Zoë Tapper, an English actress, was born on October 26, 1981, and rose to attention in 2004 as Nell Gwynne in Richard Eyre’s award-winning film Stage Beauty.

Anya Raczynski in Survivors and Mina Harker in Demons are two of her most well-known roles.

Tapper was born in the London Borough of Bromley in the South East. She studied acting at the Academy Drama School and the Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in the spring of 2003, only days before her first film job.

Tapper’s theater credits include George Dillon’s Epitaph in the West End and Shakespeare’s Globe’s Othello.

Following her debut in Stage Beauty, Tapper starred with Joan Plowright as Gwendolyn in Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005) and Anjelica Huston as Diana Shaw in These Foolish Things (2006).

Mary Collins in Channel 4’s A Harlot’s Progress, Jane in Oliver Parker’s The Private Life of Samuel Pepys, Gemma in the first series of Sky One drama Hex, and Jenny Maple in the BBC miniseries Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky are among her television credits.

She also starred as Hermia in the 2005 BBC adaptation/modernisation of Shakespeare’s play of the same name, ShakespeaRe-Told: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

In 2008, Tapper starred opposite Max Beesley, Paterson Joseph, and Julie Graham in the BBC television play The Curse of Steptoe and Anya Raczynski in the BBC version of Survivors.

In the ITV production of the novel Affinity, she portrayed Selina Dawes opposite Anna Madeley as Margaret Prior. It had its world debut at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and was broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom on December 28, 2008.

She played Mina Harker, a blind vampire-turned-monster hunter, in the ITV fantasy drama series Demons in 2009.

In the BBC Two historical drama Desperate Romantics, she portrayed Effie Gray. She starred as Hannah in the BBC television pilot Reunited in 2010.

Tapper played Ellen Love in Mr Selfridge in 2013.


Zoe Tapper Quotes

I love Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench as well. They’re all wonderful and they’re very inspiring. ~ Zoe Tapper.

I fell in love with acting at around the age of 11, when I was drafted in to play a fairy at an amateur production of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ ~ Zoë Tapper (@zozotaps).

‘Mr Selfridge’ is a lot more accessible than shows like ‘Downton.’ Everyone knows the store, but not everyone knows the story. Having this store as the backdrop with all of society working under one roof, I think it really captures people’s imaginations. ~ Zoe Tapper.

I honestly wondered how on earth I would manage to combine work and motherhood. ~ Zoe Tapper.

The best piece of advice that my mother gave me is to never have a plan B. She told me to stick to plan A because if you have a plan B you will inevitably fall back on it. ~ Zoe Tapper.

As an impoverished student I used to spend days out in Selfridges, nibbling on samples of free cheese and dousing myself with scent in the perfume department. ~ Zoe Tapper.

I hadn’t actually watched ‘Entourage.’ But I do understand that if you know and love that show, Jeremy Piven is about as good as it gets. ~ Zoë Tapper.

Throughout school I appeared in all sorts of productions and deep in my heart of hearts I knew that was what I want to do more than anything else. ~ Zoe Tapper.


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