Want More of ‘Ted Lasso’s’ Jamie Tartt? Try These Phil Dunster Movies

Ted Lasso’s resident bad boy Jamie Tartt, played by Phil Dunster, continues to capture the imagination of the Apple TV+ show’s fan base. Dunster, 29, does a brilliant job bringing Tartt’s swagger and bravado to life. The consequence has been an audience that is enthralled by the actor and a yearning to see more movies in which Dunster is featured.

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Here are more projects you can find Dunster in if you’re a true Jamie fan.

The movies and TV shows Dunster appeared in before ‘Ted Lasso’

The actor started out on the London Stage. Straight out of drama school, the classically trained actor booked the lead of the Bristol Old Vic production of Pink Mist. According to Kickstarter, this role got him a nomination in the 2016 Laurence Olivier Award. 

In 2017, he played Colonel John Armstrong in Kenneth Branagh’s version of Murder on the Orient Express, which grossed $101.6 million at the box office. Notably, his performance in the latter saw him receive a 60% fan approval rating, thus catapulting him from minor UK-based roles.

On TV, he was involved in a recurring role in Humans as Tristan and as Lance Corporal Will Jensen on Sky One television series Strike Back. Fans also get to see Dunster as Quincey Morris in the 2020 drama-horror television series Dracula.

He goes back to his roots for the British comedy-drama television series written by Mark Brotherhood, The Trouble with Maggie Cole, where he is part of the main cast as Jamie Cole.

Launching of the short film ‘Pragma’ and other future projects 

Dunster has been involved in the creation of a short film that takes on the world of online dating. Dubbed Pragma, the project explores how algorithmic, rational methods can be used to bring about and sustain love. The utopian/dystopian rom-com brings in the actor as Jack Hurt, a charming and mature man who plays a love interest for the film’s protagonist, Willow.

In an interview, Dunster alludes that his role on the short film will give fans a chance to reimagine his persona, especially as they anticipate the third season of Ted Lasso. Furthermore, fans should look forward to seeing him in The Devil’s Hour, an upcoming British drama thriller television series by Amazon Prime Video.

Dunster’s role on ‘Ted Lasso’ and how it’s quite different from his previous roles

IMDb credits Dunster for his role as Jamie Tartt on Apple TV+’s comedy Ted Lasso. He is a striker on AFC Richmond who, despite his excellent football skills, causes chaos within the club as a bully and overall tease. His stint at the club is threatened when he fails to attend training sessions, contributing to his ultimate transfer to Manchester City.

In season two, the character leaves Manchester City and pursues a reality TV career, including an appearance on the dating show Lust Conquers All. He is, however, eliminated, which adds to his woes as he realizes that by appearing on the show, his celebrity status took a hit.

In episode two, he returns to England, where he is faced with the reality that no team wants to take him on. 

Astonishingly, Ted takes him back, and he rejoins the squad, which is expectedly met with opposition from his teammates. Throughout season two, the character is faced with the reality of his actions from season one as he tries to reintegrate himself into the team with the hopes of reclaiming his stardom.

In a previous interview, Dunster recalled how his role on Ted Lasso differs from his personality and the previous roles he has been involved in. For starters, the character required that he portrays himself with complete assertiveness and conviction. What’s more, while he is sweet and likable in his previous roles, season one demanded that he portray himself as selfish and overbearing.

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