Joanna Vanderham

Joanna Vanderham

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Joanna Vanderham
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Born (1991-10-18) October 18, 1991 (age 27)
Perth, Scotland
Alma mater Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Occupation Actress

Joanna Vanderham (born 18 October 1991, in Perth)[1][2] is a Scottish actress.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Joanna Vanderham was born in Perth and brought up in Scone. Her father Tom, a businessman, and mother Jill, a professor of cardiovascular research at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, divorced when she was a child.[5] She grew up in Scone and Dundee.

Vanderham attended the Robert Douglas Memorial School in Scone, and then the High School of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. She then went on to study Acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.[6]


Vanderham played Cathy in the Sky TV six-part serial The Runaway, which started on 31 March 2011, adapted from Martina Cole‘s novel.

She played the lead character of Denise Lovett in the popular sixteen-part (over two series) BBC television series The Paradise, written by Bill Gallagher, and loosely based on Au Bonheur des Dames, a novel by Émile Zola. A second series aired on the BBC in October 2013, but a third series was not commissioned in 2014.

She also appears in the film What Maisie Knew with Alexander Skarsgård and Julianne Moore, and as Pamela in the BBC drama Dancing on the Edge, directed by Stephen Poliakoff.[7]

In 2015, she appeared as Katherine “Kitty” McVitie in BBC Two period drama series, Banished,[8] and as Marian Maudsley in the BBC One television film The Go-Between.[9]

She received a Commendation at the 2016 Ian Charleson Awards for her Queen Anne in Richard III at the Almeida Theatre.[10][11][12]


Television and film roles
Year Film Role Notes
2011 The Runaway Cathy[citation needed] TV miniseries
2011 Young James Herriot Jenny Muirhead[13] TV miniseries
2012 What Maisie Knew Margo Film
2012 Above Suspicion: Silent Scream Amanda Delany TV series
2012 The Paradise Denise Lovett TV series
2013 Blackwood Jessica Film
2013 Dancing on the Edge Pamela Luscombe TV miniseries
2013 Marple: Endless Night Ellie TV series; 1 episode
2013 The Paradise, Seasons 1 and 2 Denise Lovett TV series
2015 Banished Katherine McVitie TV series
2015 The Go-Between Marian Maudsley TV movie
2016 One of Us Claire Elliot TV miniseries
2016 Queimafobia Short
2017 Man in an Orange Shirt Flora Talbot TV miniseries; 1 episode
2017 And Then I Was French Cara (completed)
2017 The Boy with the Topknot Laura TV Movie (post production)
2017 Warrior Announced; currently filming


Year Play Role Company
2012 The Promise Lika Donmar/Trafalgar
2015 The Dazzle Millie Ashmore Found111/Michael Grandage Co.
2015 Othello Desdemona Royal Shakespeare Company
2016 Richard III Queen Anne Almeida


Warrior (TV Series)
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Episode #1.1 (2019) … Penelope Blake

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