Adjoa Andoh Biography
Adjoa Andoh is a prominent British actress. She has played lead roles on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre. On television, she appeared as Francine Jones in two series of Doctor Who, 90 episodes of the BBC’s long-running medical drama Casualty, and BBC’s EastEnders.
In the autumn of 2009, she made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s Chief of Staff Brenda Mazibuko alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s drama film Invictus. Since 2020, she portrays Lady Danbury in the Netflix Regency romance series Bridgerton. She then became an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in July 2022.
Adjoa Andoh Age
She was born on January 14, 1963, therefore she is 60 years old as of April 2023.
Adjoa Andoh Height
She stands at a height of 5ft 4 inches (1.63m).
Adjoa Andoh Family
She was born in Clifton, Bristol, and grew up in Wickwar in Gloucestershire to her parents. Her father was a journalist and musician from Ghana whereas her mother, a teacher, was English. But she has not disclosed her parents’ names. Moreover, she has a brother named Yeofi.
Adjoa Andoh Husband
She is married to the love of her life Howard Cunnell. They met in 1994 when Howard took over the bookshop at Battersea Arts Centre and have been together since late 1995. The two married in 2001.
She and her husband Howard have two daughters (born in 1996 and 1997). Also, she has another daughter from a previous relationship (born in 1985/86). However, her daughters’ names are not mentioned on the internet.
Adjoa Andoh Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million. This awesome net worth she has accrued from her acting career.
Adjoa Andoh Salary
Her salary is not mentioned online. But from her career as an actress, we can speculate that she earns a decent salary.
Adjoa Andoh Education
She received her education at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School. And then attended Bristol Polytechnic where she started to study law, but left after two years to pursue an acting career.
Adjoa Andoh Career
Adjoa Andoh Film, Television, Radio
She was a member of the BBC’s Radio Drama Company. Her television credits include Casualty (where she played Colette Griffiths from 2000 until 2003), Jonathan Creek, EastEnders (where she played jazz singer Karen, the lodger of Rachel Kominski in 1991), and The Tomorrow People (where she played Amanda James in the story The Rameses Connection in 1995). She has appeared a number of times in Doctor Who: in 2006 as Sister Jatt in the series 2 episode “New Earth” and as Nurse Albertine in the audio drama Year of the Pig.
The following year, she appeared in several episodes of the third series (“Smith and Jones”, “The Lazarus Experiment”, “The Sound of Drums”, and “Last of the Time Lords”) as Francine Jones, the mother of Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman). She went on and reprised her role in the finale of series 4 (“The Stolen Earth” and “Journey’s End”). Her other television work includes playing the lead head of M.I.9. in Series 3 to Series 5 of M.I. High and D.C.I. Ford is Missing. She then plays Lady Danbury in the American streaming television drama series Bridgerton (2020).
In 2021, she played the guest role of Mother Nenneke in the second season of the Polish-American fantasy drama streaming television series The Witcher. In April 2023, The Real Crown: Inside the House of Windsor, an ITV television documentary series on the British royal family aired. And Andoh narrated the series. She went on to narrate the audiobook versions of Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series of detective novels and Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch Series trilogy, as well as Julia Jarman’s children’s books, The Jessame Stories and More Jessame Stories.
Also, she narrated the audiobook version of Nnedi Okorafor’s novel Lgoon with Ben Onwukwe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. Her audio drama career has included the Voice of Planet B in the science fiction series Planet B on BBC Radio 7. In 2004, she was cast in the video game Fable. Whereas in 2017 she provided the voice of war chief Sona in the video game Horizon Zero Dawn. In the film, she appeared in Noel Clarke’s 2008 film Adulthood and its 2016 sequel Brotherhood as the mother of Clarke’s character, Sam Peel. She then played in Clint Eastwood’s 2009 drama film Invictus as Chief of Staff Brenda Mazibuko opposite Morgan Freeman’s Nelson Mandela.
Adjoa Andoh Theatre
She has worked extensively in theatre. Therefore, her credits include; His Dark Materials, Stuff Happens and The Revenger’s Tragedy at the National Theatre; A Streetcar Named Desire (National Theatre Studio); Troilus and Cressida, Julius Caesar, Tamburlaine and The Odyssey (RSC); Sugar Mummies and Breath Boom (Royal Court); Richard II (Globe); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse); Great Expectations (Bristol Old Vic); Blood Wedding (Almeida); Nights at the Circus, The Dispute and Pericles (Lyric Hammersmith); Julius Caesar (The Bridge); Purgatorio (Arcola); The Vagina Monologues (Criterion); Starstruck (Tricycle) and In The Red and Brown Water (Young Vic).
Adjoa Andoh Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
She plays the role of Lady Agatha Danbury in Netfflix’s Bridgerton prequel spin-off Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. The series premiered on May 4, 2023, and it comprises six episodes. The series concentrates on young Queen Charlotte’s rise to eminence and power. It follows two plotlines i.e. present Bridgerton starting in 1817 and Bridgerton 1761 with Charlotte meeting and wedding King George. In 1761, it surveys Charlotte’s and George’s meeting, marriage, and King George’s mental illness. Adjoa stars in the series with fellow actors and actresses such as:
- India Amarteifio playing the lead role of young Queen Charlotte
- Michelle Fairley playing the role of Princess Augusta
- Golda Rosheuvel playing the role of Queen Charlotte (1817)
- Arsema Thomas playing the role of young Lady Agatha Danbury
- Corey MyIchreest playing the role of young King George III (1761)