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Raza Jaffrey - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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Born January 1, 1975, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK - British actor and singer.
He grew up in London and studied at Dulwich College from 1986 to 1991 with another Haunting actor, Rupert Penry-Jones. Raza studied English and Drama at the University of Manchester and acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School. After graduating from the University of Manchester, he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot - from childhood he dreamed of being a pilot like his uncle.
While at Raza University, he appeared in numerous theater productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including plays such as Henry VIII and The Comedy of Errors. In his final year in Manchester, he collaborated with Assistant Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran, which was one of the reasons that led Raza to the Bristol Old Vic Theater School to become a professional actor. During his time in Manchester, Jeffrey also performed as the lead singer of a jazz-funk band. Raza also participated in America's Next Top Model.
Jeffrey has worked extensively on stage, appearing in plays such as Romeo and Juliet at the Haymarket Theater, Cyrano De Bergerac at the Royal Theater, East is East at the Oldham Coliseum and 14 songs, 2 weddings and a funeral at the Lyric Hammersmith and Birmingham Repertory Theater. His breakthrough came in 2001 when he was recruited into the main cast of Mamma Mia! at the Prince Edward Theater in London, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. After that Raza got the main role in the play by Andrew Lloyd Webber by A.R. Rahman "Bombay Dreams" at the Apollo Theater, directed by Stephen Pimlott. Raza received critical acclaim for his work, and was named by the BBC as "the most exciting new starring actor in a London musical play since Hugh Jackman. which shone in the National Theater production of Oklahoma.
Following his retirement from Bombay Dreams, Jeffrey has appeared on ITV1's Homicide Investigation, HBO / BBC's collaboration Dirty War, and three-part BBC drama Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee. In 2005, he began acting as Zafar Younis in the BBC One spy drama Ghosts.
At this time, Raza returns to the stage to play Orsino in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Albery Theater in London. He also auditioned for a role in David Cronenberg's film Vice for Export.
Jeffrey retired from Ghosts to join the BBC drama Mistresses. He also starred in Sharpe's Risk the Shooter and Infinite Justice, for which he received the Best Supporting Actor award at the Kara Film Festival, Because We Are A Gang and Harry Brown. In 2010, Jeffrey appeared in the film Sex and the City 2 as Guraw. Then there was the role of Mike in the BBC1 comedy Accidental Farmer.
In 2001, Raza appeared as the supervillain Kane in the NBC series Cloak. In 2012, Steven Spielberg's Smash was released, in which he played Dev, the English boyfriend of a rising Broadway star. In the second season, Raza did not return to the series.
Jeffrey has continued his singing career and has successfully performed with concerts including a performance at the London Palladium with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio 2. Raza is also the creator and co-producer of the dance show RED, combining many styles and movements from India. Raza played the role of Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago at the Garrick Theater in London.