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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.



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Thandie Newton seen entering the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 6th July 2016

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Thandie Newton Recalls Traumatic Sexual Abuse By Director During Audition


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Actress Thandie Newton has revealed how she was once sexually abuse by a director during an audition. Speaking to W Magazine about the traumatic incident, Newton did not name the filmmaker but said it happened during the early years of her career.

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“A director, on a callback, had a camera shooting up my skirt and asked me to touch my tits and think about the guy making love to me in the scene,” she said. “I thought, ‘Ok, this is a little weird,’ but there was a female casting director in the room and I’d done weird stuff before so I did it.”

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Thandie Newton Calls Out Starbucks For 'Racist' Shop Display


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British actress Thandie Newton has blasted Starbucks over a small statue that was part of a display in one of the coffee shop’s London branches this week.

The display, at Starbucks’ Soho location in the English capital, was of a young black boy holding a wicker basket of coffee beans, dressed in a loincloth with a safari-style hat on his head. 43 year old Newton, star of movies such as Crash and The Pursuit of Happyness, took a picture and called out the company for the display.

Thandie NewtonThandie Newton took the picture at the Soho branch of Starbucks earlier this week

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Benedict Cumberbatch Leads List Of Celebrity Letters To Santa


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‘Sherlock Holmes’ star Benedict Cumberbatch is among the celebrities sharing their letters to Santa this year, as part of the Letters Live series, marking national letter writing day. In his letter Cumberbatch states that Christmas has been “bastardised to represent materialism gone mad” and asks for Santa to help distract children from “from the realities of a world gone mad”.

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"This is what I'd like to ask you to help with. A little more time for children to be children. Stretch the moment of magic and playfulness,” Cumberbatch wrote. "Distract them from the realities of a world gone mad so that they can laugh with their breath rather than sob with their tears.”

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HBO Releases Teaser Trailer For Upcoming Sci-Fi Series, ‘Westworld’


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HBO has released its first teaser trailer for its upcoming series, Westworld. The trailer was aired before the season two finale of True Detective on Monday (10th July). In typical HBO fashion, the series promises to be action packed, visually impressive and featuring a hugely talented cast.

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Read More: Anthony Hopkins Tops Insane Cast for HBO's Dystopian Theme Park Series, Westworld.

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Thandie Newton Shares First Photos Of Newborn Son Booker Jombe


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Thandie Newton is definitely a mother to a little cute baby!

The 41 year-old actress took to Twitter on Tuesday (April 15th) and shared an adorable photograph of herself hugging her six-week-old son Booker Jombe Parker.

This is the first time Newton has introduced her first son with the public since she gave birth him at the beginning of last month (March 3rd), with husband Ol Parker.

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Half Of A Yellow Sun Review


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By trying to include an entire acclaimed novel on-screen, first-time filmmaker Biyi Bandele waters down momentous real-life events. The film is fascinating enough to hold our attention as it traces the first decade of Nigeria's independence, but the human drama at the centre never feels like much more than a soap opera.

The story starts in 1960 Lagos, as Nigeria proudly declares independence and looks to a bright future as Africa's largest, most prosperous nation. At the centre are twin sisters educated in America and Britain: Olanna (Thandie Newton) decides against working in the government, travelling north to teach at university; Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) moves east to manage their father's business. But it's their love lives that define them. Olanna falls for colleague Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), whose Mama (Onyeka Onwenu) treats her as if she's a witch. Meanwhile, Kainene has a passionate affair with married Englishman Richard (Joseph Mawle). And both of their relationship struggles are echoed in Nigeria's violent birth pangs.

The film is punctuated with newsreel footage from the period, which adds to the authentic production design. The 1960s are recreated on-screen with an attention to detail from the bustling village streets to the stylish Mad Men-like sophistication of upper-class sitting rooms. Indeed, the focus is on the contrast between locals caught in ethnic and religious traditions and the foreign-educated progressive thinkers. So it's no wonder that the country experiences a series of violent coups, ethnic cleansing and a hideous civil war.

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Thandie Newton Is Pregnant With Her Third Child!


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Thandie Newton and her director/writer husband Ol Parker are expecting their third child together! A source revealed the good news exclusively to Us Weekly over the weekend, stating that she has been trying to hide her blossoming baby bump over the past few weeks, but hasn't managed to fool everyone. Congratulations guys!

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Thandie and her husband Ol Parker have been married for 15 years

The husband and wife team have two children already; daughters Ripley, 12, and Nico, 8, and we're sure that the announcement of a third is simply thrilling for the couple. Having been married for 15 years and with more children on the way, Thandie and Ol are one of Hollywood's few golden couples to last the distance and prove to be part of a fruitful and rewarding matrimony.

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Video - Thandie Newton Talks Moral Conflicts, Guns And Emotions In Interview For New Show 'Rogue'


'Crash' star Thandie Newton talks about her character, learning to use a gun and tapping into the emotions of the movie in an LA press junkett interview for her new TV drama 'Rogue' created by Matthew Parkhill.

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Thandie Newton Reveals How She Was "Objectified" And "Exploited"


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Thandie Newton – best known for her roles in Crash and The Pursuit of Happiness – has spoken out about the awful behaviour exhibited by an unnamed director during a casting session as a teenager.

Newton explained to CNN: "When I was a 16-year-old, fresh from boarding school, going out in, you know the casting couch, I was definitely objectified to an extreme. The way I was made to feel. The way I was exploited and the kind of role and the kinds of things I was expected to do in auditions.” Newton has been championing the One Billion Rising anti-violence campaign – a charity that aims to unite women against violence and abuse through dancing. "One director asked me to sit with my legs apart - the camera was positioned where it could see up my skirt - to put my leg over the arm of the chair,” continued Newton. “Before I started my dialogue, [I was told to] think about the character I was supposed to be having the dialogue with and how it felt to be made love to by this person.”

The director then used the footage “late at night to interested parties at his house - a video of me touching myself with a camera up my skirt." Yet another harrowing example of abuse on the entertainment sector.

Abused As A Teenager - Thandie Newton Reveals Casting Couch Abuse At 16


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The actress Thandie Newton has spoken out about the abuse that she suffered as a teenager, on a casting couch. The 40 year old British actress was speaking as part of the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence to women. She revealed how she had been exploited by an unnamed director at the age of 16, whilst speaking to a CNN International journalist.

“When I was a 16 year old fresh from boarding school going out in, you know the casting couch, I was definitely objectified to an extreme,” she explained and added “The way I was made to feel. The way I was exploited and the kind of role and the kinds of things I was expected to do in auditions.” When asked whether or not she was abused as a 16 year-old, she responded with a “yes” and added that she did not know how to respond to the situation as it was taking place in a professional environment, with a director (male) and casting director (female) present. The director had ordered Newton to sit with her leg over the arm of the chair, with a camera positioned where it could see up her skirt and instructed her to “think about the character I was supposed to be having the dialogue with and how it felt to be made love to by this person.” 

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Thandie Newton

Date of birth

6th November, 1972

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.60






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