Bell, Jamie 1986-

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Bell, Jamie 1986-


Born March 14, 1986, in Billingham, Stockton on Tees, England; son of John and Eileen (an office worker) Bell. Education: Attended the Royal Ballet School; also trained as a tap dancer.


Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. Manager—Artists Independent Management, 825 Nowita Pl., Venice, CA 90291.


Actor. Giffoni Film Festival, honorary jury president, 2001; appeared in KateModern, a teen internet drama, 2007. Also worked as a model.

Awards, Honors:

National Board of Review Award, outstanding young actor, Best Young Actor Award, Molodist International Film Festival, Sierra Award, youth in film, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, European Film Award nomination, best actor, British Independent Film Award, best newcomer on-screen, New York Film Critics Online Award, breakthrough performer, 2000, Young Artist Award, best young actor in an international film, Teen Choice Award nomination, film—choice breakout performance, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture—drama, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, best performance by a youth in a leading or supporting role, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination, best newcomer, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best cinematic debut/breakthrough, ALFS Award, British newcomer of the year, London Critics Circle, Evening Standard British Film Award, most promising newcomer, Empire Award, best debut, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, most promising actor, Critics Choice Award, best child performance, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Film Award, best performance by an actor in a leading role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2001, all for Billy Elliot; National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a feature film—leading young actor, 2003, both for Nicholas Nickleby; Young Artist Award, best performance in a feature film—leading young actor, 2005, for Undertow.


Film Appearances:

Title role, Billy Elliot (also known as Dancer), USA Films, 2000.

Himself, "Billy Elliot": Breaking Free (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 2001.

Private first class Charlie Shakespeare, Deathwatch, Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Smike, Nicholas Nickleby, United Artists, 2002.

Himself, Creating a Classic: The Making of "Nicolas Nickleby" (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, "Nicholas Nickleby": The Cast on the Cast (short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Chris Munn, Undertow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Dick Dandelion, Dear Wendy, Wellspring Media, 2005.

Dean, The Chumscrubber (also known as Gluck in kleinen dosen), Newmarket Films, 2005.

Jimmy, King Kong (also known as Kong: The Eighth Wonder of the World and Peter Jackson's "King Kong"), Universal, 2005.

Himself, Under the Undertow (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Video, 2005.

Himself, "King Kong": Peter Jackson's Production Diaries (documentary), MCA/Universal Home Video, 2005.

Himself, Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of "King Kong" (documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 2006.

Ralph "Iggy" Igantwoski, Flags of Our Fathers, Paramount, 2006.

Hallam Foe, Hallam Foe, Magnolia Pictures, 2007.

Griffin, Jumper, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2008.

Defiance, Paramount Vantage, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mark Sheedy, Close & True, ITV, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2001.

The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001.

Presenter, The 58th Annual Golden Globe Award, NBC, 2001.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Green Day Makes a Video: "Wake Me Up When September Ends," 2005.

Himself and Dick, Letters to Dear Wendy, 2005.

Presenter, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, BBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2000.

The Frank Skinner Show, ITV, 2000, 2005.

"The ‘Billy Elliot’ Boy," Omnibus, BBC, 2001.

Corazon de …, 2005.

"King Kong," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005.

"Billy Elliot," Movie Connections, 2007.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

"The ‘Billy Elliot’ Boy," Omnibus, BBC, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Bugsy Malone, London, 1998.

Also appeared in Tin Pan Ali, National Youth Music Theatre; The Wizard of Oz, National Youth Music Theatre.

Radio Appearances:

Appeared in My Uncle Freddie, BBC Radio 4.


Video Games:

Voice of Jimmy, "King Kong": The Official Game of the Movie (also known as Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World), Ubi Soft Entertainment, 2005.

Music Videos:

Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends," 2005.



Entertainment Weekly, December 22, 2000.

Interview, April, 2004, p. 60.

People Weekly, November 20, 2000, p. 98.

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