“[Battlestar director] Michael Rymer was a routine tennis player,” Bamber says.“I kind of secretly picked up a racquet, thinking, ‘I haven’t done this in years,’ but I found I could still do it…The crew operator [and I], we’d have these marathon tennis matches on the weekends.That Mendes actually was inspired by his love for the red-headed woman beside him to write a song.Martin Bower is one of the most highly prolific model makers and designers to the film, TV, advertising and publishing industry.
Renee Burl: Jamie Bamber: This year I’m doing a load because I just moved and just bought a house and the show is ending and I’m scared. I’m glad it is ending when it is ending because I have run out of ideas for how to make Lee what he needs to be and I sense that they have, too. I said it when he became a commander in his own right and he accepts the military thing and he is at one with that whole thing and he’s become his dad and their good. I try to make him as dangerous and sort of quixotic as I can within the framework of playing the reliable hero. I fight the writers quite a lot when they make him sort of fairly moralistic and boy scoutish. He questions what right and wrong are all the time.And last year with the whole trial thing, you know that’s another example. It’s just a process and it’s a recurring thing with his character that he questions and he asks the difficult questions. He does believe in them, but they are moving truths within there. Renee Burl: Jamie Bamber: You know, money is the most obvious thing.Sexy, intelligent and multilingual, he studied drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after graduating from Cambridge University.Although he had a recurring role in a series of Horatio Hornblower TV-movies and a small part in the World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, Bamber was a relative unknown when he shot to cult-star status as a conflicted military man serving under his father's command on the Sci Fi Channel's signature series. He has been thrust back into the bosom of his father and he’s grown up. It’s about putting his family background behind him and looking to the future and looking to what difference he can make to this new, sort of fragmented, decimated society. It’s about finding out who he is and what his purpose in life is, over and above the expectations of the military and his dad.I’m financially trying to look after my wife and kids. I don’t think I would have discovered it otherwise and I do enjoy them.