BILLY CAMPBELL with Sea and be Scene

Posted:  February 24, 2012

Once and AgainIn the spirit of full disclosure I will tell you I LOVED the series Once and Again (watched it faithfully, never missed it, so sad when it ended) and so getting a chance to meet Billy Campbell aka Rick Sammler was huge.

Oh sure, I have dreamed of our meeting…many times…never in my wildest ones did I picture it being on the waterfront in Lunenburg, NS.

Billy Campbell with Stephanie Beaumont for Sea and be SceneThat is indeed where our interview took place…at The Dory Shop -immediately following the Shutter plank (Whiskey Plank) ceremony for his new schooner.

Billy - or Ollie as he’s known ‘round the harbour - was delightful and very very tall.  So there we were me and William Oliver Campbell - standing side by side on a sheet of ice with the January winds off the water - to say it was cold was a tremendous understatement and yet he was gracious with his time.

Billy Campbell top- The Killing, bottom- The DisappearedWe talked about his 2nd season on The Killing which premieres on AMC April 1st, as well as his upcoming movie THE DISAPPEARED which filmed off the coast of Lunenburg this past summer. And of course, we spoke of his great love for sailing – his trips around the world on the Picton Castle and his new boat – he even gave me some sage advice for getting your sea legs.

The RocketeerYes… despite the sub-zero temps, the awkward ending (you’ll have to watch) and the fact that I forgot to mention one of my brother’s favourite movies THE ROCKETEER an omission for which he may never forgive me… meeting Billy Campbell was truly a dream come true! SABS


For more on Billy Campbell's next movie check out On 'Set' with THE DISAPPEARED and see our feature interview with Billy's co-star NL actor Shawn Doyle

For more on The Dory Shop & Billy’s Shutter Plank Ceremony click here

For more on AMC’s The Killing click here

SABStv-Premiere-Episode-101-Atlantic-Film-Festival1-266x300While you're here check out these Billy Campbell features...Lights, Camera...LIZZIE BORDEN, THE DISAPPEARED Held Over, COPPERHEAD Theatrical Trailer Released, BillY Campbell to Star in COPPERHEAD, THE DISAPPEARED WORLD PREMIERE (SABStv Pt.2) 



  1. I concur 100% with everything you've said. He is one sexy man and a great actor.

    Lucky, lucky you to get to meet him!

    Comment by Lynda — February 25, 2012 @ 7:17 am

  2. Always fine to see my long time friend, happy and well.

    Comment by Gar TRavis — March 2, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

  3. You are a DELIGHT to watch interview - I love your 'real' approach and ability to recover from awkward pauses 😉 Very professional and entertaining! You should be on TV full time! 🙂 (although I do love your written word too, so it would be a tough loss if you quit your 'day job' here at Sea and be Scene! PS - I had the pleasure of catching a few snaps of Mr. Billy 'Ollie' Campbell when they returned to Lunenburg from their last world circumnavigation and he certainly makes the heart go pitter-pat! Charming and handsome devil that he is! Keep up the great work!

    Comment by Monika — March 5, 2012 @ 10:08 am

  4. If you look closely in this photo set you'll catch glimpse of Billy "Ollie" Campbell and his shipmates upon their return aboard the beautiful barque ship "Picton Castle" on her return to Lunenburg from her last round the world voyage... 🙂

    Comment by Monika — March 5, 2012 @ 10:26 am

  5. I enjoy this man immensely. I also have followed his career as far back as Once and Again and Enough. My favorite place to spot him however, is Eli's coffee shop in Mahone Bay 😉

    Comment by K — March 5, 2012 @ 11:41 am

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