Ronke Adékoluẹjo has an impressive resumé of stage and screen credits to her name. She trained at the famous RADA drama school, graduating in 2013, and soon after, won roles in Suspects (Channel 5), Cold Feet (ITV) and the BAFTA-nominated Chewing Gum (E4) and NW (BBC).
In 2017, she had a memorable turn in Doctor Who (BBC), playing Penny in the episode ‘Extremis’ opposite Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord in the 10th season of this long-running science fiction show. Her stand out role came as Yvonne in BFI and Film4 musical feature, Been So Long, and she followed this with a cameo in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One as well as appearing as Katherine Dane in Disney’s biographical drama Christopher Robin (both 2018).
She will soon be seen in the first season of Alex Rider (Eleventh Hour/Sony Pictures Television), a highly anticipated adaptation of the Anthony Horowitz YA novel series. Ronke plays series regular Jack Starbright, teen agent Alex’s best friend and closest confidante. She has also just wrapped on Italian drama The Big Other for X-Filme and is currently shooting a role in an episode of an as-yet-untitled science fiction anthology series for AMC.
As well as acting, Ronke also writes (although she prefers the term ‘storyteller’). Her play Teleportation formed part of Steven Kavuma’s This Is Black Festival in the summer of 2019, earning her much recognition and praise.