LONDON – ACN’s American readers may recognize her as the pampered housewife in a series of LiveAuctioneers video ads from a few years ago. Others may recall her as the mini-skirted young woman with the purring voice who reported from the October 2008 Avengers-themed champagne preview hosted by RM Auctions and Sotheby’s. But to British readers, the striking brunette actress is more than familiar from her many dozens of impressive stage roles and appearances in films and on television. She’s Zigi Ellison, younger sister of LiveAuctioneers’ CEO Julian Ellison.
“Our whole family is very proud of Zigi. She’s a very talented and versatile performer who has an uncanny ability to ‘become’ her character,” Julian observed. “She can play an aristocrat, a flawed Shakespearean character or a vamp, and she’s brilliant at all of them.”
Critics agree. Zigi captured the attention of New York theater-goers and hard-boiled newspaper columnists in 1998, when she played the lead role in the Steven Berkoff’s Broadway stage production of Salome. Other credits, to name but a few, include Brooke Daniels in Popcorn and Petronella Wyatt opposite Robert Bathhurst’s Boris Johnson in the acclaimed David Blunkett the Musical.
Zigi’s next appearance will be in a feature-length episode of Poirot, set to air on Sunday, Feb. 7 on Britain’s ITV1 network. She will play the role of Mrs. Craddock, the seductive patient murdered by Alex Jennings’ character Dr. Roberts. Click here for a preview of Zigi’s performance.
And here’s a flashback to Zigi’s exciting October 2008 report from London.
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