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 afterwards, 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. She followed this with a cameo in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, and appeared as Katherine Dane in Disney’s biographical drama Christopher Robin (both 2018); and most recently in The Big Other (2020) with Matilda De Angelis (The Undoing) and Callum Turner (Emma).
Among a long list of stage credits, Ronke‘s performance in The Mountaintop (with Gbolahan Obisesan) directed by Roy Alexander Weise at the Young Vic, was described as ‘riveting’; and subsequent roles in Hole and Cyprus Avenue at the Royal Court Theatre, and Three Sisters at The National have met with similar praise.
In 2019 Ronke landed a lead role in Alex Rider (Amazon), the highly anticipated adaptation of the Anthony Horowitz novels, as teen agent Alex’s best friend and closest confidente, Jack Starbright. The first series premiered in January 2020, with a second currently filming, and due to land later this year.
As well as acting, Ronke also writes (although she prefers the term ‘storyteller’). Her play Teleportation was performed at Steven Kavuma’s 2019 This Is Black Festival where it received rave reviews. She is currently developing a project with Joi Productions and BBC films.