Who is Jamie Campbell Bower?
James Metcalfe ‘Jamie’ Campbell Bower was born in London, England on 22 November 1988 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds British nationality. He’s an actor, model and a musician, who’s probably known best for his portrayal of Young Gellert Grindelwald in the 2010 adventure family fantasy movie “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” written by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling and directed by David Yates. The movie starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Green, and follows the three wizards Harry, Ron and Hermione, who are racing against the clock to find and destroy the Horcruxes which is the only way to kill the evil wizard Lord Voldemort. The movie won 15 of the 70 awards for which it was nominated, including two Oscar nominations.
Early life and education
Jamie was raised in London alongside his brother Samuel ‘Sam’ Bower by their father David Bower, who’s employed by the Gibson Guitar Corporation, and their mother Anne Elizabeth (nee Roseberry) who’s a music manager. Jamie’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather was Lieutenant Governor of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sir John Campbell of Airds.
Jamie became interested in acting while attending Bedales School at which he appeared in various plays before moving on to appear in plays performed at a local theatre. Upon obtaining his high school diploma in 2007, Jamie launched his acting career with his portrayal of Douglas in the comedy movie “The Dinner Party”, written and directed by Tony Grounds and which follows the young couple Leo and Jackie who learn about village life while attending a birthday party. The movie failed to attract much attention.
Jamie practiced his acting skills at both the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre.
Roles in movies
Jamie’s also popular for his portrayal of Anthony in the 2007 critically acclaimed musical horror “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, written by John Logan and Hugh Wheeler, directed by Tim Burton, and which starred Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman. The movie follows Benjamin Barker known as Sweeney Todd, who opens up a barber’s shop in London together with his girlfriend Mrs Lovett. It won 34 awards including an Oscar for Best Achievement in Art Direction, while it was nominated for 77 other awards.
The following years saw Jamie play supporting characters in various hit movies, such as the 2008 action crime thriller “RocknRolla” written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and which starred Gerard Butler, the 2008 historical war drama “Winter in Wartime” which won 10 of the 19 awards for which it was nominated, and the 2009 adventure fantasy drama “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” which starred Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. The year 2010 saw him play Whiteboy in the crime drama “London Boulevard”, while Jamie then reprised his role as Caius in the sequels “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”.
He made his voicing debut by lending his voice to Skiff in the 2015 animated adventure comedy “Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure” and in 2017, Jamie reprised the role in both “Thomas & Friends: Extraordinary Engines” and “Thomas & Friends: Team Up with Thomas”. In 2018, he reprised his role as Young Grindelwald from “Harry Potter” in the adventure family fantasy “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” written by J. K. Rowling, directed by David Yates and which starred Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterstone and Dan Fogler. It follows the life of Newt Scamander, a magizoologist, and the movie won three of the 25 awards for which it was nominated including two BAFTA nominations.
Jamie’s most recent movie role has been his portrayal of Jean-Baptiste in the 2019 romantic drama “Six Days of Sistine” which failed to attract any attention and received mixed reviews.
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— Jamie Campbell Bower (@Jamiebower) April 23, 2021
He has finished shooting for an unaired “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot, but it’s not known whether or not the film will be released.
Roles in TV series
Jamie has been credited with appearing in six TV series. In 2009, he played 11-12 in the science fiction thriller drama “The Prisoner”, which starred Ian McKellen and was nominated for 10 awards including two Primetime Emmys. Then in 2011 Jamie starred as King Arthur in the historical fantasy drama “Camelot”, created by Chris Chibnall and Michael Hirst. The series also starred Joseph Fiennes and Tamsin Egerton, and follows Merlin who has proclaimed Arthur as the new King of Britain, while Arthur’s half-sister Morgan’s displeased with her not having been crowned instead; the series was nominated for 13 awards.
The year 2017 saw Jamie play Christopher Marlowe, the main character in the drama “Will”, and in 2019, he made a guest appearance as Mick Jagger in the episode “Mick Jagger and Princess Margaret” of the biographical adventure comedy “Urban Myths”. Between 2016 and 2020, he voiced Skiff in six episodes of the animated adventure comedy “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends”.
Jamie’s most recent TV series role has been his portrayal of Peter Ballard in nine episodes of the fantasy horror drama “Stranger Things”, created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, and which starred Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and Winona Ryder. It follows the disappearance of a young boy and his friends, mother and the police, who have to deal with supernatural creatures if they want to find him.
The series won 75 of the 286 awards for which it was nominated, including four Golden Globe nominations.
Jamie has been credited with singing three songs in the 2007 movie “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, and with singing two songs in a 2020 episode of the horror comedy show “The Kill Count”.
He has been featured in various documentaries, such as the 2008 short film “HBO First Look”, the 2008 movie “Making of Oorlogswinter”, and the 2015 short animated movie “70 Years of Friendship”.
Jamie has made a guest appearance in many talk shows, including “This Morning”, “Up Close with Carrie Keagan”, and “Made in Hollywood”.
Awards and nominations
Jamie has been nominated for five awards winning two: a 2019 Madrid International Film Festival Award for Best Lead Actor for his performance in the movie “Six Days of Sistine”, and a 2019 Olympus Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor for “Six Days of Sistine” as well.
The other three awards for which he has been nominated were a 2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (shared with colleagues), a 2018 Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Music, Adapted Song for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” as well, and a 2014 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure for the movie “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”.
Career as a musician
In 2015, Jamie (vocalist) and his friends founded the punk rock band Counterfeit with his brother Sam Bower and Tristan Marmont as the guitarists, James Craig on the drums and Roland Johnson as the bassist. They signed a contract with Xtra Mile Recordings on 28 November 2016, while their debut album entitled “Together We Are Stronger” came out on 17 March 2017. They signed a new contract with Republic Records in 2019, which was followed by the release of the boys’ singles “The New Insane”, “It Gets Better” and “11:44”. The songs were to be featured on their second album, however, the band disbanded on 11 November 2020.
Love life and relationships
Jamie’s quite open when it comes to his love life and there are six girls whom he has dated that the public knows about.
In 2007, he started seeing American actress Zoe Graham, who’s probably known best for her portrayal of Sheena in the 2014 drama movie “Boyhood” which was a huge hit, having won 173 awards including an Oscar while it was nominated for 218 other awards. Jamie and Zoe were together for around two and a half years before splitting ways.
In February 2010, he started dating the British actress Bonnie Wright, after having met her on the set of the movie “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”. Jamie asked her to marry him in April 2011, but the engagement was called off on 30 June 2012. Following their split, he began dating British-American actress Lily Collins, and they were together for around two years.
In 2014 and only for a couple of months, Jamie dated writer Olivia Hann, and in the same year, he began dating British fashion model Matilda Lowther; they were together until mid-2017.
Most recently, Jamie was in a relationship with Ruby Quilter who’s a tattoo artist, but as of April 2021, he appears to be single, hasn’t married, was once engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jamie’s interested in photography, and many pictures taken by him can be found uploaded onto his Instagram account. He’s quite active on the network, as he likes the attention he’s getting from his 730,000 followers.
He’s keen on travelling, and his acting career has already taken him to various European countries such as Italy, France and Sweden, and Jamie has also been to several US states, including New York, Nevada and California.
He’s interested in all kinds of art, while he’s fascinated by sculptures. Jamie could’ve been seen visiting various museums and galleries around both Europe and the US.
He likes to spend his spare time in nature rather than in overcrowded cities.
Jamie has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Al Pacino, Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, and a couple of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Age, height and net worth
Jamie’s age is 32. He has medium long brown hair which he occasionally dyes blonde, and has blue eyes. His height is 6ft (1.83m), while he weighs around 172lbs (78kgs).
As of April 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.