Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sunday, March 26, 2006

This is Cornwall website


JAMES BLADONJBLADON@C-DM.CO.UK09:30 - 02 February 2006
An actress who grew up in West Cornwall could be on the verge of landing a starring role in the new James Bond film. Thandie Newton, 33, who went to school in Penzance, has been hotly tipped to be the Bond girl in Casino Royale.Due for release at the end of the year the 21st Bond movie will for the first time see Daniel Craig fill the shoes of the world's most famous spy. If newspaper speculation is to be believed actress Thandie Newton could be in line to play his love interest, Vesper Lynd.Thandie went to school in Penzance during the late 1980s and 1990s after her parents Nick and Nyasha moved to the town. Although her father is originally from Penzance, Thandie was born in Zambia, her mother's homeland.The actress now lives in London with her husband and two children but still has family in West Cornwall. During her six-year stay in Penzance, Thandie attended St Mary's RC School where staff are keeping their fingers crossed for her.Helen Giblett, headteacher at St Mary's, said this week: "We are very pleased for Thandie's success."We constantly encourage the children to aim high and when someone achieves their goal they become a role model for the children."According to reports, Thandie has already been screen tested for the part of Vesper Lynd, a Russian double agent and 007's love interest.But she is facing stiff competition from the likes of Rachel Stirling, the daughter of former Bond girl Diana Rigg.No stranger to the silver screen, Thandie has already appeared alongside some of Hollywood's biggest stars including Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Vin Diesel and Brad Pitt in such films as Mission Impossible II, The Chronicles of Riddick and Interview with a Vampire.However, were she to be given the part in Casino Royale her name would rank alongside the Who's Who of actresses to have played the glamorous role.Filming for Casino Royale is currently taking place in the Czech Republic where a spokesperson for producers, Eon, told The Cornishman that "no decision has been made yet on who will play the part".

I just found this looking around uk sites anyone have any ideas about this images source?

Saturday, March 25, 2006

guardian london q+a 25/03/2006

Thandie Newton
Interview by Rosanna Greenstreet
Saturday March 25, 2006The Guardian

Thandie Newton, 33, was raised in Zambia and Cornwall. At 16, she made her film debut opposite Nicole Kidman in Flirting, and went on to star with Nick Nolte in Jefferson In Paris and with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible II. She won a Bafta for best actress in a supporting role for her performance in Crash, which won best picture at the Oscars. She is married to the screenwriter Oliver Parker, has two daughters and lives in London.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Cycling through the countryside with my daughter Ripley on the back.
What is your greatest fear?
Not being there for my kids.
Which living person do you most admire?
Alice Miller, for making us appreciate the importance of how we influence our children.
What makes you depressed?
Cruelty to children.
What has been your most embarrassing moment?
Asking Oprah what the name of her company, Harpo, stood for.
What is your most treasured possession?
My body.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My hair on a humid day.
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
What is your favourite smell?
My husband, Ol.
Cat or dog?
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
What do you owe your parents?
Have you ever said 'I love you' and not meant it?
When did you last cry, and why?
Today - love hurts.
How do you relax?
Bikram yoga.
Have you ever had a same-sex experience?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Giving birth to my girls.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
Three Little Birds, by Bob Marley.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
To surrender to what is.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Selfridges 22/03

promo event for marchesa at selfridges in london, with thandies friend georgina chapman, who she mentioned in the vogue interview, ol was there too more smaller pictures are up in getty images and lfi.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

London Times Interview

Jasper Gerard meets Thandie Newton
Jilting Hollywood for her own £6m baby Aficionados of this rather macabre sport know there are two types of speech from scrumptious film stars accepting the supporting actress award: gushing or blubbing. Thandie Newton, the only only British actor to bag a Bafta at last Sunday’s ceremony, went for the gush. “And I didn’t even get you anything!” was her response to receiving a Bafta for her film Crash, before assuring us the gong was for everyone, not just her. Which, of course, it ain’t. So her ample physical charms aside, my hopes about Newton were slim. I’ve interviewed enough of them to know that the best an actress quote usually gets is, “It was such an honour to work with X,” and ending with a declaration that winning the award was “humbling”, at which the star normally commands her terrified PR to summon a limo “like now”.
But once Thandie (pronounced Tandy) is all gushed and humbled out I discover she has decidedly more whirring away upstairs. Not only did she study anthropology at Cambridge, she talks movingly about how she was sexually abused as a young actress by a much older film director and how this blighted her twenties; about how, being mixed race, she cannot find work in Britain as our films tend to be period — that is, white — romps; and about that perennial work-life balance question – shucks, you know: should I become a Hollywood megastar like my mucker Nicole Kidman, or a housewife in London’s nappy valley supreme, Queen’s Park?
Newton may have turned down 6m big ones to take the role in Charlie’s Angels then hastily accepted by Lucy Liu, but the slight figure buried in a frayed overcoat who bundles into the Notting Hill bar looks less starlet than student. It is only when partially disrobed that you see why the camera loves Newton, who starred opposite Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible II: dark, piercing eyes, delicate face and the longest neck found outside a zoo.
Appropriate, really, because Crash was decidedly animalistic. After touching down in Los Angeles to begin filming, the first question Newton was asked was whether she had any protective knickers — for a scene in which she was to be sexually assaulted by a cop. “When the film came out I felt undressed, and not just because I was sexually violated,” she says, toying with her fruit salad. “I felt emotionally vulnerable, too.”
For the film awoke unsettling memories for Newton, who aged 16 embarked on a traumatic relationship with John Duigan, the director of her first film — called, innocently enough, Flirting. She was at acting school in Tring, Hertfordshire, and he was 23 years her senior. “Shame,” she says, “can take you to places you have never been.”
But why should she have felt shame? “Sexual abuse is shaming. I was in a relationship with a much older person and in retrospect, although it was legal because I was 16, I was coerced.”
Did she report it to the police? This is, after all, a serious allegation? “I am my own supreme court,” she fires back passionately. “I judge that one. And in a strict legal way there might not be a case.” She pauses: “I can feel compassion now for all those involved, including for the person I was.” For all those involved? “Well, all right then, for him.”
The relationship, which continued for six years, threatened to consume her, darkening her varsity days. “I was not a functioning person, I was a zombie,” she says. “Still, I think I might avoid my midlife crisis. I have had my trauma.” For ages she “demonised” her former lover and became “self-destructive” with “low self-esteem”. Hard, surely, for an actress meant to exude sexual confidence?
“Funnily enough, no: acting was the one thing that gave me peace; the chattering voices stopped.” Newton, 33, now euphorically married with two children, insists she has put this demon to bed, but has decided to speak up “so teenagers can see they can resist and can gain self-awareness”.
Her travails with Oliver Parker, her screenwriter hubbie, are happily more banal. As the main breadwinner only offered work in Hollywood she does not know what to do with her two girls, who seem to flourish at home in London.
Ripley, 5, had just started school when Newton won a plum role opposite Will Smith in a forthcoming flick, Pursuit of Happyness, filmed in Los Angeles before Christmas. Newton took her toddler Nico, leaving Ripley with her husband. The separation proved traumatic, for mother and daughter.
“It was terrible,” she grimaces. “You could feel the crystals had formed. I had to massage the trust back into her.” So did she feel maternal guilt?
“No, because I won’t let it happen again. Besides, Oliver had not been paid for a film he had worked on and we needed the money.”
She wishes there were more British studios offering diverse parts. Still, she can’t resist a dig at Joe Wright, director of Pride and Prejudice, who vowed to stay working in Britain. “I thought ‘good for you’,” she says a touch sarcastically. “But is the opposite, to work abroad, wrong if you have no job offers here?”
Her annoyance might have been stoked by her failure to land the role of chief Bond babe in the next 007 caper. It is probably inevitable that she is “highly attuned to race”, the subject of Crash. Contrary to earlier reports Newton was born in Britain — “I couldn’t be more British,” she splutters, sounding rather Nancy Mitford, “my father’s family were in Cornwall before the Vikings.” But she spent her early childhood in Zambia with her British father, a lab technician, and Zimbabwean nurse mother.
As Zambia grew more unstable the clan returned to Cornwall in 1977 — and mummy Newton found herself the first black in the village. “My mother has told me of challenging situations,” says Newton, who describes her childhood self as “an earnest little person” who made mama cook “mushroom bakes” as she refused to eat meat.
“Mostly it was wide-eyed ‘Ooh, do you know the African woman down the road’, which is offensive in one way but can also be celebrated.” Observing her daughter, Newton notices she groups dolls according to length of hair rather than skin colour; our obsession with racial difference is learned rather than innate, she suggests.
There aren’t many actresses who would turn down £6m for Charlie’s Angels, but she says casually: “We had decided we wanted to try for a family and that isn’t going to happen if you spend 10 months in terribly tight jeans. The difficulty was feeling I’d let people down: Drew Barrymore had been very warm.”
She admits it dented her career: “Vogue wanted me on the cover, then when I turned down the part it didn’t ring back.” She draws up her short but shapely legs, shod in tracksuit bottoms and Converse trainers, and smiles: “Films are pretty disposable. I tend to regret films I have done rather than those I haven’t.” Pause.
“Still, now we have our children through those early stages I feel a revival of interest in my career; I no longer feel embarrassed to have ambition. If I crash very visibly, I am comfortable with that.”
It seems an unlikely scenario. She has not been nominated for this year’s Oscars next Sunday. But let’s hope she can repeat her Bafta triumph in Hollywood some day soon.

credit goes to the times for london for this interview
Originally this was for the Sunday times magazine many years ago, but somehow just a nice image
This is from a spanish site, anyone with anymore from this session?

Friday, March 17, 2006


I do hope that Bellathandie comes back up soon.
Have you discovered what wrong Dani?
In the meantime i will scour the net for Thandie, rather pleased with the last couple of finds,
and finally have the videos from the empire awards working, grrrrrrrrr i hate itunes, and thank
heaven for

Thursday, March 16, 2006

tony ward photos

anyone know the source?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

these were the other 3 images i found not so good quality

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Can anyone throw any light of where these photographs were published?

couple more they are amazing

Miranda Penn Turin

Well, its certainly a new picture of thandie to me, i had not heard of this phtographer before mentioned in the title has anyone else dated 2005 found on a japanese photo agency site, education is a good thing....

possible next paul haggis film
Thandie dumps ol for vegas shoak horror

Monday, March 13, 2006

the girls done good again

Thandie won best access award in the Empire magazine awards last night in London. There are lots of photos up on the getty images site, seems she was happy, but as ever comments about how thin she was looking, does not ol bother shaving and thandie seems to be having fun with Johnny Vegas a comedian here, also happy to see Jason Issacs.
On the empire magazine site there are 2 videos of thandie, but i cannot get any sound tried ie, firefox and opera, if you want you want to grab photos opera works look in the cache.

Thandie at Empire Awards in London

Sunday, March 12, 2006

thandie from the telegraph bafta special? hair sure is in the same style

Friday, March 10, 2006

yes its the letter with thandie's name in from the baftas

Thandie and Eddie Murphy in Norbit

Interesting article from the Daily Mail in London on Thandie's next project... Eddie Murphy?! At least she's trying her hand at comedy....

Thursday, March 09, 2006

She looks ten years younger in this pic

..and where did her tummy go... damn!

now thandie was this the wise on such a wet rainy night and girl did you forget to act when you heard your name

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

i read once this picture comes from the bbc, currently this blog has upload problems.

i missed this magazine pity
its almost the mid 1980's again

oh dear poor thandie in brad's hands
Has anyone any knowledge of thandie this week?


what has happened to bellathandie, we need our dose of daily thandie