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Fast Facts

  • 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).


  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2001, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Child Performance: Winner
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2000, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
  • 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


  • Kathryn Bell — Sister
  • Kate Mara — Significant Other
  • Eileen Bell — Mother
  • Evan Rachel Wood — Wife (separated)

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  • Birth Place: Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • Profession: Actor

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