The British Hunk Jamie Bell
A cool British hunk is taking the media and the industry by storm these days. Already there have been tons of names for who is suitable enough to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond and there is a new hot rumor swirling around. The rumor says that Jamie Bell, a British actor and dancer might land up with the role of James Bond. The cool looking sexy chap will fit the bill quite aptly. He has worked on some really cool films. His net worth is estimated to be 11 million dollars. Though not much information is available on his salary, but his net worth is calculated based on reports of his wealth and films that he has done. Not many know anything about him. Here are some five lesser-known facts about this actor.
1. Jamie Bell is Billy Elliot
Jamie Bell is a coal miner's son who had a knack for ballet. He got his first role in 2000, which turned out to be his breakout role. Jamie Bell was just 14 years old then. He now looks like a million dollars handsome hunk. He is also known today for his roles in 'King Kong' and 'Jumper'.
2. Jamie Bell has got an amazing dancing talent
His passion for ballet got him success in life. He took classes at Northfield School and also took up performing arts classes at Stagecoach Theatre Arts. He became a member of the National Youth Music Theatre later.
3. He was the husband of Evan Rachel Wood
Jamie Bell has starred in Green Day's 'Wake Me Up When September Ends'. He starred opposite Evan Rachel Wood. The two fell in love during the shoot and started dating after wards. They got married and even had a child together. But, sadly, the couple divorced in 2014.
4. He is in a relationship with Kate Mara
Jamie Bell has been in a relationship with Kate Mara since 2015. They have kept their affair low key, but are still apparently in love with each other. One can find super cute pictures of the couple on social media.
5. He has starred in 'Fantastic Four' as 'Thing'
He is probably unrecognizable in 'Fantastic Four' as he plays his role all covered in rocks. He has acted as a superhero in the film and his work has been appreciated. His fans are eager to see him as the upcoming James Bond.
6. Some other facts about Jamie Bell
British actor Jamie Bell was born in the year 1986 in England. His parents are Eileen and John Bell. His father John Bell is a toolmaker and a coal miner. Almost everyone in his family has been a dancer including his mom, grandmother, sister, and aunt. As a kid, he would always stand outside his sister's dance class and imitate the ballet moves. His passion for ballet and dance started from there. He began his dance career at the age of 6. His role of 'Billy Elliot' in the year 2000 was quite parallel to his own life. In the reality too, Billy kept his dancing a secret from his friends at school. Jamie Bell was born to a 16-year-old mom and he never got to know his father. Jamie Bell's mother divorced his father much before he was born. He lives in Billingham with elder sister Cathryn and mother Eileen. Jamie adopted Stephen Daldry, the director of Billy Elliot, as his father. He was quite harassed by his friends when word of his dancing came out but this made him even more determined to prove to the world that dancing was not only meant for girls. His classmates teased him and called him the 'Ballerina Boy' once they came to know about his dancing passion. He got the lead role in the film 'Billy Elliot'. He was chosen out of 2000 boys from northeast England who came for the audition of the role. His brilliant acting skills and dancing ability has made him win numerous hearts of movie lovers around the world. He has even been nominated for various awards and also won quite a few including the Best Newcomer Award and a Best Male Performance Award at the BAFTA awards. His first performance was done in the year 1998 at the London Stage production of Bugsy Malone. He won the Best Actor award in 2001 at the British Academy Awards (BAFTA). He managed to beat Russel Crowe who was the Best Actor Oscar Winner of that year and also other three nominees like Tom Hanks, Geoffrey Rush, and Michael Douglas. Jamie Bell was the second actor ever to be awarded Outstanding Performance by a Young actor award by the National Board of Review, USA. He prefers tap dancing over ballet dance and also won many tap-dancing competitions and awards. He was also the Honorary Jury President in the year 2001 at Giffoni Film Festival. Jamie Bell became interested in Baseball when he visited the United States for the first time and he loves to collect all teams' jerseys. His favorite British Soccer team is Arsenal Bell was named as one of the '100 People in Hollywood You Need To Know' in 2005 in Fade In Magazine. He attended the premiere of 'King Kong' in New York, accompanied by then-girlfriend Evan Rachel. Jamie Bell was also the husband of Evan Rachel Wood whom he met while filming a music video, 'Wake Me Up When September Ends'. Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell played an actual husband-wife in the video. Jamie Bell loves to divide his time between London and New York and is very good friends with Anna Hathaway, Romola Garai, and Charlie Hunnam. Jamie Bell was ranked at number 19 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' actors list in 2008.