Thandie Newton

Gender: female | Birthday: 1972-11-06 | Place of Birth:

Thandiwe Nashita "Thandie" Newton (born 6 November 1972) is an English actress. She has appeared in a number of British and American films. Newton was born in London, the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean health-care worker and Nick Newton, a Cornish laboratory technician and artist. The name "Thandiwe" means "beloved". Raised in London and Penzance, Kernow/Cornwall, she went on to study social anthropology at Downing College, Cambridge, from 1992 to 1995. Newton made her film debut in Flirting (1991). She played the role of Brad Pitt's maid Yvette in Interview With A Vampire (1994). She gained international recognition in the Merchant Ivory production of Jefferson in Paris as Sally Hemings, which led to her being cast in Jonathan Demme's Beloved (1998), in which she played the title character alongside co-stars Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. She played the female lead Nyah Hall in the film Mission: Impossible II. Between 2003 and 2005, Newton played Makemba "Kem" Likasu, the love interest, and later wife of Dr. John Carter on the American television series ER. She reprised the role once more for the series finale in 2009. In 2004 also appeared in The Chronicles of Riddick and Crash. Newton was honoured with a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 for her role in Crash. She also played Chris Gardner's wife, Linda Gardner, in The Pursuit of Happyness. In addition to her film and television credits she played the title role in a 2006 radio pantomime version of Cinderella. In 2007, she starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the comedy Norbit as his love interest, and opposite Simon Pegg as his ex-girlfriend in the comedy Run Fat Boy Run. Newton next portrayed U.S. National Security Advisor-turned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in W., Oliver Stone's 2008 film biography of President George W. Bush. In 2009 Newton next portrayed the United States President's First Daughter Laura Wilson in 2012. She can also be seen in Vanishing on 7th Street and For Colored Girls both released in 2010. Newton married English writer/director/producer Ol Parker in 1998. The couple have two daughters: Ripley, born in 2000, and Nico, born in 2004. Her daughters were named after the character Ellen Ripley in the Alien films and the singer Nico.

Movies of Thandie Newton

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan   2018

Release Date: 2018-12-31

Rating: 0

Production Companies: Lyla Films / Sons of Manual /

Director: Xavier Dolan / Xavier Dolan /

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story   2018

Release Date: 2018-05-23

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Lucasfilm / Walt Disney Pictures /

Director: Phil Lord / Phil Lord /

Stars: 
Alden Ehrenreich  /  Donald Glover  /  Emilia Clarke
Gringo
Gringo

Gringo   2018

Release Date: 2018-03-09

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Denver and Delilah Productions / Annapurna Pictures /

Director: Joel Edgerton / Joel Edgerton /

Stars: 
Charlize Theron  /  Joel Edgerton  /  Thandie Newton
Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun   2013

Release Date: 2013-09-08

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies: British Film Institute (BFI) / Lipsync Productions /

Director: Biyi Bandele / Biyi Bandele /

Stars: 
Thandie Newton  /  Anika Noni Rose  /  John Boyega
Good Deeds
Good Deeds

Good Deeds   2012

Release Date: 2012-02-23

Rating: 6

Production Companies:

Director: Tyler Perry / Tyler Perry /

Stars: 
Tyler Perry  /  Phylicia Rashād  /  Thandie Newton
Retreat
Retreat

Retreat   2011

Release Date: 2011-10-14

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies: Ripple World Pictures / Magnet Films /

Director: Yasmin Rais / Yasmin Rais /

Stars: 
Cillian Murphy  /  Jamie Bell  /  Thandie Newton
For Colored Girls
For Colored Girls

For Colored Girls   2010

Release Date: 2010-11-05

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies: Lions Gate Films /

Director: Tyler Perry / Tyler Perry /

Stars: 
Kimberly Elise  /  Janet Jackson  /  Loretta Devine
Vanishing on 7th Street
Vanishing on 7th Street

Vanishing on 7th Street   2010

Release Date: 2010-09-11

Rating: 5

Production Companies: Plum Pictures / Herrick Entertainment /

Director: Paula McKinney Tucker / Paula McKinney Tucker /

2012
2012

2012   2009

Release Date: 2009-10-10

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Centropolis Entertainment /

Director: Kimi Webber / Kimi Webber /

Stars: 
John Cusack  /  Amanda Peet  /  Chiwetel Ejiofor
W.
W.

W.   2008

Release Date: 2008-10-17

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Ixtlan Productions / Emperor Motion Pictures /

Director: Oliver Stone / Oliver Stone /

Stars: 
Josh Brolin  /  Elizabeth Banks  /  Ellen Burstyn
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People   2008

Release Date: 2008-10-02

Rating: 6.1

Production Companies: UK Film Council / Intandem Films /

Director: Beverly Winston / Beverly Winston /

Stars: 
Kelan Pannell  /  Janette Scott  /  Simon Pegg
RockNRolla
RockNRolla

RockNRolla   2008

Release Date: 2008-09-04

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies: StudioCanal / Dark Castle Entertainment /

Director: Idris Elba / Idris Elba /

Stars: 
Mark Strong  /  Tom Wilkinson  /  Toby Kebbell
Run, Fatboy, Run
Run, Fatboy, Run

Run, Fatboy, Run   2007

Release Date: 2007-09-06

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies:

Director: David Schwimmer / David Schwimmer /

Stars: 
Simon Pegg  /  Thandie Newton  /  Hank Azaria
Norbit
Norbit

Norbit   2007

Release Date: 2007-02-08

Rating: 5

Production Companies: DreamWorks SKG / Davis Entertainment /

Director: Brian Robbins / Brian Robbins /

Stars: 
Eddie Murphy  /  Thandie Newton  /  Terry Crews
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness   2006

Release Date: 2006-12-14

Rating: 7.8

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures Corporation / Escape Artists /

Director: Carol DePasquale / Carol DePasquale /

Stars: 
Will Smith  /  Jaden Smith  /  Thandie Newton
Crash
Crash

Crash   2005

Release Date: 2005-05-06

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies: Blackfriars Bridge Films / Yari Film Group /

Director: Ryan Phillippe / Ryan Phillippe /

Stars: 
Sandra Bullock  /  Don Cheadle  /  Matt Dillon
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick

The Chronicles of Riddick   2004

Release Date: 2004-06-11

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / One Race Productions /

Director: Vin Diesel / Vin Diesel /

Stars: 
Vin Diesel  /  Thandie Newton  /  Karl Urban
Shade
Shade

Shade   2003

Release Date: 2003-05-18

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Cobalt Media Group / Judgement Pictures /

Director: Sylvester Stallone / Sylvester Stallone /

Stars: 
Stuart Townsend  /  Gabriel Byrne  /  Thandie Newton
The Truth About Charlie
The Truth About Charlie

The Truth About Charlie   2002

Release Date: 2002-10-25

Rating: 4.7

Production Companies: Universal Pictures /

Director: Jonathan Demme / Jonathan Demme /

Stars: 
Mark Wahlberg  /  Thandie Newton  /  Tim Robbins
Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible II

Mission: Impossible II   2000

Release Date: 2000-05-24

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Cruise/Wagner Productions /

Director: Rade Serbedzija / Rade Serbedzija /

Stars: 
Tom Cruise  /  Dougray Scott  /  Thandie Newton
Besieged
Besieged

Besieged   1999

Release Date: 1999-02-05

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Mediaset / Fiction Films /

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci / Bernardo Bertolucci /

Beloved
Beloved

Beloved   1998

Release Date: 1998-10-16

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: Harpo Films / Touchstone Pictures /

Director: Jonathan Demme / Jonathan Demme /

Stars: 
Oprah Winfrey  /  Danny Glover  /  Thandie Newton
Gridlock'd
Gridlock'd

Gridlock'd   1997

Release Date: 1997-01-29

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment /

Director: John Sayles / John Sayles /

Stars: 
Tupac Amaru Shakur  /  Tim Roth  /  Thandie Newton
The Leading Man
The Leading Man

The Leading Man   1996

Release Date: 1996-12-12

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies: J&M Entertainment / BMG Independents /

Director: John Duigan / John Duigan /

Stars: 
Jon Bon Jovi  /  Anna Galiena  /  Lambert Wilson
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