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Friday Forum: Casting Couch: Jamie Bamber + Your Faves
Hey gang - kind of a loosey-goosey Friday Forum this week for a number of reasons, the foremost of which is my brain is still a little squishy nearly a week later after Comic-Con. (It's truly amazing the havoc that three straight nights of sleep deprivation can wreck. I'm too old for this sh*t! </dannyglover> )

First, a photo... just 'cause (and so Jamie's face is fresh in your mind for this exercise. Not that it's hard to forget. ;) )

(Dear Team L&O:UK - this closeup nearly killed me. You will be getting the doctor's bill. xx)

Now, for whatever rhyme or reason (or none at all other than "I would enjoy the pretty!"), give us three actors or actresses Jamie has not yet worked with, but whom you'd like him to. (And OK, fine... if you have someone in mind he has worked with but whom you're really attached to, you can use them too.

Here are my choices:

Andrew Lincoln: Yes, indeed, the man Jamie lost the lead in The Walking Dead to. (Or at least we think he did - still haven't had it confirmed 100% that Jamie was actually in the running!) I've totally gone from "Oh, the guy in Love Actually... yeah he was a cutie" to "OMFG NEW TV BOYFRIEND!" (Due in no small part to the TWD footage at Comic-Con, which was awesome, and AL being goddamned charming and adorable, including during the 10 minutes when I got to interview him and his co-stars. Yeah, I totally held it together. On the outside. ;) ) Anyway, because they're both fine actors and card-carrying members of the "seriously getting hotter the older they get" club, I'd love to see this. (I think they'd also have an interesting Redford/Newman type of chemistry, both personality and physicality-wise. Yum.)

ETA: I'm editing this to add that I like this Redford/Newman comparison so much I had a brainstorm. Loving the Stephen Moffat modern-day update of Sherlock Holmes that is on the BBC right now, so how about a modern update of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid? Butch (Andy Lincoln) and Sundance (Jamie Bamber) are professional thieves on the run from Interpol. Bickering and bromancing their way across the globe. YES PLZ. Now, who can we get to play Etta?!

Christina Hendricks: Like I said before in a previous FF comment, I don't watch Mad Men, though not for want, wanting to. It's just one of those shows that I started watching and liked well enough, but it fell by the wayside and I do plan to catch up with it some day. However, I've been a huge fan of the woman who was YoSafBridge for a long time, and from what I've seen of her work on MM she continues to rock. Plus... damn, people. That's a woman. </girlcrush> Would love to see her go head-to-head with Jamie. (Note: This one was partially inspired by this fun, cracky LJ post where they re-cast Lost with the opposite gender in every role and had Jamie as Kate and Christina as Sawyer. I had to fan myself for about 20 minutes after the image of them going at it in a polar bear cage popped into my head. LOL... and GUH.)

Victor Garber: There's really not much to say other than I LOVE THIS MAN TO ITTY BITTY BITS AND PIECES. A superlative actor (and singer, dontcha know), and he holds a special place in my heart. Jack Bristow is one of my all-time favorite TV characters and it's with some regularity ever since Alias went off the air that I sigh and remember how much I miss my weekly dose of Spy Daddy. *sigh* See, there I go again. Really, I'd just welcome him back in a regular slot on a great show, but if we can get Jamie in there too... bonus! (Garber does shady but ultimately trusted and lovable mentors very, very well. Let's do that. That'd work for me. Somebody write it RFN!)

Okay, enough of me, what are YOUR three! Post pictures if you want, or not. And as always, if you just want to post pretty pictures of Jamie... now's the time to do it. GO!


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ragdoll From: ragdoll Date: July 30th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
1. Damian Lewis. Even though the two of them were in Band of Brothers together, they never had any scenes or interaction together. Hell, they didn't even get to stand next to one another at the Leuka Mini Masters! They both are Englishmen who can do kick ass American accents so I don't care if they play Brits or Americans or whatever -- just need these two to work together already!

2. Sarah Parish. She's worked with most of my other fave UK actors (Damian Lewis, David Morrissey, David Tennant, the entire cast of Merlin, loads of others). She needs to work with Jamie, preferably doing something hot n steamy (which she excels at).

3. Adrian Lester. Preferaby on Hustle. It, like L&O: UK and Outpost, are produced by Kudos, so he's a natural. Besides, I'd love to see Jamie playing a conman or not-so-nice role on the show just for the fun of it.

Barring that, Jamie needs to get his pretty arse on Dr Who. Just because. Even if he was too afraid to audition for the Doctor himself, it doesn't mean there isn't a good role for him there!

Edited at 2010-07-30 10:31 pm (UTC)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: July 30th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I approve of ALL of these. Esp. Adrian Lester (because I think your Hustle idea is great. Definitely need more Jamie in not-so-heroic roles. We like it when you're bad, JB. Very much big time.)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: July 31st, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'd love to see Jamie and Damian work together. It would have been awesome if Jamie could have made a guest appearance on Life. It would seem Damian is currently in the UK. Perhaps he could play a detective again on Law & Order: UK? :)
callmeonetrack From: callmeonetrack Date: July 30th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
SPYDADDY!! Love him.

I am biased, of course, but I don't think he'll ever again have the kind of chemistry he had with Katee (and vice versa) so of course I would love to see them play against each other again somehow in my heart of hearts. (Hey it worked for Claudia Black and Ben Browder right?) Something where they can be smiley and cute and relatively angst-free this time maybe?

Also, I agree with Asta that he needs to show up on White Collar. I won't even mind if my TV implodes from the combined hotness of him and Matt Bomer. (WEARING FEDORAS).

I'm digging Rizzoli and Isles....maybe he can come on and flirt with Jane and Mrs. Rizzoli (LORRAINE BRACCO!) can get all mother-hen and swoony about the nice British detective man. Hee.

I would love to see him in something really smart and thinky, so maybe he could work with Christopher Nolan!

OH! And how could I forget this? I want him to go on Facing Kate and play the new guy in a love triangle with Sarah Shahi and Michael Trucco. HA HA HA HA HA HA.

Edited at 2010-07-30 11:38 pm (UTC)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: July 31st, 2010 02:42 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I keep forgetting that Lorraine Bracco is on R&I. Dr. Melfi FTW.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: July 31st, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I am biased, of course, but I don't think he'll ever again have the kind of chemistry he had with Katee (and vice versa) so of course I would love to see them play against each other again somehow in my heart of hearts.

And I'd love to see him share the screen with Mary again. Ooooh, maybe on The Closer Captain Raydor's hot young boyfriend can drop by. Brenda's reaction would be priceless. :)

Jamie's busy for the immediate future, but I'm pushing for a Bomer/Bamber match up in Season 3 of White Collar.
wisteria_ From: wisteria_ Date: July 31st, 2010 12:33 am (UTC) (Link Me)
The first name on your list made me grin. I first got interested in TWD last spring due to the Jamie rumors, and my reaction to Lincoln was the same as yours. Somehow, in the past month I've shifted over into fandom-level obsession with the show, assuming the episodes are as good as I hear they will be! Lincoln actually reminds me of Jamie in several ways, like the soft English voice and playing French-language roles and having small kids at home, and he was indeed adorable in the video I saw of the Comic-Con panel. (Though now that I've gotten caught up on TWD comic after a marathon binge last weekend, I suspect that while Jamie would've rocked the role -- and Darabont probably wanted him as a huge BSG fan -- AMC might've nixed him in part because of the size rumors. Jamie's a bit wee, and they may have wanted someone taller in the role. ;)

Hmm. I can't think of any other dream costars offhand -- I'm never good at that sort of question! I do agree that Christina Hendricks is a very good call.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: July 31st, 2010 02:47 am (UTC) (Link Me)
YAY! More pre-premiere TWD obsessives! I was a fan of the comics before the Jamie rumors were floated, and I adore Frank Darabont. He's just a gem of a man. I cannot freaking wait for the 4 1/2 minute reel they showed at SDCC to hit the net (at least I hope it does) - I actually got a little teary, it looked so amazing. A few key moments from the comics that made me go all nerdgasmic. :D

It's funny you mentioned the height thing - I think a few people floated that idea when Andy Lincoln got the part, but the thing is... he's really not that much taller than Jamie, either. (5'10") That screen cap I posted is from Strike Back in which he co-stars with Richard Armitage (6'2") who towers over him.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: July 31st, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link Me)

Matt Bomer: I'm being redundant, but I don't care! My greatest wish is two see the two best looking guys to ever grace a TV screen share that screen together. I'll be campaigning for Jamie to make a guest appearance in White Collar's third season. ;)

Gary Cole: I've loved Gary since Midnight Caller back in the 80's. He's such an underrated actor who can shift easily from drama to comedy and can be creepy or cute. And he's *just* at an age where he could play Jamie's father. The resemblance is closer than that of Jamie and EJO! And both he and Jamie have a great head of hair. ;)

Amy Adams: This pick just came to me. I find her adorable and a good actress and I think she and Jamie would look good together on screen. I could easily substitute Jamie for Patrick Dempsey in Enchanted and I'd love to see Jamie play the lead in a romantic comedy. Though, no singing or dancing, please.

And just because.....

Edited at 2010-07-31 06:57 pm (UTC)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: July 31st, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
GARY COLE. Oh yes. Loooooove. <3 And you're right, he totally could play Jamie's dad.
acsgrlie From: acsgrlie Date: August 6th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC) (Link Me)
ITA with Matt Bomer!!! I love White Collar and I think Jamie would be a great guest star- with the accent or not. Besides I think my screen would just explode with all the hottness that would be on the screen at the same time.

I love Victor Garber as well and I Could totally see them going head-to-head with epic close-ups.

But my three, besides the above two, so I guess five are:

1. Chris Evans. Chris tends to have more comedic roles and I think him and Jamie would play well off each other. I would like to see more of Jamie's comedic timing in his roles too.

2. Nathan Fillion. There's nothing this man would do that I wouldn't love. He had me from the first gorram thing he said in Firefly.

3. Rachel McAdams. I just love her as an actress and she, and Jamie, seem to have chemistry with everyone they work with.

Besides, White Collar, I think it would be awesome for Jamie to guest star on Chuck too.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: August 6th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Hee... just wanted to chime in on Chris Evans. One of the big topics of discussion after the Marvel panel at Comic-Con was Battle of the Chrises - who would you rather. (Hemsworth or Evans). I was decidedly Team Evans (not that there's anything wrong with the big guy, at all...) and I couldn't quite put my finger on why. Eventually it was determined that he trended "more Bamber-ish". How this suddenly became my reputation for gauging men, I have no idea. ;) *cough*
asta77 From: asta77 Date: August 9th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Besides I think my screen would just explode with all the hottness that would be on the screen at the same time.

Good excuse to buy a new TV. ;-)

I wouldn't mind seeing Jamie do a guest turn on Castle. Trucco played a detective so perhaps Jamie could play a lawyer or criminal mastermind who challenges Castle and Becket? :)

I LOVE Rachel McAdams. Jamie would be lucky to share the screen with her.
acsgrlie From: acsgrlie Date: August 6th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh and zegeekgirl, would you be kind of enough to post a link to the Lost redux post? It sounds so fun.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: August 6th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
It's there in my original post (under the words "fun, cracky LJ post"), but here's the full URL anyway :)
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