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Overview (2)

Born in Wallasey, Merseyside, England, UK
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Raza Jaffrey was born on May 28, 1975 in Wallasey, Merseyside, England. He is an actor, known for Homeland (2011), Code Black (2015) and Eastern Promises (2007). He has been married to Lara Pulver since December 27, 2014. He was previously married to Miranda Raison.

Spouse (2)

Lara Pulver (27 December 2014 - present)
Miranda Raison (September 2007 - 2009) ( divorced)

Trivia (5)

Studied English and Drama at Manchester University, and studied acting at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Creator of the dance-show spectacular, "RED." The show is a celebration of dozens of styles of movement and dance featuring flamenco, salsa, capoeira and hip-hop. There is also belly dance and kathkali, break dance and ballet. All these styles are brought together by their influences on and from India.
Holds a pilots license and flies regularly out of Van Nuys Airport, California.
His nephew is musician Adam Jaffrey of The Trailer Trash Tracys.
Alumnus of Dulwich College alongside actors Rupert Penry Jones and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Personal Quotes (17)

I think fidelity is absolutely important, especially in the acting industry, which is littered with broken relationships because people are away filming for months.
Everyone knows Smash (2012) is about musical numbers, and everyone knows we have fantastic dance sequences and great performances.
Homeland (2011) is not a sensationalist show.
I miss London on nights in June or in October.
Everyone thinks with Smash (2012) because it looks glossy and big, they think they're spending a fortune, and they think it's taking weeks to shoot.
I am in the habit, like most British people, of holding the door open for people. But in the U.S., people don't understand it. You get odd looks or doors slammed in your face.
I'm quite handy with a screwdriver. I like making and fixing things.
No one was very surprised when I decided to become an actor.
Homeland (2011) really is one of those shows where they start to write more or less depending on what's kind of going on in a relationship between characters.
It's very different working on stage to film; the immediacy is there on stage.
One of the things I miss most about the U.K. is political TV, and I have one of those little gadgets, which means I can download British programs illegally - that's why it's a guilty pleasure.
When I did musicals in London a number of years ago, I was in a workshop scenario for a year or more with 'Bombay Dreams.'
Some actors - myself included - like to know where your character's going: you like to know what the arc is for the character so that you can plan where you're going to give beats for this, that, and the other and give the audience what they want. But on Homeland (2011) you do the opposite.
There are so few shows that are willing to take risks with their characters in the way that Homeland (2011) does. And yet, the audience still comes back and loves those characters.
There isn't really a theatre culture in L.A., which is odd when there are so many brilliant actors there.
Work aside, I think would have ended up in the U.S. because I like being here a lot. I really do.
When you turn up for work, especially with looking down the barrel of a show, you're hoping the person you're acting opposite of is going to be on your kind of crazy wavelength.

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