Thandie Newton on Monarch magazine [UK] February 2012. Thandie Newton is an English actress. She has seemed in many British and American movies. Thandie Newton made her film debut in Flirting (1991). While filming she struck up a friendship with Nicole Kidman. She gained worldwide fame in Paris as Sally Hemings, which led to her being cast in Jonathan Demme’s Beloved (1998), in which she performed the main role with Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.