Interview With Actor Cameron Bancroft, “The Wedding March”

By Ruth on June 25, 2016 in Interview, movie, television
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There was a point in my life not so long ago when I struggled to separate an actor from the role he played. In fact, I can remember intimating to my mother that I didn’t like the character “Will” in Cedar Cove, and I wasn’t sure if I liked the actor who played him either. In fact, when I found out that Will figured into the plot more principally in season three, I was a bit disgruntled at first. However, the reviewer within me compelled me to watch season three with an open mind. And I will admit once I made the decision that Cameron Bancroft was merely a masterful actor portraying the role, I realized what an adept actor he is. Furthermore, he has treated me with nothing but kindness from the moment of our initial contact, and that is always the key to winning me over. Since that time, I have been a fervent supporter of his talents, and I was elated to be able to interview him recently. We discussed all things Hallmark and more, including his upcoming film, The Wedding March. 

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What inspired you to become an actor? What kind of training have you received?

I was inspired to become an actor after my high school musical theatre and drama teachers encouraged me to pursue further training in the craft of acting. That is the short answer. The long answer is I had an accident that led me to have a significant concussion and joining the school productions helped me to find a new passion outside of sports where I could make strong connections with other people. I use sports analogies often when speaking about acting because playing on a team and learning your role in the shared pursuit of obtaining your goal is very similar to being a part of a cast. I love focused rehearsal. I love practicing. I love the excitement and challenge of performing and trusting your teammates/ cast mates to be there with you and give it your all. The camaraderie you get to experience every new job. Pretty cool.

I went to a great high school for drama in North Vancouver, Handsworth, and then I went to Cal Arts in Valencia, California for my BFA in Theatre. I have recently finished a Bachelors of Education from UBC. I have been taking courses for coaching sports for the last ten years and will always sign up for acting workshops as often as possible. So much to learn, so little time!

Mail Order Bride Cameron Bancroft, Daphne Zuniga

Mail Order Bride
Cameron Bancroft, Daphne Zuniga

What do you like about working for the Hallmark brand?

I am very grateful for my relationship with Hallmark. I was in a movie called Mail Order Bride with the wonderful Daphne Zuniga back in 2008, that coincidentally was written by Neal and Tippi Dobrofsky who also wrote, The Wedding March.

Cameron as Charles Ingalls

Cameron as Charles Ingalls

Hallmark picked up the six-hour miniseries remake of Little House on the Prairie, where I was Charles Ingalls and more recently, the first Garage Sale Mystery in that franchise. It seems to be doing alright without me. (laughs) And of course, Cedar Cove.

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To be quite honest, as I reviewed Cameron’s responses, I was so fully enthralled with everything he said and his entire outlook on the world of acting and life in general. Moreover, every person who knows this guy has nothing but positive things to say, and in this business, that in itself is an anomaly. Furthermore, every time I interact with Cameron, he has treated me with utmost respect and courtesy. I don’t mention this to disparage any other actors, but Cameron tends to have an old-world charm that always makes me feel valued and special–almost like a scene out of a Victorian novel when gentlemen spoke to women in such a way that they were cherished like a priceless jewel. (Maybe that sounds really corny, but it is something that resonates with me.) Add to this the fact that Cameron is one who takes every role seriously, whether it is the smallest role in the cast or the lead role, and all with his signature humility,and I find myself captivated with him as a person and an actor. I thought I was a devoted fan of his before, but now, I sense that I am even more so. I would invite everyone to tune in on Saturday, June 25th to the Hallmark Channel to see Cameron starring in The Wedding March, as it will doubtlessly be a film to remember. Also, be sure to follow him via the links below lest you miss any of his upcoming (or check out his past) works.
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42-year-old single mother of an active 13-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher

4 Comments

  1. Linda Manns Linneman June 26, 2016 Reply

    He is definitely a great actor and nice to look at. I did not know he played Charles Ingalls on Little House. I am so glad you had the honor to do this interview. I am happier that you shared it with us. Thank you for sharing

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      Ruth June 26, 2016 Reply

      Linda, my pleasure. And just to clarify, this is a mini-series they did where he played Charles, not the old TV show. Sometimes it is confusing, but I really liked him in that!

  2. Adni A. October 5, 2016 Reply

    Hi Ruth, thank you for sharing this. I really, really appreciate it. I recently had a crush on Cameron after I saw him in Code Name: Eternity and I really have fallen in love with him (although he’s 2 years older than my dad. Is that normal? lol). Anyway, I’m so glad that I found your website and I’m sure will come back again!

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      Ruth October 6, 2016 Reply

      Adni, thx so much for stopping by. You don’t sound strange at all. Cameron is a great guy. Thx for the support.

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