Who is Joanna Vanderham? The Boy With The Topknot actress playing Laura and star of The Paradise and Banished

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JOANNA Vanderham has seen her career soar over the past few years.

But what shows has she been in? And what is she doing now? Here's what we know…

 Joanna Vanderham has been picking up acting credits since 2011Getty – Contributor Joanna Vanderham has been picking up acting credits since 2011

Who is Joanna Vanderham?

The 26-year-old actress was born in Perth, Scotland.

She studied acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, before landing her first TV role in 2011.

When the six-part mini series ended, she went on to star in The Paradise, What Maisie Knew, Banished and Dancing On The Edge.

Joanna is also a star of the stage, picking up a Commendation at the 2016 Ian Charleson Awards for her role of Queen Anne in Richard III.

 Joanna starred alongside Ben Daniels, Elaine Cassidy and Emun Elliott in The Paradise Joanna starred alongside Ben Daniels, Elaine Cassidy and Emun Elliott in The Paradise

What is The Boy With The Topknot about?

Joanna's latest role is in The Boy With The Topknot.

Born to traditional Punjabi parents and growing up in Wolverhampton, Sathnam Sanghera moves to London after graduating from Cambridge University.

Now in his late 20s he is planning to reveal to his family that he will defy expectations of an arranged marriage – but instead learns a painful family secret.

This is a touching, humorous and emotional story of a second-generation Indian growing up in Britain and how he juggles his family, love life and career.

It is based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of Sathnam Sanghera which explores the sensitive subject of mental illness.

 Be sure to catch up on all the action tonight or on the BBC's catch-up serviceBBC Be sure to catch up on all the action tonight or on the BBC's catch-up service

When is The Boy With The Topknot on?

The show is on TONIGHT (November 13, 2017) at 9pm on BBC Two.

It is a one-off 90 minute show.

If you miss it, you can catch it again on the iPlayer.

Sacha Dhawan stars in the BBC's The Boy with the Topknot

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