Ashley Walters has been acting professionally since childhood, winning his first television role in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles at the age of 10. His acting career since has been varied and prolific across film and television. He is perhaps best known in film for his roles in Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and Bulletboy, for which he won a BIFA Best Newcomer Award in 2004, and in television for his starring roles in Top Boy, and Bulletproof, which premiered on Sky this year.
‘Asher D’, is also a well-known name in the music industry, where he played a pivotal role in UK Garage scene in the early 2000’s, both within the collective So Solid Crew and through his work as a solo artist. His focus has been on acting in recent years, but he is now back in the recording studio and looking forward to dropping some new tracks in 2019.
Ashley is currently working on season 3 of Top Boy for Netflix (originally a Channel 4 production), and season 2 of Bulletproof for Sky, alongside Noel Clarke and Vertigo Films. Although he is lead cast on both these productions, Bulletproof also marks Ashley’s debut as a Producer – a role he will be inhabiting far more in the near future. In 2017 Ashley established his own production company, SLNda, through which he is now producing film and television content that will champion new talent within the UK industry, and better represent the Britain that he sees.