Jamie Foreman

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Jamie Foreman
Jamie Foreman.jpg
Foreman pictured in March 2011
Born (1958-05-25) 25 May 1958 (age 56)
Bermondsey, South London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present
Notable work(s) A Bunch of Fives (1977)
Johnny Jarvis (1983)
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Elizabeth (1997)
Layer Cake (2004)
Oliver Twist (2005)
Law and Order: UK (2009)
EastEnders (2011—2012)
Spouse(s) Carol Harrison (? - ?) (divorced)
Children Alfie Sean Foreman
Parents Freddie Foreman

Jamie Foreman (born 25 May 1958) is an English actor best known for his roles as Duke in Layer Cake (2004) and Bill Sikes in Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist (2005). He played opposite Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke in Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth (1997) and also featured in Elizabeth (1998), Gangster No. 1 (2000) and Sleepy Hollow (1999). He appeared in the 2006 Doctor Who episode "The Idiot's Lantern". He also featured as a racist taxi driver in The Football Factory (2004). Foreman also played Basta in the film Inkheart (2008). He also appeared in one episode of Law and Order: UK in 2009.

He is the son of Freddie Foreman, a former South London gangster and associate of the Kray twins. He was married to actress Carol Harrison and they have one son, Alfie.[1]

His recent work for BBC Radio includes the title role in Wes Bell, directed by Matthew Broughton, and the six part series Hazelbeach by David Stafford and Caroline Stafford. He also played a small role in I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.

He is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur.

In 2011, Foreman joined the cast of EastEnders as Derek Branning, taking over the role from Terence Beesley.[2] It was later confirmed in 2012 that Foreman was leaving and that Derek would be killed off.


Year Title Role Other notes
1977 A Bunch of Fives Chris Taylor
1977 Sky Pirates Sidney
1977 Holding On Charlie (youth) Episode No.1.5 and Episode No.1.2
1977 King of the Castle Ripper/Warrior 1x1 - 1x7
1978 Wings Airman Bates 2 Episodes
1978 The Quiz Kid Andy
1980 McVicar Driver
1981 Kinvig Clerk 1 episode
1982 Squadron Dodger Dickens 1 episode (Mascot)
1983 Johnny Jarvis Manning 6 episodes
1984 Letty Pete Sloan
1984 Shine on Harvey Moon Plumber's Mate 1 episode (Fools Rush In)
1985 Dempsey and Makepeace Ramsey 1 episode (No Surrender)
1988 London's Burning D.C. Pope First episode
1987 Empire State (1987 film) Danny
1988 Witness Ron Daker (Linda's Secret)
1989 First and Last Dave TV film
1989 Tank Malling Danny
1992 Inspector Morse Chas 1 episode (Happy Families)
1992 Between the Lines P.C. Roper 1 episode (Out of the Game)
1994 Dogging Around Wells TV film
1993–1994 The House of Eliott Gerry Althorpe 6 episodes
1995 I.D. Previous Team No.2
1997 The Detectives Billy 1 episode (Cardiac Arrest)
1985–1997 The Bill Various Characters 5 episodes
1997 Nil by Mouth Mark
1997 Melissa 2nd Hood
1997 The Hunger Dean 1 episode (The Swords)
1997 Our Boy Orme
1997 Bugs Decker 1 episode (Identity Crisis)
1997 Elizabeth Earl of Sussex
1998 Love Story Dave
1999 This Year's Love Billy
1999 Murder Most Horrid DS Brown 1 episode (Whoopi Stone)
1999 Sleepy Hollow Thuggish Constable
2000 Without Motive DC Jim Boulter
2000 Saving Grace China MacFarlane
2000 Black Cab Dave 1 episode (Talk Radio)
2000 Gangster No. 1 Lennie Taylor
2000 Remember a Day The Record Producer
2000 Breathtaking Brian Maitland
2001 High Stakes Brian Wallis 2 episodes
2001 Goodbye Charlie Bright Tony
2001 Micawber Ismail Kane 1 episode (Micawber Learns the Truth)
2002 Rescue Me Roy Carter Episode No.1.3
2002 Murder in Mind Stuart Jackson 1 episode (Flashback)
2002 Out of Control Jim
2003 Family Dave Cutler
2003 Danielle Cable: Eyewitness Keith Phelan
2003 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Mickser
2004 Family Business Marky Booker Episode No.1.1
2004 The Football Factory Cabbie
2004 Layer Cake Duke
2005 The Last Detective Leonard Crowe 1 episode (Willesden Confidential)
2005 Oliver Twist Bill Sykes
2006 My Family Terry 1 episode (An Embarrassment of Susans)
2006 Doctor Who Eddie Connolly 1 episode (The Idiot's Lantern)
2007 Botched Peter
2007 Hustle Dickie Brennan 1 episode (Signing Up to Wealth)
2008 Heroes and Villains Slave Trader 1 episode (Spartacus)
2008/I Out There Graham TV Short
2008 Inkheart Basta
1995–2008 Casualty Various Characters 4 episodes
2009 The Devil's Wedding The Narrator TV Short
2009 Minder Danny Blake 1 episode (Thank Your Lucky Stars)
2009 Law & Order: UK PC Ray Griffin 1 episode (Samaritan)
2010 Just For The Record Graham
2010 Baseline Terry
2011 Ironclad Coteral
2011 Screwed Rumpole
2011–12 EastEnders Derek Branning 144 episodes
2011 St George's Day Nixon Post-production
2012 The Grind Dave Lead Role
2012 I, Anna Albert Post-production
2012 The One Show Himself 1 February 2012
2014 Birds of a Feather Lenny 1 episode (Hearts For Sale)


  1. ^ "Family Business Jamie Foreman". BBC Online. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "'EastEnders' announces Derek Branning casting - EastEnders News - Soaps". Digital Spy. 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 

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