James Metcalfe "Jamie" Campbell Bower (born 22 November, 1988) is a English actor who portrays young Gellert Grindelwald[1] in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[2] and reprised his role for the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.[3]

Biography

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.

Bower portrayed Jace Wayland in the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, an adaption of the first book of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instrument series.

It was announced in September 2018 that Campbell Bower would play the younger version of Grindelwald again in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, released in November 2018.

Personal life

Jamie with his former fiancée Bonnie Wright at the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

In 2010, he was confirmed to be dating British actress and Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright,[4] 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.

Campbell later started a relationship with Lily Collins, a co-star in the film The Mortal Instruments.  Collins and Campbell ended their relationship in 2013. They reconciled in 2015.[5]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
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
2014 Overdrive Garrett
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

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