Adjoa Andoh: Ghanaian UK-born actress stars in Netflix series Bridgerton

Adjoa Andoh: Ghanaian UK-born actress stars in Netflix series Bridgerton

- Adjoa Andoh is a UK-born Ghanaian film, television, stage, and radio actress

- The celebrated movie star plays the role of Lady Danbury in the Netflix original series Bridgerton

- Adjoa Andoh was born to a Ghanaian father who was a musician and journalist

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UK-born Ghanaian international actress, Adjoa Andoh, is a celebrated doyenne of British theatre who recently played Lady Danbury in the Netflix original series, Bridgerton.

With a vibrant career spanning over 30 years, the Ghanaian movie star has earned her strides, starring in groundbreaking films such as Invictus alongside American Golden Globe Award winner Morgan Freeman.

Andoh's sterling qualities and performance as Lady Danbury come to play in Bridgerton, the American television drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes.

Adjoa Andoh: Meet Ghanaian UK-born who plays Lady Danbury in the Netflix series Bridgerton
Ghanaian UK-born actress Adjoa Andoh stars as Lady Danbury in the Netflix drama series Bridgerton. Image: @Crabbitamedia
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Her striking role as a dowager duchess who married a Duke, having no children with him and becoming free, rich, powerful, and influential as a woman of the time after her husband's demise, somehow mirrors the modern-day independent woman.

Born to a Ghanaian father, Adjoa Andoh, 57, owns her roots as she comes from a long matriarchal lineage.

''As a Ghanaian, I come from a long matriarchal lineage; it’s a strong tradition in Ghana. My love of history and experience was an added advantage in my role as Lady Danbury,'' she told Juanne H Fuller in an interview.

Bridgerton is Netflix's latest original drama series, which is an adaptation of Julia Quinn's novels set in the competitive world of Regency London high society, but unlike the books, the film features Black actors playing Lords and Ladies alongside their White counterparts.

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