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Jamie Bell Biography

Birth Place:
Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, England

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)


  • 2018BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated
  • 2015Robert Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2001Critics' Choice Awards-Best Child Performance: winner
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2000European Film Awards-European Actor: nominated
  • 2000National Board of Review-Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: winner
  • 2000National Board of Review-Best Young Actor: winner