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Who Plays Lady Danbury On Bridgerton?

Developed for television by Chris Van Dusen (and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes), "Bridgerton" is set in Regency era London, in an alternate version in which all races are equally integrated. Each season follows a Bridgerton sibling as they set out to find their future spouse amongst the London society. After seeing Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) find love with former marriage cynic Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), the spotlight will turn to the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) for the upcoming second season.

The series is very much made up of an ensemble cast, with other key characters including Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel), Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and the Bridgerton matriarch Violet (Ruth Gemmell). Additionally, there's Lady Danbury, played by Adjoa Andoh, who was a close friend of Simon's late mother and stepped in to raise him when his father abandoned him.

For those curious about the woman behind Lady Danbury, here's what you need to know about Andoh's career thus far.

Andoh has nearly 90 acting credits to her name

Andoh has been working as an actor since long before "Bridgerton" premiered in 2020 — her first acting credit dates back to 1990 when she had a four episode arc in a TV series called "EastEnders" (via IMDb). In the following years, she had guest arcs in shows such as "Health and Efficiency" in 1993, "The Tomorrow People" in 1995, and "Close Relations" in 1998. She also played a major role in the medical drama "Casualty" for ten years, from 1993 to 2003. Later, in 2006, Andoh had a multi-episode arc in "Doctor Who," alongside David Tennant as the Doctor.

Leading up to "Bridgerton," some of her most prominent projects included arcs in two shows, one very long and one shorter: she provided a voice for a character in "Thunderbirds Are Go" from 2015 and 2020 and, in 2021, she appeared in two episodes of "The Witcher" as Nenneke. Next up, Andoh is slated to appear in the next season of "Bridgerton," though the number of episodes she'll feature on has yet to be announced.

Speaking with Harper's Bazaar, Andoh described where she would like to see her character go in Season 2. Along with saying she's hoping for some suitors of her own, Andoh said, "I would love to see more of her friendships develop. I love her friendship with Lady Bridgerton ... I really think that Lady Danbury could be a real plate of encouragement for Penelope and Eloise. I think she's got space in her to be an encouragement for the Bridgerton boys. And also, I'm really intrigued by the relationship of her and the Queen."