Belle's Domain
Actor Tributes

Jamie Golding

Resume pic from The Beautiful Game

Theatre: Tweedledum/Youth in Alice in Wonderland (Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford); Daniel in The Beutiful Game (Cambridge Theatre, london); Flat-Top and understudy to Rusty in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria, London); The Best of Times (Bridewell theatre and transfer to Vaudeville); Washington Otis in The Canterville Ghost (Northcott theatre, Exeter and national tour); Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd (Theatr Clwyd); Gavroche in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre, London). Regional theatre credits include: The Artful Dodger in Oliver!; Boy (narrator) in Animal Farm; Reilly in Our Day Out; Francis Fryer in Calamity Jane; Ugly sister in Cinderella; Alan a'Dale in Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood.
Workshop: Daniel in The Beautiful Game (Sydmonton Festival at the Cambridge Theatre).
Television: Appearances in The Ghost Busters of East Finchley, The Bill (Thames); Dodgem, Grimbo in Grange Hill (BBC).
Cabaret: Various engagements as compere and lead vocalist.
(info from The Beautiful Game brochure)
Resume pic from Starlight Express

Well, isn't our Jamie a busy boy? I think Jamie's my favourite Flat-top, and he's a wonderful Rusty!
Jamie's Flat-top was TOTALLY adorable! He's a very good actor, even better actor than singer or dancer. Without a Caboose, Jamie's Flat-top took over some of his character- for example, the way he was two-faced, playing up to Greaseball and his gang, but then when they were gone, worrying about his old friends in the Freight. He made Flat-top a deep character, with moral decisions to make and social pressures. He wasn't nasty like Flat-top sometimes is, for instance Ross Dawes made Flat-top a sulky teenager, who had strops and moods. Jamie was cheeky and bubbly, until he was torn between GB's gang and the Freight!
Also, his Flat-top was a really cheeky kid! He was definitely a very young character, a mischevious kid- very much Mungojerrie in a difficult position. I love him as Flat-top even better than his Rusty!
I started worrying when I realised in the "new" starlight, Flat-top is definitely trhe deepest character in the show!
Jamie at Starlight Express
Jamie as Flat-top
Jamie as London Rusty