Jamie Campbell Bower

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Jamie Campbell Bower
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Bower at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.
Born
James Metcalfe Campbell Bower

(1988-11-22) 22 November 1988 (age 32)
London, England
OccupationActor, singer and model
Years active2007–present
Website therealcounterfeit.com

James Metcalfe Campbell Bower [1] (born 22 November 1988) is an English actor, singer, and model. He is best known for his roles as Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , Caius in The Twilight Saga , the young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald , Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and playwright Kit Marlowe in the short-lived series Will .

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Bower is also the lead vocalist, guitarist and founding member of Counterfeit, a band formed in 2015 in London.

Early life

Bower was born in London. [2] His mother, Anne Elizabeth (née Roseberry), is a music manager, and his father, David Bower, works for the Gibson Guitar Corporation. [3] His maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather was Sir John Campbell, of Airds, Lieutenant Governor of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. [4] He attended Bedales School, a co-educational independent school in Hampshire, and is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre and the National Youth Theatre. [2]

Career

Lily Collins, Bower, and Kevin Zegers at the 2013 WonderCon Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Kevin Zegers by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Lily Collins, Bower, and Kevin Zegers at the 2013 WonderCon

Bower began his professional career when his friend Laura Michelle Kelly, recommended him to her agent. He was a part-time model with Select Model Management in London. [2] He played Rocker in the film RocknRolla and Jack in Winter in Wartime . [5] He starred in the 2009 remake of the series The Prisoner as Number 11–12. [6]

Also in 2009, he played the vampire Caius Volturi in the film The Twilight Saga: New Moon and both Twilight: Breaking Dawn films. [7] He appeared as the younger Gellert Grindelwald, the dark wizard defeated by Albus Dumbledore, in the 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 . He played King Arthur in the 2011 television series Camelot . [8] In 2010, he starred in the music video for "Young (Belane)" by The Xcerts.

In 2012, Bower appeared in the music video for "Never Let Me Go" by Florence + The Machine. He played Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones , the film adaption of The Mortal Instruments series, by Cassandra Clare. [9] In December 2013, he joined the cast of Burberry's Campaign Stars for spring/summer 2014. [10]

In June 2015, Bower began playing the role of Joe, in the West End musical Bend It Like Beckham . [11]

He is the frontman and singer for the band Counterfeit, which released its first album in March 2017 and had a US Tour in 2017.

In July 2017, he was on the TNT original series, Will.

As of January 2019, Bower was announced to star in the prelude series to Game of Thrones Bloodmoon. In October 2019, it was announced that HBO had decided to not move forward with Bloodmoon.

Personal life

In February 2010, Bower was confirmed to be dating actress Bonnie Wright whom he had met on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 . In April 2011, they confirmed their engagement. [12] On 30 June 2012, they amicably ended their engagement. [13] Bower also dated actress Lily Collins, his co-star in Mortal Instruments, and most recently Ruby Quilter, a tattoo artist.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Anthony Hope
2008 RocknRolla Rocker
2008 Winter in Wartime Jack
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Caius
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Young Gellert Grindelwald
2010 London Boulevard Whiteboy
2011 Anonymous Young Oxford
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Caius
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Caius
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Jace Wayland
2015 Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure SkiffEnglish Voice
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [14] Young Gellert Grindelwald

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009 The Prisoner 11–126 episodes
2011 Camelot King Arthur 10 episodes
2016–present Thomas & Friends SkiffEnglish voice
2017 Will Christopher Marlowe 10 episodes
2021 Stranger Things Peter BallardTBD

Stage

YearTitleRoleNotes
2015 Bend It Like Beckham Joe West End

Music video

YearTitleRole
2012"Never Let Me Go" by Florence and the Machine [15] Love interest

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2011 National Movie Awards One to Watch: Brits Going GlobalHimselfWon [16]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Nominated

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