OMG BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Jamie Bamber News
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OMG BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is originally posted to my journal, it was tweeted by me to a friend and picked up by a scriptwriter for Law and Order UK and retweeted (which is how I guess most people managed to find it) I was then asked by the lovely zegeekgirl to post it over here. So here is the most surreal morning I have ever had - especially after being a complete fan girl over Jamie.

OK My area is FOREVER being used as film and television locations so when I walked out of my front door and saw yet another film crew I was all oh great I am going to be late for my jobcentre appointment (I have, unfortunately been out of work for year :( ). Then I saw police cars and I was all Ok... this looks ... interesting. Then I see Bradley Wash and I am all OMFG Jamie Bamber will be around here ... then I see him lounging on one of the police cars! SQUEE. But of course I was majorly running late to the job centre and I needed to be there, so I took a quick photo, with Jamie leaning on the squad car.



Before dashing off. I was shaking with excitement, grabbed bus got to jobcentre and saw adviser who noticed I was a little goofy - (A little?!?!) and I explained what was going on and how big of a fan girl I was and he fast tracked me out. YAY for awesome advisers!!!

So I grab bus back to my house which did I mention is opposite where filming is and I grab one of my BSG companion books and dash out of my apartment, hoping they are all there, they were. I ask one of the crew if I could get an autograph and the guy goes "Yeah he's over there, he's cool" So I walk over and where I got the gumption from I has no clues, I walk up to him and say; "Excuse me sir, (yes I am a dork) may I have your autograph please?" BRILLIANT SMILE and he say "Of course!" and then I pass him the book. And we get swamped with crew members reading it over his shoulder, teasing him - good naturedly (Bradley Walsh turns and says; "Look at those cheekbones!" to which Jamie says "I was younger then." Bradley then turns to me and says "Do you have a camera or a mobile phone?" Yes! (I honestly forgot I had it in my pocket) "Great!" he says "Show me how to use it!" I am stunned this is like fan girl heaven right - I died and got to live a fan girl moment - Right?!?



We position our selves for the photo, and they ask my name (Angela - though friends call me Angel) and I mention I had noticed everything going on when going to the job centre Jamie actually said "I'm sorry to hear that" which is so sweet. Then he says "What are you looking to do?" to which I reply "i am trying to be a rehabilitation therapist, I graduated psychology at uni last year, but jobs are a little scarce." He signs my book, I say thank you, shake his hand and he wishes me the best.

I am incredibly lucky. I have spent an incredible week talking about Lee Adama (His character on BSG) and fan girling online - and then I get to meet the man, not having traveled anywhere, spent money, nothing. I musta have been a good girl this year - santa just delivered early!!! 

What I did not mention in the original entry was that I was shaking when i handed him my Season 4 BSG companion (which I was given for my 29th Birthday in August) and which I commented on saying "I'm shaking" He was sweet and was all "Aww, don't shake." I love people who are that kind of genuine and sweet. I admired and respected this guy before ... now I adore him and will flail over him forever!
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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: October 20th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks again, hon, for cross-posting to our comm! A fabulous anecdote and a really, really sweet pic. ;)

(And I'm still "awww!"-ing over Bradley flat-out volunteering to take your photo... bless. that. man. :D )
angelicalangie From: angelicalangie Date: October 20th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I was just amazed by how warm everyone was. And how no one was like "Oh god, Jamie has a fan girl ... again" They were all enjoying it. That is a cool crew they have down there!
mzcalypso From: mzcalypso Date: October 20th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I got to meet him some years back when he did Henry IV... and that was what struck me, too. He is so genuine; he treats fans like human beings.
angelicalangie From: angelicalangie Date: October 20th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I think that is what is going to be a part of his success, and its continuation from BSG - that he will take the time, and make a fan girls day!
thrace_adama From: thrace_adama Date: October 20th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
What a fantastic story! It made me smile. :) (And his cheekbones are still fabulous, aren't they? Yum.) It's so great to hear about what a sweetie he is even outside cons. Lucky girl. Hope you find a good job soon!
angelicalangie From: angelicalangie Date: October 20th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Those cheekbones, those cheekbones are the ones you give long lingering pecks to. But that is just me and my kinda mind!
lemurling From: lemurling Date: October 20th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh, what a wonderful story, and I hope it's just the start of lots of good luck for you. Isn't it heartening when people who have every reason to be tired of it all can still be so warm, and kind, and charming? Lovely, lovely, I'm smiling.
angelicalangie From: angelicalangie Date: October 20th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Fingers crossed about the luck!

I think the thing I liked was he was flicking through my companion! Must have sparked some nostalgia.

And yeah it is heartening to find someone who has probably met thousands of fans, still took the time and was so warm.
baciami2 From: baciami2 Date: October 20th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Wow, Jamie delivered to your front door!
angelicalangie From: angelicalangie Date: October 20th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I know! I feel like Christmas has come early for me!
pinkylilie From: pinkylilie Date: October 20th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
OMG!!Wonderful story!! lucky girl, I met him twice and all I can say is that he's so charming, and adorable and I was shacking too!;-)
angelicalangie From: angelicalangie Date: October 22nd, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Ah so it IS the jamie effect.

Then again I have been on such a high ever since that I wanna see about bottling it. I'd put the prozac people out of business!
shelsci From: shelsci Date: October 20th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
This is such a great story. Thank you for sharing and congrats on meeting the lovely Mr. Bamber!!
cassie00 From: cassie00 Date: October 20th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Wow, what lovely picture of you both! You lucky girl. I'm happy for you! Thanks for sharing with us! *g*
shallowz From: shallowz Date: October 20th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
This made me smile from the beginning to the end. While I don't need to know about an actor's personal life, it is still wonderful to know when they are genuinely good people.:) And it also looks like there's an awesome crew there as well.

Good luck with the job hunt! You've got some good karma going your way now when JB ends up on your doorstep.:D
angelicalangie From: angelicalangie Date: October 22nd, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I agree. I know he is married (and in my mind very happily so - and he didn't have the behaviour that unhappily married people usually give off) and I know he has kids. But I don't need to know anything else about his life. I just really admire and respect his talent and also that he is a good person, who cares. It is also great that the crew he works with are great and very friendly and warm too.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: October 20th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks for sharing your story here. I know what a great guy Jamie is (I've been fortunate enough to meet him twice), but I still love hearing stories from other fans. And how awesome is Bradley as well? It was so great of both of them to take a few minutes out of their day to make yours. ;-)
damao2010 From: damao2010 Date: October 21st, 2010 12:00 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Gorgeous and sweet. That guy is too perfect to be true. *sighs*
phdelicious From: phdelicious Date: October 21st, 2010 12:39 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Awwwww. Glad to hear that Jamie's still a sweetheart (he was quite adorable when I saw him at Dragon*con a few years back) and that the rest of the cast/crew for L&O:UK is great as well.
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lurkrealclose From: lurkrealclose Date: October 21st, 2010 01:53 am (UTC) (Link Me)
What a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm sure I'll be shaking when I finally meet him. I was all a-flail over Luke Perry at Dragon*Con this year, and I was never a fangirl like I am for Jamie. *sigh*

And best of luck with the job search. Mr. LRC has been out of work for some time, too. It's just a tough time. I have faith that it just means the perfect job is not yet available.
koolaidmom11 From: koolaidmom11 Date: October 21st, 2010 03:02 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Hey Angel. I know I already told you this on your own LJ account but what a week for Jamie sweetness. First it was the two page personal letter plus a picture to my daughter and now a sweetie pie in person. He deserves great fans because he's a nice guy...which is so amazingly awesome. Love it!!!
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