Bookshelfie: Adjoa Andoh

Actor, producer and director Adjoa Andoh covers everything from Bridgerton to reincarnation and tells us why she doesn’t care about fame. 

Coined ‘the undisputed queen of audio and radio drama’ by Penguin Random House, Adjoa is now better known for her leading role as Lady Danbury in Bridgerton. For 30 years she was a BBC Radio actor, and was a welcome addition to popular TV shows like Doctor Who, Eastenders and Casualty. Her theatre credits are extensive, including Great Expectations and A Streetcar Named Desire, and her film credits include her role as Mandela’s secretary in Invictus. She’s recorded over 150 audiobooks, she is an Associate Artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Senior Associate Artist at The Bush Theatre, a Fairtrade Ambassador and runs her own  production company, Swinging the Lens.

Adjoa’s book choices are: 

** Just William by Richmal Crompton 

** Green Darkness by Anya Seton

** A Question of Power by Bessie Head

** After Leaving Mr Mackenzie by Jean Rhys

** Beloved by Toni Morrison 

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