Award-winning writer Tina Andrews talks about her audiobook “Charlotte Sophia” with the narrator Adjoa Andoh and USA Today correspondent Charisse Jones.
Tina Andrews is the NAACP Award-winning author of Sally Hemings An American Scandal; and the Writers Guild of America and NAACP Award-winning screenwriter and Executive producer of the CBS 4-hour miniseries Sally Hemings An American Scandal. She is also the writer of the Warner Bros film, Why Do Fools Fall In Love; the CBS miniseries Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; and currently Creator/Writer/Executive Producer of the upcoming HBO Max series, Buckingham based on her novel, Charlotte Sophia.
One of Britain’s leading actors, Adjoa Andoh is riding high, having won global acclaim as Lady Danbury in Netflix’s most popular show yet, Bridgerton – a role that saw her nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress at the NAACP Image Awards. Ms Andoh is also set to make waves later this year, when she takes on the role of Nenneke in the hit Netflix fantasy drama, The Witcher. On the small screen in 2020 she joined the cast of BBC1’s Silent Witness as guest lead, playing tough cop DI Nina Rosen. And at the end of 2019, she was spellbinding as Dr Isaccs in the psychological thriller Fractured. Adjoa is a renowned stage actor, celebrated for lead roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, and the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, where in 2019 she conceived, co-directed and played Richard II, in the UK’s first all-women-of-colour production. She made her Hollywood debut in 2009, starring alongside Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela’s Chief of Staff, Brenda Mazibuko, in Clint Eastwood’s biographical sports film Invictus. The undisputed queen of audio and radio drama, she has been a BBC radio actor for over 30 years and is an award-winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks. Adjoa Andoh is an Associate Artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Senior Associate Artist at The Bush Theatre and a Fairtrade Ambassador.
Charisse Jones is the co-author of “Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America,’’ which won the 2004 American Book Award. A veteran reporter who is currently a national business correspondent for USA Today, Jones was previously a staff writer for the New York Times and part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Los Angeles Times. Jones has appeared on the Today show and MSNBC. She has co-authored five other books, including the Misty Copeland memoir, “Life In Motion,’’ a New York Times bestseller, and most recently was featured in “Changes,’’ an oral history of the life of Tupac Shakur.