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Happy Birthday to Jamie Bamber   Leave a comment

The lovely Jamie Bamber turns 38 today. Born in Hammersmith, London on the 3rd April, 1973, he is probably best-known to people as Archie Kennedy from the Horatio Hornblower TV series.

While the majority of female viewers were drooling over the brooding, Heathcliffian (is that a word? Oh, well, it is now) countenance of Mr. Ioan Gruffudd, Jamie Bamber was also gaining quite a following for his role as Hornblower’s slightly-less-heroic best friend.

If Horatio was the fearless hero who inspired others with his deeds of daring-do, then Bamber’s Kennedy was the Everyman who fans could relate to. Courageous when called upon, but also well-aware of his limitations, fans loved the vulnerability of his character and mourned┬áhis untimely┬ádemise in Retribution.

As well as his stint in Hornblower, Jamie has also appeared in The Scarlet Pimpernel with Richard E. Grant, Band of Brothers and Daniel Deronda with Hugh Dancy.

In 2003, he joined the cast of ‘Battlestar Gallactica’ as Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama. He remained with the show until 2009.

Most recently, he has been seen in Law and Order: UK, playing Matt Devlin.

Whatever role Jamie Bamber chooses next, you can bet he will be in demand. Happy birthday, Jamie!

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