Jamie Bell

Jamie Bell

Highest Rated: 94% Snowpiercer (2014)

Lowest Rated: 9% Fantastic Four (2015)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1986

Birthplace: Billingham, England, UK

A native of Billingham, England, Jamie Bell is an example of endurance and dedication paying off if there ever was one. Though the aspiring young dancer was the object of frequent teasing by school classmates (who dubbed him "Poof" and "Ballerina Boy," among other unsavory monikers), he persevered and ultimately landed the lead in the affecting 2000 drama Billy Elliot. Bell's family has a rich history in the world of dance that dates back to his grandmother. Though at first shy about his ambitions, the boy quietly imitated the moves of his older sister as she practiced in the studio; by the time he was six, others began to recognize his natural talent and encouraged him to practice, though Bell tried to keep his extracurricular activities a secret from his classmates. He later enrolled in the Stagecoach Theater School in hopes of refining his acting skills. Practice in both arenas ultimately paid off when Bell was selected from more than 2,000 young hopefuls to fill the toeshoes of the titular character in Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot. During the production of the film, the fresh-faced actor and veteran director developed a warm, father/son-like bond that helped Bell gain the confidence he needed to fully explore his talent. An unexpected hit that was embraced by critics and audiences around the world, Billy Elliot earned many prestigious nominations and awards, including BAFTAs for Best British Film and Best Actor for its young star, who was also named Best Newcomer at The British Independent Film Awards. Though he subsequently hung up his ballet shoes in favor of more acting roles, Bell continued to impress in such features as the horror-flavored war film Deathwatch and the Charles Dickens adaptation Nicholas Nickleby (both 2002). The following year, the busy young actor took the lead in no less than three films: Dear Wendy, Undertow and Who Goes There? -- all scheduled for release in 2004.Bell continued to work with the best directors, signing on with Peter Jackson for his remake of King Kong and playing a part for Clint Eastwood in Flags of Our Fathers. In 2008 he appeared in the World War II drama Defiance. Three years later he had an international hit of a sort when he provided the physical basis for the lead character in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tin Tin, and appeared in the well-reviewed adaptation of Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. In 2012, he had a supporting role in Man on a Ledge and was featured in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac in 2013. Bell took the lead in the AMC Revolutionary War series Turn in 2014.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Tom Clancy's Without Remorse Robert Ritter 2021
77% Skin Bryon Widner 2019
89% Rocketman Bernie Taupin 2019
39% Donnybrook Jarhead Earl 2019
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Peter Turner 2017
63% 6 Days Actor 2017
9% Fantastic Four Ben Grimm/The Thing $49.2M 2015
94% Snowpiercer Edgar $2.8M 2014
66% Filth Lennox $23.6K 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II K $0.3M 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I K $0.7M 2014
32% Man on a Ledge Joey Cassidy $18.5M 2012
74% The Adventures of Tintin Tintin $75.4M 2011
62% Retreat Jack 2011
84% Jane Eyre St. John Rivers 2011
40% The Eagle Esca $19.5M 2011
57% Defiance Asael Bielski $28.7M 2009
15% Jumper Griffin $80.1M 2008
73% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) Hallam Foe 2007
73% Flags of Our Fathers Ralph Ignatowski $33.7M 2006
84% King Kong Jimmy $218.2M 2005
36% Dear Wendy Dick Dandelion 2005
37% The Chumscrubber Dean Stiffle 2005
55% Undertow Chris Munn 2004
78% Nicholas Nickleby Smike $1.4M 2002
25% Deathwatch Charlie Shakespeare 2002
No Score Yet Stakes Jake Bishop 2002
85% Billy Elliot Billy Elliot 2000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
2011
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2017
2016
2015
81% Turn: Washington's Spies
2014-2017
Abraham Woodhull 2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2011
65% Dark Angel
2000-2002
Zero 2001
2000

QUOTES FROM Jamie Bell CHARACTERS

Edgar says: They've got no bullets!

Lennox says: Same rules apply.

Ben Grimm/The Thing says: Help me Reed

Ben Grimm/The Thing says: Help me, Reed.

Tintin says: Well this is a fine mess.

Tintin says: It's over

Tintin says: It's over.

Captain Haddock says: I thought you were an optimist

Captain Haddock says: I thought you were an optimist.

Tintin says: Well, you were wrong, weren't you? I'm a realist.

Captain Haddock says: That's just another name for a quitter.

Tintin says: You can call me what you like. Don't you get it? We failed.

Captain Haddock says: "failed", there are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse! Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Do you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

Captain Haddock says: 'Failed', there are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse! Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Do you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

Tintin says: Well.. this is a fine mess

Tintin says: Well.. this is a fine mess.

Captain Haddock says: I feel strange, Tintin, like I'ver never felt before...

Tintin says: Don't worry, captain, you're just sober.

Tintin says: Mrs. Finch! A man's been shot on our doorstep!!

Tintin says: Mrs. Finch! A man's been shot on our doorstep!

Mrs. Finch says: Not again.

Lydia Mercer says: I suppose that's a family heirloom

Lydia Mercer says: I suppose that's a family heirloom?

Joey Cassidy says: It is now

Joey Cassidy says: It is now.

Tintin says: (shakes hands with Captain Haddock) Tintin, by the way.

Tintin says: [shakes hands with Captain Haddock] Tintin, by the way.

Captain Haddock says: Haddock. Archibald Haddock.

Angie says: You don't want to know everything. Nobody does.

Joey Cassidy says: Sure I do.

Angie says: Boyfriends? Girlfriends? Best sex of my life?

Joey Cassidy says: Well, obviously.

Joey Cassidy says: Is she hot?

Joey Cassidy says: Light as a feather.

Angie says: I heard that.

Tintin says: How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?

Captain Haddock says: Unquenchable, Tintin.

Joey Cassidy says: How far would you go to take down a man who stole everything from you?

Thompson says: "Great scott! Bowler hats are half priced!"

Thompson says: Great scott! Bowler hats are half priced!

Thomson says: "Really Thompson! This is hardly the time...Great Scott!"

Thomson says: Really Thompson! This is hardly the time...Great Scott!

Tintin says: "What?"

Tintin says: What?

Thomson says: "Caine's are half priced too!"

Thomson says: Caine's are half priced too!

Tintin says: "Not now."

Tintin says: Not now.

Tintin says: "I'd prefer you keep your trousers on if it's all the same to you."

Tintin says: I'd prefer you keep your trousers on if it's all the same to you.

Tintin says: ''Did you say Haddok?''

Tintin says: Did you say Haddok?

Tintin says: ''Of course! How could I be so stupid.''

Tintin says: Of course! How could I be so stupid.

Tintin says: ''Yes alright thats enough of that.''

Tintin says: Yes alright that's enough of that.

Tintin says: ''Captain no!''

Tintin says: Captain no!

Tintin says: ''Shut up snowy.''

Tintin says: Shut up Snowy.

Tintin says: ''Its not the money im worried about.''

Tintin says: Its not the money I'm worried about.

Rackham/Sakharine says: [stops Tintin with cane] What else have you "found out"?

Rackham/Sakharine says: [stops Tintin with cane] What else have you 'found out'?

Tintin says: [pushes cane away] What is there to find?

Rackham/Sakharine says: [stops Tintin with cane again] That depends on what you're looking for.

Tintin says: I'm looking for answers.

Tintin says: Snowy, not the sandwich, the keys!

Tintin says: The poem.

Rackham/Sakharine says: Yes...!

Tintin says: Written in Old English.

Rackham/Sakharine says: Yes!

Tintin says: Hidden in the ship's mast.

Rackham/Sakharine says: YES!!

Rackham/Sakharine says: YES!

Tintin says: I don't have it.

Rackham/Sakharine says: I will find it, WITH or WITHOUT your help.

Thompson Twin says: Great Scott!

Tintin says: What is it?!

Thompson Twin says: There's a half price sale on bowler hats!

Thompson Twin says: Oh, shut up! We have no time for this! ... Great Scott!

Tintin says: What?!

Thompson Twin says: There's a half price sale on canes, too!

Tintin says: Did you hit anything?

Captain Haddock says: *watches in shock as dam explodes*

Captain Haddock says: [watches in shock as dam explodes]

Joey Cassidy says: Make it rain.

Tintin says: "I need to get off this drunken tub."

Tintin says: I need to get off this drunken tub.

Tintin says: "Yes alright, that's enough."

Tintin says: Yes alright, that's enough.

Captain Haddock says: "There was a bottle of alcohol..."

Captain Haddock says: There was a bottle of alcohol...

Tintin says: "There always is."

Tintin says: There always is.

Tintin says: Well done Snowy!

Tintin says: I know what Sakharine's looking for!

Captain Haddock says: What are you raving about?

Tintin says: It was written on the scroll. Three brothers joined. Three Unicorns in company sailing in the noonday sun will speak.

Captain Haddock says: Really?

Tintin says: Sir Francis didn't make two models of the Unicorn, he made three! Three ships for three sons!

Captain Haddock says: Excellent!

Tintin says: How's your thirst for adventure Captain?

Captain Haddock says: Unquenchable!

Tintin says: Thanks, I'm Tintin by the way.

Captain Haddock says: Haddock, Archibald Haddock.

Captain Haddock says: Nobody takes my ship and gets away with it!

Tintin says: They have already taken your ship..

Captain Haddock says: Nobody takes my ship TWICE and gets away with it!

Tintin says: Mrs. Finch! Quick! A man's been shot!

Mrs. Finch says: Oh, not again!

Tintin says: What have you done?

Captain Haddock says: I lit a wee fire.

Captain Haddock says: I lit a wee fire...

Tintin says: IN A BOAT?!

Tintin says: IN A BOAT? [explosion]

Tintin says: (after explosion) Well, this is a fine mess.

Tintin says: Well, this is a fine mess...

Tintin says: How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?

Captain Haddock says: Unquenchable, Tintin.

Tintin says: Oh God! What have I done!

Tintin says: We've got bad news...We've only got one bullet.

Tintin says: We've got bad news. We've only got one bullet.

Captain Haddock says: What's the good news?

Tintin says: We've got ONE bullet.

Captain Haddock says: My memory is not what it used to be!

Tintin says: What did it use to be?

Captain Haddock says: I've forgotten...

Jack says: [to Kate] Repeat after me. We are not going anywhere.

Jack says: There's been an outbreak. Global pandemic. It's fatal, and it's spreading, rapidly.

Tintin says: How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?

Tintin says: (From trailer) This may sound crazy but I've got a plan.

Tintin says: This may sound crazy but I've got a plan.

Captain Haddock says: You do know what you're doing..?

Captain Haddock says: You do know what you're doing?

Tintin says: Relax! I interviewed a pilot once!

Tintin says: Look, Snowy...

Tintin says: Snowy, look at this.

Captain Haddock says: LAND!

Tintin says: We're not landing yet!

Tintin says: We're not there yet!

Captain Haddock says: No! LAND!

Tintin says: What have you done?

Captain Haddock says: I lit a wee fire...

Captain Haddock says: I lit a wee fire.

Tintin says: IN A BOAT?!

Tintin says: (after explosion) Well, this is a fine mess.

Tintin says: We can't turn back. Not now....not now.

Tintin says: We can't turn back. Not now. Not now.

Asael Bielski says: As long as I am leader you will obey me.

Griffin says: You can't just keep following me.

David says: Actually, I'm the only one who *can* keep following you.

Asael Bielski says: Nothing is impossible, what we all have done is impossible!

Esca says: I hate everything you stand for.