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From: barnes69 Date: February 7th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Jamie's role in Outcasts is a bit confusing. The BBC hosted a special event and introduced the cast but Jamie wasn't included. They confirmed that he had left the show and only appears in Episode 1. People kept asking why he had left. All they would say is that he is no longer with Outcasts and that his character has been discontinued.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 7th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Care to share with us any links/actual info about this "event"? Official Twitter mentions a cast party (which is to be expected), but unsurprising Jamie's not there as he's currently in LA. I'm a bit confused to what you're referring. (Also, FYI, Jamie only having a limited arc on the show was discussed months ago.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
The event was hosted by BAFTA, as they do for new shows. As is custom, BBC producers and directors screen episodes and answer questions for members of the Academy. The question only came up when a member of the audience queried the original press releases and some interviews that Jamie had given implying he was still with the show. BAFTA events are not cast events but for Academy members.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 7th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yeah, I'm aware what BAFTA is. ;) Thanks for clearing that up.

Any idea which interviews those were? Would love to see a link. Because I don't recall a single interview wherein Jamie implied he was still with the show. Not one.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Perhaps you can answer a question that came up and that no one can answer. Is Jamie in LA permanently? I only ask because it seems that he was finally penetrating the UK market and it seems he has now moved to the States. A bit sad. I think he could have done well with the BBC.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 7th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I highly doubt that Jamie's permanent residency came up in a BAFTA (or is it BBC? You changed that bit of information from one comment to another...) "screening." And regardless of your reason for wanting to know, I don't know that I'm in any position to say.
From: barnes69 Date: February 7th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
No one said a word about his "permanent residency". The question t was whether he would be reappearing given that he is now appearing in the US Why all the sensitivity? BAFTA exists to promote talent here and the issue of talent leaving does come up often.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 7th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Why all the sensitivity?

Funny, I was about to ask you the same thing.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link Me)

BBC BAFTA

Ms Intrepid. Just to clarify: I didn't change anything. I said the BBC BAFTA screening. The BBC always holds them. And if you want, I'll invite you to come along to BAFTA as a guest and you can see for yourself what goes on at BAFTA.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 7th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link Me)

Re: BBC BAFTA

I've been to a BAFTA sponsored screening. In New York City. ;)
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link Me)

Re: BBC BAFTA

That's BAFTA NY. A Chapter. The public is invited to attend selected FILM screenings as BAFTA is a charity and has a public education mission. BAFTA director sessions, Q&As and sessions for Academy members are for BAFTA members only. And that you are free to verify with BAFTA. My invitation still stands: I'll invite you to BAFTA London and you can watch a Q&A.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 7th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link Me)

Re: BBC BAFTA

And are you fronting airfare, too? XD Seriously though, hate to burst your bubble but I live in Los Angeles and members-only Q&A's (no matter which organization) isn't a terribly exotic happenstance for me.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I don't know what you're implying, but I don't think they wanted it to get out to the general public, that he was only on one episode for shock value. Apparently Ben Richards likes killing off main stars of shows and it does add a twist.

I've only seen Jamie mentioning it once in an interview and other cast members seemed to avoid it too, I guess they just didn't want to spoil it. Meanwhile Jamie is still on Law and Order and he did a French film so I'm not sure he would have had the time. When he mentions Ben Richards it doesn't seem like they didn't get on or anything like that.

Also probably not worth responding but I think you'll find the interviewers mention BSG to him, he doesn't bring it up himself. Secondly he probably did the EJO film as a favour, so I kinda don't see the problem...
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Perhaps...but if they didn't want it to get out to the public, why did Bamber say months ago he had only a limited ARC role. That sort of gave the game away...

And I still think that Jamie Bamber, having made his mark and starred in a major network production (Law and Order: UK) would be much better advised to pursue a career here--at least until he lands a LEADING role. In the US if he isn't terribly lucky, he'll wind up on the Hallmark channel. There's just way too much competition and it isn't always fair. Many, many actors star in one major production and then vanish.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
He only mentioned it once though, he stayed clear of it after that.

And I'm sure he appreciates the career advice but I'm sure he knows the business well enough and in any case that wasn't really the point of the thread.
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