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Jason Flemyng



An actor who is equally adept at donning wigs and machine guns for period dramas and modern gangster films alike, Jason Flemyng is one of Britain's more versatile, unpredictable, and underrated performers. Born in London on September 25, 1966, Flemyng made his stage debut at the age of ten as the Tin Man in a school production of The Wizard of Oz. After studying drama at the National Youth Theatre and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, he was accepted into the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he stayed for three years.



Flemyng broke into film and television in 1992, appearing in a number of made-for-TV movies and in John Schlesinger's Question of Attribution, an adaptation of Alan Bennett's play about the 1950s Burgess-Maclean-Philby spy scandal. Supporting roles and a lead in Indian Summer (1996), which cast him as a dancer with AIDS, followed, and in 1996, the actor garnered a measure of international recognition for his work in two films. One, Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, saw him sharing a scene with Liv Tyler, while the searing family drama Hollow Reed featured Flemyng as a white-collared child abuser who beats his girlfriend's young son.



After a turn as an 18th-century composer in Fran├žois Girard's The Red Violin (1998), Flemyng starred in perhaps his most internationally successful film to date, Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). An incredibly stylish crime comedy set in London's rough East End, the film -- which starred Flemyng as one of a group of friends trying to pull off a heist -- was a surprise hit in both the U.K. and overseas, which resulted in widespread attention for its director and cast. Flemyng re-teamed with Ritchie in 2000 for Snatch, another heist picture. That same year, he also had a number of other projects lined up, including Bruiser, a thriller about a put-upon magazine grunt who strikes back at everyone who has wronged him, and The Body, a religious drama in which he appeared alongside Antonio Banderas and Derek Jacobi. Gaining increasing exposure in such films as Rock Star and From Hell (both 2001), Flemyng would soon re-team with Snatch co-star Vinnie Jones in the The Longest Yard remake Mean Machine (2001) before taking the lead in the comedy Lighthouse Hill (2002) and gearing up to go schizophrenic as the malevolent Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde in the eagerly anticipated comic book adaptation The League of Extrodinary Gentlemen (2003).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Eat Local
  • Director
2016
52% Gemma Bovery
  • Charlie Bovery
2015
52% Stonehearst Asylum
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Top Dog
  • Dan
2014
64% Great Expectations
  • Joe Gargery
2013
54% I Give It a Year
  • Hugh
2013
92% Sunshine on Leith
  • Harry
2013
66% Solomon Kane
  • Malachi
2012
No Score Yet Lost Christmas
  • Frank
2011
43% Ironclad
  • Beckett
2011
86% X-Men: First Class
  • Azazel
2011
71% Hanna
  • Sebastian
2011
100% Wild Bill
  • John
2011
76% Kick-Ass
  • Lobby Goon
2010
28% Clash of the Titans
  • Calibos/Acrisius
2010
No Score Yet Dead Cert
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Made in Romania
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet City of Life
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Viy (Forbidden Empire)
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet City of Life
  • Actor
2009
72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Thomas Button
2008
96% Shifty
  • Glen
2008
14% Mirrors
  • Larry Byrne
2008
No Score Yet Telling Lies
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Lighthouse Hill
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Riddle
  • Actor
2007
76% Stardust
  • Primus
2007
No Score Yet Backwaters
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Rollin' With the Nines
  • Actor
2006
57% PU-239
  • Vlad
2006
86% Drum
  • Jim Bailey
2005
52% Transporter 2
  • Dimitri
2005
81% Layer Cake
  • Larry
2005
No Score Yet The Quatermass Experiment
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet A Woman in Winter
  • David
2005
32% Seed of Chucky
  • Santa
2004
No Score Yet Funky Monkey
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Atomik Circus - Le retour de James Bataille
  • James Bataille
2004
80% The Bunker
  • Cpl. Baumann
2004
No Score Yet When I'm 64
  • Actor
2004
17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
2003
78% The Good Thief
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Aaltra
  • Actor
2003
63% Below
  • Stumbo
2002
34% Mean Machine
  • Bob
2002
No Score Yet Lighthouse Hill
  • Charlie
2002
57% From Hell
  • John Netley, the Ripper's Driver
2001
52% Rock Star
  • Bobby Beers
2001
13% The Body
  • Father Walter Winstead
2001
73% Snatch
  • Darren
2001
No Score Yet Anazapta
  • Actor
2001
67% Bruiser
  • Henry Creedlow
2000
No Score Yet Tube Tales
  • Luke
1999
74% The Red Violin (Le violon rouge)
  • Frederick Pope
1999
76% Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Tom
1999
33% Alice in Wonderland
  • Knave of Hearts
1999
No Score Yet Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  • Alec D'Uberville
1998
31% Deep Rising
  • Mulligan
1998
36% Spice World
  • Brad
1998
83% Alive and Kicking
  • Tonio
1997
No Score Yet The Double Life of Franz Schubert: An Exploration of His Life and Work
  • Franz von Schober
1997
53% Stealing Beauty
  • Gregory
1996
83% Hollow Reed
  • Frank Donally
1996
72% Rob Roy
  • Gregor
1995
79% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
  • Wilkins
1994
No Score Yet Question of Attribution
  • Colin
1992
No Score Yet The Death and Life of Bobby Z
  • Brian Cervier
1982
No Score Yet 62 Pickup
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Colin
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Living on Video
2015
  • Theo
97% The Missing
2014-2015
  • Mark Mark Walsh
92% The Last Kingdom
2015
  • King Edmund
No Score Yet Primeval
2007-2011
  • Danny Quinn Danny Vernon

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