Adjoa Andoh

Adjoa Andoh was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.

Adjoa Andoh is one of Britain’s leading actors, and won global acclaim as Lady Danbury in the Netflix smash Bridgerton – a role that saw her nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards.

She has been celebrated for roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, including Condoleezza Rice in Stuff Happens, and Serafina Pekkala in His Dark Materials. 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. A BBC radio actor for over 30 years, she is also an award-winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks.

Adjoa is an Associate Artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Senior Associate Artist at The Bush Theatre. She was recently appointed as the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, based at St Catherine’s College in the University of Oxford.


Image credit Suki Dhanda.