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Monday, January 17, 2011

Jamie Bamber “Outcast” Promo, SFX Magazine Feature

BBC One (UK) released a new trailer for the upcoming 8-part series “Outcasts” which includes cast member Jamie Bamber (Law & Order UK). BBC reports the series is about “a group of courageous pioneers [who] face a unique opportunity: the chance to build a new and better future on another planet." Jamie will be playing Mitchell Hoban, the Head of the Expeditionaries, who is described as “progressive and ambitious.” A new trailer from BBC is below.

“Outcasts” is also featured in the March 2011 issue of SFX Magazine, which included a nice picture of Jamie in action (below). The SFX article notes that “Outcasts” is scheduled to begin in February on BBC One (UK only).

Photo - SFX Magazine

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

London is swirling with rumours regarding why Jamie Bamber, lately of Battlestar Galactica, was suddenly dropped from the BBC's new sci-fi drama, Outcasts.

Bamber was originally advertised as one of the leading characters in the new drama series, set to premier next month in the US and UK. Bamber's publicists trumpeted the role at the time and he featured prominently in BBC publicity. The web was full of news of Bamber's "major new role".

Filming began in South Africa in May but within the space of just a few weeks Bamber was history. His name has been conspicuously missing from all recent BBC publicity and his co-stars have refused to comment. The story Bamber has peddled ever since was that it was always intended that he only have a "limited arc" role but industry observers say that that simply isn't the case and that it was always intended that he play a major supporting role in the much-hyped TV series.

Recent leaks from the BBC and from sources in the South Africa suggest that Bamber was indeed suddenly dropped from the show last summer. BBC insiders have been unusually tight-lipped but confirmed that Bamber's involvement in the series had been "curtailed" by producers.

The BBC refuses to comment citing "privacy" and confidentiality issues. It has however confirmed that Bamber has "no association" with the BBC or any BBC productions.

As one source at BAFTA put it, "for whatever reason, Jamie Bamber has become The Outcast".