Jamie Bam­ber

Lee Adama in Bat­tlestar Galac­tica

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Bri­tish ac­tor Jamie Bam­ber has ap­peared in many ac­claimed TV se­ries in his ca­reer. How­ever it was tak­ing the man­tle as Cap­tain Apollo in the su­perb re- imag­in­ing of ’ 70s sci- fi show Bat­tlestar Galac­tica that re­mains his most cher­ished role. We caught up with the ac­tor at Aus­tralia’s Syd­ney Su­panova Pop Cul­ture Expo ( www. su­panova. com. au).

Would you like to play the role again?

Yes, if the scripts were right and if Ron Moore and all my col­leagues were in­volved then yes, I’d be re­ally ex­cited to re­visit it.

What’s the stranges t re­ques t you’ve had from a fan?

To sign an en­gage­ment cake with ic­ing with the fi­ancée present as well!

Would any of your character’s skills or at­tributes have ben use­ful in real life?

I think he was pretty de­ci­sive un­der pres­sure. I think he was re­source­ful, prin­ci­pled. His na­ture was al­ways to follow his conscience and not just to follow the rules. I think those are good qual­i­ties.

What would your character be do­ing now?

I think to­day he would be at the van­guard of the en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist lobby try­ing to sort some of the global prob­lems we have. If he had the knowl­edge of what he went through as a Capri­can then he’d be like John the Bap­tist cry­ing in the wilder­ness about the di­rec­tion we were go­ing in maybe.

I s there any­thing you think was un­fin­ished about the character’s story?

No, I think that we ex­plored almost ev­ery facet that you could ex­plore in a young man’s life… he did ev­ery job from bar­ris­ter to fighter pi­lot to pres­i­dent to dis­si­dent to re­bel­lious mer­ce­nary. He had a good run!

Did you get any sou­venirs from the set?

I have a Viper model that was a prop in Lee’s apart­ment. I have my flight suit, dog tags, bits of pa­per­work and stuff.

Any­thing from the show you wish was real?

Be care­ful what you wish for but some of those Cy­lons were mighty good look­ing!

What would i t say on the character’s graves tone?

Here lies Lee Adama. Sorry Dad!

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