MAN ON A LEDGE
JAMIE BELL (Joey Cassidy) shot to worldwide fame starring in
the title role of
Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot. Among the many honors he received for his
performance were the BAFTA for Best Actor, and the British Independent Film
Award for Best Newcomer.
He went onto play 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.
His subsequent films include David Gordon Green's Undertow, Thomas
Vinterberg's Dear Wend,; Peter Jackson's epic King Kong, and Clint Eastwood's
acclaimed Flags of Our Fathers, in which he portrayed real-life WWII hero "Ralph
Among his other films are David Mackenzie's Hallam Foe (a.k.a. Mister Foe)
which he earned a British Independent Film Award nomination, and a BAFTA
(Scotland) Award for Best Actor; Arie Posin'sThe Chumscrubber; Doug Liman's
Jumper and Edward Zwick's Defiance.
He most recently starred in Kevin Macdonald's The Eagle, opposite Channing
Tatum and Cary Fukunaga's Jane Eyre opposite Mia Wasikowska & Michael
Fassbender. He also just completed work on Carl Tibbetts' The Retreat, starring
opposite Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, in which he stars as
legendary young adventurer "Tintin" for director Steven Spielberg in the highly
anticipated motion-capture production filmed in 3-D, opposite Daniel Craig &
Andy Serkis, having broken Box Office records in Europe, opened in the US this
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