Born: 19th August 1972
Siblings: 1 older brother Adam
Parents: Zubairi Ashaari and Gillian Zubairi (née Gaywood)
1973 emigrated to Malaysia
16th December 1984 while on holiday in England, Jamie suffers a brain haemorrhage due to an undetected arteriovenous malformation. He is successfully operated on.
1985-88 He studies at Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur. He also takes private painting classes under Anthony Sum of Sum Art Gallery.
19th August 1988: Jamie moves back to England (soon followed by Adam), to start education at Rutland Sixth Form College where he studies painting under Andrew Burkitt.
1990-91: Is a member of the Oakham Youth Theatre where he learns about devising and improvising from Suzanne Radford and The Rutland Youth Theatre, under director Christopher Davies, tours to St Petersburg where Jamie plays his first title role in ‘Hiawatha’.
1991-92. Studies Art Foundation at Leicester De Montfort Uni.
1993-94 – Studies Film & Theatre make-up design and Special Effects at Stamford College
September 1994: Starts 3 year acting training at LAMDA
June 1997: Graduates from LAMDA
October 1997: his first professional theatre job at Theatre Royal Stratford East traditional pantomime of ‘Hansel & Gretel’ playing a character called Montresor, who saves Hansel and falls in love with Gretel.
1998: starts a long-term professional relationship with Yellow Earth Theatre, appearing in various playreadings and as The Emperor in ‘The Nightingale’ as well as in the double bill of plays ‘Dogs’ and ‘Getting Married’ (which appeared under the banner ‘Typhoon Live)
2001: makes appearances in ‘Grange Hill’ as Stephen Jones
During this time Jamie continues his professional relationship with Christopher Davies, this time working with children with severe learning difficulties, using theatre as an enabling tool, under Bamboozle Theatre, Leicester.
appears in the ‘Will & Grace’ idents sponsored by Maltesers;
starts rehearsals for ‘The Letter’ which will be his first West End engagement, starring Jenny Seagrove and Anthony Andrews
May ‘The Letter’ takes up residency at Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road.
Sep Typhoon Live
June double bill of plays directed by Jonathan Man ‘Diabolic Banquet’ and ‘Weighed Down By Love’
August ‘What Day Job?!?!?!’ Group exhibition of paintings with Sioned Sova-Jones and Meghan Burchartz
Apr Jamie, along with 50 others from The Everest Test 2009, trek up to Gorak Shep, below base camp of
Mt Everest to take part in a highest officiated cricket game ever.
May He takes part in a workshop entitled ‘The Discipline Of Freedom’ under Paul Oertel and Nancy Spanier
Sept He performs an improvised version of ‘Skylarking’ at the now demolished Area 10 in Peckham
May Jamie makes his in ‘Holby City’ debut as consultant OBGYN Harvey Posner. He also takes part and
performs in the workshops that form become the play ‘Goodbye Ali’ for Young Vic Theatre Studio
June Performs ‘Skylarking’ at the North Devon Festival, directed by Kath Burlinson
Aug Performs in ‘Wolf’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Feb-Mar:Plays the father in Yellow Earth’s ‘Why The Lion Danced’
JulyTakes part in ‘Wolf’ at inTransit Festival at the Brompton Cemetery
Dec: Makes his New York debut at the 59e59 Theater in George Orwell’s ‘Burmese Days’
Apr Performs as the MC in ‘YouMeBumBumTrain’
May Performs in Mozart’s Abduction From The Seraglio for Chroma Ensemble
July – Nov performs as an Associate in Tino Sehgal’s These associates at Tate Modern
Dec His second play ‘Unbroken Line’ is produced at Oval House Theatre
Jan – Mar reprises role of The Father in Why The Lion Danced
Oct Cheese for Fanshen Theatre
Offered the position of Associate Artist at Ovalhouse Theatre in London