Jamie Harris has established himself as one of the top British actors in Hollywood – having inhabited a wide range of characters in a career that has taken him from stage to television and motion pictures. Born in London, England, Jamie comes from one of Britain’s most prolific artistic families. He is the youngest son of renowned actor Richard Harris, his brother Jared is also a successful actor and his other brother Damien is a top film director. Jamie trained at RADA, The Lost studio in LA and The Public Theatre in NY
He made his theatrical stateside debut in 1997, playing the lead role in Patrick Marber’s stage play DEALER’S CHOICE at New York’s esteemed Manhattan Theatre club- winning a drama league award for his performance. This led to him working for other notable theatre companies such as The New Group – in Scott Elliot’s production of SOME VOICES AND THE COMEDIANS – and The Wilma in Philadelphia where he was nominated for the Barrymore Award for his role in RAWBOYS.
Jamie got his first film role opposite Daniel Day Lewis in THE NAME OF THE FATHER directed by Jim Sheridan. Since then he has performed in over forty movies and worked with many top directors including studio movies such as Terence Malick’s THE NEW WORLD opposite Colin Farrell, Brad Silberling’s LEMONY SNICKET’S – A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS with Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, MADE with Vince Vaugn and Christopher Nolan’s THE PRESTIGE opposite Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman. He has also played many leading roles in interesting independent films such as FAST FOOD, FAST WOMEN nominated for the Palm D’Or at the 2000 Cannes film festival, as well as THE NEXT BIG THING and I BELIEVE IN AMERICA which garnered good reviews and played the festival circuits. He also won Best Actor Award for SPEED FOR THESPIANS at the 2002 New York Film festival.
Jamie has also appeared in several top TV shows including LIFE and CSI and the NO ORDINARY FAMILY pilot.
Recent work includes THE KREUTZER SONATA with Danny Huston and KNIFE EDGE with Joan Plowright and Natalie Press.
He was recently seen in theaters nationwide in the role of Pop Eye in THE GREEN HORNET directed by Michel Gondry with Cameron Diaz, Seth Rogen and Christophe Waltz released by Sony/Columbia. In 2011 he will be seen playing the lead role in “MR NICE directed by Bernard Rose with Rhys Ifans, Chloe Sevigny and David Thewlis – coming to US theaters in Spring.
Also coming soon – his starring role as Roy in CAESAR – RISE OF THE APES with James Franco and Freida Pinto directed by Rupert Wyatt for Fox Studios to be released theatrically Autumn 2011.
Jamie currently resides in LA and enjoys working both here and in Europe. He spends his leisure time doing karate and playing football (soccer) and tennis. He also just completed writing his first screenplay DOWN DOG which will be directed by Ash Baron Cohen.