Jamie Davis (born 18 April 1981)[1] is an English actor. He is known for playing Harley Lawson in Footballers' Wives and its spin-off, Footballers' Wives: Extra Time, Leon Taylor in Hex and Max Walker in Casualty.

Jamie Davis
Born (1981-04-18) 18 April 1981 (age 38)
Years active1993, 2003–present
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Lynne (mother)


Davis was born and brought up in Pontefract, West Yorkshire,[2] where he attended Carleton High School.[3] He used to play semi-professional football,[4] and is a self-described supporter of Liverpool F.C..[4] He lives with his wife Lucy and their children, Noah and Mabel. They take residence in both England and Wales, depending on Jamie's filming commitments.


Davis started his acting career at the age of 16,[2] in a production of Kes at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.[5] His first professional acting role was as a footballer in Trevor's World of Sport.

Davis auditioned for and won the role of Harley Lawson in Footballers' Wives during his third year at drama school.[5] He portrayed Harley for the whole of the third and fourth series of Footballers' Wives and in two episodes of its spin-off, Footballers’ Wives: Extra Time.

Between the third and fourth series of Footballers’ Wives, Davis appeared alongside John Malkovich in Colour Me Kubrick (2005) and played Leon Taylor in the first season of Hex.[4] He left Footballers’ Wives to reprise the role of Leon in Hex season two.[6]

Davis went on to play Davey in The Sarah Jane Adventures episode "Invasion of the Bane" and Steve Sharpe in The Amazing Mrs Pritchard. He has also appeared in episodes of The Bill, Casualty, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and Shameless. He has also appeared in an episode of the BBC drama Death in Paradise (series 2 episode 8).

From 2013 to January 2018, Jamie played the part of Max Walker in the BBC continuing drama series Casualty. He left the show citing that he wanted to spend more time at home, with his wife and two children. Sunetra Sarker honoured her promise to return for one episode as his onscreen estranged wife, Zoe, for his final episode.[7]


List of acting performances in television and film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Heartbeat Neagle Child 1 episode: Secrets
2003 Trevor's World of Sport Dean Sturgis 1 episode: A Man's Game
2003 Doctors Justin 1 episode: Cut Loose
2003 Heartbeat Billy Fletcher 1 episode: Speed
2004 Where The Heart Is Jamie Smart 2 episodes:
- Bowl of Cherries
- Little Boy Blue
2004-5 Footballers' Wives Harley Lawson
2004-5 Hex Leon Taylor
2005 Colour Me Kubrick Duane Feature film
2005 Footballers' Wives: Extra Time Harley Lawson 2 episodes: #1.2, #1.3
2006 The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Steve Sharpe 1 episode: #1.1
2007 The Sarah Jane Adventures Davey 1 episode: Invasion of the Bane
2008 The Bill Jem Archer 1 episode: The Deadly Game
2008 Placebo Brandon Gotts[8] Sitcom pilot
2009 Casualty Guy Masterson 1 episode: All You Need Is Love
2009 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Scott Chegg 1 episode: You Decide
2009 Personal Affairs Robbie Gascoigne
2010 Misfits Ben 1 episode: #1.3
2010 Missing Marcus Bell 1 episode: #2.1
2010 A Passionate Woman Terry 1 episode: #1.1
2011 Candy Cabs Alex Partridge
2011 Doc Martin Michael Wilson 1 episode: #5.8
2012 Shameless Calum 1 episode: #10.4
2012 Switch Gerry 5 episodes: #1.2—1.6
2013 Death in Paradise Mark Grainger Series 2, episode 8
2013—2018 Casualty Max Walker Regular role


  1. ^ IMDB Page - Biography
  2. ^ a b Footballers’ Wives Series Three Cast Interviews – Jamie Davis
  3. ^ "TV star comes to town". Pontefract and Castleford Express. 1 April 2004. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
  4. ^ a b c Footballers’ Wives Series Four Cast Interviews – Jamie Davis
  5. ^ a b Williams, Andrew (7 April 2005). "60 Seconds: Jamie Davis". Metro. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
  6. ^ TV.com – Jamie Davis
  7. ^ http://www.holby.tv/goodbye-max/
  8. ^ Placebo – Production Details & Cast and Crew – British Comedy Guide

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