Joanna Vanderham

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Joanna Vanderham
Joanna Vanderham at the BIFA 2015.jpg
Born 1990 or 1991
Perth, Scotland
Alma mater Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Occupation Actress

Joanna Vanderham (born c. 1990/91, 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, directed 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]


Year Film Role
2011 The Runaway Cathy[citation needed]
2011 Young James Herriot Jenny Muirhead[10]
2012 What Maisie Knew Margo[11]
2012 Above Suspicion: Silent Scream Amanda Delany
2012 The Paradise Denise Lovett
2013 Blackwood Jessica
2013 Dancing on the Edge Pamela Luscombe
2013 Marple: Endless Night Ellie
2013 The Paradise, Series 2 Denise Lovett
2015 Banished Katherine McVitie
2015 The Go-Between Marian Maudsley
2016 One of Us Claire Elliot


  1. ^ Banished: About Joanna Vanderham,, access date 28 Juni 2016
  2. ^ Rising Scots star Joanna Vanderham on Banished,, access date 29 Juni 2016
  3. ^ McGinty, Stephen (4 February 2013). "Interview: Joanna Vanderham on nudity in Dancing On The Edge and 'fake drunk acting'". The Scotsman. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Mainwaring, Rachel (20 March 2011). "Joanna Vanderham lands role in Sky One's The Runaway - Showbiz - Lifestyle". WalesOnline. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Joanna Vanderham interview for Dancing on the Edge". The Telegraph. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Runaway: Joanna Vanderham Biography - Sky1 HD". Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Runaway by Martina Cole coming to the small screen". Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "BBC Two - Banished - Katherine McVitie". BBC. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Chris Hastings (22 August 2015). "From banished convict to femme fatale in legendary Julie Christie role, it's...Joanna, the Glow Between". The Daily Mail. 
  10. ^ "Cast announced for Young James". 3 July 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  11. ^ What Maisie Knew (2012) - IMDb

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