Extract from the Scotsman:
The quality of Jamie’s acting in films such as Wilbur and the Highland comedy One Last Chance has earned him a place on the Shooting Stars Roadshow that tours film festivals such as Berlin and Taormina, showcasing major new European acting talent.
He went to the Drama Centre between 1995 and 1998 when he was in his late 20s. “The whole thing was happening at a time when I wanted a big change so I just went for it.” Drama Centre led to a string of TV roles, including Pyschos, Holby City and climbing drama Rockface, as well as a part in Vinny Jones’s football vehicle Mean Machine, which led to his latest films. There is certainly nothing pretentious about Sives. He has charisma to burn, but hasn’t let the success of Wilbur go to his head. “Acting doesn’t come easy to me at all.”
It may not, but Sives has been compared to a young Sean Connery and it’s not hard to imagine him following in the footsteps of Ewan McGregor and Dougray Scott.