Born as Andrew James Matfin Bell at Bellingham, Teesside, England in 1986, Bell was to later become a renowned actor courtesy of the Washington’s Spies that was first aired in 2014.
He was born to Eileen Matfin and John Bell and was raised alongside his sisters who helped forge his acting career.
Jamie Bell first gained the public attention via the film Billy Elliot (2000). His role in the film led to him winning the BAFTA for Best Actor in Leading Role. He would later on progress to do a number of films including King Kong (2005), Jumper – 2008 and Adventures of Tintin – 2011 just to name a few. His biggest breakthrough happened in the 2014 movie Turn: Washington’s Spies – 2014.
Right from childhood, Jamie had a keen interest in dancing and he would often accompany his sister to the ballet lessons. He studied at the Northfield school, a time he used to also study arts at the local franchise of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. His love for arts is drove him to join the National Youth Theatre.
At just 11 years old, Jamie competed against 2000 young men for the role of Billy Elliot. To the dismay of most critics, he clinched the role, beating all the other over 1000 contesters.
One year later in 2000, he was featured in a Television drama series “Close and True” in which he played a young soldier.
Washington’s Spies of Jamie Bell
Just as we have seen, Jamie kicked off his career at an early age. But despite depicting immense talent via the 2000 play Billy Elliot, he never really had a breakout befitting his potential. He ambled for a decade around the indie scene until 2014 when he landed his breakout role in the film Turn: Washington’s Spies. The series debut was on 6th April 2014.
The series had a successful run and was reviewed for season two, running for 10 episodes after which it was reviewed in 2015 for another 10-episode season.
The series will be played for the fourth and final season in 2017.
Jamie Bell will be the main character, depicted as Abraham Woodhull. The series is actually based on the true story of Woodhull, a young farmer who was the lynchpin of America’s first attempt at spying.
This is one ambitious film that aims at preserving the 1776 dressing code.