Jaime Winstone

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Jaime Winstone
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Winstone in 2010
Jaime Margaret Winstone

(1985-05-06) 6 May 1985 (age 37)
London, England
Years active2004–present
Partner(s)James Suckling
(2015–present; engaged 2022)
ParentRay Winstone
RelativesLois Winstone (sister)

Jaime Margaret Winstone (born 6 May 1985) is an English actress, best known for her roles in Kidulthood, Dead Set, After Hours and her portrayal of Barbara Windsor in Babs.

Early life and education[edit]

Winstone was born in Camden, North London.[1] She is the daughter of actor Ray Winstone and his wife Elaine McCausland. She has two sisters, Lois (born 1982), who is a singer and sometime actress, and Ellie (born 2001). Jaime grew up in Enfield, North London, where she occasionally attended Enfield County School,[2] a local state school.

Her family later moved to Roydon, Essex where she attended Burnt Mill School in Harlow, Essex before going on to study for a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts at the performing arts department of Harlow College, Essex. She studied briefly at drama school, before dropping out to pursue her acting career in movies such as Anuvahood and Kidulthood.


Winstone's credits include the films Bullet Boy (2004), Daddy's Girl, Kidulthood (both 2006) and Donkey Punch (2008), the television series Murder Investigation Team, Vincent (alongside her father), Totally Frank, Goldplated and Dead Set and a short film called Love Letters. She was cast in the BBC pilot Phoo Action, but a planned series was cancelled just as filming was about to start.

Winstone sings backing vocals for her sister Lois' band. As an actress, she has appeared in the music video for The Streets' single "When You Wasn't Famous", The Twang's single "Two Lovers", and Hercules and Love Affair's single "Blind". In April 2009, she co-starred with then-boyfriend Alfie Allen in the music video for the Madness single "Dust Devil".

Winstone made her catwalk modelling debut in 2008 for Vivienne Westwood,[3] and in February 2009 she appeared on the front cover of Arena. She made her stage debut in a Hampstead Theatre revival of The Fastest Clock in the Universe which also played at the Curve theatre, Leicester.[4]

In March 2010, she was announced as a new patron of the East End Film Festival.[5] Winstone stars in the Stealth Media Group-produced thriller film Manor Hunt Ball and based on the novel The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell.[6]

The spring of 2010 also saw Winstone portray Anneli Alderton, one of five women murdered in Ipswich 2006, in the BBC drama Five Daughters. Alderton was the third girl to go missing in December 2006. In the summer of 2014, she filmed the lead role Lauren in Sky 1 comedy drama After Hours.

In 2013, Winstone appeared in the BBC series Mad Dogs alongside John Simm, Max Beesley, Philip Glenister and Marc Warren.[7]

In May 2017, Winstone starred as Barbara Windsor in the BBC biopic, Babs.[8][9] On preparing for the role, Winstone told The Independent: "As soon as I sat down with Barbara, I got to analyse her, to see how she moved - and I instantly related to this wonderful woman. She is so generous and easy to talk to and connect with [...] the pressure just faded away as I talked to this amazing woman. These roles don’t come along that often. It was an honour."[10]

In January 2022, Winstone appeared on the third series of The Masked Singer as "Firework". She was sixth to be unmasked.[11][12][13]

In September 2022, Winstone appeared in EastEnders as Peggy Mitchell in a flashback episode set in 1979.[14][15]

Personal life[edit]

Winstone has been in a relationship with actor James Suckling since March 2015 and engaged to him since June 2022.[16] They have one child together, a son born in February 2016.[16]

Winstone was previously in a relationship, and once engaged, with actor Alfie Allen.[17][18][19]


Year Title Role
2004 Bullet Boy Natalie
2005 Love Letter Tracey
2006 Kidulthood Becky
Daddy's Girl Nina
2008 Donkey Punch Kim
2009 Boogie Woogie Elaine
Eve Rachel
2010 Made in Dagenham Sandra
2011 Anuvahood Yasmin
Wild Bill Helen
2012 Elfie Hopkins Elfie Hopkins
2013 uwantme2killhim? Rachel
Powder Room Chanel
2014 Love, Rosie Ruby
2017 The Last Photograph Mother
2018 Tomb Raider Pamela
Farming Lynn
2019 Hurt by Paradise Janette
Year Title Role Notes
2005 M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team Hannah Episode No.2.4
2006 Totally Frank Lisa 2 episodes
Vincent Gina Episode No.2.1
Goldplated Lauren 8 episodes
2008 Phoo Action Whitey Action Director: Euros Lyn
Dead Set Kelly 5 episodes
2009 Agatha Christie's Poirot Sheila Webb Episode 12.1: "The Clocks"
2010 Five Daughters Annelli Alderton 3 episodes
Beast Hunters Pandora "Archituthius Slimbus", "Infected"
2012 True Love Stella Episode:1.2 "Paul"
2013 Run Tara Episode: "Kasia"
Mad Dogs Mercedes 3 episodes
2015 Cockroaches Ash 2 episodes
Foyle's War Vera Stephens Episode: "High Castle"
After Hours Lauren 6 episodes
2017 Babs Barbara Windsor Biopic
Joe Orton Laid Bare Ensemble Orton Cast BBC Two docudrama
2018 Torvill & Dean Janet Sawbridge Television film
2020 Squad Goals Narrator BBC Three
2022 Four Lives Donna Taylor Episodes 2 and 3
The Masked Singer Firework Contestant
EastEnders Peggy Mitchell Episode 6550


  1. ^ Edmonds, Lizzie (28 May 2015). "Jaime Winstone: I'm calming down now I'm 30 and I can't wait to be 44". Evening Standard. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  2. ^ Evening Standard (London), 27 February 2006 "The rise of Ray's tough little cookie" by Nick Curtis
  3. ^ Ellen, Barbara (13 July 2008). "More than a Daddy's Girl". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Winstone to make stage debut at Hampstead". Official London Theatre. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Announcing that Jaime Winstone is new East End Film Festival patron". The Red Pages.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Creepy, Uncle. (20 April 2010) Stealth Media Group to Host the Manor Hunt Ball Archived 12 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  7. ^ Fletcher, Alex (10 May 2013). "'Mad Dogs' third series air date confirmed by Sky". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  8. ^ "Barbara Windsor story set for BBC drama". BBC News. BBC. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Dame Barbara Windsor: This is the right time for my BBC biopic". The Irish Examiner. Landmark Media Investments. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  10. ^ Rampton, James (4 May 2017). "Jaime Winstone on playing Barbara Windsor: 'I was so excited to step into her national-treasure shoes'". Independent. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  11. ^ Stolworthy, Jacob (29 January 2022). "Masked Singer: Jaime Winstone revealed as Firework as she is eliminated from show". Independent. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  12. ^ "Firework is unmasked as Jamie Winstone on tonight's The Masked Singer". ITV Press Centre. 29 January 2022. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  13. ^ Novak, Kim (29 January 2022). "The Masked Singer: Firework and Doughnuts celebrities revealed in double elimination". Metro. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  14. ^ Green, Alex (28 August 2022). "Jaime Winstone: EastEnders role bookends my journey with Dame Barbara Windsor". The Scotsman. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  15. ^ Manning, Charlotte (25 August 2022). "Jaime Winstone reveals 'turbulent' EastEnders flashback episode will see the 'making of' Peggy Mitchell". Metro. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  16. ^ a b Brazier, Tori (29 June 2022). "Jaime Winstone 'still on cloud nine' as she shares Glastonbury engagement to boyfriend James Suckling". Metro. Archived from the original on 29 June 2022. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  17. ^ Powell, Emma (11 July 2014). "Jamie Winstone splits from Game of Thrones finance Alfie Allen". Evening Standard. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  18. ^ Eames, Tom (28 January 2013). "Alfie Allen dating his ex-fiancé Jaime Winstone?". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  19. ^ "Alfie Allen: 'The only competition on Game of Thrones was over who had the best six-pack'". The Guardian. 28 December 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2022.

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