Thandie Newton Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


23rd May 2014

Quote: "I had him on the bathroom floor. I’d never been in hospital as a child or as an adult really, and I just associated hospital with being ill. I felt beautiful and healthy and wonderful when I was pregnant, and being at home was the place I felt most relaxed and comfortable." Actress Thandie Newton on her home birth. Baby son Booker Jombe was born 11 weeks ago.


17th April 2013

Quote: "The other day I was using a curling iron and I accidentally put it on my leg. I've got this huge burn now. This is the second time I've managed to burn a part of my anatomy. Years ago I burned my nipple while flatironing (straightening) my hair. My nipple was burnt black!" Actress Thandie Newton has suffered a nasty injury.


28th October 2010

Quote: "She got pregnant. Or something major happened in her life. And I picked up the baton." Thandie Newton adds further fuel to rumours Mariah Carey is expecting her first child, when revealing why she took over the singer's role in new movie FOR COLORED GIRLS.


9th July 2010

Fact: Actresses Thandie Newton and Sienna Miller, and former SPICE GIRL Emma Bunton, have donated designer shoes and handbags to a fundraising auction to be held in London on Friday (09Jul10). The event is in aid of children's charities The Rainbow Trust and Me Too & Co.


6th November 2009

Quote: "We met when we both starred in the film Beloved. She still calls me Baby Girl." Thandie Newton maintains a close friendship with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey.


6th November 2009

Quote: "John is smart and he's got that look, like he would know what to do with you! He's a sexy man. Even my mum was like, 'Ooh, yes!'" Thandie Newton took a liking to her 2012 co-star John Cusack.


2nd November 2009

Quote: "I am terrible for swearing. There's always a lot of swearing on film sets and I'm so bad that my kids say 'Stop it Mummy!' They're always telling me off. I love hanging out with the boys on a set - it's almost more relaxing than hanging out with the girls." Thandie Newton should be more careful about what she says in front of her young children.


2nd November 2009

Quote: "They paid me just $5,000 for my first film, FLIRTING. It should have been a lot more, but how was I to know? It was major exploitation." Thandie Newton hasn't always earned big bucks for her movie roles.


25th May 2009

Fact: Actress Thandie Newton named her eight-year-old daughter RIPLEY after the character played by Sigourney Weaver in the ALIEN film franchise.


21st May 2009

Fact: Actress Thandie Newton has been unveiled as the new face of Martini. The British-born star will front an upcoming ad campaign for the drinks company.


14th October 2008

Quote: "There's an intimacy and an ease between the two of them which is kind of peculiar. I think (GEORGE W.) Bush and CONDI (RICE) are f**king in every way but physically." Thandie Newton, who plays Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's Bush biopic W, insists her character and the U.S. President are very close.


14th October 2008

Quote: "Other than my wife, she's probably the most beautiful woman I've ever seen." Josh Brolin on his W co-star Thandie Newton.


8th September 2008

Quote: "It's what acting is really about - finding those roles where you can disappear. It's not about the celeb thing. There are those like Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, who transport you. They change themselves. That's the Mecca of my profession." Thandie Newton aspires to be a character actress.


3rd September 2008

Quote: "He's the moist-making man of the year." Thandie Newton falls for her W co-star Josh Brolin.


3rd September 2008

Quote: "He's the moist-making man of the year." Thandie Newton falls for her W co-star Josh Brolin.


2nd April 2008

Quote: "Wherever you go in the world, it's always women who hold the family together. Women are fabulous. We rock!" British actress Thandie Newton is a keen femininst.


7th September 2007

Quote: "In my last two films I've had Kirsten Dunst (HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE) and Thandie Newton (RUN, FAT BOY, RUN) as my love interest. It really gives hope to pudgy (fat) little ordinary guys everywhere." British comedian Simon Pegg hopes others will have the same luck in finding their leading ladies.


5th September 2007

Quote: "She didn't do anything to me. She knew who was in charge of her close-ups!" RUN, FAT BOY, RUN director David Schwimmer is thankful the film's star, actress Thandie Newton only played pranks on her co-star Simon Pegg.


19th April 2007

Fact: Crash star Thandie Newton is to play a police officer in Ashes to Ashes, the follow up to British TV drama Life On Mars.


20th February 2007

Fact: Actress Thandie Newton turned down the chance to star alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz in the first CHARLIE'S ANGELS movie because she wanted to work with her husband Oliver Parker on a low-budget British film instead."


16th February 2007

Fact: British actress Thandie Newton's children, RIPLEY and Nico, are named after Sigourney Weaver's ALIEN heroine and the Velvet Underground's muse respectively.


13th February 2007

Fact: Hank Azaria and SHAWN OF THE DEAD star Simon Pegg are in training to compete for the affection of Thandie Newton in new David Schwimmer-directed comedy, RUN, FAT BOY, RUN. In the film, Pegg will fight to win back the bride he jilted at the altar (Newton) from her new boyfriend, a marathon runner (Azaria).


12th February 2007

Quote: "Just before Christmas I was invited to the (Buckingham) Palace for the Achievers' Reception and I was a puddle on the floor." British actress Thandie Newton on meeting England's charming future king Prince Charles.


20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"This is the highest high ever. I don't expect it to get any higher." CRASH actress Thandie Newton is convinced she reached the pinnacle of her career at tonight's (19FEB06) BAFTAS when she won the Best Supporting Actress Award. </p>


20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and CAPOTE in the same year - who does that." Thandie Newton pays tribute to Catherine Keener, who she beat to the Best Supporting Actress award. </p>


19th February 2006

Quote: <p>"This is the highest high ever. I don't expect it to get any higher." CRASH actress Thandie Newton is convinced she reached the pinnacle of her career at tonight's (19FEB06) BAFTAS when she won the Best Supporting Actress Award. </p>


19th February 2006

Quote: <p>"40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and CAPOTE in the same year - who does that." Thandie Newton pays tribute to Catherine Keener, who she beat to the Best Supporting Actress award. </p>


17th January 2006

Fact: <p>British writer/director PAUL HAGGIS saved money on the set of hit film CRASH by filming intimate domestic scenes between Matt Dillon's character and his father and a fight scene between Thandie Newton and Terrence Howard's characters in the same Los Angeles house. </p>


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