THANDIE NEWTON (Beloved) was born to a Zimbabwean mother
and an English father, and she was raised in Zambia until she
was five years old. Due to the political unrest in the country,
her family then relocated to England.
At age 16, she won the lead role in John Duigan's critically acclaimed
"Flirting," playing a Ugandan girl isolated in an Australian
ladies academy who begins a romance with a teenage boy from the
neighboring boarding school. After completing the role, she returned
to England to continue her education, earning a B.A. with honors
in anthropology at Cambridge University.
Her feature credits also include "The Young Americans,"
"Loaded," "Interview with the Vampire," "Jefferson
in Paris," "The Journey of August King," and "The
She also starred opposite Tim Roth and Tupac Shakur in "Gridlock'd."
She recently completed filming Bernardo Bertolucci's "The
Siege," in which she costarred with David Thewlis.
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