Jamie, discovered his passion for set design during school and learnt a valuable lesson from his Music teacher, “nothing lasts forever.”
Jamie has explored many innovative ways of imagining an array of sets, on occasion using tea and couscous as materials. He is proud to design sets for West End theatre productions as they, aren’t afraid to tackle the gritty subjects, that others shy away from.
This film is one of 5 that have been selected for our ‘Design in London’ open submission competition, launched back in May 2014.
Film Maker: Justin Spray
Questions & Answers
- What's your first memory of London? Coming up from Sussex as a child and seeing the Christmas lights.
- What do you miss when you're away from London? The community and the bustle. I miss the vibrancy.
- What's your favourite neighbourhood? Kennington because that is where I live. Cleaver Square is lovely.
- What's your favourite building? National Theatre. I have grown to love it form working there.
- What's your ideal day out in London? Get a river boat from Hampton Court and getting off at the Embankment Pier.
- What's your ideal night out in London? It would start with drinks at Souk Medina in Seven Dials, theatre and a meal.
- What's your most hated building? The Walkie Talkie. If I had my way I would start to demolish it now.
- What's the best view in London? From Blackfriars bridge looking towards the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
- What's your favourite open space? Wimbledon Common.
- What's your favourite bar, pub or restaurant? L. Cornelian’s art shop. One of the oldest in London.
- What's your favourite place to hang out? Southbank.
- What's been your most memorable night out in London? A salsa bar on Charing Cross road.
- How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Pop into Covent Garden for a coffee. I would probably try to see friends who are not in London. Then I can appreciate coming back into London.
- Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? From Kenninton to London Bridge then to Southwark Cathedral and along the river looking at the Globe, Tate Modern and past the National Theatre to the London Eye. That sums up London.
- What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Getting lost on a bus to North London as I am south of the river.
- What's your personal London landmark? The statue outside Charing Cross.
- Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Charles Darnay from Tale of Two Cities.
- What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Tale of Two Cities.
- If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? Victorian London