Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Teehee, hush you! Y'all knew I was gonna do this. It is my honour to present this week's hump day hottie to you guys and considering Nat has already given the hump day hottie title to my other obsession I figured why not. Plus, I'm going through a big Jamie phase right now. What with his leaving me MySpace messages and all (it's really him!) and the recent news that he's gonna get buck naked on stage (I'm thinking of having a fundraiser to get me to London so I can see Equus with Jamie. Any takers?)
Jamie is one of the crop of twentysomethings (he turned 21 exactly five months and one day after ME!, just recently) who seem to be bypassing the typical path to fame and are instead making their waves in the indie world (others would be Ryan Gosling and previous hump day hottie Joseph Gordon-Levitt) while also occasionally taking up a larger-scale picture. In between bouts if Lars Von Trier-written pacifism in Dear Wendy and drug-induced waking comas in The Chumscrubber Jamie is fighting alongside Ryan Phillippe in Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers and being one of the many pointless (but it's alright cause it's my Jamie) side characters of Peter Jackson's King Kong.
Of course, y'all know him mostly as dancer boy Billy Elliot in, er, Billy Elliot. And while he was absolutely smashing in that, there's also great work in David Gordon Green's Undertow and the before-mentioned Dear Wendy to prove that he's got the goods to continue on his merry eccentric way for years to come. He's apparently "revelatory" (who knows who said that though) in the upcoming Hallam Foe which competed at Berlinale, and he's finished filming the Doug Liman sci-fi adventure Jumper. Let's just say I'll be well-occupied with all things Jamie in the future (plus, I'm totally in his Top Friends on MySpace!)
For more on Jamie you can click on over to Stale Popcorn (there's more that I just haven't labeled yet, it's so time consuming) because as much as Nat is a fan he's not exactly frothing at the mouth like moi.