Jamie Bell is a famous British actor and dancer who became famous after he played the leading role in Greg Brenman’s movie called Billy Elliot. Jamie Bell has been honored for his outstanding performance with several awards, including a BAFTA Award in 2000, and since then the talented star has continued to make waves in the Hollywood industry and starred in other popular films such as The Adventures of Tintin, Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer and King Kong, to name a few.
Surprisingly, Jamie has been active in the American film industry for more than eighteen years, and the trend is growing. Read on while we guide you through his biography and other interesting facts below.
Jamie Bell’s Biography
The film star was born as Andrew James Matfin Bell on the 14th day of March 1986. Jamie was born in the English town of Billingham to British parents Eileen and her then-husband John Bell. As a child, Jamie did not see much of his father, who left home shortly before his birth. He was raised by his mother together with his older sister Kathryn.
As he grew up, Jamie often attended ballet classes with his sister, and this led to him developing a strong interest in the entertainment business. He completed his basic education at Northfield School & Sports College. Jamie also took acting classes at Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in the UK before starting his acting career.
In the early stages of his career, Jamie Bell played the role of a boy in Greg Brenman’s film Billy Elliot in 2000. In the same year, he also appeared in the television movie Close and True alongside Robson Green. Two years later, the young actor played the lead role in Michael Bassett’s film Deathwatch and in Douglas McGrath’s Nicholas Nickleby.
After gaining a foothold in the American film industry, Jamie played prominent roles in films such as “Dear Wendy”, “King Kong”, “Jumper The Scumscrubber”, “Jumper” and “Flags of Our Vathers” to name but a few. In 2011, the actor appeared in four films – Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin and Retreat, Jane Eyre, and The Eagle. He portrayed the role of Edgar alongside Octavia Spencer in the 2013 science fiction film Snowpiercer.
The actor has also starred in a number of other interesting films including 6 Days, Filth, Man on a Ledge, Defiance, Hallam Foe, Donnybrook, and Skin. He is currently on set for the production of the Dexter Fletcher movie 2019, entitled Rocketman. In addition to his films, Jamie Bell has starred in two television series entitled Close and True and in Washington’s Spies. He starred in the Green Day music video for their 2005 song Wake Me Up When September Ends.
Family Life: Wife – Kate Mara And Son
The British film star was successful in his acting career and won the hearts of many of his fans. He is equally successful in his love life and is currently married to his co-star Kate Mara. Kate is a gorgeous American actress cum model; best known for her appearance in the Netflix series entitled House of Cards. She is a graduate of Fox Lane High School and a Tisch School of the Arts graduate of the University of New York. The charming actress began her acting career in 1997 and has appeared in several films and television series. Her films include The Open Way, We Are Marshall, Morgan, and The Martian, to name a few.
The couple met on the set of the thriller film series called Fantastic Four, in which Kate played the invincible woman, and Jamie played the role of Ben Grin. When the duo saw their chemistry on screen, they decided to start a romantic relationship in 2015. Two years later they announced their engagement for early 2017. In the same year – on July 7, 2017 – the perfect couple also entered into the bond of marriage. After their marriage, Kate and his former wife became the stepmother of Jamie’s son.
Remarkably, Jamie Bell was previously married to Evan Rachel Wood, who is also an American actress. The two met in 2005 at a performance in a Green Day music video. After that their alternating relationship began, which finally ended in marriage in 2012. Two years later, however, the two separated due to irreconcilable differences. They had a son while they were married.