James Metcalfe "Jamie" Campbell Bower (born 22 November, 1988) is a English actor who portrays young Gellert Grindelwald in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and reprised his role for the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Jamie Campbell Bower was born and raised in London, attended Bedales and was once part of the National Music Theatre. He is a passionate musician, and is the lead singer of the band The Darling Buds alongside Jordan Spiers and Dan Smith.
He was once a full time male model with British modelling agency Select Model Management. He began acting when his friend and Sweeney Todd co-star Laura Michelle Kelly referred him to her agent.
In 2007, he starred in his first major film role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, alongside several Harry Potter actors.
In 2008, Bower had a small part in Guy Ritchie's film RocknRolla. The same year, he also starred in the movie Oorlogswinter, a Dutch film production, in which he played Jack.
Campbell Bower has played the vampire leader Caius Volturi in the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's novel The Twilight Saga: New Moon and resumed his role in the sequels The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2.
In 2010, he was confirmed to be dating British actress and Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright, and they announced their engagement in 2011. However, since the end of June 2012, the couple announced they had broken up, with Campbell later stating he was devastated.
|2007||The Dinner Party||Douglas||TV production|
|Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street||Anthony Hope||Directed by Tim Burton|
|2008||RocknRolla||Rocker||Directed by Guy Ritchie|
|Winter in Wartime||Jack||Directed by Martin Koolhoven|
|2009||The Prisoner||Number 11-12|
|The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Caius Volturi||Directed by Chris Weitz|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1||Young Gellert Grindelwald||Directed by David Yates|
|London Boulevard||Whiteboy||Directed by William Monahan|
|2011||Anonymous||Young Oxford||Directed by Roland Emmerich|
|Camelot||King Arthur||Telivision Production|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2||Young Gellert Grindelwald||Directed by David Yates|
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1||Caius Volturi||Directed by Bill Condon|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2||Caius Volturi||Directed by Bill Condon|
|2013||The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones||Jace Wayland|
|2015||Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure||Skiff||Directed by David Stoten|
|2016 - present||Thomas & Friends||Skiff||TV series, 6 episodes.|
|2018||Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||Young Gellert Grindelwald||Directed by David Yates|
Behind the scenes
- Jamie Campbell Bower plays the role of King Arthur in the 2011 TV series Camelot with Ralph Fiennes's brother, Joseph Fiennes as Merlin.
- Along with Toby Regbo, Bower is the only actor to appear in both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts film series to date.
- Bower and John Hurt (Garrick Ollivander,) Rob Rackstraw and Eddie Redmayne (Newton Scamander) appeared in the same Thomas & Friends special.
- Bower and Rackstraw also both currently voice characters on the show as well.
- Bower has starred alongside several actors and actresses from the Harry Potter films in various projects:
- Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald,) Alan Rickman (Severus Snape,) Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange,) and Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) in the 2007 film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
- Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) in three films from The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009,) Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2 (2011-2012.)
- Jamie Campbell Bower's official Tumblr account
- Jamie Campbell Bower on Wikipedia
- Jamie Campbell Bower at Coolspotters.com
- Jamie Campbell Bower on GettyImages
Notes and references
- Video: Jamie Campbell Bower Talks Role as Young Grindelwald in Deathly Hallows
- "Jamie's a bachelor of (dark) arts" from the Daily Mail
- News: "11 intriguing moments from the third Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer" at Pottermore
- lilyjcollins on Instagram