Noma Dumezweni's Powerful Portrayal of Theodora in The Watcher

Noma Dumezweni has emerged as one of the most powerful actors in Hollywood, starring in films such as The Prophet (2011), The Dark Crystal (1982) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002). She has been nominated three times for her acting prowess, winning once at the BAFTA Awards in 2018. But it was her role as Theodora on the show The Watcher that captivated audiences and critics alike with its powerful performances from Dumezweni and supporting actor Richard Madden. Noma Dumezweni’s Powerful Portrayal of Theodora in The Watcher

Is this the real life?

or is it just fantasy? It’s safe to say that Noma Dumezweni will take your breath away. But then you remember, not everything that seems to be real is. We need to determine whether Noma herself is a witch or a dreamer… (spoiler: she’s both.) If you haven’t watched The Watcher yet, what are you waiting for?

Is this just fantasy?

Inspired by a true story, The Watcher delivers on its promise of suspense with a chilling, supernatural tale. Starring Noma Dumezweni as a single mother who finds herself fighting for her life against an old evil spirit trying to reclaim what is rightfully his. Based on Robert Wise’s 1959 film The Haunting, which was based on Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House, and directed by James Watkins (The Woman in Black), it feels like a throwback to classic horror films such as Poltergeist and Rosemary’s Baby. It doesn’t reinvent any wheels but has enough scares and great performances to keep you engaged from start to finish.

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Caught in a landslide

Noma has a powerful performance as Nick’s girlfriend, and had me riveted every moment she was on screen. In some ways I felt for her even more than I did for Nick — after all, she was an innocent bystander pulled into something she didn’t know existed. But Noma is also so strong, especially when it comes to dealing with other people’s perceptions of her. She doesn’t let people see her sweat (or in fact anything else) and always maintains a stoic demeanor that keeps you guessing what exactly is going on inside her head. – IndieWire review

No escape from reality

In a world where Hollywood can do no wrong, Noma Dumezweni stars as Theo, an escort who works for Donna (Melissa Leo). With Leo adding a layer of desperation and skill to her character and Dumezweni adding emotion and passion to hers, their scenes together are riveting. It’s no longer about what happens on screen; it’s about how each actor allows us to feel along with them, even when we don’t agree with their actions. That’s not easy to do—and that’s why those roles should be given only to actors who are up for it. Melisandre may be gone from Game of Thrones , but she lives on in Noma Dumazweni.

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Open your eyes

This powerhouse performance by Noma Dumezweni is an extraordinary addition to HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones. From her powerful opening monologue, it’s clear that she has a lot to offer viewers, and even more so because she plays such a dynamic role. Despite her small screen time, viewers are already clamoring for more time with Noma’s character as evidenced by Twitter reactions to Episode Four. Now that we have seen her demonstrate her skill set—from playful sarcasm to serious intensity—we can’t wait to see what Noma does next! Be sure not to miss it when The Undoing (2020) airs on June 10 at 9 pm on HBO.

Look up to the skies

There’s no need to search high and low to find something worth seeing on Hulu. You don’t have to be an expert detective either. We’ve got you covered with a wide range of options from truly gripping thrillers, to laugh-out-loud comedies and everything in between, all of which are available at your fingertips. So, whether you want an old classic like Homicide: Life On The Street or Breaking Bad, a hilarious stand-up special from Louis C.K. or even first looks at new fall shows like Castle Rock and Tell Me A Story –– we’ve got them all here for you on Hulu. At your fingertips! So start bingeing! And Happy Watching!

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I’m floating in a most peculiar way

Many know Noma Dumezweni for her role as Professor Sprout in ‘Harry Potter’ or Delphi Diggory, a prominent character in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.’ But, who is Noma? As a child growing up in Swaziland, Africa, Noma was exposed to many different genres of books: I read everything I could get my hands on. For example, I really enjoyed English boarding school stories. They appealed to me greatly because they were all about these children who felt displaced and didn’t know where they belonged but then eventually found themselves. This was an early insight into one major theme that runs through all her work: identity.

Noma Dumezweni's Powerful Portrayal of Theodora in The Watcher
Noma Dumezweni’s Powerful Portrayal of Theodora in The Watcher

And the tears come streaming down your face

Noma Dumezweni is an actress who has portrayed a wide array of colorful characters. She received international recognition for her role as Hermione Granger’s mother, Mrs. Granger, in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In a New York Times interview Noma was quoted saying: Growing up with apartheid made me acutely aware that you need to make space for people who look different from you. And it shows through her work. Noma went on to play Tituba in FX Networks miniseries titled American Horror Story: Salem. She also garnered international attention by playing Madam Hooch, Quidditch team coach at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald .This multi-talented actress can sing!

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