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16 April 2006 @ 10:48 pm
Jamie Bamber, for little k  
For some time now, I've been threatening kristiinthedark with conversion to Jamie-Bamber-love. Well, here's my official conversion-attempt, missy! Others are welcome to join this party--either as the converting or the converted!

(Not dial-up-friendly)
Jamie Bamber's a thirty-three year-old Brit (yes--cute accent!).

He plays Lee Adama in the new series of Battlestar Galactica. For this role, I refer you to queenofthorns's comprehensive explanation in Lee Adama for beginners. ;-)

Previously he played Archie Kennedy in the Hornblower series. I recommend getting nehellania to relate the plot of this series, if you're unfamiliar with it. Her version certainly sucked me in! (Jen: I watched the first four films on the weekend--ouch! My heart acheth for Archie! The rowboat! Meep!)

In Hornblower, Jamie puts in a smashing performance as Archie, and he has a wonderfully slashy relationship with the lead, Horatio (Ioan Gruffudd).

Jamie was also in Peak Practice (which I haven't seen) and Band of Brothers (which I have--I own it on DVD and it's one of the best TV mini-series I've seen).

At Cambridge University, England, Jamie achieved a 1st Class MA Honours in Modern Languages (French and Italian). The highest you can achieve. Yummy languages boy!

His favourite books include Dante's 'Divine Comedy'. (so much so that he'd take it to a desert island).

Other things he'd take to a desert island include a mask and snorkel ('so I could check out the fish, because I love wildlife'). He continues: 'And I'd take my laptop, so I could surf the 'net to find a way to get off the damned island! I could write my novel then as well- and decide what the meaning of life is.'

On asked who he would invite to a dinner party he answered: "I'd have to have Jesus Christ there - I'd like to check him out. I'd also have to have [the Italian revolutionary] Garibaldi, because he's a hero of mine, and I'd invite Shakespeare and King Henry V.'

He has a lovely wife and they're so smiley together.

He has three daughters, including twins born in 2004. And they're cute as pie. Here he poses with his oldest daughter in his co-stars Viper.

He is gracious to his gay male fanbase: interview in Out.

He cuddles his co-stars (little k: after SV's Mike and Tommy, we know what a plus this can be!)

He cooks!

Oh, look how earnestly he cooks!

He has piercing blue eyes.

Lee/Kara is how I first found Bamber-love, so I've got to share a little of what's great about them (without being too spoilery)

Kara, hot shot Viper pilot with the callsign 'Starbuck', is played by Katee Sackhoff.

Lee is her CAG (captain of the air group). Sometimes he doesn’t wear very much.

Lee and Kara have a very intense friendship that involves standing really really close to one another.

They get to be heroes together.

Lee doesn't always understand Kara.

Sometimes Lee is a pissy little bitch.

But Kara's always there to slap him into line (despite the fact that he's her superior--that girl's got balls!).

And they still roll around like puppies together.

Aren't they gorgeous?

Converted yet? ;-)

ETA: queenofthorns reminds me that he looks really really good lounging. (How could I forget this?? *boggles*)

Current Mood: deviousdevious
blowjobs for jesuskristiinthedark on April 16th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
Converted yet? ;-)

God, yes. Sign me up!

THANK YOU, BIG K! You are so very good to me.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara Lee Love 4EVA (hee!)bop_radar on April 16th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
Hooray! *g*
And yeah I slaaaaaved over this for you! It was such painful and unpleasant work! ;-)
Katemskatej on April 16th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
I don't know about Kristi, but *I'm* converted. Scrummy.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Jake heath wigglesbop_radar on April 16th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
Hooray! ;-) Cute boys need to be shared!
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee lick herebop_radar on April 16th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
*facepalm* DAMN! I forgot that one! Thanks for coming to the rescue! That one slays me. I might have to add it in...
Charlotte; Possy Magnet.: BSG - lee&kara kisselsmoka on April 16th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
If I wasn't deeply in love with BSG and Jamie and Katee already this would totally make me sign up! :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee lick herebop_radar on April 16th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oh yay! ;-) Thank you! They are both so wonderful.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on April 16th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
He definitely is a smartynpants! I'd love to hear him speak French or Italian. French particularly, since I understand it. Cute AND smart?! *fans self*
president of the back seat: River enthralledvibrantharmony on April 16th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Um, wow. I had heard the name before, but I'd never seen any pictures. Yum!
SJ: bsg - apollo - blue swirlsarahjane12 on April 16th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a great picspam!!! I'd never heard of Jamie Bamber until I started watching BSG, but I quickly found my love for him@
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee licked my woundsbop_radar on April 17th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
Ah yes! He is so easy to find love for! Dear Apollo. Glad you liked the picspam. *g*
teot on April 16th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
I think you converted even *me*.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee lick herebop_radar on April 17th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Even you?! Hee!
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Helo Anders so damn prettybop_radar on April 17th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
A very good idea! There is much hotness. Good luck with it! Sounds like a good way to pass the summer. *g*
nehellania on April 16th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
Archie and Horatio FOREVER!!

You watched the first four films! YAY! And poor Archie. He gets whumped fairly continously. But see how Horatio rescues him? See? TRUE LOVE.

Jamie Bamber is gorgeous. And he's a great actor. Gods, I love him so.

Thank you for this post, oh wise and powerful K.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: bsg kara/lee nakedbop_radar on April 17th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
Heee! I need some Archie/Horatio icons! Yes, I did se the whumping. The literal whumping with the block of wood was ouchie! I kept screaming at the screen 'Archie's in the ocean! Go and find Archie!' But Horatio did not listen to me... Of course, his agonised expression when he found him in prison made up for a lot! And the nursing him back to health? Excellent. However I fear this angst that you have mentioned...

Hee. Jamie is definitely there to be loved! *g*
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on May 20th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
Hee. Sorry on the long delay on replying (been overseas), but I'm very glad you found Jamie dashing. He is indeed! *pats him*

And your icon is awesome! It goes on and on... *stares*
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee lose the towelbop_radar on May 20th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
Huahah! ;-) Yes, those are definitely our favourite moments of all.

I'm glad you enjoyed this, hon. I've just got back from overseas so sorry on the delayed reply!
Christina J.: Text - Fangirls Have More Funtehjules on September 24th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
Oh my GOD, K.

I just watched an ep of BSG last night out of boredom and... *flails* He's beautiful and I WANT ONE.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: BSG Apollo towelbop_radar on September 24th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
HaHA!!! Another convert to the Bamber hotness! *hugs*
Isn't he awesome?! Too much pretty! Too much beauty as a person! *happy sigh* Hee. Yeah, he's quite a hook for BSG! You know he made the cover of Out magazine for that role? Hee! He's adorable.
Christina J.: Blade - Hannibal Kingtehjules on September 24th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
That makes him even more adorable. :D

I started yammering about him and Kristi pointed me the way to your post. He's just... There aren't words.

You know what this means, right? I must find the perfect icon. And possible start watching the show. I feel another obsession coming on...
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Jamie Bamber smrt is sexybop_radar on September 24th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Oh, Jules, you make me SO HAPPY with that comment! I would luuuuurve you to make icons of him and start watching and you know, share the obsession with me! *g* I've already converted the Kristi, as you can tell!

And you know he was in the superbly slashy Hornblower series too, right?

But he's so smoking hot as Lee Adama. That's my favourite role of his. It's lurve!
Christina J.: SV - Welling Twitchtehjules on September 24th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm in search of a download comm now. Harm just got me into Veronica Mars so I'm on about the first episode of that... but VM doesn't have Jamie in it, so it may get bumped in line. *g*

I saw the pictures from Hornblower! (Apollo still wins.) Also? Apollo? perfect nickname. Guh.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee hey!bop_radar on September 24th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
Apollo!! YeS!
bsg_episodes is the way to go!! Good lucks! I look forward to more squee. *G*
fruitsome: l_helmboygrapefruitzzz on March 22nd, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Yay! Archie! Towel! Kara! Nipples! Smiling! Feet!

Oh Lee. Why do I lurve you so?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Jamie towelbop_radar on March 22nd, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
Yeeeeeeessssssss! :-D
I'm just relieved that someone else shares my Lee love. It feels lonely sometimes! How can people not love him, flaws and all?!
fruitsome: l_sam leegrapefruitzzz on March 22nd, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
I loved Lee from the first time I saw him, in "Water". I was all "Why is the craggy old general so mean to the poor pretty thing? How can... that's his father? Poor baby! wonder what's under that uniform?"

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Jamie towelbop_radar on March 22nd, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA. Yes. My response exactly!

And don't you reckon that what WAS under the uniform was even better than you imagined?!
fruitsome: l_meh leegrapefruitzzz on March 23rd, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
See, this is what first drew me to the show...

...and finding out it came in "topless" was just a bonus :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on March 23rd, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Oh, pretty fresh-faced fragile Lee! He's too perfect! *swoons*
fruitsome: l_archiecandlegrapefruitzzz on March 23rd, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
I love that grey uniform.

Not to mention...

And it's the last episode till January! Woe!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: BSG Apollo towelbop_radar on March 23rd, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Aieeeeeee!!! Yes! How will we live without his hotness until then? :-(
*puppy eyes*
fruitsome: l_weeblueleegrapefruitzzz on March 23rd, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I am going to improve my computer and then learn to make faaaanvids. I have about a million ideas!

ps. Lee!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on March 24th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Oh! Oh! Oh! That is very exciting. The idea of someone making Lee vids excites me very much because to be honest, there's only one truly great Lee vid that I've seen (though several good Lee/Kara's). I want to vid him myself, I really do, but I'm also slightly terrified that I won't do him justice! However, I adore vidding and if you want to come squee/bitch/bemoan about the process, then I'd love to hear it, since I'm still a beginner myself and I learn a lot from talking to others about how they vid.
fruitsome: l_leewispgrapefruitzzz on March 24th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
I have a roastingly good idea for a sort of comedy Lee/Papa video that must be done before someone else thinks of it. I'll need to set up my other computer first. (I'm currently using it as a footrest because it's only a little bit better and I hate setting up all the homey things again). Then I'll be off! Except I may need to buy a better graphics card first but after that, definitely!

I can impose my taste in music and Leeology on other people! *powermad*. Hem. My favourite Lee video is the one for "O Fortuna" which uses great editing to show the sort of pressure he was under by the time he nearly-died in 'Res Part II'. Also the 'Brokeback trailer' is really funny. I've seen videos for other fandoms that work almost like essays on characters - I'd love to write a lit theory essay on it some time because it can be a brilliant form of textual commentary. (Although, as I said before, I can't get fond of a video if I hate the song :D )

I did half a 'Doctor Who' vid before my real-computer died and it took *ages* to do, although it was fabulous when I got a tiny snip of a sunset to go with the right part! I'll post about vidding and I'll look out for yours!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee collapsedbop_radar on March 24th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, vidding demands much investment (of time as well as computer infrastructure), but it's worth it! And Lee/Papa vid sounds awesome. I have an idea for one of those but it's kind of crack and I will probably never make it. But I'd watch one, for sure!

I'm not sure I know the 'O, Fortuna' one. Do you have a link? I don't think I know the 'brokeback' trailer either. Clearly there are heaps of BSG vids I've missed! :-( My favourite is laurashapiro's A day like today. So beautiful! I could write an essay on that vid!

I completely concur that vidding can be brilliant textual commentary--I love writing meta but sometimes it would be so much more successful to demonstrate something in a vid. I haven't got near that textual complexity in my own vidding yet, but it's a journey and you have to start somewhere.

I love that feeling when you get something lined up right and it clicks!

I've seen some brilliant BSG vids recently--many of which have brilliant meta-y commentary on the show--working on a big rec post.
fruitsome: l_karagrapefruitzzz on March 25th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
I'll have a look at that one!

(I am so very bobbins at archiving. I just spent the last half hour trying to find these videos again)

"O Fortuna" by pandora_576
"Brokeback Galactica" by anno_superstar

And a sappy one I rather like...

"Fix You" by 'Marimba'.
(the shot for '...lights will guide you...' is stunning).

Since I only started watching 'in time' a few weeks ago, I haven't done much of my own meta, but I'm thinking of maybe going through the series in the Giant Hiatus. Maybe I could do an episode a day! Your comments have a great mixture of thoughtful (without being pretentious) and shallow.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bamber yellowbop_radar on March 25th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
Aww,thank you so much for taking the time to look those out! I enjoyed all of them. 'Brokeback' was hiLARious, and 'Fix you' made me all mushy for the pilots! Eeee! I'll never get over how great they are! *swoons with mush* I love that shot of Starbuck coming back with the arrow, leading to the reunion hug--my most favourite shot of her ever.

Warning: laurasha's vid made me cry. In a good way, of course, but still!

Maybe I could do an episode a day!
Brilliant idea! I want to do a rewatch myself. The show's covered so much ground in Season 3, I'm sure things will look different in retrospect.

Your comments have a great mixture of thoughtful (without being pretentious) and shallow.
Heee! Thanks! I'm really glad.
fruitsome: l_karagrapefruitzzz on March 25th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
Pilotmush! Gah, and some people say it's "too incestuous" just because sodding Bill wants everyone to be his daughter. I'd hgappily watch the two of them stand about in a room and not look at each other for hours (rather like 'The Captain's Hand' come to think of it)

I need to watch the first third of S3 again in a block because I had my brother yammering over it last time. Also, pathetically, I've been putting it off because a. it's really depressing and b. Lee doesn't look hot in it.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee Mr Adamabop_radar on March 25th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
The 'too incestuous' accusation is absurd since they're not actually related by blood. And personally I'm a sucker for pseudo-siblings with subtextual attraction to one another. e.g. Smallville's arc of having Lois live with the Kents was completely made for me. :-) Actual incest can squick me, but playing with the slightly taboo feeling of attraction to a 'sibling' figure is fine by me!

The first third of S3 was intense. I was very unhappy because of the fat!Lee-ness, but it might be better on re-viewing because we know that there's an end in sight?
fruitsome: l_sam leegrapefruitzzz on March 26th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Yes, the 'slightly-too-close' thing can be very cute if played subtly, especially if placed opposite "any couple who were friends for a while=incestuous". It makes me wonder how some people look for partners ;)

And yaaaargh was Lee/Dee boring! They didn't know each other! Lois is far too good for Clark, though, the big drip.

The start of S3 will be a lot better watched as a big grim movie, especially with the knowledge of 'Unfinshed Business' to come.

*antsy dance* About fourteen hours till d*wnl*ad time and a lot of spoilers to avoid before then. I'm watching World Cup highlights instead now. England are hilariously bad.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee gay pornbop_radar on March 26th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
Sounds fun! I'm at work, which is helping distract me, but it's very very hard not to go on the f'list... Still, I would seriously regret getting spoiled now, so I must be strong!

Lois is too good for Clark, I agree. And yes, Lee/Dee were yawn-worthy. Though the white-shirt-of-marriage-breakup made up for a lot. :-D

*antsy dances with you*
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wisteria: bsg - jamie - outdoorswisteria_ on July 15th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
I was in a strange mood tonight and cursing myself for not bringing my Hornblower DVDs with me to Texas -- I haven't watched it in nearly a year, but I was somehow in the mood to see Baby Jamie. So when I did an ljseek.com search for "hornblower picspam", this was one of the first results. I actually squeed aloud, "It's Boppy!" (er, not that loudly, so as not to wake the baby.)

So... um... this is me rambling and... uh... Boppy! Baby Jamie! Awwww!

(Also, I just noticed that in the last photo, he has very, very pale feet. This is strangely endearing. ;)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Jamie Bamber smrt is sexybop_radar on July 16th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
Heee! Yay! \o/ I've been feeling in a Hornblower mood myself recently... must be in the air! :) Baby Jamie is very adorable. And yes, strangely pale feet... they're so vulnerable or something! *cuddles him*