Jamie Bell’s career in show business has its roots in dance, and he started dancing at a young age after accompanying his sister to her ballet classes. He studied acting at Stagecoach Theatre Arts and was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. In 1999, he won the role of Billy Elliot, beating out over 2000 boys, and made his film debut in the movie of the same name. He has been acting ever since, appearing in such films as Nicholas Nickleby, The Chumscrubber, King Kong, Jumper, The Eagle, Jane Eyre, The Adventures of Tintin and Man on a Ledge. Jamie Bell turns 27 today.