ZAWE ASHTON by Jo Irvine
Photo: Jo Irvine
180 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QZ
Phone: 020-7336 7868
Fax: 020-3544 2919
4th Floor, 35 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7JF
Phone: 020-7434 2040
Fax: 020-7434 2042
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'10" (177cm)
Weight:10st. (64kg)
Playing Age:16 - 30 years
Appearance:African-American, Black-Other Areas, Mixed Race
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Warm


Awards: BIFA nomination Most Promising Newcomer (Dreams of a Life), Ian Charleson Award (Salome), CDN Award Breakthrough Talent (Fresh Meat), Cosmopolitan Magazine Ultimate Newcomer Award (Fresh Meat), Screen Nation Award Best Performance in Film (Dreams of a Life)

Film Television Stage Rehearsed Reading Short Film Workshop Music Video Commercial Further Credits
2017, Film, Alexa, THE WIDOW, Eagle Films, Neil Jordan
2016, Feature Film, Alex, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Focus Features / Fade To Black Productions, Tom Ford
2010, Film, Joyce Vincent, Dreams of a Life, Film4/Channel4/Irish Film Board, Carol Morely
2010, Film, Sarah, WEEKENDER, Benchmark Films, Karl Golden
2009, Feature Film, PC Elizabeth Falls, Blitz, Lionsgate, Elliott Lester
2009, Feature Film, Bianca, St Trinians II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, Ealing Studios, Oliver Parker/Barnaby Thompson
2005, Film, Hannah, Spiralling, Yeast Productions, Max Pugh/Nick Hillel
2000, Film, Prostitute, Shooters, Colin Teague/Glenn Durfort
2017, Television, Omega, GUERILLA, ABC Studios, Sam Miller
2017, Television, Judy Severin, Oasis, Amazon Studios, Kevin Macdonald
2015, Television, Katherine, NOT SAFE FOR WORK, Clerkenwell Films, Kieron Hawkes
2015, Television, Tituba, The Devil You Know, Lionsgate/HBO, Actress
2014, Television, Katherine, CUT, Clerkenwell Films, Kieron Hawkes
2013, Television, Vod, Fresh Meat Series 3, Channel 4/Objective, Gordon Anderson/Jamie Jay Johnson
2013, Television, Eartha Kitt, Pyschobitches I - II, Tiger Aspect/Sky Arts, Various
2012, Television, Vod, Fresh Meat Series 2, Channel 4/Objective, David Kerr/Annie Griffin
2011, Television, Vod, Fresh Meat Series 1, Channel 4/Objective, David Kerr/Annie Griffin
2010, Television, Deborah Arnold, Case Histories, BBC, Marc Jobst
2010, Television, Jessica, Misfits, Channel4, Owen Harris/Tom Harper
2009, Television, Sally Donovan, 'Sherlock' A Study in Pink, Hartswood Films/BBC, Coky Giedroyc
2009, Television, Gina, Casualty, BBC, Roberto Bangura
2008, Television, Becka Adams, The Bill, Talkback Thames, Indra Bhose
2006, Television, Rose, Mobile, Granada, Stuart Orme
2006, Television, Juliet, Romeo & Juliet (Revised English), BBC Television, Alison Cresswell
2003, Television, Abigail, Holby City, BBC Television, Sean Geoghegan
2002, Television, Julia, Eastenders, BBC Television, Steve Goldie
2002, Television, Jade, In Deep, BBC Television, Colin Bucksey
2002, Television, Mia, NCS Manhunt, BBC Television, Paul Unwin
2001, Television, Mia, Apartment A, Fugitive, David Rowntree
1999, Television, Kylie, The Bill, Talk Back Thames, Ged Maguire
2015, Stage, Gilma, SPLENDOUR, Donmar Warehouse, Rob Hastie
2013, Stage, Zawe, Narrative, Royal Court Theatre, Anthony Neilson
2012, Stage, Kath, Here, The Rose Theatre Kingston, Lisa Spirling
2010, Stage, Salome, Salome, Headlong, Jamie Lloyd
2009, Stage, Frankie (Lead), Bay, Young Vic Theatre, Sarah Tipple
2009, Stage, Casey, The Frontline, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Matthew Dunster
2009, Stage, Marie, This Wide Night, Clean Break/Soho Theatre, Lucy Morrison
2008, Stage, Rosa in Moon On A Rainbow Shawl, A Celebration of the Life and Work of Frith Branbury, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Simon Callow
2008, Stage, PlaySize, Young Vic/ATC, Josh Giles-Burnette/Ellen McDougal
2007, Stage, Armani, Gone Too Far!, Royal Court Theatre, Bijan Sheibani
2007, Stage, Bianca, Othello, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Wilson Milam
2007, Stage, Daisy, Rhinoceros, Royal Court Theatre, Dominic Cooke
2007, Stage, Anna, The Arsonists, Royal Court Theatre, Ramin Gray
2007, Stage, Nicola, The Cage, Nuffield Theatre Southampton, John Burgess
2006, Stage, Margaret Shore, Blue Moon Over Poplar, Soho Theatre, Paul Roseby
2005, Stage, Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, National Youth Theatre, Amanda Hill
2005, Stage, Sgt. Chantal Hughes, The Big Nickel, Soho Theatre, Che Walker
Rehearsed Reading
2008, Rehearsed Reading, Sharon, Off Da Endz!, Royal Court Theatre, Dominic Cooke
2008, Rehearsed Reading, Titty, Swallows and Amazons, National Theatre Studio, Tom Morris
2008, Rehearsed Reading, Various Lead Roles, Unzipped 2008, Talawa/Young Vic, Karena Johnson
2007, Rehearsed Reading, Various Roles, Later..., Paines Plough, Che Walker
2007, Rehearsed Reading, Baby Doll, The Frontline, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Che Walker
Short Film
2008, Short Film, Yvonne, Raising Baby Rio, Channel 4, O. Nathapon Wongtreenatrkoon
2010, Workshop, Various Roles, Greenland, National Theatre, Bijan Sheibani
2009, Workshop, Antigone, Grace, National Theatre, Richard Eyre
2008, Workshop, Antigone, Euridece, Royal Shakespeare Company, Fiona Buffini
Music Video
2004, Music Video, Fan, Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot, Island Records, Roger Wallis
2004, Commercial, Playstation2 - Singstar, Playstation
Further Credits
2008, Television Movie, Blue, Freefall, Dominic Savage


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African, American-California, American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Cockney, Jamaican, London*, Manchester, RP*, South African, Spanish, Trinidad
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Guitar, Hip Hop Dance, Jazz Singing, Latin American*, Piano, Salsa Dancing*
Performance:Compere, TV Presenting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Baseball, Fencing*, Horse-jumping, Horse-riding, Ice Skating, RollerSkating, Skiing*, Stage Combat*, Swimming*, Yoga*
Other Skills:Improvisation, Narration