TV's evil man

By Drum Digital
04 October 2013

Meet Jamie Bartlett, the actor behind the soapie villain we all love to hate.

MEETING Rhythm City’s David Genaro would be a terrifying experience for anyone. Every weeknight millions of viewers witness the ultimate bad guy tormenting those who dare to double-cross him. When DRUM meets the man behind the frighteningly intimidating character, the differences between Jamie Bartlett, 46, and Genaro are striking, however.

“I’m such a big teddy bear,” he says with a husky laugh.

“I love bright colours, flowers and cooking.”

Needless to say, his screen character doesn’t possess these softer qualities.

We’re outside the mayoral offices in Germiston, Ekurhuleni,  and Jamie is instantly recognised.

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