- Began studying ballet at 6, after watching his mother and sister dance.
- Joined the National Youth Music Theatre in London in 1995.
- Appeared in a NYMT production of Bugsy Malone in 1996.
- Beat out 2,000 other boys for the lead role in Billy Elliott (2000).
- Met Evan Rachel Wood when they both appeared in the 2005 music video for Green Day's hit "Wake Me Up When September Ends."
- Worked with Andy Serkis on films like King Kong (2005) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011); Bell later went to Serkis for advice on using performance capture while playing The Thing in Fantastic Four (2015).
- 2015, Robert Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
- 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2001, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Child Performance: Winner
- 2000, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
- Kathryn Bell — Sister
- Eileen Bell — Mother
- Evan Rachel Wood — Wife (separated)
- Kate Mara — Significant Other
- Birth Place: Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, England
- Birthday: March 14, 1986, Pisces
- Profession: Actor
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