Joanne Zorian trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. She has worked in repertory theatre throughout the country for more than 30 years, appearing in a huge variety of plays by Shakespeare, Beckett, Willy Russell, and Alan Ayckbourn and has worked with with many new directors and writers. She starred in the original London production of Blood Brothers and has toured the UK and to Canada playing Mrs. Lyons and Mrs Johnstone, roles she has regularly returned to play in London’s West End.
Joanne appeared in the first British tour of Annie, the world premiere of Stepping Out, the musical, the world premiere of Alfie, the musical, and Mrs. Peachum in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre production of The Beggars Opera. Joanne co-wrote and performed in the one woman show The Ladies Who Lunch, which played to acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival and in London.
Joanne’s TV work includes numerous famous commercials as well as well-known dramas such as The 4 O’Clock Club, The Family Man, The Politician’s Wife, London’s Burning, The Practice, Me and My Girl, Cribb, and Bread, and the continuing dramas Coronation Steet, Eastenders, Emmerdale, Casualty, Doctors and Brookside. Joanne is currently appearing in TV adverts for Refresh Conservatories and Staysure Insurance. She is also the presenter on line for ‘Staysure Ė Ask an Expert’.
Film credits include Cor Blimey, Shirley Valentine, Teacher’s Pet and the Emmerdale DVD Paddy & Marlon’ Big Night In. She has recorded many radio plays, children's stories and programmes, broadcast travel reports and was an announcer for Channel 4 Television. Her voice can be recognised in commercials all over the country; she is a regular voiceover presenter for Classic FM, and features on a Sat Nav car system.
Joanne was presenter coach with the BAFTA award-winning Paralympics 2012 Channel 4 TV production team, the contestant’s coach for SKY TV’s Talent Search, and she is the author of Presenting on Television, a professional guide. She is a regular audio reader for the Buddhist magazine ‘The Art of Living’.
Contact Joanne's agent:
Lee Morgan Management
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