18 thoughts on “MCM: David Bamber

  1. I first realized who he was in Rome and now am a diehard fan. Thanks for capturing his work in many movies and shows I haven’t seen before.

  2. He is cast as a prat most of time, which I do enjoy – but I loved his more sweet portrayal of Victoria’s Uncle, Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex.

  3. He’s also in an episode of Father Brown where, despite the ending, I rather liked him and felt very sorry for his character.

  4. I thought he did very well in Season 7 of Call the Midwife where he played an ageing gay man whose partner was succumbing to Alzhiemers. He really did well with portraying the grief that comes with a partners declining health and having to try and hide it and their relationship due to the legal situation of the time. Very well acted all around, I thought.

  5. Gosh, D.B. looks kind of cool/distinguished/attractive in “The Borgias.” But, then, everyone looked great in “The Borgias,” the series that sealed my…feelings for Jeremy Irons.

  6. Love him the most! He is always in an out of Midsomer Murders and is always excellent. Funny you should include Plebs as I only just discovered it via watching Green wing and seeing what else Dr Martin Dear was in. I’ve watched 4 episodes on Youtube and it’s so bad it’s good!

  7. Wow! He’s in so many things that I’ve seen, but I never recognized him. The mark of a good actor. He was and always will be the perfect Mr. Collins, however.

  8. Oh my goodness, I am a HUGE David Bamber fan. He’s such an extraordinary actor and played so many different roles, I almost think it’s resulted in him not being quite as well known as he ought to be. He was the best Antonio I’ve ever seen in Trevor Nunn’s The Merchant of Venice. He’s also quite an attractive man when he’s not made up to look like, well, Mr. Collins.

  9. Aside from “Pride and Prejudice” of course, I also remember David Bamber from “Daniel Deronda” and “Valkyrie”.

  10. I think that he is one of the best actors of his generation in historical films. I think that his appearances in “Rome” as Cicero and in “Pride and Prejudice” are his masterpieces. I would say that I’m a fan of him. It was always nice to recognize him in a film. He was great in “Midsomer Murders” too (in the 2 earlier episodes – don’t like the production without Nettles).
    It would be nice if you would do something similar for Benjamin Withrow and Brian Blessed – two more favourites of mine.


  11. I personally am NOT a fan of his Mr. Collins–Malcolm Rennie from 1978 all the way!–but he was absolute perfection as Pilbeam in “Heavy Weather.”

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