Zawe Ashton is the main antagonist in The Marvels, a film starring Brie Larson, Iman vellani, Teyonah parris, and Zawe Ashton. Ashton will follow the footsteps of her SO Tom Hiddleston and start her MCU career as an antagonist, Dar-Benn, in the latest movie. Who is Zawe Ashton, you ask? Keep reading to find out more about this new MCU villain.
Ashton was birthed in Hackney London on the 21st July 1984. She began acting at age six, when her parents were both teachers. Zawe graduated from the Manchester University School of Theatre with a degree. She has worked in television in the UK. Ashton is also a pretty good actress. In addition to her successful professional career, Ashton also enjoys a loving relationship with Hiddleston. The couple welcomed their first child in the past year.
Zawe Ashton had a successful career in theatre and TV before being cast as Dar-Benn in The Marvels.
Zawe’s Time In The Theatre
Zawe Ashton, the Marvels villain, is a renowned theatre artist. She has performed in plays such as Harold Pinter’s Betrayal and The Arsonists. Her television credits include The Demon Headmaster (which she starred in), Casualty and Holby City. But her big break was Fresh Meat. It was a sitcom that followed six students as they shared a home and went through their ups and downs.
Zawe’s Work In Television
Zawe Aston, who played Violet Nordstrom quickly became a favorite among fans. The sitcom aired from 2011 to 2016 She also starred in Case Histories, an acclaimed thriller drama based on Kate Atkinson’s detective books. The Marvels star has also appeared in Not Safe for Work (also known as Wanderlust), [a miniseries]In 2014, Ashton appeared in a Doctor Who episode. Ashton also played Oona on the series The Handmaid’s Tale.
Zawe’s Film Journey
Before her big Marvel debut in the Marvel Universe, Tom Hiddleton’s Lady Love starred in a few Hollywood films with some well-known actors. She appeared in Nocturnal Animals along with Amy Adams, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and others. Ashton appeared in Velvet Buzzsaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. She also appeared in Greta, starring Chloe Grace Mortez.
When Loki met Dar-Benn
Zawe Ashton, Tom Hiddleston and their first encounter took place at a charity function in England during 2018. According to a report in Cosmopolitan magazine, Zawe and Tom performed a reading at an event celebrating Harold Pinter’s birthday. This led to her getting a role with Tom in the revival Pinter’s Betrayal.
The play, which also featured Charlie Cox, was performed at the Harold Pinter Theatre in West End from March to Juni 2019. The same year, Tom Hiddleston was spotted at the launch party of Zawe Ashton’s first book ‘Character Breakdown’ to support her. A People’s source reported that the couple had a ‘lovely chemistry’ while working together in the play. Online dating rumors started in August.
In 2021, Zawe Ashley was cast in The Marvels, as a bad guy. The same year, Tom Hiddleston snapped her on a vacation to Spain. In 2022, the Loki actor confirmed reports of their engagement in an interview with Los Angeles Times. The couple welcomed their first child in October of last year.
Zawe shared in an exclusive interview how Tom offered her practical advice when she was awarded the MCU part. The Loki Season 2 Finale and The Marvels were both released on the exact same day. This was a major event for this lovely couple. Both of them may be successful with their respective MCU projects.
The Marvels, starring Brie Larson and Zawe Ashton with Iman Vellani, is currently playing in cinemas.
Disney+ is also streaming the Tom Hiddleston-led Loki Season 2 on Disney+.
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