Joanna Vanderham

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Joanna Vanderham
Born1992 (age 20–21)
Scone, Perth, Scotland
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Joanna Vanderham
Born1992 (age 20–21)
Scone, Perth, Scotland

Joanna Vanderham (born 1992) 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 went to the High School of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. Prior to that she attended the Robert Douglas Memorial School, which is the well-regarded Primary School in Scone. She then went on to study drama at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.[3]


Vanderham plays Cathy in Sky TV's six-part serial The Runaway, which started on 31 March 2011, adapted from Martina Cole's novel. She plays the character of Denise in the popular eight-part BBC television series The Paradise. A second series has been filmed and began airing on the BBC in October 2013. 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 RunawayCathyTV drama based on novel by Martina Cole[5]
2011Young James HerriotJenny MuirheadTV drama based on the early life of vet James Herriot[6]
2012What Maisie KnewMargoMovie revolving around 7-year-old Maisie, caught in the middle of a custody battle between her mother Susanna, an aging rock star, and her father, Beale, a major art dealer [7]
2012Above Suspicion: Silent ScreamAmanda Delany
2012The ParadiseDenise LovettTV drama set in a northern England department store
2013Dancing on the EdgePamelaDrama
2013The Paradise Series 2Denise LovettTV drama set in a northern England department store


  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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