Zoë is a distinguished RADA graduate and Academy Associate with extensive experience in theatre, television and radio, particularly in the classical repertoire.
Shortly after graduating she was invited to play Juliet for the Royal Shakespeare Company, which led to a series of other principal roles for the company, appearing in both Stratford and London, as well as touring throughout the UK and internationally to Japan, Singapore, extensively in Europe, and New York.
Zoë has just returned to the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford to play Mrs Frail in Love For Love. Before that she spent some months at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC starring as Rosalind in Michael Attenborough’s As You Like It and she also collaborated with Michael Attenborough in the Almeida Theatre’s acclaimed production of King Lear in which she played Goneril to Jonathan Pryce’s Lear.
Other productions at the RSC include: Twelfth Night (Viola; 2nd prize in the Ian Charleson Awards for Outstanding Perfomance in a Classical Role), Night Of The Soul (Joanna), The Prisoner’s Dilemma (Kelima), Othello (Desdemona), The Family Reunion (Mary) and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet; short list for Ian Charleson Awards). In collaboration with the City of London Sinfonia, Zoë has performed as Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Antigone (Antigone at The Royal Albert Hall).
Other theatre includes: Endpaper (a one person play in the Sixty-Six Books cycle)(Bush), Maggie in Hobson’s Choice (Sheffield Crucible), Jeanne in Birdsong (directed by Trevor Nunn for Comedy Theatre, West End), Hedda Gabler (Bath Theatre Royal / UK tour), Mrs Klein (Almeida Theatre), the award-winning Chichester Festival theatre production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Chichester, The Gielgud, West End and The Princess Of Wales,Toronto), Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac (Bristol Old Vic), Pravda (Chichester/ Birmingham Rep), Regan in King Lear (Chichester), The Scarlet Letter (Chichester), Vittoria in The White Devil (Lyric Hammersmith; 3rd prize in the Ian Charleson Awards) Girl in The Play About The Baby (Almeida Theatre),and Ophelia in Hamlet (Greenwich, West Yorkshire Playhouse, UK tour).
Zoë can regularly be seen on television (Vexed, Doctors, The Other Boleyn Girl, Love In a Cold Climate), as well as heard on Radio 4 in numerous plays, series, and as a short story reader.
She also sits on a variety of audition panels and holds a number of signifcant teaching posts, not only as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but at Drama Centre London (University of the Arts), British American Drama Academy and London Dramatic Academy (Fordham University). She has trained and directed students from all over the world, primarily in Shakespeare, but also Jacobean, High Comedy, Stanislavski Technique and Realism.