|MCM London Comic Con 2016 - Round Table Interview with Jamie Bamber (Video)|
|Wednesday, 02 November 2016 23:02|
Jamie answered some questions at the roundtable in the press room at the MCM London Comic Con on 29th, October 2016.
Meanwhile, the interview was also released by MyM BUZZ and The Geekiary. Check out their websites with the interview/article!
Watch the interviews below and read the articles!
MCM London 2016: Jamie Bamber Roundtable
Direct link: https://youtu.be/gRMApzlAm5Q
Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber: 2 INTERVIEWS From MCM London
November 2, 2016 Jenevia Kagawa Darcy
Direct link: https://youtu.be/6JnYpC3urL8
Jamie Bamber is a frequent guest at conventions worldwide thanks to his role as Lee Adama on the fan-favourite Battlestar Galactica. Like other great science-fiction, the series used its story-telling to symbolically address relevant sociopolitical issues, from the rigging of an election, artificial intelligence, among others.
Bamber also teased about upcoming roles on ITV’s Fearless playing an ex-soldier that becomes a politician, a French film that roughly translates to “Spoiled for Choice”, and a television-film in Bulgaria called Crystal Inferno which is a take on the Towering Inferno. Bamber says that the acting industries are relatively similar when comparing working in these different countries, though acting in French poses its own challenges.
“There’s arguably a sense of pretence already trying to be a French speaker although I speak French pretty well. It’s just another layer of obstacle you have to get through to connect with some sort of inner truth but when you’re using a language that’s not necessarily your way of expressing yourself it’s an extra challenge. But the character I was playing is a Scot. I had a Scottish accent and then speaking French so there’s lots of layers!”
As Bamber’s role on Battlestar had an American accent, he was encouraged by some to maintain the accent between takes but he preferred a different approach.
“I don’t do that. I’ve tried it and I find it reduces the confidence I have in the accent because I’m less committed to it between the takes and then I find the accent slips between the takes and then I just feel like I’m in No Man’s Land. I’d much rather be 100 per cent me and then have a switch-off moment where I go a 100 per cent the other way. Otherwise I find I’m sort of 85 per cent or 60 and I don’t really know where I am. I don’t like doing that. When I audition sometimes I’m told by casting people, ‘Can you just go in that room and be American all the way?’ I really hate doing that. It’s something I can do but I feel I’m doing neither one thing or another.”
Above is the Jamie Bamber press panel from MCM London Comic Con and below is the MyM BUZZ stage interview, in which he reveals something about the BBC’s Outcasts that we never knew before – he was originally offered a different role as a regular.
Direct link: https://youtu.be/fT925bYKMtQ
Source: mymbuzz.com, November 2, 2016
MCM London: Interview with Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber
When you hear the name Jamie Bamber, you automatically think Battlestar Galactica. While the show has been over for years, its popularity is still very high. I attended a press room with Jamie Bamber at MCM London this weekend where he talked more in depth about his career and the show.
Jamie Bamber was very interesting to talk to. He has an excellent grasp on the impact Battlestar Galactica had and still has around the world and its relevancy to current events. He talked about his experiences at conventions despite the show being off air for many years, the parallel between BSG and the rise of “AIs” in our technology, and the challenges of working in production in different countries. The actor, who is currently residing in France with his family, shared his next projects, including a French romantic comedy.
Watch the interview below:
Direct link: https://youtu.be/dw0KU_1UiO0
Source: thegeekiary.com, October 31, 2016