How old is Zoe Wanamaker, who’s her husband Gawn Grainger and what else has the Britannia star appeared in?.

ZOE Wanamaker has been a household name for many years now, thanks to her quirky characters in both film and television.

Now she's back on the box in the second series of Britannia which starts TONIGHT (November 7) - we take a look at her life, love and career...

 Zoe Wanamaker is a British actress of American descent

Zoe Wanamaker is a British actress of American descentCredit: Getty - Contributor

Who is Zoe Wanamaker? And what is her background?

Zoe Wanamaker, CBE, 70, was born May 13, 1949, and is a British actress of American descent.

She was born in New York City but her family moved to England when she was young.

Zoe is best known for playing the eccentric Susan Harper in the long-running sitcom My Family (2000–2011).

Other TV shows include Love Hurts, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Mr Selfridge.

She has returned to TV in new ITV show Girlfriends, which started on January 3, 2018.

Zoe has also starred in many films including Wilde (1997), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), and My Week with Marilyn (2011).

 She is best known for starring in My Family

She is best known for starring in My FamilyCredit: BBC

What else has Zoe been in?

Not only is Zoe a star of TV and film, she has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

A nine-time Olivier Award nominee, she won for Once in a Lifetime (1979) and Electra (1998).

She has also received four Tony Award nominations for her work on Broadway for Piaf (1981), Loot (1986), Electra (1999), and Awake and Sing! (2006).

 Zoe also played Madam Hooch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Zoe also played Madam Hooch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneCredit: Warner Brothers

 Zoe is back on TV in new ITV drama Girlfriends

Zoe is back on TV in new ITV drama GirlfriendsCredit: � Ben Blackall 2017

Who is Zoe married to?

Zoe lived for many years with fellow Royal Shakespeare Company actor David Lyon.

In November 1994, she married actor/dramatist Gawn Grainger.

She has no children.

What is Britannia about and when's it on?

Britannia tells the story of the Roman Imperial Army of 43AD, and their determination to take over the Celtic heart of Britannia.

However, the land in question is ruled by warrior women and druids who threaten to conjure forces of the underworld in a bid to save their precious country.

The Roman Army is led by General Aurus, who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal.

Sky Atlantic and Amazon signed a co-hosting deal to the rights of the show.

You can catch the first episode of the second series on November 7, 2019 on Sky Atlantic.

The second season will be spread over ten episodes.

And if you're a Sky or Now TV customer you can watch the entire series as a box set immediately after the first episode has been broadcast.

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