Joanna Vanderham

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Joanna Vanderham
Joanna Vanderham, snippet.jpg
Vanderham in 2011
Born1992 (age 21–22)
Scone, Perth, Scotland
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Joanna Vanderham
Joanna Vanderham, snippet.jpg
Vanderham in 2011
Born1992 (age 21–22)
Scone, Perth, Scotland

Joanna Vanderham, born 1992 in Perth, is a Scottish actress.[1]

Early life[edit]

Joanna Vanderham was born into a middle-class family. Her father Tom, a Dutch businessman, and mother Jill, a professor of cardiovascular research at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, split up when she was a child.[2]

Vanderham attended the Robert Douglas Memorial School, a well-regarded primary school in Scone, and then the High School of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. She then went on to study drama at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.[3]


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 eight-part 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.[4]


2011The RunawayCathy[5]
2011Young James HerriotJenny Muirhead[6]
2012What Maisie KnewMargo[7]
2012Above Suspicion: Silent ScreamAmanda Delany
2012The ParadiseDenise Lovett
2013Dancing on the EdgePamela
2013Marple: Endless NightEllie
2013The Paradise, Series 2Denise Lovett
2015BanishedKatherine McVitie


  1. ^ Mainwaring, Rachel (20 March 2011). "Joanna Vanderham lands role in Sky One's The Runaway - Showbiz - Lifestyle". WalesOnline. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Joanna Vanderham interview for Dancing on the Edge". The Telegraph. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Runaway: Joanna Vanderham Biography - Sky1 HD". Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Runaway by Martina Cole coming to the small screen". Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Joanna Vanderham - IMDb
  6. ^ "Cast announced for Young James". 3 July 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ What Maisie Knew (2012) - IMDb

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