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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 April 1973Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Birth NameJamie St John Bamber Griffith
Nickname Bambini
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jamie Bamber was born on April 3, 1973 in Hammersmith, London, England as Jamie St John Bamber Griffith. He is an actor, known for Battlestar Galactica (2004), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007). He has been married to Kerry Norton since September 20, 2003. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Kerry Norton (20 September 2003 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (15)

Daughter Isla Elizabeth Angela Griffith born on June 12, 2003.
His father, Ralph, is an American lawyer; mother, Elizabeth (Liz), is Northern Irish.
Is from a family of 7 siblings: 5 brothers (one younger and 4 older half-brothers from his father's first marriage), 1 sister.
Spoken languages: English, French, Italian
Interests: Rugby, Golf, Horseback-riding, Skiing, Dancing, Rap-Music
Spent his early school years in Paris and moved back to the UK at age 7.
During his first degree studies of French and Italian literature he spent a year studying in Italy. After graduating he decided to go into acting professionally and studied at LAMDA.
At Cambridge University, England, he achieved a 1st Class MA Honours in Modern Languages. The highest you can achieve.
For all the theatre work he's done, he would love to do Hamlet.
His younger sister is actress Anastasia Griffith.
Twin daughters, Ava and Darcy, born August 27, 2004.
Bamber is his mother's maiden name.
Best friends with Ioan Gruffudd of "Hornblower" and "Fantastic Four" fame.
In 2009, appeared shirtless (and with chest hair) in print advertisements for PETA, encouraging "bare skin, not bearskin," meant to help draw attention to the fact that the fur of Canadian black bears is used to make the fur caps for the Queen's Guard.
Vancouver. Filming season 2 of Battlestar Galactica (2004). [June 2005]

Personal Quotes (2)

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."
If you were stranded on a desert island, which four things would you need to survive? "I'd take a good book - Dante's Divine Comedy, because you can never plumb the depths of that. I would also take a mask and snorkel so I could check out the fish, because I love wildlife. 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."

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