Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pink Carnation Spotlight: Jamie Bamber (Geoffrey Pinchingdale-Snipe)

Now to Letty's better half... or is that the other way around? Geoff has to brood about it a bit and be conflicted as to what's good for him. Maybe he'll write a poem...

Name: Jamie Bamber

Dream Character Casting for the Lauren Willig Miniseries: Geoffrey Pinchingdale-Snipe

First Impression: Daniel Deronda, I think... or it could have been Hornblower, I was watching both around the same time, and he's cute and little in both, one looking more like a goat with the little beard. Plus in both he's eclipsed by either Hugh or Ioan, so you don't notice him so much at first.

Why they'd be the perfect actor for the Lauren Willig Miniseries: He's so good at doing hot and tormented, just look at his portrayal of Apollo on BSG!

Lasting Impression: Battlestar Galactica made me stop referring to him as Archie, such a funny name, yet with such a tragic end... Funnily enough I remember I was pissed I had to go to Chicago in the middle of watching his final episode so I had to wait two days to find out what happened!

What else you've seen them in: From starting out as minor or supporting characters in a slew of BBC miniseries from Lady Audley's Secret to Poirot to Daniel Deronda to Hornblower, when he was cast as Lee Adama in Battlestar Galactica he acquired a major fan following. Just try to find his early pictures in a google search! You mainly find his naked Peta shoot or the towel scene from BSG... you all know the one!

Can't believe it's them: Scarlet Pimpernel! Full posterior shot, who knew it would start a trend? Plus the episode after his untimely death has a young James Callis, aka Baltar from BSG.

Wish they hadn't: Gone fat for Battlestar... ok, ok, it was makeup, but hard to shake the image. In all seriousness... Cold Case, so tacky to go from big series regular to guest star on bad Sunday night procedural in the same week, tied with Lady Audeley's Secret, which was beyond boring, but wait, he was also on Ghost Whisperer... gosh, too many to choose from. Jamie, stop doing lame cameos, unless it's a Joss Whedon show and he wants you to fight Helo.

Bio: Lets hope he keeps doing great television, currently a regular on the British version of Law & Order, he really needs another ensemble show to shine... or perhaps it's time for him to step up to leading man... I know many who would follow Captain Apollo... it has such a nice ring to it.


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