Jason Maza

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Jason Maza
Born (1987-04-24) 24 April 1987 (age 27)
London, England
Occupation actor, producer
Years active 2005–present
Website
www.jasonmaza.com

Jason Maza, born 24 April 1987 in East London, is an English actor and producer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jason Maza was born on the 24th April 1987 within the sound of the Bow bells at St.Bartholomew's Hospital in St. Pauls, London. At the age of 4, his family moved from the East End of London to Essex. It was evident from a young age that Jason loved performing, and at the age of 8 he attended a drama club, Colins Performing Arts. There, he would share classes with fellow actors and musician's Jessie J, James Buckley and Rochelle and Frankie from girl band, The Saturday's.

Early career[edit]

Maza's early career started with guest lead appearances on ITV's Touch of Frost, Whitechapel, series 2 Channel 4's Unsinkable Titanic, BBC's Silk and most noteworthy, "Tracks", an episode of the crime series, Trial & Retribution. Here, he gained glowing reviews from The Independent on Sunday for his role as a gay teenage misfit. The Independent said "The actors are all fantastic but the actor who steals the show is Jason Maza."

Film[edit]

After building a platform in TV, Jason soon found his home in the world of film. He appeared in Universal Films Life and Lyrics, the cult British FilmRise of the Footsoldier, and Bafta-nominated Shifty." Despite playing a supporting role, his acting lead to glowing reviews.,.[2]

In 2009, Jason was involved in Bafta-winning Fish Tank,[3]

In 2011, Jason was part of Box office hit 'Anuvahood', working with the Bafta winning actor, Adam Deacon. It was working in this film that lead Maza to find the passion for setting up his own company, Think Big Productions.

Shortly after, he filmed 'Demons Never Die', co-starring with Robert Sheehan, Tulisa Contostavlos and Ashley Walters. The film was produced by Idris Elba.

2012 was a busy year for Maza. He starred in 'Outside Betwhere' (Bob Hoskins' last ever film before his retirement) and 'Get Lucky'.

2013 sees Maza's first lead role in 'The Hooligan Factory', the first ever spoof comedy of the hooligan genre.

Theatre[edit]

Maza's theatrical career includes two stints at The Bush Theatre's production of Flight Path[4] and Dominic Savages' 'FEAR'. Jason gained great reviews for both productions.

In 2012, Jason starred in The Evening Standard Award-nominated play, 'Sucker Punch' by Roy Williams at the Royal Court.

Producing[edit]

In 2011, Jason set up Think Big Productions, with a simple aim to make good British film. During the three years that it has been running, Think Big Productions has produced 7 feature films, with a further two in development. Theatrical releases from Demons Never Die, 'The Knot', 'Victim' and the forthcoming The Hooligan Factory have put Think Big Production on the map for making films to be seen how they are intended: in the cinema.

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Theatre 2012 Fear
2010 Sucker Punch by Roy Williams[5] Royal Court Theatre
2009 Mad Blud by Philip Osment[6] Theatre Royal Stratford East
2008 Flight Path by David Watson[4] Bush Theatre

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Character
2013 The Hooligan Factory Danny
2013 Get Lucky Eli
2013 Welcome to the Punch Luke
2013 Still Waters George
2012 The Knot Ralphus
2012 Outside Bet Mickey
2012 The Man Inside Danny Lee
2012 Victim Mannie
2011 Demons Never Die Kenny
2011 Anuvahood Darren
2010 The Tapes Danny
2009 Fishtank Liam
2009 Shifty Malik
2008 Rise of the Footsoldier Rob
2008 Special People Dave
2007 Life and Lyrics Ant

TV[edit]

Year Title Character
2011 Silk Chris Lakeman
2011 Come Fly with Me Plumber at Precious' coffee shop
2010 Whitechapel Dan Street
2010 The Bill Dean Pollit
2009 Casualty "H"
2009 The Unsinkable Titanic Harold Bride
2009 A Touch of Frost John Heal
2009 Trial & Retribution Darren Lewis
2005 Casualty@Holby City Kris Burrows

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