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A starring role opposite Morgan Freeman is a deserved Hollywood break for British actor Adjoa Andoh. She talks to Kate Kellaway

The audition for Nelson Mandela's chief of staff in Clint Eastwood's new film Invictus was down to three actors – two South Africans and a British Ghanaian – Adjoa Andoh. When she got the call – "Mr Eastwood wants you" – she danced for joy round her living room in south London. Andoh could not be more deserving of this breakthrough into Hollywood. She is one of our most talented yet unsung black actors. She was Condoleezza Rice in David Hare's Stuff Happens at the National Theatre. She's had lead roles at the Almeida and the Royal Court. She's even been in Doctor Who

In Invictus she is wonderful opposite Morgan Freeman's Nelson Mandela. The film's opening is timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Mandela's release. »

- Kate Kellaway

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