Discussion: Law & Order: UK, Ep 1.2: "Unloved" - Jamie Bamber News
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Discussion: Law & Order: UK, Ep 1.2: "Unloved"
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asta77 From: asta77 Date: October 12th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
The minor characters/guest stars have been brilliant in ALL the episodes. I discussed on a recent post how I felt the UK version does a far better job casting then the US counterparts because they hire actors and don't go in for stunt casting.

Let's kill some adults for a change!!

Oh, they kill plenty. But, I get where you are coming from. Why can't we have more spouses offing each other? ;)
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lemurling From: lemurling Date: October 12th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
In general they seem to go for 'beauty lighting' on this show. The natural light, but not harsh natural light (yay overcast London) and then the soft, rather shadowy, but not dark lighting of the interiors, which plays very nicely with sculpted jaws and cheekbones. I'm thinking about how many of the 'late night doing paperwork' scenes are done with low lights, rather than the bright overhead florescents that would have been equally valid as nighttime office lighting.

Also, Matt Devlin is a confident character. He holds himself like someone who has power. Though he has vulnerabilities (and we adore that about him) in general, this is a strong man. He's not given to maudlin introspection, or self-doubt, he's just not self-reflective in that way. And as much as I adore the emo, and have the fondest of fond places in my heart for Archie and Lee, there is also something quite attractive about unadulterated confidence, even cockiness. While I personally would love Mattie to get a bit more tortured for maximum hawt, anyone who likes their men less twisted is bound to find Matt Devlin as he is now more attractive than previous, more complicated and damaged characters of Jamie's.
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lemurling From: lemurling Date: October 12th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I know you meant physical appearance, I just figure that how an actor carries himself, the facial expressions, etc. do differ based on character, and affect how the actor appears. Devlin smiles more (and differently) than Lee, has a different posture, holds his head at different angles, a lot of subtle little things that I think do change Jamie Bamber's actual appearance. For instance, somehow Matt seems taller to me than Lee, isn't that odd? Just the huge difference in how much Matt versus Lee smiles would be bound to change how attractive someone finds him, depending on whether they generally find happy men more attractive than moody ones.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: October 13th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Well, it's funny because they have drawn pretty big names (Sean Pertwee and Juliet Aubry, both in next week's ep, are very well known over there and known if you're into British productions over here), but yeah it's not trumpeted in that stunt casting way that you're talking about. The way we'll get 20 commercials a day for Sharon Stone guesting on SVU. ;)
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