Jamie Bell

Actor, Dancer
British actor Jamie Bell tugged on international heartstrings and earned a Best Actor BAFTA for his film debut as aspiring dancer and local outcast "Billy Elliot" (2000). He was only 12 years old at the time, but ... Read more »
Born: 03/13/1986 in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, GB

Filmography

Actor (26)

Fantastic Four 2015 (Movie)

Ben Grimm/The Thing (Actor)

Turn 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Filth 2014 (Movie)

Lennox (Actor)

Nymphomaniac: Volume II 2014 (Movie)

K (Actor)

Snowpiercer 2014 (Movie)

Edgar (Actor)

Man on a Ledge 2012 (Movie)

Joey Cassidy (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jane Eyre 2011 (Movie)

St. John Rivers (Actor)

Retreat 2011 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Adventures of Tintin 2011 (Movie)

Tintin (Voice)

The Eagle 2011 (Movie)

Esca (Actor)

Defiance 2008 (Movie)

Asael Bielski (Actor)

Jumper 2008 (Movie)

Griffin (Actor)

Mister Foe 2008 (Movie)

Hallam Foe (Actor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski (Actor)

Dear Wendy 2005 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

King Kong 2005 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Undertow 2004 (Movie)

Chris Munn (Actor)

Black Sash 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deathwatch 2002 (Movie)

Charlie Shakespeare (Actor)

Nicholas Nickleby 2002 (Movie)

Smike (Actor)

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Angel 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Billy Elliot 2000 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Come Together 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

British actor Jamie Bell tugged on international heartstrings and earned a Best Actor BAFTA for his film debut as aspiring dancer and local outcast "Billy Elliot" (2000). He was only 12 years old at the time, but universally hailed for his uncommon talent as a dancer as well as an actor. Bell parlayed his star-making turn into another story of scrappy can-do spirit, "Nicholas Nickelby" (2002), and banked on his strength with adolescent misfits in a number of American independent films including "The Chumscrubber" (2005). Hot on the heels of essaying disaffected teens, Bell made a surprisingly seamless transition to adult parts. Co-starring roles in Doug Liman's sci-fi blockbuster "Jumper" (2007) and Clint Eastwood's heavy-hitting World War II drama "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006) proved that Bell's early acclaim was not simply a fluke of great casting, but the discovery of a significantly talented and versatile up-and-comer.

Relationships

Eileen Bell

Mother
Administrative staff member of a medical office

Kathryn Bell

Sister
Born c. 1981

Evan Rachel Wood Actor

Husband
Met while filming Green Day's video "Wake Me Up When September Ends" (2005) Split in 2006 shortly before she began dating Marilyn Manson Reconciled after Wood broke off engagement with Manson in 2010 Married Oct. 31, 2012

EDUCATION

Royal Ballet School

National Youth Music Theatre

1998

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Sam Worthington in the crime thriller "Man on a Ledge"

2011

Co-starred with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender in "Jane Eyre"; directed by Cary Fukunaga and based on the 1847 novel of the same name by Charlotte Brontë

2011

Voiced the title character in "The Adventures of Tintin" alongside Simon Pegg and Daniel Craig; film directed by Steven Spielberg

2008

Co-starred with Hayden Christensen in Doug Liman's sci-fi adventure "Jumper"

2008

Co-starred in Edward Zwick's World War II drama "Defiance"

2006

Cast as one of the men who lifted the flag at the battle of Iwo Jima in Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers"

2005

Starred in Thomas Vinterberg's "Dear Wendy," scripted by Lars von Trier

2005

Co-starred in Arie Posin's suburban satire "The Chumscrubber"

2005

Cast in Peter Jackson's remake of the 1933 classic "King Kong"

2004

Starred with Josh Lucas and Dermot Mulroney in the dramatic thriller "Undertow"

2002

Portrayed Smike in Douglas McGrath's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby"

2001

Played a WWI soldier trapped in a German trench in his second feature "Deathwatch"

2000

Made his feature debut with breakthrough role in "Billy Elliot"; played a miner's son who becomes a ballet dancer

Began taking ballet classes at age six

Raised in Billingham, Durham, England

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