Ashley trained on The Oxford School of Drama’s Three Year Acting Course, graduating in 2014. That year he was cast by Brian Helgeland for a small part in the Kray Twins biopic Legend (2015), opposite Tom Hardy before filming The Legend of Tarzan (2016). More recently he has appeared in the BBC/Netflix drama Giri/Haji and the BBC’s Death in Paradise.
Ashley is also an accomplished stage actor. Recent credits include Absolute Hell, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins at the National Theatre in London, as well as an international tour of The Velveteen Rabbit (Unicorn Theatre).
Ashley is also co-founder of the new multi-disciplinary production company ALINEMENT Productions (with two fellow Oxford graduates from his year). The company specialises in telling stories centred around the Global Majority, Female and LGBTQI+ characters. Ashley is currently working on a short film that he wrote during lockdown which he will also produce and direct.