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Jamie Bamber (Major Lee "Apollo" Adama)

Jamie Bamber 

 

Actor Name:  Jamie Bamber

Character Name:  Major Lee (Leland Joseph) "Apollo" Adama

Episode Appearances:  Main Cast on Mini-Series, Season 1, 2, 3, 4 and Razor.

Character Bio:  When we first meet Captain Lee Adama, he's not on a friendly foot with his father. The relationship cooled when his brother Zak, died in a flight accident. When Apollo finds out it was Starbuck who passed Zak for basic flight when he wasn't ready yet he opens up to his father. He's a skilled pilot, but one who is troubled by his memories of the past.

He signs up as President Roslin's "special adviser" for her to better understand military matters. When Roslin interferes with military operations Adama wants to remove Roslin from office. In a direct act of mutiny Lee Adama pulls his gun on the arresting officer Col. Tigh. When his father is shot by Sharon "Boomer" Valerii at point blank range Lee Adama is thrown in the brig by Col. Tigh. Since his help is needed to defend the fleet he is released and leads the marines that stop the Cylons that boarded the Galactica.  

He got promoted to Commander of the battlestar Pegasus after Admiral Cain got killed. He had a fall out with Starbuck just before she settles on New Caprica. Reason was an affair he had with her. They decide to announce their realtationship, but when he wakes up the next morning Kara married Anders.

He chooses to stay in space and marries Lt. Anastasia "Dee" Dualla. He gained a lot of weight during that time when he tries to deal with a lot of issues. In attacking the Cylons that occupied New Caprica, he disobeys his father's orders and leaves the fleet to rescue him destroying the battlestar Pegasus. He barely escapes, deals with his problems, gets back in shape and loses the weight he gained. He has an affair with Kara, while both are married now. However, he decides he will be faithful to Dee, and ends the affair.

Actor Bio:  Jamie St. John Bamber Griffith was born in Hammersmith, London, UK on April 3rd 1973. He grew up both in France and England. His father, Ralph, is a native of Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Elizabeth, is a native of Northern Ireland. Jamie has five brothers and one sister. He attended St. Paul's School in London and St. John's College, Cambridge, earning a 1st Class M.A. Honors in Modern Languages. Jamie entered the London Academy of Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in 1996.

After his graduation he got the role of Archie in the UK series Horatio Hornblower He is currenly to be seen on the new Battlestar Galactica as Apollo.

He is married to Kerry Norton, with whom he got 3 children; Daughter Isla, and the twins Darcy and Ava

IMDB Link:  Jamie Bamber

Wikipedia Link:  Jamie Bamber  /  Battlestar Wiki Link:  Jamie Bamber 

Official (Fan) Website:  Jamie Bamber, this is your website 

Trivia:  He speaks English, French and Italian.

What he's doing now:  Currently starring on Scifi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.

Interviews:  Jamie Bamber GALACTICA.TV interview  / Jamie Bamber GALACTICA.TV interview 2

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