Jamie Bell

BirthDay:

14 Mar 1986

BirthPlace:

Billingham, Stockton on Tees, England, UK

Bio:

Jamie Bell was born in 1986 in Billingham, England, UK, to Eileen (Matfin) and John Bell, a toolmaker. He comes from a family of dancers including his grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister. It was at his sister's dance practices that he would stand outside the door and imitate the movements of the dancers inside. At age six, he was encouraged to step inside the door and, thus, his dance career began. His own story parallels that of Billy Elliot (2000) in that Jamie kept his dancing a secret from his friends at school. His mother had him when she was 16 and, unfortunately, he never knew his father.

When he met Stephen Daldry, director of Billy Elliot (2000), Jamie adopted him as his father. Once the word about his dancing got out, he was harassed, but this only made him more determined to prove that dancing wasn't just for girls. He has proven a lot by landing the title role of Billy Elliot (2000), winning the role in an audition that included more than 2,000 boys from the northeast of England. His ensuing performance certainly justified the selection since he has not only won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world, he has also been nominated for and won a number of awards, including a Best Newcomer Award and then a Best Male Performance at the BAFTA awards.
Filmography

Actor ( 49 credits )

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
6 Days (2016) Rusty
Fantastic Four (2015) Ben Grimm / The Thing
TURN (2014)  Abraham Woodhull (10 episodes, 2014)
Snowpiercer (2013) Edgar
Filth (2013) Lennox
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) K (uncredited)
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) K
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Man on a Ledge (2012) Joey Cassidy
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Tintin (voice)
Retreat (2011) Jack
Jane Eyre (2011) St John Rivers
The Eagle (2011) Esca
The Big Picture (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
In the Qube 3D (2011)  Himself (1 episode)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Defiance (2008) Asael Bielski
Jumper (2008) Griffin
Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin (2008) Himself
Hallam Foe (2007) Hallam
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Movie Connections (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (5 episodes, 2008-2012)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski
El hormiguero (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
King Kong (2005) Jimmy
The Chumscrubber (2005) Dean
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Dear Wendy (2004) Dick Dandelion
Undertow (2004) Chris Munn
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Deathwatch (2002) Pfc. Charlie Shakespeare
Nicholas Nickleby (2002) Smike
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Billy Elliot (2000) Billy Elliot
Close & True (2000)  Mark Sheedy (1 episode, 2000)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Frank Skinner Show (1995)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2005)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Omnibus (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Fantastic Four 2 (0) Ben Grimm / Thing
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (0) Tintin (rumored)