Character Breakdown by Zawe Ashton
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Character Breakdown by Zawe Ashton

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'Entertaining...revealing, shocking' BERNARDINE EVARISTO

'Sublime' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS

Actor and director Zawe Ashton brings us a unique look at life, work and the absurdities of today's world. Zawe Ashton has been acting since she was six. She has played many different roles, from 'cute little girl' to 'assassin with attitude', Oscar Wilde's Salome to St Trinian's schoolgirl by way of Fresh Meat's Vod.

In Character Breakdown, Zawe scrolls through a version of her life.
Or is it a version of her art?

Or something in between.

In it, she encounters glamour, horror, absurdity and questions like: is a life spent more on performance than reality any life at all?

'A very great book' Lena Dunham

'Smart, funny, vivid, honest, dark, timely' The Times

'A smart, funny and well-written take-down of modern showbiz' Elizabeth Day Selected by Bernadine Evaristo as one of the 20 Black British Women Writers