Jimi Mistry

Jimi Mistry

Jimi Mistry was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire in 1973 of an Indian father and an Irish mother.   His movies include “East Is East”, “The Guru” and “Blood Diamond”.

“Entertainment.ie” article:

We still remember him well as that young fella from East is East (look it up, it’s brilliant) but now we’re getting used to the sight of Jimmy Mistry on the Coronation Street cobbles. The actor joined the cast as personal trainer and friend of Gary’s Khalid just last weekend and revealed that he had no qualms about jumping from the big screen to soap land.

“Not really” Mistry replied when Lorraine Kelly asked if the transition had been a difficult one to make. “I have to be honest with you, because it’s about the opportunity” he said. “I’ve done loads of things, a lot of travelling around the world doing this, that and the other.”

“I met with Stuart [Blackburn] the producer and there was an opportunity to join the show. Corrie has been a big favourite of mine over the years. It gave me a great opportunity and the great thing about doing something like this is that the writing is so fantastic.

“As an actor, you get to work every day. It’s a very rare thing for an actor and it’s a gift to be given, to go into a show like Corrie. It wasn’t really a tough decision for me.”

Ah Jimmy, sure won’t your Guru always have a special place in our hearts?

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