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: 03/14/1986 in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, GB


Actor (25)

Turn 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)


Fantastic Four 2015 (Movie)

Ben Grimm/The Thing (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)


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)

Deathwatch 2002 (Movie)

Charlie Shakespeare (Actor)

Nicholas Nickleby 2002 (Movie)

Smike (Actor)

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


Dark Angel 2001 (Tv Show)


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


Billy Elliot 2000 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Come Together 2000 (Movie)



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. His career continued to evolve, ranging from big-budget action films to small and sometimes controversial art films such as Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" (2013).


John Bell

Abandoned the family before Bell was born

Eileen Bell

Administrative staff member of a medical office

Kathryn Bell

Born c. 1981

Evan Rachel Wood Actor

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


Royal Ballet School

National Youth Music Theatre




Co-starred in Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" as Ben Grimm/The Thing


Starred in the AMC historical drama "Turn: Washington's Spies"


Appeared in Lars von Trier's controversial drama "Nymphomaniac"


Co-starred in crime comedy "Filth," based on the novel by Irvine Walsh.


Co-starred in international post-apocalyptic thriller "Snowpiercer"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Bonus Trivia


Bell's father, John Bell, abandoned his family prior to Jamie's birth; he was raised by his mother Eileen.


His interest in dance started at an early age when he accompanied his older sister Kathryn to her ballet classes.


On not winning an Oscar for "Billy Elliot": "I think it would have ruined my life. Can you imagine going back to school on the Tuesday after winning an Oscar? You'd be nuts. It's unsafe this industry to a young person. You need to be protected and to keep good people around you." -- Belfast Telegraph, August 24, 2007