On May 10th, 1984, Doctor Strange Actress Zara Phythian was born in Nottingham. She is a skilled martial artist, actress, and stunt woman. At the age of 13, she went to Nottingham’s School of Champions to learn martial arts. She then became an actress in Hollywood.
Zara Phythian fought both at home and abroad, and she won the world championship in 13 different fighting styles. She was inducted into the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame at the age of 21, becoming the first British martial artist to do so. Other members of the hall include Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, and Benny Urquidez.
The Guinness World Record for the most objects kicked off a person’s head in under 60 seconds was set by Zara Phythian in 2009.
ZARA PHYTHIAN’S CAREER AS AN ACTRESS
In the sci-fi film Crops from 2006, Zara made her acting debut.
In addition, Zara Phythian is listed as the stunt coordinator for Macbeth, Landlord: Time to Pay the Rent, Cannibals, and Carpet Fitters and Veneer, in addition to being a stunt double in the 2012 movies Alien Uprising and Curfew.
Phythian played Brunette Zealot in the 2016 movie Doctor Strange, which also starred Benedict Cumberbatch ( Sherlock, The Power of the Dog), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge, The Man Who Fell to Earth) and Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Young Adam)
WHICH OTHER MOVIES HAS ZARA PHYTHIAN ACTED?
Along with Underground, The Hike, Alien Uprising, He Who Dares, Kung Fu Darling, and Brutal Dragon, she has also contributed to the films Crops, Tribal Get Out Alive, Dragon Kingdom, Outlawed, Furor: Rage of the Innocent, and Tribal Get Out Alive.
She made her first appearance in Transit 17 in 2019. The next year, she was in Tribal Get Out Alive.
Phythian is filming for the television program Martial Art Roadshow, on which she is listed as a presenter, according to her IMDb. She also seems to be filming a movie called Unit 19 at the moment. Argh and Accident Man 2 are two of her other projects that are listed as being in post-production.
WHO DID ZARA PHYTHIAN DOCTOR STRANGE?
Zara’s big break came when she was cast in Doctor Strange by Marvel. She co-starred with Benedict Cumberbatch and played the sorcerer Brunette Zealot.
Her persona was a former Master of the Mystic Arts member who joined the Zealots in an effort to overthrow the Ancient One and bring an extraterrestrial being known as Dormammu to Earth.
Doctor Strange, which was released in 2016 can be watched in Disney+
The synopsis of the movie reads: “After losing the use of his hands in a car accident, Dr. Stephen Strange’s life changes.” When conventional medicine fails him, he looks to a mysterious enclave for healing and hope.
“He quickly discovers that the enclave is at the center of a conflict with shadowy, evil forces determined to shatter reality.”
Soon, Strange will have to decide whether to give up his prosperous and prestigious life or defend the world as the most potent sorcerer ever to exist.
WHAT CRIME WERE ZARA PHYTHIAN AND HER HUSBAND VICTOR MARKE FOUND GUILTY OF?
The couple was accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl after allegedly grooming her for 14 separate counts of sexual activity with a child.
In a police interview that was played in Nottingham Crown Court, the woman claimed that the abuse occurred between 2005 and 2008, when she was between the ages of 13 and 15.
When the alleged abuse started, Phythian would have been between 20 and 21 years old, and Marke would have been 42 or 43.
The woman looked up to Phythian, the court heard, and the couple, who were dating but not yet married, were both martial arts instructors. She claimed that after Phythian and Marke gave her alcohol, the first offenses happened.
According to reports, Phythian dared the woman to perform oral sex on Marke before having sex with both of them.
According to a BBC report, she said: “I knew it was wrong, but I just didn’t know how to get out of it or say anything.”
I remember copying Zara’s answer at the time because I looked up to her and wanted to be like her in every way.
The woman reportedly claimed that Marke had sex with her twenty different times and claimed that she felt as though she was being “coached” by Phythian, according to Nottinghamshire Live.
The woman claimed that Marke threatened to smash her kneecaps if she told anyone about the alleged abuse as it went on.
The woman told the police: “He just said that no one would believe me if I told them anyway.”
They have always had control over me. Marke was also charged with four more counts of indecently assaulting a child because of a different woman who went to the police and told them about him.
The court was informed that between 2002 and 2003, when the victim was 15 years old, Marke allegedly battered another woman. Marke was, at the time, married to Juliet, another woman.
Marke began an affair with Phythian when she was still a teenager, after his marriage to his first wife ended.
The offenses were all denied by Phythian, 36, and Marke, 59.
HAVE ZARA PHYTHIAN RECEIVED A SENTENCE?
At Nottingham Crown Court, Phythian was found guilty on 14 counts of engaging in sexual activity between 2005 and 2008 with a child between the ages of 13 and 15.
The 37-year-old husband, Marke, 59, was also found guilty by the jury of the same 14 offenses as well as charges of indecent assault against a different minor whom he had abused on at least eight occasions between 2002 and 2003.
Phythian, a Mansfield resident, spent the entire two weeks of her trial denying being a child molester while her husband sobbed in the witness stand. The victim was able to describe a Chinese calligraphy tattoo the actress had close to her privates, but she vehemently denied ever having any sex with her.
After two days of deliberation, the jury found the couple guilty in a unanimous decision.
Additionally, Marke was found guilty on four counts of indecent assault against a girl who was 15 at the time of the abuse.
After the couple was detained in 2017, Phythian, who was prosecuted using her married name of Marke, told police during interviews that the accusations against her were “bulls**t.”
She also implied that her victim, who is now an adult, might have seen her intimate tattoo while she was in a changing room during four interviews about the accusations made against her.
Marke, of Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, denied having feelings for young adolescent girls.
In the witness stand, he kept crying as he denied having sexual contact with one of the complainants and said that the other one had given him oral sex when he was drunk and she was 18 years old.
There were no justifications, he told the jury. My wife has received my apology.
Also, he told the jury that the prosecution’s claim that he and Phythian had “encouraged threesomes” when their victims were 13, 14, and 15 was “not at all the truth.”
Judge Mark Watson remanded both defendants in custody following the verdicts on Wednesday, informing them their sentence would “likely be measured by a considerable period of custody” and remanding them until next Monday.
WHAT PUNISHMENT ZARA PHYTHIAN AND HER HUSBAND VICTOR MARKE RECEIVE?
Marke got 14 years in prison after the Nottingham Crown Court found him guilty of indecently assaulting a second complainant. Phythian got eight years in prison.
The girl was groomed and abused by Phythian and her husband Marke between 2005 and 2008. They were both found guilty of 14 counts of sexual activity with a child last week.
Judge Mark Watson informed the couple that, in his opinion, the abuse had been planned out before it began.
“I view you as the driving force behind the abuse,” the judge said to Marke. You pretended to be asleep even though you were clearly awake for the first incident.
This could only be an elaborate ruse that was planned beforehand.
The judge continued, “While you denied in cross-examination that you were infatuated with Victor Marke, on the evidence I have heard, I am in no doubt that his influence on you from a young age helped shape your deviance.”
“I can’t ignore the fact that it began when you were still a child.”
However, none of this excuses what you did because these were decisions you made, the judge continued.
By that time, you had achieved success on your own. You decided to take action.
Phythian waved at the audience gallery as she was led away to the cells. A woman yelled, “I love you, Zara!”
The 59-year-old Mr. Marke and the 37-year-old from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, were informed that they must complete at least half of their sentences before being considered for parole.
The judge remarked that Marke had displayed a “high level of depravity” throughout the offenses. Marke was found guilty of four indecent assault charges relating to another underage girl he abused at least eight times between 2002 and 2003.
Where is Zara Phythian now?
According to the decision made by the Nottingham Crown Court, Doctor Strange Actress Zara Phythian is has been sentenced to eight years of prison at Foston Hall Prison in Derbyshire.
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