Adjoa Andoh

Last updated 09 January 2020

Adjoa Andoh
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Adjoa Andoh

Born: Monday 14th January 1963 (age: 61)


Adjoa Andoh  is a British film, television, stage and radio actress of Ghanaian descent. 

Andoh is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre and the Almeida Theatre, and is a familiar face on British television (notably in two series of Doctor Who as companion Martha's mother Francine Jones, 90 episodes of the BBC's long-running medical drama Casualty as Sister Collette Griffiths and a year in the BBC's EastEnders). 

Andoh is the voice of Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency; she won Audio Book Of The Year for Tea Time for the Traditionally Built.

he made her Hollywood debut in Autumn 2009 starring as Nelson Mandela's Chief of Staff Brenda Mazikubo alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood's Invictus.

She is married to the author/lecture Howard Cunnell and have two children; Andoh is a licensed Reader.