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Jamie Bamber joins cast of Sky 1's action series Strike Back

The Section 20 team are getting a new boss! Battlestar Galactica star Jamie Bamber is joining the cast as Commanding Officer Colonel Alexander Coltrane

Marcella and Battlestar Galactica star Jamie Bamber is joining the cast of Sky 1's hit action series, Strike Back.

The seventh season of the show - which follows the adventures of a group of secret agents working for Section 20 - is currently filming in Malaysia. Jamie joins the cast as Commanding Officer Colonel Alexander Coltrane.

In the 10-episode new season, the Section 20 team will investigate what was aboard a Russian jet that crashed into the South China Sea, clash with a rival Russian agent Katrina Zarkova and come up against a deadly Triad gang in Malaysia.

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One-time Neighbours stars Daniel MacPherson (Samuel Wyatt) and Alin Sumarwata (Grace Novin) return for the new season along with Luther's Warren Brown as Sergeant "Mack" McAllister.

"We have fantastic actors and crew that work incredibly hard to provide big screen action for the small screen, with all the drama, high stakes, and mayhem that involves, and I can't wait for the audience to see the twists and turns we've got lined up," says Strike Back writer and executive producer Jack Lothian.

Strike Back returns to Sky One in early 2019.

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.