Zawe Ashton

Zawe Ashton ( /ˈzæwiː/; born c. 1984) is an English actress and playwright, known for portraying Imani in Gone Too Far! and Bianca in St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold. Ashton is a British actress and the eldest of three children born to a Ugandan mother and an English father Paul Ashton. She attended the Anna Scher Theatre School and National Youth Theatre, and is a graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre. Ashton started acting at the age of six. Her television work includes Holby City, EastEnders, The Bill, NCS: Manhunt, Casualty, The Crust and Misfits. In 2011, Ashton starred in the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat playing the part of Vod Her theatre credits include Rhinoceros, The Arsonists, Gone Too Far! (Royal Court), Othello (Globe Theatre), The Cage (Nuffield Theatre Company, Southampton) and Michael Frayn's comedy Here at the Rose Theatre, Kingston. In June 2010 Ashton was awarded 2nd prize at the Ian Charleson Awards for her classical performance in Salome (Headlog Theatre). In 2009, she played Elizabeth Falls the film Blitz and appeared in St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold.


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