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Zoë Tapper stars in "Mr. Selfridge" on PBS as spunky showgirl Ellen Love, who steals the boss's heart and a bit of his wallet, while becoming the "Spirit of Selfridge."

Zoë Tapper graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama just days before taking her first film role, playing "pretty, witty" Nell Gwynn in Richard Eyre's "Stage Beauty," opposite Rupert Everett and Claire Danes. Other film roles followed, ranging from "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont," alongside Joan Plowright, to the romantic comedy "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," with Felicity Jones and Elizabeth McGovern ("Downton Abbey").

On the London stage, Tapper starred opposite Joseph Fiennes in John Osbourne's "Epitaph for George Dillon," directed by Peter Gill, and The Guardian called her "a Desdemona to die for" in Shakespeare's "Othello" at The Globe.

On the small screen, Tapper's credits include the title role in the BAFTA-nominated "A Harlot's Progress," opposite Toby Jones, and she played a spirit medium in the award-winning Andrew Davies adaptation of "Affinity." She also starred in the BBC drama "Desperate Romantics," with a performance likened by one critic to "the 19th century's version of Angelina Jolie," and she was a Royal Television Society award nominee for her portrayal of a tortured prostitute in "Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky," directed by Simon Curtis. "Masterpiece Mystery!" fans may remember Tapper as the duplicitous widowed temptress in the last episode of "Zen."


Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England, UK
Husband: Oliver Dimsdale (12/30/2008, 1 child)

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