After a long night shoot in Vancouver Arrow Stunt Co-ordinator James Bamford must have headed straight to the airport to fly to LA as he was tweeting at 2:24 Melbourne time (7:24 Vancouver time) that he was using in-flight WiFi. He replied to a fan on Instagram that he was on his way to LA... Continue Reading →
Thanks to the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys for this 2014 annual report for BamBam Fans. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click... Continue Reading →
James, Layla and Jade are celebrating Christmas in El Salvador with family. James found some time to tweet to friends and fans: https://twitter.com/JamesBamford/status/548313341895389184 We wish James and his family a Merry Christmas. Hope the weather is lovely and you have a relaxing break.
Oceana Gold sues El Salvador Some of you may know that James' wife Layla is Salvadoran. Recently it has come to my attention through the sumofus website that an Australian mining company OceanaGold is suing the government of El Salvador for $300 million because it will not grant a gold mining permit because of concerns... Continue Reading →
Arrow and Stunts Canada will be well represented tonight at the UBCP/ACTRA Awards, which recognises the talent in the British Columbia Film and Television industry. Of the 6 nominations in the Best Stunt category, 5 nominations are from the TV series Arrow and 4 nominations are for Stunts Canada members. It's no surprise as Arrow... Continue Reading →
Easter eggs are nothing new on Arrow, but was James an Easter egg on the Gotham epiosde "The Penguin's Umbrella? Comicbook.com speculated the name Judge Bam-Bam on some warrants was a nod to our favourite stunt co-ordinator/fight co-ordinator James "BamBam" Bamford. Hmmmm, wouldn't that be cool?
"Treat her like a fighter, but don't hit her too hard in the face" - James Bamford Earlier today I shared a TVLine interview Katie Cassidy had done. Arrow Fight Co-ordinator James Bamford kindly clarified the quote and shed some light on Katie's training for Season 3. @ARROWTV_ Bullshit! Our first training session together I... Continue Reading →
The UBCP/ACTRA award nominations are out and it's been almost a clean sweep for the Arrow Stunt Team. Congratulations to Simon Burnett, Leif Havdale, David Jacox, Melissa Jin and Atlin Mitchell from Arrow, as well as Maja Aro, who was nominated for The Tomorrow People. Simon, Leif, David and Atlin are all members of Stunts... Continue Reading →
James worked on The X-Files during it's Vancouver filming, from Seasons 2-5 as David Duchovny's stunt double. The production moved to LA in Season 6.
James shared a photo from the office of the Arrow Season 3 stunt department nameplates. Follow @james2bambamford on Instagram to see the photo (it's a private account). Stunt Co-ordinator - JJ Makaro Fight Co-ordinator - James 'BamBam' Bamford Stunt Dept Co-ordinator - Colin Decker On Set Stunt Co-ordinator - Eli Zagoudakis Thanks for sharing James!