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Thandie Newton is a Actor British born on 6 november 1972 at London (United-kingdom)

Thandie Newton

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Birth name Thandiwe Adjewa Newton
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 6 november 1972 (46 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Thandiwe "Thandie" Newton (born 6 November 1972) is an English actress. She has appeared in several British and American films, and is known for roles such as Linda in The Pursuit of Happyness, Nyah Nordoff-Hall in Mission: Impossible II and Christine in Crash, for which she received a number of awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Biography

Newton married the English writer, director and producer Oliver Parker in 1998. They have three children: daughters Ripley (born in 2000) and Nico (born in 2004), and son Booker Jombe (born in 2014). Her daughters were named after the character Ellen Ripley in the Alien films and the singer Nico and her son named after the cash–and–carry operator Booker Group. Newton had home births with all three of her children. She is vegan and was named PETA's "Sexiest Vegan of 2014" in the UK.

In 2006, Newton contributed a foreword to We Wish: Hopes and Dreams of Cornwall's Children, a book of children's writing published in aid of the NSPCC. In it, she writes vividly about her childhood memories of growing up in Cornwall and the way in which the county's vibrant cultural heritage made it easy for her to "enrich every situation with layers of magic and meaning".

In 2007, Newton sold her near-new BMW X5 and replaced it with a Toyota Prius after Greenpeace stuck a "This gas-guzzling 4x4 is causing climate change" sticker on her BMW.
In 2008, Newton visited poverty-stricken Mali, describing it as a "humbling experience". She visited the village of Nampasso in the Ségou Region of the country. In 2013, Thandie led the One Billion Rising flash mob in London, for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality.

David Schwimmer (who directed Run Fatboy Run) called the actress "the queen of practical jokes". Newton has expressed an affinity with Buddhism.

Best films

2012 (2009)
(Actress)
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
(Actress)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
(Actress)
Norbit (2007)
(Actress)

Usually with

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
(2 films)
John Duigan
John Duigan
(3 films)
Xavier Dolan
Xavier Dolan
(1 films)
Guy Ritchie
Guy Ritchie
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Thandie Newton (30 films)

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Actress

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan, 2h10
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon, Jacob Tremblay, Taylor Kitsch
Roles Audrey Newhouse
Rating65% 3.2882153.2882153.2882153.2882153.288215
Dix ans après la mort d’une vedette de la télévision américaine, un jeune acteur se remémore la correspondance jadis entretenue avec cet homme, de même que l’impact que ces lettres ont eu sur leurs vies respectives.
Gringo
Gringo (2018)
, 1h50
Directed by Nash Edgerton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley
Roles Bonnie Soyinka
Rating60% 3.0485453.0485453.0485453.0485453.048545
Harold Soyinka est un homme d'affaires, fraîchement marié, qui travaille pour la Cannabix Technologies Inc., une compagnie pharmaceutique qui a transformé du marijuana à des fins médicales en pilules. Ses patrons, Elaine Markinson et Richard Rusk, l'envoie au Mexique pour qu'il gère la manufacture de cette nouvelle drogue mais il est aussitôt kidnappé par le cartel mexicain, qui refuse la concurrence. Bloqué et recherché dans le mauvais côté de la frontière mexicaine, Harold va devoir survivre alors que, pendant ce temps, son boss Rusk emploie un mercenaire professionnel, Mitch, qui n'est d'autre que son frère, pour le sauver...
Solo: A Star Wars Story, 2h15
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Western
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Roles Val
Rating69% 3.496483.496483.496483.496483.49648
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Half of a Yellow Sun, 1h51
Origin Nigeria
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Boyega, Onyeka Onwenu, Joseph Mawle
Roles Olanna
Rating60% 3.0481553.0481553.0481553.0481553.048155
During the mid-to-late sixties, twin sisters Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) return to Nigeria after their education in England, they make decisions that shock their family. Olanna moves in with her lover, the ‘revolutionary professor’ Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) while Kainene takes over the family interests and pursues a career as a businesswoman, falling in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer.
Good Deeds
Good Deeds (2012)
, 1h51
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Thandie Newton, Brian J. White, Tyler Perry, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian
Roles Lindsey
Rating55% 2.7539852.7539852.7539852.7539852.753985
The film opens up with Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry), the rich entrepreneur of the family-owned Deeds Corporation, getting dressed for work. His fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union) fixes breakfast for him, obsessing over Wesley’s predictable daily routine and life. Before going to work, Wesley makes one unpredictable stop- to pick up his delinquent younger brother Walter (Brian J. White), who lost his driver’s license after a string of DUIs. Wesley informs Walter they are going to have lunch with their mother, the respectable Wilimena Deeds (Phylicia Rashad).
Retreat
Retreat (2011)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton, Jimmy Yuill
Roles Kate
Rating57% 2.8992052.8992052.8992052.8992052.899205
London architect Martin Kennedy (Cillian Murphy) and his journalist wife Kate (Thandie Newton) often visit a small, remote, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland called Blackholme Island, for their holiday retreats. The only dwelling on the island, Fairweather Cottage, is seasonally operated by the owner Doug from the mainland and only reachable by ferry. After previously suffering a miscarriage, Kate's relationship with Martin has become tense, and in an effort to rekindle their marriage they decide on a return visit to the island. A few nights into their stay, the generator in the cottage explodes, injuring Martin's arm and leaving them without electricity. They use the CB radio, their only source of communication to the mainland, to call Doug who agrees to ferry out to help them.
Vanishing on 7th Street, 1h41
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo, Jacob Latimore, Neal Huff, Larry Fessenden
Roles Rosemary
Rating49% 2.45162.45162.45162.45162.4516
Paul (John Leguizamo) is a projectionist in a Detroit theater who is reading about the 16th century disappearance of the Roanoke Colony when the lights suddenly go out in the theater. He finds that all the staff and patrons have mysteriously vanished, leaving only their clothes and non-biological parts behind. He comes across a security guard who is holding a flashlight. As Paul had a headlamp on for his reading they deduce that people holding sources of light are protected against whatever dwells in the darkness. The guard's flashlight goes out, and he vanishes. As Paul investigates, his headlamp goes out as well.
For Colored Girls, 2h13
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashād, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose
Roles Tangie / Orange
Rating61% 3.0514953.0514953.0514953.0514953.051495
Each woman is represented by a color: Jo Bradmore represents red, Tangie Adrose represents orange, Yasmine represents yellow, Juanita Sims represents green, Kelly Watkins represents blue, Nyla Adrose represents purple, and Crystal Wallace represents brown. Additionally, the characters of Alice Adrose, who represents white, and Gilda, who does not represent a color, were made specifically for the film.
2012
2012 (2009)
, 2h38
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Météorologie, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Volcanisme, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Catastrophe climatique, Political films, Dans un avion, Dystopian films, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes, White House in fiction
Actors John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover
Roles Laura Wilson
Rating57% 2.898862.898862.898862.898862.89886
In 2009, American geologist Adrian Helmsley visits astrophysicist Satnam Tsurutani in India and learns that neutrinos from a massive solar flare are causing the temperature of the Earth's core to rapidly increase. Arriving at a party in Washington, D.C, Helmsley presents his information to White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser, who takes him to meet the President.
RockNRolla
RockNRolla (2008)
, 1h54
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Mob film, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Strong, Toby Kebbell, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba
Roles Stella
Rating72% 3.648673.648673.648673.648673.64867
In London, the British mob boss Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson) rules the growing real estate business using a corrupt Councillor (Jimi Mistry) for the bureaucratic services and his henchman Archy (Mark Strong) for the dirty work. A billionaire Russian businessman, Uri Omovich (Karel Roden), plans a crooked land deal, and London's crooks all want a piece of it. Other key players include the underhand accountant Stella (Thandie Newton) and ambitious small-time crook One-Two (Gerard Butler) leading a group called the "Wild Bunch" which includes Mumbles (Idris Elba) and Handsome Bob (Tom Hardy).
W.
W. (2008)
, 2h9
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about drugs, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Richard Dreyfuss, Toby Jones
Roles Condoleezza Rice
Rating62% 3.149193.149193.149193.149193.14919
The film opens with George W. Bush (Josh Brolin), dreaming of being a baseball player and is in the stadium with a empty crowd cheering for him. In 1966, Bush endures an alcohol-fueled initiation by his fellow Yale University students as a Delta Kappa Epsilon pledge. During the hazing, Bush successfully recalls the names and nicknames of many of the fraternity members, and states that his family's political legacy is one in which he has no interest. A little later, after Bush is jailed in New Jersey for rowdiness following a football game, his father, George H. W. Bush (James Cromwell), states that he will help Bush, but for the last time. Following his graduation from Yale, Bush takes a job at an oil patch back in his home state of Texas, but he quits after only a few weeks. In 1972, "Junior" reveals his real aspirations in a father-son talk: working in professional baseball, in some capacity. Soon afterwards, Bush is accepted into Harvard Business School with the help of his father. That night after drinking heavily, Bush crashes his car into his family estate and challenges his father to a fistfight. His brother, Jeb (Jason Ritter) intervenes and stops the fight.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, 1h50
Directed by Robert B. Weide
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Janette Scott, Megan Fox, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson
Roles Herself
Rating63% 3.1990853.1990853.1990853.1990853.199085
Sidney Young (Simon Pegg) is a smalltime, aspiring English journalist who works for a left-wing radical magazine. Following an incident at a party where Sidney accidentally lets a pig loose, he is hired to work for an upscale magazine in New York City. He is hired by Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges), editor of Sharps magazine, a man Sidney had previously lampooned in his own magazine.
Norbit
Norbit (2007)
, 1h42
Directed by Brian Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, Cuba Gooding Jr., Khamani Griffin, Eddie Murphy, Clifton Powell
Roles Kate Thomas
Rating40% 2.009452.009452.009452.009452.00945
Norbit Albert Rice (Eddie Murphy) and Kate Thomas (Thandie Newton) are best friends as children at a combination Chinese restaurant and orphanage owned by their father figure, Mr. Wong (Eddie Murphy), but are separated when Kate gets adopted. While being bullied by twins on a playground one day, Norbit is saved by a tough, overweight girl named Rasputia Latimore (Eddie Murphy) who scares him into being her boyfriend. Though at first she genuinely likes Norbit and cares about him, going as far as intimidating other kids into letting Norbit play with them – Rasputia's kindness deteriorates as she grows up to be an ignorant, arrogant, vindictive, and mean-spirited woman. She eventually pressures Norbit into marrying her, and bullies, insults, and controls him to make sure that she keeps him all to herself. Norbit is also belittled by Rasputia's older brothers, Big Black Jack (Terry Crews), Blue (Lester 'Rasta' Speight), and Earl (Clifton Powell), working as a bookkeeper at their local construction company. The Latimore brothers also run a "security business" and instill fear in everyone in the town except Mr. Wong, who refuses to sell his establishment to them.
Run, Fatboy, Run, 1h40
Directed by David Schwimmer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Athletics films
Actors Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran, Harish Patel, India de Beaufort
Roles Libby
Rating65% 3.298813.298813.298813.298813.29881
Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) is about to marry Libby (Thandie Newton), his pregnant fiancée. However, he gets cold feet and runs away on the day of the wedding. Five years later, Dennis discovers that Libby, who has their son, Jake, has started seeing high-flying go-getter Whit (Hank Azaria) and realizes what he has lost. He finds out that Whit is running the Nike River Marathon in London, and to prove himself to his doubting friends and, most importantly, Libby and his son, he decides to run the race himself. He receives motivation from his two "coaches", Gordon (Dylan Moran), a well-meaning slacker who is Libby's cousin and Dennis' best friend, who has made a hefty bet on Dennis succeeding, and Mr. Ghosh Dastidar (Harish Patel) his landlord, who uses unorthodox methods of training, such as using a spatula to spank him. Days before the race, Whit proposes to Libby at her birthday party. Libby accepts and this puts Dennis in a state of deep depression. Meanwhile, Jake, who has formed a crush on a girl in his class, runs away angry when he discovers that she prefers another boy just because he has a ponytail. Dennis, upon being informed by a frightened Libby, tracks him down and explains to him that he will find many things he does not like in his life and he should just stand up to them and face them, rather than running away. Having made that mistake himself, he decides to race after all.
The Pursuit of Happyness, 1h57
Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about children, La précarité
Actors Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller
Roles Linda Gardner
Rating79% 3.9993153.9993153.9993153.9993153.999315
In 1981, San Francisco salesman Chris Gardner (Will Smith) invests his entire life savings in portable bone-density scanners, which he demonstrates to doctors and pitches as a handy quantum leap over standard X-rays. The scanners play a vital role in Chris' life. While he is able to sell most of them, the time lag between the sales and his growing financial demands enrage his already bitter and alienated wife Linda (Thandie Newton), who works as a hotel maid. The financial instability increasingly erodes their marriage, in spite of them caring for their five-year-old son, Christopher (Jaden Smith).