She also appeared in American Television series with main roles and supporting roles. She plays the role of Penelope Blake in the acclaimed Cinemax series, Warrior and in 'Legends of Tomorrow as Atropos.
Joanna Vanderham was born Joanna Rosie-Le Van Der Ham on October 17 1990 in Perth and brought up in Scone. Her father Tom, a businessman, and mother Jill Belch, a professor of cardiovascular research at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, divorced when she was a child. She has 2 sisters and 1 brother. 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.
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.
|2011||The Runaway||Cathy||Main role|
|2011||Young James Herriot||Jenny Muirhead||Main role|
|2012||What Maisie Knew||Margo||Film|
|2012||Above Suspicion: Silent Scream||Amanda Delany||Episode: "The Silent Scream"|
|2012||The Paradise||Denise Lovett||Main role|
|2013||Dancing on the Edge||Pamela Luscombe||Main role|
|2013||Marple: Endless Night||Ellie||TV series; 1 episode|
|2013||The Paradise, Seasons 1 and 2||Denise Lovett||Main role|
|2015||Banished||Katherine McVitie||Main role|
|2015||The Go-Between||Marian Maudsley||Main role|
|2016||One of Us||Claire Elliot||Main role|
|2017||Man in an Orange Shirt||Flora Talbot||Main role|
|2017||And Then I Was French||Cara||(completed)|
|2017||The Boy With The Topknot||Laura||TV movie|
|2019||The Tanner||Caitlin||1 episode|
|2019||Warrior||Penelope Blake||Main role|
|2020||Legends of Tomorrow||Atropos||5 episodes|
|2021||Eddie and Sunny||Sunny||(Filming)|
|2015||The Dazzle||Millie Ashmore||Found111/Michael Grandage Co.|
|2014||Othello||Desdemona||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|2016||Richard III||Queen Anne||Almeida|
- Banished: About Joanna Vanderham, BBC, access date 28 June 2016
- Rising Scots star Joanna Vanderham on Banished, The Herald (Glasgow), access date 29 June 2016
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- "The Runaway by Martina Cole coming to the small screen". Dangerouslady.co.uk. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- "BBC Two – Banished – Katherine McVitie". BBC. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
- "The Go-Between: Meet the Characters". BBC One. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
- Hawkins, Helen. "Paapa Essiedu wins the Ian Charleson award 2016". Sunday Times. 11 June 2017.
- Snow, Georgia. "Paapa Essiedu wins 2016 Ian Charleson award". The Stage. 6 June 2017.
- "Ian Charleson Awards 2016". WestEndTheatre.com. 6 June 2017.
- "Cast announced for Young James". Primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk. 3 July 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
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