Jamie Simon Borthwick (born 23 June 1994) is an English actor. He rose to prominence for his portrayal as Jay Brown in the BBC soap opera EastEnders which he has starred in since 2006. His role on EastEnders earned him a British Soap Award for "Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress" in 2008.

Jamie Borthwick
Borthwick in 2016
Jamie Simon Borthwick[1]

(1994-06-23) 23 June 1994 (age 29)[2]
Years active2005–present
Known forRole of Jay Brown in EastEnders

Career edit

Borthwick has portrayed Jay Brown in EastEnders since 2006. His first appearance aired on 14 December. His first appearance on mainstream television was as an orphan in the Celebrate Oliver! musical alongside Shane Richie and Joseph McManners. In late 2006 Borthwick had a one-off role in Not Going Out. He has also appeared in the "Life In The Underpass" episode of Gina's Laughing Gear. Borthwick won the award for Best Dramatic Performance From a Young Actor or Actress at the 2008 British Soap Awards and dedicated it to his late grandmother, who died one day prior to his win.[3]It was announced he would dance with Nancy Xu for the 2023 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.

Personal life edit

Borthwick carried Kevin Mitchell's championship belt into the ring prior to a bout in July 2007.[4] He attended Sylvia Young Theatre School until he was 16.[5] He is a second cousin to former EastEnders co-star Charlie Winter, who played Hunter Owen.[6] In January 2019, it was announced that he would be running the London Marathon with some of his EastEnders co-stars for a Dementia campaign in honour of Barbara Windsor.[7]

In May 2021, Borthwick was caught speeding in his car at 52 mph on a 30 mph road in Romford, and he was subsequently given a driving ban. His lawyer appealed the ban and his ban was removed, with the lawyer stating that Borthwick is recognised whilst using public transport, and "not all of these encounters are favourable".[8]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Role Category Result Ref.
2007 Inside Soap Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Best Young Actor Nominated [9]
2008 Digital Spy Soap Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Best Child Actor (Under 16) Nominated [10]
2008 British Soap Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress Won [3]
2008 Inside Soap Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Best Young Actor Nominated [11]
2009 Inside Soap Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Best Young Actor Nominated [12]
2016 Digital Spy Reader Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Biggest Unsung Hero Second [13]
2022 Digital Spy Reader Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Best Soap Actor (Male) Won [14]
2023 British Soap Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Best Leading Performer Nominated [15]
2023 British Soap Awards Jay Brown

Lola Pearce-Brown EastEnders

Best On-Screen Partnership (with Danielle Harold) Shortlisted [16]
2023 Inside Soap Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Best Actor Won [17]
2023 TVTimes Awards Jay Brown EastEnders Favourite Soap Actor Pending [18]
2024 tv choice awards Jay Brown EastEnders Best Soap Actor Shortlisted [19]

References edit

  1. ^ "StackPath".
  2. ^ "Jamie Borthwick on Instagram: "Happy quarter of a century to me !!"".
  3. ^ a b "Hollyoaks top soap award winners". BBC. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Kevin Mitchell Looking Towards Big Things". Boxing Scene. 11 July 2007.
  5. ^ "How EastEnders star's mum is helping working class kids in East London". 17 March 2020.
  6. ^ "EastEnders' star Jamie Borthwick reveals which co-star he is related to". Digital Spy. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ "EastEnders stars to run marathon for Dame Barbara Windsor". BBC News. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  8. ^ "BBC EastEnders star's driving ban cut because he 'gets recognised on public transport'". Birmingham Mail. (Reach plc). Retrieved 4 June 2022.
  9. ^ Green, Kris (3 July 2007). "Inside Soap Awards 2007: The Nominations". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi (UK) Ltd. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  10. ^ Green, Kris (21 March 2008). "Digital Spy Soap Awards 2008: The Winners". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Inside Soap Awards 2008 – Nominations". MSN. Microsoft. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  12. ^ "Inside soap awards nominations". 8 July 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  13. ^ Eames, Tom (24 December 2016). "Your Digital Spy Reader Awards soap winners of 2016: Emmerdale wins six awards". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  14. ^ Rowan, Iona (27 December 2022). "EastEnders wins big at the Digital Spy Reader Awards 2022". Digital Spy.
  15. ^ Cormack, Morgan (11 April 2023). "British Soap Awards 2023 longlist: EastEnders' Ravi vs Corrie's Stephen". Radio Times. Retrieved 11 April 2023.
  16. ^ Barrett, Kerry (2 May 2023). "The British Soap Awards 2023: shortlist nominations, categories, how to vote and all we know". (Future plc). Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  17. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (4 July 2023). "Inside Soap Awards 2023 announces full list of nominees". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  18. ^ Selwood, Sarah. "TV Times Awards 2023 — voting is now open!". What to Watch. Retrieved 22 September 2023.
  19. ^ https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/arts-and-culture/film-and-tv/tv-choice-awards-nominees-2024-all-creatures-great-and-small-happy-valley-and-james-martin-all-up-for-awards-4395456

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