Jamie Bell

Jamie Bell

  • Highest Rated: 95% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

77% Skin Bryon Widner 2019
89% Rocketman Bernie Taupin 2019
38% 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
95% Snowpiercer Edgar $2.8M 2014
65% 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
73% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2011
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
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
They've got no bullets!
Lennox
Same rules apply.
Ben Grimm/The Thing
Help me Reed
Ben Grimm/The Thing
Help me, Reed.
Tintin
Well this is a fine mess.
Tintin
It's over
Tintin
It's over.
Captain Haddock
I thought you were an optimist
Captain Haddock
I thought you were an optimist.
Tintin
Well, you were wrong, weren't you? I'm a realist.
Captain Haddock
That's just another name for a quitter.
Tintin
You can call me what you like. Don't you get it? We failed.
Captain Haddock
"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
'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
Well.. this is a fine mess
Tintin
Well.. this is a fine mess.
Captain Haddock
I feel strange, Tintin, like I'ver never felt before...
Tintin
Don't worry, captain, you're just sober.
Tintin
Mrs. Finch! A man's been shot on our doorstep!!
Tintin
Mrs. Finch! A man's been shot on our doorstep!
Mrs. Finch
Not again.
Lydia Mercer
I suppose that's a family heirloom
Lydia Mercer
I suppose that's a family heirloom?
Joey Cassidy
It is now
Joey Cassidy
It is now.
Tintin
(shakes hands with Captain Haddock) Tintin, by the way.
Tintin
[shakes hands with Captain Haddock] Tintin, by the way.
Captain Haddock
Haddock. Archibald Haddock.
Angie
You don't want to know everything. Nobody does.
Joey Cassidy
Sure I do.
Angie
Boyfriends? Girlfriends? Best sex of my life?
Joey Cassidy
Well, obviously.
Joey Cassidy
Is she hot?
Joey Cassidy
Light as a feather.
Angie
I heard that.
Tintin
How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?
Captain Haddock
Unquenchable, Tintin.
Joey Cassidy
How far would you go to take down a man who stole everything from you?
Thompson
"Great scott! Bowler hats are half priced!"
Thompson
Great scott! Bowler hats are half priced!
Thomson
"Really Thompson! This is hardly the time...Great Scott!"
Thomson
Really Thompson! This is hardly the time...Great Scott!
Tintin
"What?"
Tintin
What?
Thomson
"Caine's are half priced too!"
Thomson
Caine's are half priced too!
Tintin
"Not now."
Tintin
Not now.
Tintin
"I'd prefer you keep your trousers on if it's all the same to you."
Tintin
I'd prefer you keep your trousers on if it's all the same to you.
Tintin
''Did you say Haddok?''
Tintin
Did you say Haddok?
Tintin
''Of course! How could I be so stupid.''
Tintin
Of course! How could I be so stupid.
Tintin
''Yes alright thats enough of that.''
Tintin
Yes alright that's enough of that.
Tintin
''Captain no!''
Tintin
Captain no!
Tintin
''Shut up snowy.''
Tintin
Shut up Snowy.
Tintin
''Its not the money im worried about.''
Tintin
Its not the money I'm worried about.
Rackham/Sakharine
[stops Tintin with cane] What else have you "found out"?
Rackham/Sakharine
[stops Tintin with cane] What else have you 'found out'?
Tintin
[pushes cane away] What is there to find?
Rackham/Sakharine
[stops Tintin with cane again] That depends on what you're looking for.
Tintin
I'm looking for answers.
Tintin
Snowy, not the sandwich, the keys!
Tintin
The poem.
Rackham/Sakharine
Yes...!
Tintin
Written in Old English.
Rackham/Sakharine
Yes!
Tintin
Hidden in the ship's mast.
Rackham/Sakharine
YES!!
Rackham/Sakharine
YES!
Tintin
I don't have it.
Rackham/Sakharine
I will find it, WITH or WITHOUT your help.
Thompson Twin
Great Scott!
Tintin
What is it?!
Thompson Twin
There's a half price sale on bowler hats!
Thompson Twin
Oh, shut up! We have no time for this! ... Great Scott!
Tintin
What?!
Thompson Twin
There's a half price sale on canes, too!
Tintin
Did you hit anything?
Captain Haddock
*watches in shock as dam explodes*
Captain Haddock
[watches in shock as dam explodes]
Joey Cassidy
Make it rain.
Tintin
"I need to get off this drunken tub."
Tintin
I need to get off this drunken tub.
Tintin
"Yes alright, that's enough."
Tintin
Yes alright, that's enough.
Captain Haddock
"There was a bottle of alcohol..."
Captain Haddock
There was a bottle of alcohol...
Tintin
"There always is."
Tintin
There always is.
Tintin
Well done Snowy!
Tintin
I know what Sakharine's looking for!
Captain Haddock
What are you raving about?
Tintin
It was written on the scroll. Three brothers joined. Three Unicorns in company sailing in the noonday sun will speak.
Captain Haddock
Really?
Tintin
Sir Francis didn't make two models of the Unicorn, he made three! Three ships for three sons!
Captain Haddock
Excellent!
Tintin
How's your thirst for adventure Captain?
Captain Haddock
Unquenchable!
Tintin
Thanks, I'm Tintin by the way.
Captain Haddock
Haddock, Archibald Haddock.
Captain Haddock
Nobody takes my ship and gets away with it!
Tintin
They have already taken your ship..
Captain Haddock
Nobody takes my ship TWICE and gets away with it!
Tintin
Mrs. Finch! Quick! A man's been shot!
Mrs. Finch
Oh, not again!
Tintin
What have you done?
Captain Haddock
I lit a wee fire.
Captain Haddock
I lit a wee fire...
Tintin
IN A BOAT?!
Tintin
IN A BOAT? [explosion]
Tintin
(after explosion) Well, this is a fine mess.
Tintin
Well, this is a fine mess...
Tintin
How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?
Captain Haddock
Unquenchable, Tintin.
Tintin
Oh God! What have I done!
Tintin
We've got bad news...We've only got one bullet.
Tintin
We've got bad news. We've only got one bullet.
Captain Haddock
What's the good news?
Tintin
We've got ONE bullet.
Captain Haddock
My memory is not what it used to be!
Tintin
What did it use to be?
Captain Haddock
I've forgotten...
Jack
[to Kate] Repeat after me. We are not going anywhere.
Jack
There's been an outbreak. Global pandemic. It's fatal, and it's spreading, rapidly.
Tintin
How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?
Tintin
(From trailer) This may sound crazy but I've got a plan.
Tintin
This may sound crazy but I've got a plan.
Captain Haddock
You do know what you're doing..?
Captain Haddock
You do know what you're doing?
Tintin
Relax! I interviewed a pilot once!
Tintin
Look, Snowy...
Tintin
Snowy, look at this.
Captain Haddock
LAND!
Tintin
We're not landing yet!
Tintin
We're not there yet!
Captain Haddock
No! LAND!
Tintin
What have you done?
Captain Haddock
I lit a wee fire...
Captain Haddock
I lit a wee fire.
Tintin
IN A BOAT?!
Tintin
(after explosion) Well, this is a fine mess.
Tintin
We can't turn back. Not now....not now.
Tintin
We can't turn back. Not now. Not now.
Asael Bielski
As long as I am leader you will obey me.
Griffin
You can't just keep following me.
David
Actually, I'm the only one who *can* keep following you.
Asael Bielski
Nothing is impossible, what we all have done is impossible!
Esca
I hate everything you stand for.