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Jamie Bell

Highest Rated:   100% Skin (2018)
Lowest Rated:   9% Fantastic Four (2015)
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.


Highest Rated Movies



55% Donnybrook
  • Actor
100% Skin
  • Bryon Widner
79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
  • Peter Turner
60% 6 Days
  • Actor
9% Fantastic Four
  • Ben Grimm/The Thing
$49.2M 2015
94% Snowpiercer
  • Edgar
$2.8M 2014
63% Filth
  • Lennox
$23.6k 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • K
$0.3M 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I
  • K
$0.7M 2014
32% Man on a Ledge
  • Joey Cassidy
$18.4M 2012
74% The Adventures of Tintin
  • Tintin
$75.3M 2011
73% Retreat
  • Jack
84% Jane Eyre
  • St. John Rivers
39% The Eagle
  • Esca
$19.5M 2011
57% Defiance
  • Asael Bielski
$28.7M 2009
16% Jumper
  • Griffin
$80.1M 2008
72% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe)
  • Hallam Foe
73% Flags of Our Fathers
  • Ralph Ignatowski
$33.6M 2006
84% King Kong
  • Jimmy
$218.2M 2005
36% Dear Wendy
  • Dick Dandelion
36% The Chumscrubber
  • Dean Stiffle
55% Undertow
  • Chris Munn
78% Nicholas Nickleby
  • Smike
$1.4M 2002
25% Deathwatch
  • Charlie Shakespeare
No Score Yet Stakes
  • Jake Bishop
85% Billy Elliot
  • Billy Elliot


No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
76% Turn: Washington's Spies
  • Abraham Woodhull
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
  • Guest
  • 2011
38% Dark Angel
  • Zero
  • 2001

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