Thandiwe Newton

English actress
(Redirected from Thandie Newton)

Melanie Thandiwe Newton Parker, OBE (born 6 November 1972), formerly credited as Thandie Newton, is an English actress. She has received various awards including a Primetime Emmy Award and a British Academy Film Award, in addition to nominations for two Golden Globe Awards.

Newton smiling
Thandie Newton in 2010


  • "From wildfires in Alberta to hurricanes in Puerto Rico, climate change is one of the reasons many of us are forced to leave our homes in search of a safer place to live," Newton says in the video. "We keep hearing that migration is a crisis, and it is, for the people affected. But did you ever notice that the same leaders denying climate change are the ones drumming up fear and hatred against migrants?" "To win climate justice, we need to oppose racism," Newton says. "We know the world's wealthiest countries have burned most of the carbon that is driving climate change today. Asserting the rights of migrants affected by these storms, floods, and fires is a way of paying back our climate debts."
    • in No Planet B: A Teen Vogue Guide to the Climate Crisis Edited by Lucy Diavolo
  • There's a very strong connection between a lot of the evils of the modern world—factory farming, abuse against women—and the environment. We're destroying the female. If you think about the earth as a female organism which it is, in its totality, you know how we're disrespecting and abusing it. … [I have] very strong feelings about factory farming … I’m a vegetarian myself … I don’t want any kind of suffering of any living form but it’s more to do with the awareness that so much of the meat on the planet is being produced by factory farms. Animals are being pumped full of growth hormones which are then getting fed to our kids. And it’s affecting the water, environment. … We are being duped and controlled by huge multinationals that are concerned about the short term, not the long term and don’t care about the individual.
Wikipedia has an article about: