Adjoa Andoh

Adjoa Andoh recently directed and starred in Richard III at the Rose Theatre.

One of Britain’s leading actors, Adjoa Andoh won global acclaim as Lady Danbury in the Netflix smash Bridgerton – a role that has seen her nominated twice for Outstanding Supporting Actress at the NAACP Image Awards.

Her other TV credits include Dr Isaacs in Fractured, DI Nina Rosen in BBC1’s Silent Witness, Nenneke in the Netflix series The Witcher, plus Dr Who, Casualty and Law & Order UK.

Adjoa is also starring in the Bridgerton prequel, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

As renowned stage actor, Adjoa has been celebrated for lead roles at the National Theatre, including Condoleezza Rice in Stuff Happens, and Serafina Pekkala in His Dark Materials. Also, the Royal Shakespeare Company where she played Portia in Julius Caesar, (which transferred to the West End and played New York and Moscow), Ulysses in Troilus & Cressida, and Helen of Troy in The Odyssey. And in 2019 she conceived, co-directed, and played Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the UK’s first all women-of-colour production.

Adjoa made her Hollywood debut in 2009, starring alongside Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood’s biographical sports film Invictus. Other film appearances include Adulthood, Brotherhood, and I Is A Long Memoried Woman.

She’s also been a BBC radio actor for 30 years and is an award-winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks. 

Adjoa Andoh is an Associate Artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Senior Associate Artist at The Bush Theatre. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, British Shakespeare Association, Rose Bruford College, Arts University Bournemouth and the Shakespeare Association of America. She was appointed as the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre (University of Oxford) for 2022/23, and has recently been announced as a judge for the Booker Prize, 2023. 

Adjoa Andoh Links & Socials
InterviewAdjoa Andoh on Richard III, Bridgerton and growing up as the only Black family in a village (Ciaran Jenkins, Channel 4 News, 13/04/2023) - The interview
InterviewBridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh: Colston’s statue downfall ‘felt marvellous’ (Chris Harvey, The Telegraph, 25/03/2023) - The interview
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📷 Main photo: Adjoa Andoh. Photo by Suki Dhanda

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