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Is Thandiwe Newton Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Have you been wondering if one of your favourite British actors, Thandiwe Newton is vegan? Well, you’ve come to the right place – keep reading to find out. 

About Thandiwe Newton

You’ll know Thandiwe as the star of dozens of blockbusters from Hollywood action movies to films that will have you thinking for months. She’s an award-winning actor with a degree in social anthropology from Downing College, Cambridge.

Thandawie Newton

But, haven’t you spelt her name wrong?

The answer is that we all have been for spelling Thandiwe’s name wrong for 30 years. It was never Thandie.

‘The actress, whose full name is Melanie Thandiwe Newton, said her name was misspelled in the credits to her first film in 1991, Flirting.

"That's my name. It's always been my name. I'm taking back what's mine," Newton told British Vogue.’ (source)

Is Thandiwe Newton vegan?

Yes, it appears that the star is (or at least was) vegan. In an interview in 2018 she ‘credits co-star Woody Harrelson for inspiring her to switch to a vegan diet.’ (source)
We’ve no idea if she still is plant-based, but we sure like the idea of it.

Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.


Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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