Heshima Thompson

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Heshima Thompson
Heshima Thompson.jpg
Born Heshima Salim Thompson
(1986-10-23) 23 October 1986 (age 30)
Brent, London, England
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer
Years active 2002–present
Website breakthemould.net

Heshima Salim Thompson[1] (/ˈʃmə/ EESH-mə; born 23 October 1986)[2] is a British actor and singer.

Thompson was born in the London Borough of Brent to Ghanaian immigrants. [1] He has appeared on television in Spooks: Code 9 as Jez, Prime Suspect, Casualty, City Lights, Judge John Deed and Babyfather.[3][4] In theatre he has appeared at The Young Vic in Generations and at The Royal Court in Incomplete and Random Acts of Violence.[3] In 2009 he was nominated for a Screen Nation Award in the Young Shooting Star category.[3] He has toured with Amy Winehouse as a backing singer[3][4] and co-wrote a song with his brother Zalon, which was a hit in Japan.[3] In 2009 he auditioned for the sixth series of The X Factor[4] and in 2011 he auditioned for the eighth series.[citation needed] In 2010 he was cast as Asher Levi in series 2 of EastEnders: E20.[5]

In March 2012 Thompson auditioned for the first series of The Voice UK[6] He was selected by coach will.i.am and made it to the battle rounds of the competition, being beaten to the live shows by Tyler James.[7][8]


Year Series Role Notes
2002 Babyfather[2] Eric 4 episodes
2003 Spooks[2] JJ 1 episode
2003 The Bill[2] Leo Price 4 episodes
2004 Holby City[2] Tyler Lindford 1 episode: "Smoke and Mirrors"
2005 Judge John Deed[2] Sky Rudkin 1 episode: "Above the Law"
2005 Ahead of the Class[2] Rory
2006 Prime Suspect: The Final Act[2] Curtis Flynn
2008 Spooks: Code 9[2] Jeremy 'Jez' Cook 6 episodes
2009 Casualty[2] Cole 1 episode: "No Going Back"
2010 EastEnders: E20[5] Asher Levi Series 2


  1. ^ a b "Search results". FindMyPast.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Heshima Thompson". IMDb. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Heshima Thompson". BBC Online. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Bond, Sarah (13 September 2009). "Is TV Star Heshima Thompson The X Factor's Hottest Secret?". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (29 July 2010). "'EastEnders' announces new 'E20' cast". London: Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Darvill, Josh (28 March 2012). "X Factor's Heshima Thompson auditions for The Voice UK". London: TellyMix. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Heshima Thompson eliminated in the battle rounds". The Voice UK. BBC Online. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Hooton, Christopher (22 April 2012). "The Voice UK's Tyler James: I'd be in prison were it not for music". The Metro. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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