April 27, 2015
Thandie Newton is a well-known Hollywood actress and has been seen on television and in movies. In her early career she was not well received and did not get parts due to her accent, it’s safe to say she has overcome that obstacle. Her versatile talent can be seen in many different movie genres such as the controversial movie Crash that included an all-star cast, the action packed Mission Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise, the biographical tear jerker The Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith and the science fiction franchise The Chronicles of Riddick with Vin Diesel. In the movie Crash she played a layered character named Linda who goes through the gamut of emotions, from happiness to fear, confusion and disappointment. It was a raw performance that never received enough credit. It’s obvious she is beautiful but that is only matched by her talent and ability to work along aside some of the world’s greatest actors.
April 20, 2015
Born November 6 1972, Thandie Newton is an award winning English actress who has appeared in many British and American films, she is best remembered for her role in films such as Linda in Will Smith’s film titled The Pursuit of Happiness, Nyah Norfoff-Hall in mission: impossible II and Christine in Crash.
Thandie’s mother is a Zimbabwean health-care worker called Nyasha and her father Nick Newton, an English laboratory technician and artist. Thandie’s birthplace has always contradicted one another, some biographies claims that she was born in Zambia but she has confirmed in several interviews that though she lived in Zambia, she was born in London. Thandie once said that her mother is a shona princess. The name Thandie was derived from the ZULU word “Thandie”, which meas “beloved”.
Thandie Newton remarked at the Ted conference that “from the age of 5, I was aware i didn’t fit. I was the black, atheist kid in the all-white, catholic school run by nuns. I was anomaly” (Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself” ted.com. July 2011. Revised 11 May 2013).
Thandie is married to Oliver Parker, a script writer and producer (11 July 1998-Present) and she has 3 children named Ripley Nico and son Booker Jombe. She was fond of the movie Alien that she named her daughter Ripley after a character played by Sigourney Weaver in the movie, her younger daughter was named after German born singer Nico. She delivered all her babies at home via a birthing pool. 5 months after giving birth to her son, she returned to work to start filming Westwood. One of Thandie Newton’s fondest memories was watching her mother get dressed in her traditional African garb because it taught her about the black pride.
In 1991, Thandie Newton featured in the film flirting, then she later played the role of a maid in Brad Pitt 1994 film titled interview with the vampire: The vampire Chronicles. After successes in the films, she was featured in the film merchant ivory production of Jefferson in Paris as Sally Hemings, then another horror movie titles beloved by Jonathan Demme 1998, in the beloved, she acted the role of a mentally deranged lady. In the year 2000, a delayed shoot for the film Mission Impossible II, Thandie had to turn down one of the lead roles in Charlie’s Angels, (the role was later acted by Lucy Liu). In mission impossible II, she played the character Nyah Hall. She also starred in a film written by her husband it was an accident. Thandie played the role of the wife of Dr John Carter on the American Television Series ER.
Thandie has a sexy figure that she was voted by readers of Black Men Magazine as one of the “10 sexiest Women of the Year”, and also named PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan of 2014” in the UK. In the year 2002, Thandie was ranked “102 Sexiest Women in the world”.
Thandie studied Anthropology from the Cambridge University where she graduated with an undergraduate degree with 2nd class Honours, Upper Division).
About her love scene with Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible II (2000), she said-“ it was hysterical. We wanted to make it naughty and fun. When the camera stopped rolling, it was hard to stop laughing.
I use the film industry as a pleasure for work and that kind of thing and it’s not a pursuit to make me feel happy in life.
Having children is life challenging, to state the obvious. It’s a gigantic shift in your personal life and I welcomed it. Not to put too fine point on it, there’s something about the shame that goes with sexual exploitation, deviance, whatever. As a woman, having a baby psychologically erases it all from your body. And that, for me, was incredibly important.
April 18, 2015
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