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Thandiwe Nashita "Thandie" Newton (born 6 November 1972) is an English actress. She has appeared in a number of British and American films, including The Pursuit of Happyness, Mission: Impossible II, Crash, Run, Fatboy, Run and W.
Newton was born in London, the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean health-care worker and Nick Newton, a laboratory technician and artist. Her birthplace has been incorrectly reported to be Zambia in some biographies, but she has confirmed in interviews that she was born in London, during a two-week trip by her parents. The name "Thandiwe" means "beloved" in Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa or Swazi, and "Thandie" is pronounced /'tændi/ tan-dee in English. According to Newton, her mother is a Shona princess. Raised in London and Penzance, Cornwall, she studied dance at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and at sixteen, while recovering from a back injury, she successfully auditioned for her first film role. She then went on to study social anthropology at Downing College, Cambridge, from 1992 to 1995, where she achieved a 2:1.
5th April 2013
Veteran actress Joan Collins has taken exception to Thandie Newton's claims she was exploited by a director as she was...
27th March 2013
Actress Thandie Newton made Simon Pegg's life hell on the set of their 2007 comedy Run, Fatboy, Run by pranking...
26th March 2013
Thandie Newton is ''low maintenance''.The 40-year-old actress - who has daughters Ripley, 12, and Nico, eight, with husband Ol Parker...
16th February 2013
Thandie Newton – best known for her roles in Crash and The Pursuit of Happiness – has spoken out about...
15th February 2013
Actress Thandie Newton was sexually exploited by an unnamed director when she was a teenager starting out in the movie...
2012 2009, Review by Rich Cline
Gleefully over-the-top, this film takes the disaster movie pretty much as far as it can...
Run Fatboy Run 2008, Review by Chris Cabin
Simon Pegg and Asia Argento are birds of a feather: They both have a preternatural...
RocknRolla 2008, Review by Sean O'Connell
Here's some good news for Guy Ritchie fans. RocknRolla gives off the impression that the...
W. 2008, Review by Jason Morgan
As President Bush's second term winds down and the race for 2008 spins at fevered...