L&O:UK On Set Photo + The Mystery of DS Devlin's Medallion = SOLVED ;) - Jamie Bamber News
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L&O:UK On Set Photo + The Mystery of DS Devlin's Medallion = SOLVED ;)

First things first - gracias to Twitter user @damager, who it seems happened upon the Law & Order: UK set today while he was walking down the road and snapped a quick photo of Jamie and Bradley:

 
Someone got a haircut. ;)
 

Meanwhile, a little investigative wardrobe tale for you all... Some of you may have been wondering as we have about the ubiquitous Catholic saint's medallion that Jamie wears as Matt Devlin. Well, we didn't wonder too much initially, to be honest - I assumed it was a St. Christopher medal, and I think a few others did too.  But recently, asta77 and I both caught an episode of Hawaii Five-0 where Grace Park's character was gifted with a St. Michael medal, as he's apparently the patron saint of police officers. (Huh. You learn something new every day...)  Anyway, suddenly we (along with dramaturgca ) started furiously speculating for the sake of... well, speculating. D'oh. ;) 

Thankfully, the kind and ever-awesome Emilia di Girolamo did a bit of detective work and had someone snap a photo from the set. Not only is it most certainly a St. Christopher medal.... here's the one, in all its glory (well, when Jamie's not wearing it anyway. Hee.): 

(If anyone's actually looking to own one, here it is... and a less expensive version in silver.)
 
Mystery solved. And a million thanks to Emilia for indulging our thoroughly trainspottery curiosity. XD

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isabel79 From: isabel79 Date: October 19th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Been out of the loop / have yet to watch the series... But does the medal play a role in his character at all, or was it just something fans noticed / wanted to know about?
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: October 19th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Matt's Catholic upbringing has occasionally reared its head a little (or in the case of "Confession", a lot) on the show. The medal specifically, no it hasn't been addressed. See above for the reason why we were curious. ;)
isabel79 From: isabel79 Date: October 19th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Ooh... I love English Catholics... Maybe I'll be more motivated to watch. Thanks!
pinkylilie From: pinkylilie Date: October 19th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
As you say, mystery solved ! lol !! a big thanks to this twitter user and to Emilia!
lemurling From: lemurling Date: October 19th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I adore this community. You make me feel normal in my obsessing over the details.


Also, for some reason I was worried that Jamie wasn't going to be in series 5&6, so I guess a shot of him on set puts that to rest. Sad about the short hair though!
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: October 19th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Funny thing is, I was so confident it was St. Chris that I wasn't even thinking about it, until that H50 episode aired. Boomer and friends planted the seed of doubt in my head. XD

(We were also giggling earlier about the odds that the show that would make us curious just happens to involve another BSG cast member. They ARE all pretty much playing cops now, anyway... hee...)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: October 20th, 2010 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I adore this community. You make me feel normal in my obsessing over the details.

Thanks! Here to help! :)

I'm sorry you and others were worried about Jamie's involvement in the next series. I was trying to make people feel confidant we'd still have Matt Devlin to dissect ;), but I sometimes have to watch what I say until news is official.
scifishipper From: scifishipper Date: October 20th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Great detective work everyone! Thanks!
asta77 From: asta77 Date: October 20th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yep, this is what we do while at work. ;)
kaitlia777 From: kaitlia777 Date: October 20th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I do love that Mattie wears a St. Christopher medal (and not only because I do as well ;)). He's probably had it for a while and it's possibly an heirloom, cause the Vatacain took Christopher of the registry of Saints in '69. I wonder if was maybe a grandparent's medal, or his mums.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: October 20th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I wonder if was maybe a grandparent's medal, or his mums.

That was my assumption. A gift from a close family member when he joined the force. ;)
carbonatedsass From: carbonatedsass Date: October 20th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC) (Link Me)


Hmmm, could this be the new haircut? (found on Facebook) Mmmmmmmmm....
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 20th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Yay the hair's short again! It's only fair that he alternates between seasons ;). I wouldn't mind it being even shorter, I want season one hair!
(and a slight stubble wouldn't be bad either, but I guess he wouldn't get away with that being a detective and all).

I have a St.Christopher Medal too from my mum who in turn got it from her mother, I was told it's given to people when they leave home and it's supposed to safeguard travelers, but I guess I was misinformed.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: October 20th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm a fan of the longer hair myself so I was relieved he didn't get it cut as short as Season 1. I'm hoping for the new series the hair makes everyone happy. ;-)
falconer17 From: falconer17 Date: October 22nd, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
thank you for clarifying the medal! now i have to get me a saint christopher's medal! ;)

and yay!!! to the return of short hair though i admit i really like the style in the current airing season.
suzy_74 From: suzy_74 Date: November 3rd, 2010 10:26 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Interesting about the medal. You only ever see the chain don't you?

Aww. I adore Matties slightly longer hair.
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