Jamie Bartlett: A life in pictures

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Jamie Bartlett | 2004
Jamie Bartlett | 2004
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Multi-award-winning South African stage and TV actor Jamie Bartlett has died. He was 55.

A family member confirmed Bartlett's death to eNCA (DStv 403) on Monday night. No other information regarding the actor's death has been announced.

While many knew him from his stage performances at the Market Theatre, as Mike O'Reilly in Isidingo or as David Genaro in Rhythm City, Bartlett's breakout role was in the US film American Ninja 2: The Confrontation in 1987.

Between theatre productions, international films, and local TV series, Bartlett's career in the industry has spanned over 35 years, with multiple awards under his belt. 

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From rubbing shoulders with Samuel L Jackson and attending premieres with Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor to posing with South Africa's finest, we look at Bartlett's career in pictures.

Jamie Bartlett attends the Red Dust gala screening
Jamie Bartlett attends the Red Dust gala screening at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.
Actors Jamie Bartlett, Hilary Swank and Chiwetel E
Actors Jamie Bartlett, Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor attend the Red Dust gala screening at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.
Actors Jamie Bartlett and Chiwetel Ejiofor attend
Actors Jamie Bartlett and Chiwetel Ejiofor attend the Red Dust gala screening at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.
Jamie Barltett
Jamie Barltett
Jamie Bartlett and Samuel L Jackson in Johannesbur
Jamie Bartlett and Samuel L Jackson in Johannesburg, South Africa. The US Consulate General hosted a cocktail party to welcome the American actor who was in South Africa to shoot a movie in 2013.
Jamie Bartlett and KB Motsilanyane during Rhythm C
Jamie Bartlett and KB Motsilanyane during Rhythm City 1 000 Episodes Celebration on 19 May 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jamie Bartlett, Nambitha Ben-Mazwai and Emmanuel C
Jamie Bartlett, Nambitha Ben-Mazwai and Emmanuel Castis during Etv Broken Vows on 2 March 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kelly Khumalo with her mom and Jamie Bartlett on 1
Kelly Khumalo with her mom and Jamie Bartlett on 12 November 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Somizi with Jamie Bartlett during the 13th annual
Somizi with Jamie Bartlett during the 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards on 2 March 2019.
Jamie Bartlett wins an award during the 13th annua
Jamie Bartlett wins an award during the 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards on 2 March 2019.
Rhythm City actor, Jamie Bartlett wins the best ac
Rhythm City actor, Jamie Bartlett wins the best actor award at the Naledi Theatre Awards on 7 March 2011.
Comedian Tumi Morake and Jamie Bartlett during the
Comedian Tumi Morake and Jamie Bartlett during the Royalty Soapie Awards on 18 September 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Shaleen Surtie-Richards and Jamie Bartlett during
Shaleen Surtie-Richards and Jamie Bartlett during the Saftas on 7 February 2009 in Pretoria, South Africa.
James Borthwick and Jamie Bartlett during Rhythm C
James Borthwick and Jamie Bartlett during Rhythm City 1 000 Episodes Celebration on 19 May 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
KB Motsilanyane and Jamie Bartlett during Rhythm C
KB Motsilanyane and Jamie Bartlett during Rhythm City 1 000 Episodes Celebration on 19 May 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jamie Bartlett during the Forever Launch on 7 Marc
Jamie Bartlett during the Forever Launch on 7 March 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jamie Bartlett and Peter Sephuma during the Foreve
Jamie Bartlett and Peter Sephuma during the Forever Launch on 7 March 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jamie Bartlett and Kuli Roberts during the Forever
Jamie Bartlett and Kuli Roberts during the Forever Launch on 7 March 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
South Africa, Johannesburg - November 12: Jamie Ba
Jamie Bartlett and Thembi Nyandeni during the Feathers Awards on 12 November 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Vusi Kunene and Jamie Bartlett during the Royalty
Vusi Kunene and Jamie Bartlett during the Royalty Soapie Awards on 18 September 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Winnie Ntshaba, Sophie Ndaba, Jamie Bartlett, Them
Winnie Ntshaba, Sophie Ndaba, Jamie Bartlett, Thembi Seete and Rosa Onious during the Royalty Soapie Awards on 18 September 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jamie Bartlett during the Royalty Soapie Awards on
Jamie Bartlett during the Royalty Soapie Awards on 18 September 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jamie Bartlett during the Royalty Soapie Awards on
Jamie Bartlett during the Royalty Soapie Awards on 18 September 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mpho Molepo and Jamie Bartlett during the e.TV Sow
Mpho Molepo and Jamie Bartlett during the e.TV Soweto Festival on 27 September 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sandile Ndlovu and Jamie Bartlett during the e.TV
Sandile Ndlovu and Jamie Bartlett during the e.TV Soweto Festival on 27 September 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jamie Bartlett during the e.TV Soweto Festival on
Jamie Bartlett during the e.TV Soweto Festival on 27 September 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Rosa Onious and Jamie Bartlett at the Silverton Si
Rosa Onious and Jamie Bartlett at the Silverton Siege Premiere on 14 April 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jamie Bartlett at the Silverton Siege Premiere on
Jamie Bartlett at the Silverton Siege Premiere on 14 April 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Refilwe Modiselle and Jamie Bartlett at the Silver
Refilwe Modiselle and Jamie Bartlett at the Silverton Siege Premiere on 14 April 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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