THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
While still a teenager, JAMIE BELL shot to worldwide fame
starring in the title role of Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot. Among the many
honors he received for the performance were the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and
the British Independent Film Award for Best Newcomer.
The northern England native portrayed Charles Dickens' memorable character
Smike in writer/director Douglas McGrath's screen adaptation of Nicholas
Nickleby, for which he and his colleagues shared the National Board of Review
Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble.
Mr. Bell's subsequent films include David Gordon Green's Undertow, opposite
Dermot Mulroney and Josh Lucas; Thomas Vinterberg's Dear Wendy, opposite Alison
Pill; Peter Jackson's epic King Kong; and Clint Eastwood's acclaimed Flags of
Our Fathers, in 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; Cary
Fukunaga's Jane Eyre, alongside Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender; and Kevin
Macdonald's The Eagle, opposite Channing Tatum.
He is currently at work on Carl Tibbetts' The Retreat, starring opposite
Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton; and Asger Leth's Man on a Ledge, starring
with Sam Worthington.
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