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Ashley Zhangazha

Ashley is a London-based actor who has extensive experience in acting and singing and is a member of the National Youth Theatre 2005-07. He is currently playing Ike Turner in the Tina Turner musical.



Ashley attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


His credits in theatre include Legendre in Michael Grandage’s Danton’s Death at the National Theatre; King of France in Michael Grandage’s King Lear; Aumerie in Michael Grandage’s Richard II at the Donmar Theatre; Kunle in Indhu Rubasingham’s Belong at the Royal Court Theatre; Ross in Daniel Evans’ Macbeth at the Sheffield Theatres; Cory in Paulette Randall’s Fences at the Theatre Royal Bath/Duchess Theatre; Boy/chorus in Michael Grandage’s Henry V (Michael Grandage Company); Jaffier in Charlie Westenra’s Venice Preserv’d (The Spectators Guild); Laertes in Sarah Frankcom’s Hamlet at The Manchester Royal Exchange; Arthur in Natalie Abrahami’s Ah Wilderness at The Young Vic; Ali in Christopher Haydon’s Image Of An Unknown Young Woman; Walter Lee Younger Dawn Walton’s A Raisin In The Sun at the Sheffield Crucible/Eclipse Theatre Company; Jamie in Hamish Pirie’s Human Animals; Richard in Paul Miller’s The Lottery Of Love at the Orange Tree Theatre; Lars Koch in Sean Holmes’ Terror at the Lyric Hammersmith; Skye Masterson in Michael Buffong’s Guys & Dolls at the Royal Exchange Manchester; Harcourt in Jonathan Munby’s The Country Wife at the Chichester Festival Theatre; Pericles in Emily Lim’s Pericles at the National Theatre.


He has also made several television appearances in shows like Victoria II as Ira Aldridge, BBC’s Doctors as Danny Noble, Channel 4’s Humans as The Speaker, BBC 1’s Ordinary Lies, BBC’s Lenny Goes To Town as Young Lenny, and BBC/Illumina Digital’s Axon as Justin Turner.


His work in radio includes BBC Radio 4’s Rasselas, Prince Of Abyssinia where he played Rasselas and BBC Radio 3’s Lorenzaccio where he played The Duke.