Actor and rapper Ashley Walters (aka Asher D) was born on the 30th June 1982. At the tender age of 6 it did not take long for the young Ashley to be spotted while attending the Sylvia Young School of Performing Arts. There, he concentrated primarily on his acting skills which stemmed and nurtured his passion for a career in entertainment. As he grew, Ashley began to mould his craft and emerge as the performer we know today, not only securing roles in a number of West End productions and TV shows from The Bill, to London’s Burning, and Grange Hill, but also in the BBC film Storm Damage.
Branching out to new horizons, Ashley adopted a love for music at the same time as formulating his acting career, and at 18 the world saw his infectious musical flow as he produced music with the infamous collective, So Solid Crew. His ability to combine music, TV and film gave Ashley a universal appeal expanding his popularity after the release of his first solo album Street Sibling.
However, it was the success of the film Bullet Boy, soon after he starred in the National Theatre Production Sing Your Heart Out for the Lads, that boosted Ashley’s image and marked him as a respected actor. The film’s success thrust Ashley into the spotlight as one of the film industry’s leading young talents which saw him win a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for best newcomer.
Ashley raised the bar and moved to different levels when he landed a role in the Hollywood blockbuster Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ and then onto Stormbreaker, from which he received many plaudits.
From here, Ashley became an unstoppable force filming constantly. He starred in the British film ‘Life and Lyrics,’ as well as lead roles in films WAZ and Sugarhouse, and the BBC hit series Hustle. Through his busy lifestyle of filming, Ashley still found the time to put together exclusive material in the studio, recording the electrifying albums The Appetiser, and the popular Ashley Walters.
Tuesday, 5 Days, Bedlam, Outcasts, and Small Island, saw Ashley acting once again at his finest and giving him the utmost exposure across the field of media.
With the release of the films Anuvahood, Sket, and Demons Never Die, 2011 has been an exciting year for Ashley, epitomising a successful career.
Ashley intends on completing two independent movies in 2012 while fans can enjoy the launch of the BBC dramas Love Life and Inside Men, as well as the British film St. George’s Day.