Zoe Wanamaker bemoans shortage of TV roles for older women

Actor, who is set to appear in her sixth Poirot episode, tells Radio Times that it's difficult for women her age to get work

Actor Zoe Wanamaker has said that older women are still not getting enough decent screen roles. The star of My Family, 64, is set to appear in her sixth Poirot episode as a crime writer who occasionally helps the detective. But she told the Radio Times this week: "It's difficult to get work as I age, but it was always thus. Even Shakespeare stopped writing about women while his men aged. The young look nicer, but older women are more interesting with more to offer and better stories to tell."

She added: "It's similar in politics: there aren't many women because they find the fighting a bit galling and give up.

"It's a man's club and that must be difficult. I hope it will change because women's

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