|Born||Heshima Salim Thompson
23 October 1986
Brent, London, England
|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer|
Thompson was born in the London Borough of Brent to Ghanaian immigrants.  He has appeared on television in Spooks: Code 9 as Jez, Prime Suspect, Casualty, City Lights, Judge John Deed and Babyfather. In theatre he has appeared at The Young Vic in Generations and at The Royal Court in Incomplete and Random Acts of Violence. In 2009 he was nominated for a Screen Nation Award in the Young Shooting Star category. He has toured with Amy Winehouse as a backing singer and co-wrote a song with his brother Zalon, which was a hit in Japan. In 2009 he auditioned for the sixth series of The X Factor and in 2011 he auditioned for the eighth series. In 2010 he was cast as Asher Levi in series 2 of EastEnders: E20.
In March 2012 Thompson auditioned for the first series of The Voice UK 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.
|2003||The Bill||Leo Price||4 episodes|
|2004||Holby City||Tyler Lindford||1 episode: "Smoke and Mirrors"|
|2005||Judge John Deed||Sky Rudkin||1 episode: "Above the Law"|
|2005||Ahead of the Class||Rory|
|2006||Prime Suspect: The Final Act||Curtis Flynn|
|2008||Spooks: Code 9||Jeremy 'Jez' Cook||6 episodes|
|2009||Casualty||Cole||1 episode: "No Going Back"|
|2010||EastEnders: E20||Asher Levi||Series 2|
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- Darvill, Josh (28 March 2012). "X Factor's Heshima Thompson auditions for The Voice UK". London: TellyMix. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- "Heshima Thompson eliminated in the battle rounds". The Voice UK. BBC Online. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- 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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