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Five Minutes with Jamie Bamber

Not me, sadly, but TalkTalk.co.uk had a chance to speak with Jamie recently, 5 minutes with...Jamie Bamber.

It's a brief interview, but one of the better ones I've read recently. Jamie discusses Law & Order: UK, Batlestar Galactica and Outcasts (potential spoilers for Outcasts).

Two points regarding the interview I can clarify. Edward James Olmos has made comments since Battlestar Galactica ended about scripting a film to take place after the finale. He mentioned it again at panel during Dragon*Con last weekend. He may have written something, but NBCU/SyFy has no plans to do any further films, although a web series set during the first Cylon war is in the works.

And then there are Jamie's comments regarding Outcasts.

FINALLY, YOU'RE STARRING IN AN UPCOMING PROJECT CALLED OUTCASTS, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT?

Yeah, I did Outcasts with the BBC; I did the first episode for them. I shot that in South Africa before the World Cup and it was great. I look forward to seeing it; I wish them well on that. It's actually a quite similar story to Battlestar; I play a kind of pioneer of another civilisation on a different planet. Our own planet has relocated to an outpost somewhere far flung in the universe that we have found that can support human life, which has gone kaput - there's only 50,000 people left, ring any bells? He's a slightly tortured character and very fun to play. I was only doing a limited arc on it, but it was great.

Yes, Jamie's arc is, as he says, limited. I've known for awhile and was asked to not say anything because of potential spoilers. But, since Jamie is being so honest, a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders! :)
 
And I'll share a tiny bit of additional information. Because of the the story's similarities to Battlestar, he chose not to pursue a larger role. However, he felt it was a good script and wanted to be a part of the production.
Tags: interview: battlestar galactica, interview: law & order: uk, interview: outcasts, tv: battlestar galactica, tv: law and order: uk, tv: outcasts
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