Andrew James Matfin "Jamie" Bell (born 14 March 1986) is an English actor who rose to prominence for his debut role in Billy Elliot (2000) for which he won the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He is also best known for his roles in the films King Kong (2005), Jumper (2008), and The Adventures of Tintin (2011), as well as starring as Abraham Woodhull in the TV series, Turn (2014). He will portray of Ben Grimm/The Thing in the upcoming 2015 Fantastic Four reboot.
I'm a hard-mouthed north-eastern lad. That's me - the Eminem of Northeast England.
Learning my skill was more important than getting a big pay cheque or running away from big robots.
I think it would have ruined my life. Can you imagine going back to school on Tuesday after winning an Oscar? You'd be nuts. It's unsafe in this industry for a young person. You need to be protected and to keep good people around you. - On missing out an Academy Award nomination for Billy Elliott.
|Full Name at Birth||Andrew James Matfin Bell|
|Date of Birth||March 14, 1986|
|Birthplace||Billingham, Stockton on Tees|
|Height||5' 8" (173 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Stagecoach Theater School|
|Claim to Fame||Billy Elliot|
|Talent Agency||William Morris Endeavor Entertainment|