Jason Flemyng

Biography

Date of Birth 25 September 1966, Putney, London, England, UK Height 6' 1" (1.85 m) Jason Flemyng is an English actor. He is best known for his film work, which has included roles in British films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000), both for Guy Ritchie, as well as Hollywood productions such as the Alan Moore comic book adaptations From Hell (2001) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003). He has also appeared in prominent roles in both theatre and television in the UK. Flemyng was born in Putney, London, the son of film director Gordon Flemyng. He decided he wanted to become an actor after appearing in theatrical productions at his school. "I always wanted to be an actor," he later told the BBC. "From the time I fancied a girl who played Dorothy in the school production of The Wizard of Oz. I auditioned for the role of the scarecrow so that I could have the most stage time with her, but she ended up running off with the tin man!" In the 1980s he was involved with the National Youth Theatre and the political organisation the Young Socialists. He also became involved with the Labour Party's Militant tendency, and was expelled from Labour in 1987 for selling the Militant newspaper. Flemyng has subsequently claimed that both his theatrical and political activities at this time were simply a way of meeting girls. In 1990 he was admitted to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), where he was a classmate of Hermione Norris. Following his graduation from LAMDA in the early 1990s he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. One of his first prominent rolls on screen was a guest appearance in the American television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles in 1992. He was then a regular in the ITV drama series Doctor Finlay from 1993 to 1996. His first film appearance was in the 1994 version of The Jungle Book. His first major cinema role was in Guy Ritchie's 1998 London gangster film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Flemyng later claimed to have lost so much money while playing poker with the film's backers in between takes on set that he had to work on the four days of re-shoots the film required for no fee. He went on to appear in films such as The Red Violin (1998), Snatch (2000) and Rock Star (2001). In the early 2000s he featured in two big-budget Hollywood films which were adaptations of Alan Moore comic books; 2001's From Hell, with Johnny Depp, and 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, with Sean Connery, in which Flemyng played Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The latter film was not a success, but Flemyng commented that: "It was a bit of a nightmare... the film cost a fortune and didn't make back the money it was meant to... But I still get a huge kick out of doing films like that and From Hell. Any day you walk onto a set and Sean Connery or Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt is there has to be a good day." In parallel with his film career, Flemyng has continued to take various television roles. He told BBC News Online in 2004 that: "Of the 40 feature films I've made, 15 of them failed to make it onto the screen and have only ever been seen by cast and crew. It is very frustrating when a film you really believe in remains unseen. That's not a problem with television. If you're a painter you don't paint a picture and then stick it under the bed - you want people to see it." In 2005 he played the famous science-fiction role of Professor Bernard Quatermass when digital television channel BBC Four produced a live remake of the 1953 serial The Quatermass Experiment. Flemyng can speak French, and has made several films in that language

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Birth Name

Jason Iain Flemyng

Birth Place

Putney, London, England, UK

Birth Date

9/25/1966
Known For
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Tom

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Stonehearst Asylum

Swanwick

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Rob Roy

Gregor

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The Bunker

Cpl. Baumann

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Bobby Z

Brian

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Bruiser

Henry Creedlow

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Stealing Beauty

Gregory

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Atomik Circus, le retour de James Bataille

James Bataille

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Dead Cert

Chelsea Steve

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Anazapta

Nicholas

Starring In
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The 355

Elijah Clarke

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Creation Stories

King Tuts Promoter

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Boiling Point

Alastair Skye

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Iron Mask

Jonathan Green

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Homeless Ashes

Gavin

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Trick or Treat

The Taxi Driver

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Walk Like a Panther

Ginger Frost

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Revolt

Stander

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The Black Prince

Dr. Login

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Minutes Past Midnight

Nicholas Grimshaw (segment 'The Mill At Calder's End')

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The Guv’nor

Himself

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Forbidden Empire

Dzhonatan Grin (as Dzheyson Fleming)

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Stonehearst Asylum

Swanwick

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Gemma Bovery

Charlie Bovery

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Top Dog

Dan

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Sunshine On Leith

Harry

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Welcome to the Punch

Harvey Crown

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I Give It A Year

Hugh

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Great Expectations

Joe Gargery

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Agent Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation

Rob Hart

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Wild Bill

John

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X-Men: First Class

Azazel

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Hanna

Sebastian

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Ironclad

Gil Becket

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Lost Christmas

Frank

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The Social Network

Regatta Spectator (uncredited)

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Kick-Ass

Lobby Goon

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Clash of the Titans

Calibos / Acrisius

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Jack Falls

Damien

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Dead Cert

Chelsea Steve

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Solomon Kane

Malachi

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City of Life

Guy Berger

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Christmas in Canaan

Lawrence Redding 1 episode, 2004

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Thomas Button

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Mirrors

Larry Byrne

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Telling Lies

Jack Munro

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Shifty

Glen

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Bobby Z

Brian

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Stardust

Primus

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The Riddle

Don Roberts CEO

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Rollin' with the Nines

Captain Fleming

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Transporter 2

Dimitri

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A Woman in Winter

David

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Drum

Jim Bailey

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Seed of Chucky

Santa

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Aaltra

L'Anglais à la moto

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When I'm Sixty-Four

Little Ray

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Lighthouse Hill

Charlie Davidson

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Atomik Circus, le retour de James Bataille

James Bataille

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Anazapta

Nicholas

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Dr. Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde

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Below

Stumbo

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The Bunker

Cpl. Baumann

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Mean Machine

Bob Likely

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From Hell

Netley, the Coachman

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Rock Star

Bobby Beers, Steel Dragon Lead Singer

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The Body

Father Walter Winstead

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Bruiser

Henry Creedlow

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Snatch

Darren

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Bruiser

Henry Creedlow

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Alice in Wonderland

Sir Jack, the Knave of Hearts/Cad

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Tube Tales

Luke (segment "Mr. Cool")

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Tom

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The Red Violin

Frederick Pope (Oxford)

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Deep Rising

Mulligan

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Spice World

Brad

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Alec D'Urberville

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The James Gang

Frank James

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Alive and Kicking

Tonio

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Stealing Beauty

Gregory

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Rob Roy

Gregor

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The Jungle Book

Lt. John Wilkins

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Doctor Finlay - Volume 2

Dr. David Neil (12 episodes, 1993-1994)

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