Jamie Bell nabbed a BAFTA and a string of other awards for his debut performance, aged fourteen, in Billy Elliot. He’s since starred in a string of vastly disparate roles in films such as Nicholas Nickleby, Dear Wendy, King Kong and Flags of Our Fathers, working with some of the world’s finest directors and proving to audiences that he’s got what it takes to avoid the child-star pitfalls. RT‘s Joe Utichi talks to him about his latest role, in David Mackenzie‘s Hallam Foe, as well as his process, his accent portfolio, his turn in Doug Liman‘s upcoming Jumper and that persistent rumour that he’ll be replacing Daniel Radcliffe in Equus on London’s stage.
Hallam Foe is released in the UK on August 31st. A US release is currently TBA.