Jamie Waylett (b. 21 July, 1989) is a British former actor best known for his portrayal of Vincent Crabbe in the Harry Potter films. For the second film, he briefly played the part of Ron Weasley under the guise of Vincent Crabbe. He lives in London, England, UK.
Jamie was born in July 21, 1989, in London, England, and was the youngest of four children. He was hit by a car when he was nine; the doctors said he had almost no chance of surviving, and if he did, he would have brain damage. He was under intensive care for three days. The doctors almost gave up hope when a family friend demanded that the doctors check his blood. They gave Jamie a transfusion, which woke him up and caused him to improve. When he was ten years old, sitting in a classroom in Emmanuel Primary School in London, a casting agent arrived to take pictures of him for the Harry Potter films. Jamie told his family about he was going to be in for an audition, and after a good laugh, his mother told him not to get to excited, as things like that just don't happen to ordinary kids like him. He tried out for the role of Dudley Dursley before accepting his role of Vincent Crabbe.
On 7 April 2009, Jamie Waylett and another man were reported to have been stopped by officers. A spokesman for the Metropolitan police could not confirm the identity of those arrested, but confirmed two 19-year-old men were arrested on April 2nd after officers stopped a car and eight bags, believed to contain cannabis, were discovered. The two occupants were then arrested and taken to a central London police station. Later that night an address was searched where a number of plants, again believed to be cannabis, and equipment used for the plants' cultivation were found. Waylett was charged a month later for possession of the drug. He appeared in court on 16 July, and pleaded guilty to growing the plants in his mother's home, but claimed that they were for his personal use and not for distribution. On 21 July, his twentieth birthday, Waylett was sentenced to 120 hours of community service.
- Jamie's favourite actor is Johnny Depp.
- His favourite type of food is Chinese.
- He is the only Harry Potter actor to have met President George W. Bush.
- When he was nine years old, he was hit by a car. Doctors told he had a slim chance of living and that even if he did, he would have brain damage. Jamie was in intensive care for three days, and just when the doctors were about to give up hope, a Waylett family friend asked that his blood be checked. They gave Jamie a blood transfusion, and the next day he awoke and began to improve.
- Before accepting the role of Vincent Crabbe, he auditioned for Dudley Dursley.
Notes and references
- A Day with Jamie Waylett
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- Potter Actor to do Community Work
- Drug charge for Potter film actor
- Harry Potter Punk Cops to Conjuring Cannabis
- Jamie Waylett won't return for Deathly Hallows
- Jamie Waylett charged over London riots
- London riots: Harry Potter actor Jamie Waylett jailed