His break came in 2001 when he was cast as Sky in Mamma Mia!at the Prince Edward Theatre, London, directed by Phyllida Lloyd.But they separated when I was about 11, so I haven’t had my father’s Jewish family around me for a long time.
After leaving Bombay Dreams he appeared in ITV1's M. T.: Murder Investigation Team, the HBO/BBC co-production Dirty War, and the three part BBC drama Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee.
In 2005, he began work on the BBC One spy drama series Spooks as agent Zafar Younis.
Penry-Jones’s wife, Dervla Kirwan, is currently starring in a production of Uncle Vanya at the Chichester Festival Theatre with Pulver.
They were all reunited when Jaffrey went to see the play earlier this month.
In 2011, he appeared as the French supervillain Cain on the NBC superhero drama The Cape before working for NBC again on the Steven Spielberg produced drama Smash, airing in early 2012.
In Smash, he played Dev, the English boyfriend of a rising Broadway star, and with the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio 2.
In 2014, he played Pakistani Lieutenant Colonel Aasar Khan in season 4 of the Showtime series Homeland.
Jaffrey was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, the son of an Indian sea captain from Agra and an English mother from Liverpool.
“They got together in Los Angeles,” a close friend tells me.