Biographical details

Born: 19th August 1972

Place: Hampshire

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

3 thoughts on “TimeLine

  1. Jamie I am trying to contact your mother. I did my nurse training with her at the Guildford School of nursing 1964 – 1967. Can you pass this message on to her. Many thanks
    Rosemary Parry nee Fly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s