Jimmy completed his 3-year full-time acting diploma at ALRA South in 1999. Straight after his graduation, he got a role in The Nativity for Bill Alexander at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. His career on stage continued with the role in a Baby Doll production at the Royal National Theatre. Jimmy also played a role, alongside Leslie Phillips, in Naked Justice by John Mortimer at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Since then he has worked on stage, in television and film productions that have given him the pleasure and privilege of working with international stars such as Sir Ian McKellen, Dustin Hoffman, John Boyega, Naomie Harris, Aml Ameen, Sally Hawkins, Catherine Tate, David Walliams and Riz Ahmed.