Jamie Bartlett

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Jamie Bartlett (1966-2022). Actor for stage, screen and TV.


Born in the United Kingdom, he studied Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town Drama Department and did post graduate Master classes with Peter Bridgemont at Chrysalis Theatre Acting School, London. His acting career began in 1984. He took a break in 2020, choosing to go into teaching at The Finishing College, which he was a partner in.

Was married to Camilla Waldman, and the couple had one son.

Jamie's death at the age of 55 was announced om 23 May 2022.

Stage roles

While he was still a student at UCT he had a role in The Comedy of Errors (Maynardville, January 1986). Singled out as the most promising new actor of 1987 for his role in Cock and Bull Story (1986), This was followed, inter alia, by leads in East (1987); The Rainshark (1990); Maurice in Good (1990); Mojo (1997); The Fire Raisers (2000); The Great Outdoors (2000) and Death of a Colonialist (2010, 2011 and 2014).

TV roles

Rhythm City (2007-)

Jozi - H (2007-)

Isidingo (1997-1999)

Sexy Girls (1997)

Film roles

1987: American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

1991: Sweet 'n Short

1993: American Ninja V and A Private Life [1]

1999: Bravo Two Zero

2003: Beyond Borders

2004: Red Dust

2006: 12 Days of Terror

2007: Prey

2010: White Lion [2]

2013: Nothing for Mahala and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


His many awards since 1984 include: Stage:

Vita Award for Best Up and Coming Actor Cock and Bull Story

Fleur Du Cap Theatre Award for Best Actor East

Vita Award for Best Supporting Actor as Mickey in Mojo, 1997.

Vita Award for Best Lead Actor The Great Outdoors


South African Film and Television Award for Best Actor Rhythm City

Avanti Television Award for Best Actor Isidingo

The Crystal Award for Best Actor Isidingo



Times Live interview 2010[3]

Grütter, Wilhelm, CAPAB 25 Years, 1987. Unpublished research.)

Pretoria News, 24 May 2022 [4].

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