The Info List - Jamie Bell

Andrew James Matfin Bell[1] (born 14 March 1986),[2] better known as Jamie Bell, is an English actor and dancer. He rose to prominence for his debut role in Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
(2000), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He is also known for his roles in the films King Kong (2005), Jumper (2008), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Snowpiercer
(2013), and Fantastic Four (2015), as well as starring as Abraham Woodhull in the television series Turn: Washington's Spies (2014).


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Music videos 4.4 Video games

5 Accolades 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Bell was born in Billingham, Cleveland, England,[2] where he grew up with his mother, Eileen (née Matfin), and elder sister, Kathryn. His father, John Bell, a toolmaker, left before Bell was born.[3][4] Bell began his involvement with dance after he accompanied his sister to her ballet lessons.[5] Career[edit] In 1999, he was chosen from a field of over 2,000 boys for the role of Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old boy who dismays his working-class widowed father and elder brother by taking up ballet.[6] He also appeared in Close and True, an ITV legal drama shown in 2000, which starred Robson Green, James Bolam and Susan Jameson. Bell served as Honorary Jury President of the 2001 Giffoni Film Festival. In 2002, he appeared as the disabled servant Smike in an adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby and a young soldier in Deathwatch. In the following years, he portrayed a teenager on the run in Undertow, a gun-toting pacifist in Dear Wendy, a disaffected Southern California teenager in The Chumscrubber, and the young Jimmy in the 2005 film version of King Kong. Also in 2005, he starred opposite Evan Rachel Wood in the Green Day
Green Day
video Wake Me Up When September Ends, directed by Samuel Bayer. In 2007, he played the title character in Hallam Foe – for which he was nominated for the best actor award at the British Independent Film Awards – and appeared as himself in lonelygirl15 spin-off KateModern.[7] He had roles in two 2008 films: the sci-fi film Jumper and the World War II
World War II
drama Defiance. In the second film he plays Asael Bielski, the third of the Bielski Brothers, leaders of a partisan group that saved 1,200 lives during the Holocaust. In 2009, it was announced Bell would play the title role in the motion capture film The Adventures of Tintin, alongside British double act Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg
and Nick Frost.[8][9] The film was released in 2011.[10] He also starred in the 2011 films The Eagle as Esca and Jane Eyre as St John Rivers. In 2013, he starred alongside James McAvoy
James McAvoy
in the film Filth and appeared as Edgar in Snowpiercer. Since 2014, Bell has appeared as Abraham Woodhull in Turn: Washington's Spies; the fourth and final season began airing in April 2017. In 2015, he played the Thing in the Fantastic Four reboot.[11][12] In 2017, Bell had starring roles in 6 Days and Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool. Personal life[edit] Bell began dating American actress Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
after they met while co-starring in the music video for Green Day's 2005 song "Wake Me Up When September Ends".[13] After a year together, the couple broke up in 2006.[14] Five years later, in mid-2011, it was reported that Bell and Wood had rekindled their relationship.[15] The couple married in a small ceremony on 30 October 2012.[16] They have one son, born in July 2013.[17] Bell and Wood announced that they had separated on 28 May 2014.[18] In late 2015, Bell began dating his Fantastic Four co-star Kate Mara[19] and in January 2017, the couple became engaged.[20] On 17 July 2017, the couple announced that they had married.[21] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director

2000 Billy Elliot Billy Elliot Stephen Daldry

2002 Deathwatch Pvt. Charlie Shakespeare Michael J. Bassett

2002 Nicholas Nickleby Smike Douglas McGrath

2004 Undertow Chris Munn David Gordon Green

2005 Dear Wendy Dick Dandelion Thomas Vinterberg

2005 The Chumscrubber Dean Stifle Arie Posin

2005 King Kong Jimmy Peter Jackson

2006 Flags of Our Fathers Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski Clint Eastwood

2007 Hallam Foe Hallam Foe David Mackenzie

2008 Jumper Griffin O'Conner Doug Liman

2008 Defiance Asael Bielski Edward Zwick

2011 The Eagle Esca[22] Kevin Macdonald

2011 Jane Eyre St. John Rivers Cary Fukunaga

2011 Retreat Pvt. Jack Coleman Carl Tibbets

2011 The Adventures of Tintin Tintin Steven Spielberg

2012 Man on a Ledge Joey Cassidy Asger Leth

2013 Snowpiercer Edgar Bong Joon-ho

2013 Filth Ray Lennox Jon S. Baird

2013 Nymphomaniac K Lars von Trier

2015 Fantastic Four Ben Grimm / The Thing Josh Trank

2017 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Peter Turner Paul McGuigan

2017 6 Days Rusty Firmin Toa Fraser


Year Title Role Notes

2000 Close and True Mark Sheedy Episode: "Town and Gown"

2014–2017 TURN: Washington's Spies Abraham Woodhull 40 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s)

2005 "Wake Me Up When September Ends" Green Day

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role

2005 Peter Jackson's King Kong Jimmy (voice)

2008 Jumper: Griffin's Story Griffin O'Conner (voice)


Year Nominated work Award Result

2000 Billy Elliot BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role[23] Won

British Independent Film Award for Best Newcomer[24] Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer Won

Empire Award for Best Debut[25] Won

Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer Won

London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Newcomer of the Year[26] Won

National Board of Review Award for Outstanding Young Actor Won

Young Artist Award
Young Artist Award
for Best Young Actor in an International Film[27] Won

Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor Nominated

European Film Award for Best Actor Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated

Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Performance Nominated

2002 Nicholas Nickleby National Board of Review Award for Best Cast Won

Young Artist Award
Young Artist Award
for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor Nominated

2004 Undertow Young Artist Award
Young Artist Award
for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor[28] Won

2007 Hallam Foe BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor Nominated

British Independent Film Award for Best Actor Nominated

2008 Jumper MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
(shared with Hayden Christensen) Nominated

2013 Nymphomaniac Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated

2016 Fantastic Four Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (shared with Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller) Nominated

2018 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated


^ "Jamie Bell: An oscar win would have ruined my life". The Belfast Telegraph. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2010. Real name: Andrew James Matfin Bell  (subscription required) ^ a b "Jamie Bell". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on October 3, 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2014.  ^ "Jamie's dance to fame". BBC News. 6 February 2001. Retrieved 5 May 2010.  ^ "Jamie's next step; Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
shot to stardom at 13 as Billy Elliot. With his new film 'Nicholas Nickleby' about to be released, the Teesside teenager talks to Lydia Slater about girlfriends, hating Hollywood and those tabloid rumours". Evening Standard. London. 20 June 2003.  Missing or empty url= (help) ^ Pearce, Garth (1 June 2008). "On the move Jamie Bell". The Times. London. Retrieved 5 May 2010. (subscription required) ^ Billy Elliot, DVD, production notes ^ "I Know Hallam Foe! – KateModern". YouTube. Retrieved 3 August 2010.  ^ "Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce the January 26 Start of Principal Photography on the 3D Motion Capture Feature 'The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn' Directed by Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
and Starring Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
and Daniel Craig". PR Newswire. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2009.  ^ Child, Ben (27 January 2009). "Spielberg casts Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
as Tintin". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2015.  ^ Fernandez, Jay A. (29 May 2009). "Spielberg's Tintin to unspool in late 2011". Reuters. Retrieved 3 August 2010.  ^ Nilles, Billy (20 February 2014). "'Fantastic Four' reboot cast: Kate Mara
Kate Mara
and Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
revealed to be amongst four leads". zap2it. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2015.  ^ Kroll, Justin (19 February 2014). "'Fantastic Four' Cast Revealed". Variety. Retrieved 20 February 2014.  ^ Raftery, Liz (9 January 2012). " Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
and Jamie Bell: Engaged?". People. Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2012.  ^ Johnson, Zach (9 January 2012). " Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
Engaged to Jamie Bell – See Her Ring!". Us Weekly. Retrieved 10 January 2012.  ^ "Wood, Bell rekindle romance". Toronto Sun. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2012.  ^ Jordan, Julie (31 October 2012). " Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
and Jamie Bell Get Married". People. Retrieved 31 October 2012.  ^ Eggenberger, Nicole (29 July 2013). " Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
Welcomes Baby Boy With Jamie Bell!". Us Weekly. Retrieved 30 July 2013.  ^ Blumm, K.C. (28 May 2014). " Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
and Jamie Bell Separate". People. Retrieved 28 May 2014.  ^ Nessif, Bruna. " Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
Says He's Not Engaged to Girlfriend Kate Mara Despite Her Ring on That Finger". eonline.  ^ Woo, Kelly (13 January 2017). "'Fantastic Four' Co-Stars Kate Mara and Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
Get Engaged". moviefone. Retrieved 13 January 2017.  ^ Miller, Mike (July 17, 2017). " Kate Mara
Kate Mara
and Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
Tie the Knot in Surprise Ceremony". People. Retrieved July 17, 2017.  ^ Magnus Linklater (3 August 2009). "Kevin Macdonald will bring to film pre-Celtic clash of the cultures". The Times. London. Retrieved 25 August 2009. (subscription required) ^ "British Academy of Film and Television Arts: Film Nominations 2000". Bafta.org. Retrieved 3 August 2010.  ^ BIFA 2000: Nominations ^ "Sony Ericsson Empire Awards: 2001 Winners". Empire. Retrieved 3 August 2010.  ^ The Critics' Circle: Film – British Newcomer of the Year (archive from 3 August 2007) ^ Twenty-Second Annual Young Artist Awards
Young Artist Awards
Archived 28 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine. – according to the introduction page Archived 3 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine., the year of award is 2001 and the performance years are 1999–2000. ^ "26th Young Artist Awards: Winners and Nominees". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 

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Awards for Jamie Bell

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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role


Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)


Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer

Jonathan Lipnicki
Jonathan Lipnicki
(1996) Jurnee Smollett
Jurnee Smollett
(1997) Ian Michael Smith (1998) Haley Joel Osment
Haley Joel Osment
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning
(2001) Kieran Culkin
Kieran Culkin
(2002) Keisha Castle-Hughes
Keisha Castle-Hughes
(2003) Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore
/ Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum
(2004) Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore
/ Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning
(2005) Paul Dano
Paul Dano
/ Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin
(2006) Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada / Nikki Blonsky
Nikki Blonsky
(2007) Dev Patel
Dev Patel
(2008) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2009) Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld
(2010) Thomas Horn (2011) Quvenzhané Wallis (2012) Adèle Exarchopoulos
Adèle Exarchopoulos
(2013) Ellar Coltrane
Ellar Coltrane
(2014) Jacob Tremblay
Jacob Tremblay
(2015) Lucas Hedges
Lucas Hedges
(2016) Brooklynn Prince (2017)

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Empire Award for Best Newcomer

Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(1996) Ewen Bremner
Ewen Bremner
(1997) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(1998) Vinnie Jones
Vinnie Jones
(1999) Carrie-Anne Moss/ Damien O'Donnell (2000) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2001) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2002) Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike
(2003) Martine McCutcheon (2004) Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore
(2005) Kelly Reilly
Kelly Reilly
(2006) Brandon Routh/ Eva Green
Eva Green
(2007) Sam Riley
Sam Riley
(2008) Gemma Arterton
Gemma Arterton
(2009) Aaron Johnson (2010) Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz

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National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance

Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone
(1995) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(1996) Bai Ling
Bai Ling
(1997) Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
/ Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
/ Wes Bentley
Wes Bentley
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
/ Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez
(2000) Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen
/ Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
(2001) Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
/ Derek Luke (2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
/ Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2003) Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum
/ Topher Grace
Topher Grace
(2004) Q'orianka Kilcher
Q'orianka Kilcher
/ Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
/ Rinko Kikuchi
Rinko Kikuchi
/ Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2006) Ellen Page
Ellen Page
/ Emile Hirsch
Emile Hirsch
(2007) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
/ Dev Patel
Dev Patel
(2008) Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe
/ Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2010) Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara
/ Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2011) Quvenzhané Wallis / Tom Holland (2012) Adèle Exarchopoulos
Adèle Exarchopoulos
/ Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan
(2013) Jack O'Connell (2014) Abraham Attah
Abraham Attah
/ Jacob Tremblay
Jacob Tremblay
(2015) Lucas Hedges
Lucas Hedges
/ Royalty Hightower (2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet

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Young Artist Award
Young Artist Award
for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film


Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christopher
(1979) Justin Henry (1980) Ricky Schroder
Ricky Schroder
(1981) Henry Thomas (1982) C. Thomas Howell
C. Thomas Howell
(1983) Anthony Michael Hall
Anthony Michael Hall
(1984) Sean Astin
Sean Astin
(1985) Peter Billingsley
Peter Billingsley
(1986) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1987) Fred Savage
Fred Savage
(1987) Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey
(1987) Corey Feldman
Corey Feldman
(1987) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(1988) Corey Feldman
Corey Feldman
(1988) Corey Haim
Corey Haim
(1988) Lukas Haas
Lukas Haas
(1988) Sean Astin
Sean Astin
(1989) Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin


Ethan Embry
Ethan Embry
(1991) Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
(1993) Edward Furlong
Edward Furlong
(1994) Jason James Richter (1994) Mason Gamble (1994) Brad Renfro
Brad Renfro
(1995) Wil Horneff (1996) Lucas Black
Lucas Black
(1997) Blake Heron (1998) Kevin Zegers
Kevin Zegers
(1998) Miko Hughes (1999) Haley Joel Osment
Haley Joel Osment
(2000) Rob Brown (2001) Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin
(2002) Tyler Hoechlin
Tyler Hoechlin
(2003) Jeremy Sumpter
Jeremy Sumpter
(2004) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2005) Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson
(2006) Logan Lerman
Logan Lerman
(2007) Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson
(2008) Nate Hartley (2009) Max Records
Max Records


Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith
(2011) Dakota Goyo (2012) Tom Holland (2013) Miles Elliot (2014) Reese Hartwig (2015) Michael Grant (2016) Julian Feder (2017)

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