December 28, 2002 |
"A lot of people might have expected me to move out to L.A. and start making studio movies and that kind of thing," says Jamie Bell, slouched in a chair at a Beverly Hills restaurant, "but that just isn't me. I'm doing all right." Indeed, the working-class teenager from northern England who beat Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe and Geoffrey Rush to win the British Academy of Film and Television Arts best actor trophy for his performance two years ago in "Billy Elliot," seems to be doing just fine.
November 1, 2012 |
Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell are married! The "Thirteen" and "True Blood" actress, 25, and "Billy Elliott" star, 26, tied the knot in a small ceremony Tuesday, a Wood rep confirmed to People. The two got engaged early this year, according to Us Weekly, which said the bride wore a custom Chantilly lace mermaid gown by Carolina Herrera. PHOTOS: Celebrities by the Times The bride and groom met in 2005 when they shot a Green Day video together and dated for a year.
February 11, 2011 |
It's jarring, at first, to hear Romans speak with American accents in "The Eagle. " But that sly twist on sword-and-sandals convention makes perfect sense, lending a 21st century perspective on empire to this 2nd century drama. If only more of the film felt as fresh. Director Kevin Macdonald, who has explored extreme personalities in such memorable work as "One Day in September," "Touching the Void" and "The Last King of Scotland," hews so faithfully to genre storytelling in his new feature that it often feels like a missed opportunity.
August 31, 2008 |
Since HE grand-jeteed onto the scene with his BAFTA-winning performance in "Billy Elliot" at 13, Jamie Bell has grown into a bona fide globe-trotter. He just shot "Defiance" in Lithuania with Daniel Craig (slated for a December release), went to nine countries for Doug Liman's "Jumper" and filmed his current "Mister Foe" partially in Scotland. And now the 22-year-old lives in New York. But after all that, he finds himself feeling surprisingly close to his small hometown in the northeast of England that he had jumped out of at the first opportunity.
April 5, 2014 |
Slowly they return, the clean-shaven, square-jawed heroes of yore, displaced for so many years now by their darker, more intricately conflicted brethren - the detectives with one foot on either side of the law, the pill-popping acerbic doctors and philandering, power-mad family men. The broadcast networks pivoted first; the leads of shows like NBC's "Grimm," Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" and ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " are good guys through and through. Now AMC, the fledgling powerhouse that branded itself with the moral ambiguity of "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," and the bleak and ever-shifting convictions of "The Walking Dead," is entering the straight-up hero business.
September 20, 2008
AFI Fest: "Defiance," a film in which Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell play brothers struggling to stay alive during World War II, will have its world premiere on Nov. 9 at the closing night festivities of the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival at the ArcLight in Hollywood. Renewed: CBS has ordered 13 more episodes of its summer police drama "Flashpoint," to be aired in 2009. Casting: Mimi Kennedy will star in "The Lady With All the Answers," a play about advice columnist Ann Landers that opens at the Pasadena Playhouse on Oct. 17.