Monday, July 21, 2008

Law & Order UK Snags Jamie Bamber

Now THIS is how Dick Wolf should be casting the US Law & Order franchise. E Online reports (story and link below) that Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber will be joining the cast of Law & Order UK. Bamber, who played Lee “Apollo” Adama on BSG, peppered his performances with shirtless scenes, much to the delight of even non-scifi fans. Yes, I know we have Chris Meloni doing the same as Stabler on Law & Order SVU, but Bamber would put even him to shame.

So, UK readers, I’m envious. Maybe we can arrange for a few crossover episodes every now and then?

Keep that towel up, sir! This is a clean blog.

Exclusive: Holy Frak! Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber to Star in Law & Order: UK

Boy, those Battlestar Galactica kids are not going to lack for post-space-opera employment. Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) is on Dollhouse, Tricia Helfer (Six) is on Burn Notice, and Jamie Bamber (Apollo) broke the news to me tonight at the NBC Universal party that he is joining a new series in the Law & Order franchise!

According to Jamie, "I'm doing a series in England called Law & Order: UK, and I'm being a cop. And, yes, the show is London judiciary and London cops. It's got the same premise as the original American Law & Order, same everything, just with a UK production company and UK actors. My partner's going to be to be a British guy named Bradley Walsh."

The series, which begins production this August in London, will air first on ITV in the United Kingdom.

Pretty awesome news for the Brits, but does this mean we won't get to bump into Jamie any more on this side of the pond? "I bought a house in Studio City just as the real estate market in this country crashed, so I will be a Californian forever, as my allotted dollar becomes rupees. No, truly, I love America. I'm treating Law & Order as a location job, and I'll split my year." Yay!

If Bamber's involved, I so want to see this series, I don't care if the judges wear silly wigs. Am I the only one who thinks this sounds a bit fantastic? Post your yays or nays in the comments, and stand by for video (coming very soon) of my interview with Jamie, where he talks more about his new L&O gig and Battlestar's end.

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Miss Kitty Fantastico said...
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Miss Kitty Fantastico said...

I wonder if we'll get a chance to catch this in the future, perhaps on Bravo? Who knows, I just know that the news of Bamber has made several in my household take notice. I have rabid Battlestar fanatics living with me.

All Things Law & Order said...

I hope that someone carries it in the US, maybe it could be BBC America? I'm really interested in seeing it to, not just for Bamber but for the UK's take on how the Law & Order "universe" looks!

Jane said...

Our justice system is different so it will be interesting to see what they do and whether it works, be interesting to see the titles too.

Anonymous said...

I think Jamie Bamber is a Brilliant Actor. He played Archie in Hornblower, wowed the USA in BG and now he's back. AWESOME. I can't wait!