Jamie Borthwick

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Jamie Borthwick
Jamie Borthwick 2016.jpg
Borthwick in 2016
Jamie Borthwick

(1994-06-23) 23 June 1994 (age 25)[1]
Barking, London, England
ResidenceDagenham, London, England
Years active2006–present
Known forEastEnders (2006–)
RelativesCharlie Winter (cousin)

Jamie Borthwick (born 23 June 1994) is an English actor best known for playing Jay Brown in the BBC soap EastEnders.


Borthwick has portrayed Jay Brown in EastEnders since 2006. His first appearance aired on 14 December. His first appearance on mainstream television was as an orphan in the Celebrate Oliver! musical alongside Shane Richie and Joseph McManners. In late 2006 Borthwick had a one-off role in Not Going Out. He has also appeared in the "Life In The Underpass" episode of Gina's Laughing Gear.

Borthwick is a keen sports fan, he enjoys playing snooker and football and supports West Ham United Football Club. He also enjoys boxing; and carried Kevin Mitchell's championship belt into the ring prior to a bout in July 2007. [2]

Borthwick won the award for 'Best Dramatic Performance From a Young Actor or Actress' at the 2008 British Soap Awards and dedicated it to his late grandmother.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Borthwick lives in Barking, London with his parents and two siblings. He is also close friends with many of his current and previous co-stars, including Harry Reid, Jacqueline Jossa, Lorna Fitzgerald and Tilly Keeper.[4] Borthwick is a second cousin to his EastEnders co-star Charlie Winter, who played Hunter Owen.[5]

In January 2019 it was announced that he would be running the London Marathon with some of his EastEnders co-stars for a Dementia campaign in honour of Barbara Windsor.[6]


  1. ^ "Who is Jamie Borthwick? EastEnders' Jay Brown and West Ham United Fan". The Sun. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Kevin Mitchell Looking Towards Big Things". Boxing Scene. 11 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Hollyoaks top soap award winners". BBC. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  4. ^ "EastEnders' Jamie Borthwick at Little Havens". Echo. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 2016-05-02.
  5. ^ "EastEnders' star Jamie Borthwick reveals which co-star he is related to". Digital Spy. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  6. ^ "EastEnders stars to run marathon for Dame Barbara Windsor". BBC News. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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