Actor Thandiwe Newton reclaims original spelling of her name

Actor Thandiwe Newton reclaims original spelling of her name

The Guardian

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Westworld actor tells Vogue she is reverting to Shona spelling, saying ‘I’m taking back what’s mine’

Thandie Newton has said she will reclaim the original Shona spelling of her name for use in her professional career, declaring: “I’m taking back what’s mine.”

For more than 30 years, the actor, born Melanie Thandiwe Newton Parker, has been known by an anglicised version of her name since the “w” was dropped “carelessly” from her first acting credit.

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