Jamie Bartlett was a British-born South African actor best known for his role as the wicked puppet master, David Genaro, in Rhythm City and his theatre work.
He started playing his role as David Genaro in 2007. He was the first person to speak in scene 1 of the TV series Isidingo as the character Mike O’Riley when it was aired on South African television.
South Africa mourns the death of stage and TV actor Jamie Bartlett
Jamie Bartlett, also known as James Bartlett, was a multi-award-winning South African stage and television actor best known for his roles as TV villains Mike O’Reilly in Isidingo on SABC3, David Genaro in Rhythm City on e.tv, and as a judge on SA’s Got Talent on e.tv. He was 55.
eNCA (DStv 403) confirmed his death after speaking with a family member.
The cause of death is still unknown.
Following his death, social media has been flooded with tributes remembering Bartlett.
Actor, choreographer, and media personality Somizi wrote on Instagram: “And just like that, last night would be the last night together. I even made fun of you for greeting each and every person including the kitchen staff. Your spirit knew farewell my Jamie.”
Jamie Bartlett Age, Family, and Early Life
Bartlett was born on 9 July 1966 in Maidenhead, England to his South African mother and a British father in Maidenhead, England.
However, we don’t have any information regarding his parents. As of now, we don’t have much information regarding his personal life.
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Jamie Bartlett Career, What was his profession?
His first major role was in the US film American Ninja 2: The Confrontation in 1987 before making numerous appearances in both international and local films, ranging from Big Game, Blind Justice, In the Name of Blood, The Sandgrass People, The Revenger, American Ninja 4: The Annihilation and Sweet n Short, to Warhead, Ernest Goes to Africa, the M-Net film The Sexy Girls, Bravo Two Zero, Beyond Borders, 12 Days of Terror, Red Dust, Swansong for Charlie, Avenger, the horror thriller Prey, 2010’s White Lion, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom as James Gregory, and 2013’s Nothing for Mahala.
He was most famous for his TV character of Mike O’Reilly in Isidingo on SABC3 and had the distinction of appearing in scene one as the first character to ever speak in Isidingo.
After several years he moved on to Rhythm City on e.tv, playing David Genaro for which he won a Safta until the character got shot in February 2020. He was one of the judges during the 7th and 8th seasons of the reality variety competition series SA’s Got Talent on e.tv.
In 1987, he won the Vita Best Actor Award for his Market Theatre role in the satire East, after which he starred in 1990’s Rainshark also at the Market Theatre.
He played the lead in The Great Outdoors and toured Switzerland with The Fire Raisers. He returned to the Market Theatre in 2011 for Death of a Colonialist as a 60-something history teacher, for which he won the Naledi Theatre Award for Best Performance by an actor in a lead role.
Which school did he go to?
He attended Johannesburg’s St. Stithians Boys College, Cape Town’s Rondebosch High School, and Brynston High School. He went to the University of Cape Town to study speech and acting after graduating from high school.
He went on to do a post-graduate workshop at London’s Chrysalis Theatre Acting School.
Jamie Bartlett Wife, What about his relationship?
Bartlett was formerly married to actress Camilla Waldman, who was best known for her appearance in the soap opera Generations. Hector was their son, and they later divorced.
Jamie Bartlett Net Worth, How much does he earn?
The net worth of Jamie Bartlett is supposed to be around $15 million.
Is he available on any kind of social media platform?
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