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Jamie Christian began his acting career in 1997 following his graduation from The Poor School. His stage credits from that time include Our Country’s Good, The Birthday Party, Playboy of the Western World and The Doctor in Spite of Himself.
His TV credits include an appearance in the penultimate episode of Inspector Morse
( The Wench Is Dead ) and participation in Sixty Minutes Silence the 1997 Turner Prize winning film by visual artist Gillian Wearing.
After a short career break Jamie returned as a writer/director and his first play A Fight at The Opera ran for six sold-out nights at the Etcetera Theatre, followed by a reading and debate at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Jamie co-wrote a pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Vertically Challenged Actors which was performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Making his directorial debut the following year with the pantomime Cinderella - A Gender Tale of Confusion, he has now subsequently directed other writers work at the Tristan Bates Theatre.
His next play Skewed Judgement followed, which ran for two sold-out weeks at the White Bear Theatre in 2017 to great success.
A review noted “After being lucky enough to catch Jamie Christian’s previous play, the terrific A Fight at the Opera, I was keen to see what he came up with next. Skewed Judgement has lots of the same elements – laugh-out-loud humour, farcical situations, and flawed characters with troubled pasts. The strength of the play comes from Christian’s ability to place very differently flawed characters in an unusual situation and explore how it goes wrong.”
Following on from a sold-out showcase as part of the John Thaw Initiative, Four Loyalty Cards will be showing at the Tristan Bates Theatre in October. Four Loyalty Cards comprises of four monologues which are unconnected apart from a small detail – each character is in the possession of a stamped loyalty card handed out at a coffee shop - where each piece is set