Feature: Brief Encounter With … Ashley Walters

Ashley Walters achieved fame as Asher D of So Solid Crew (and notoriety in 2002, when he spent nine months in a young offenders' institute after being convicted of carrying a loaded hand gun) and has subsequently won acclaim for his work as an actor in films and theatre, appearing in the National Theatre's 2004 production of Roy Williams' Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads and more recently in Levi David Addai's Oxford Street at the Royal Court. His films include Stormbreaker, Life and Lyrics, the BBC drama Hustle, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (alongside rapper 50 Cent) and Bullet Boy, for which he received the Best Newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards. Walters opens this week at the Young Vic in the UK premiere of In the Red and Brown Water by American Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose debut play The Brothers Size simultaneously returns to the theatre's Maria Studio.

Full published article at: http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8821222444374

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