actress of the Year in a Revival

Won award for "Once in a Lifetime".
Laurence Olivier Award
Nomination1979

Actress of the Year in a Revival

Nominated for "Once in a Lifetime".
Laurence Olivier Award
1977
A Christmas Carol
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MovieDec 24, 1977

A Christmas Carol

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, but then gets a …
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, but then gets a visit from his companion Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years. He urges Scrooge to change his life.
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1974
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
TV ShowNov 5, 1974

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

Jennie: Lady Randolph …
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill is a British television period serial made by Thames Television and broadcast in 1974. It starred Lee Remick in the title role of Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill. The series covers the time period from 1873 to 1921. In the United States, the series was aired as part of PBS' Great Performances.
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1972
Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED/San Francisco, WTTW/Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV/Dallas/Fort Worth).
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1949
Zoë Wanamaker
BirthMay 1949

Zoë Wanamaker

Zoë Wanamaker was born.
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