Joanna Vanderham (born 18 October 1991) is a Scottish actress. She currently plays the role of Penelope Blake in the acclaimed Cinemax series, Warrior
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. 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.
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.
In 2015, she appeared as Katherine "Kitty" McVitie in BBC Two period drama series, Banished, and as Marian Maudsley in the BBC One television film The Go-Between.
She received a Commendation at the 2016 Ian Charleson Awards for her Queen Anne in Richard III at the Almeida Theatre.
|2015||The Dazzle||Millie Ashmore||Found111/Michael Grandage Co.|
|2015||Othello||Desdemona||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|2016||Richard III||Queen Anne||Almeida|