>While still a teenager, JAMIE BELL shot to worldwide fame starring in the title
Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot. Among the many honors he received for the
were the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and the British Independent Film Award for
The northern England native portrayed Charles Dickens' memorable character Smike
writer/director Douglas McGrath's screen adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby, for
and his colleagues shared the National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by
Mr. Bell's subsequent films include David Gordon Green's Undertow, opposite
Mulroney and Josh Lucas; Thomas Vinterberg's Dear Wendy, opposite Alison Pill;
Jackson's epic King Kong; and Clint Eastwood's acclaimed Flags of Our Fathers,
which he portrayed real-life WWII hero Ralph Ignatowski.
Among his other movies are David Mackenzie's Hallam Foe (a.k.a. Mister Foe),
opposite Sophia Myles, for which he earned a British Independent Film Award
nomination, and a BAFTA (Scotland) Award, for Best Actor; Arie Posin's The
Chumscrubber; Doug Liman's Jumper, with Hayden Christensen; and Edward Zwick's
Defiance, alongside Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Mia Wasikowska. He again
opposite the latter actress in Cary Fukunaga's Jane Eyre, also for Focus
will be released in the spring of 2011.
Mr. Bell has additionally completed production on The Adventures of Tintin: The
of the Unicorn, starring as HergĂ©'s legendary young adventurer Tintin for
Spielberg in a highly anticipated motion-capture production filmed in 3-D. He is
currently at work on Carl Tibbetts' The Retreat, starring opposite Cillian
Thandie Newton; and Asger Leth's Man on a Ledge, starring with Sam Worthington.
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