Jamie Campbell Bower

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Early life[edit]

Bower was born in London, England.[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 4th 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] He began his professional career when his friend Laura Michelle Kelly, who also appeared in Sweeney Todd, recommended him to her agent. In addition to acting, he is also the lead singer in a band with the name of The Darling Buds,[5] although this is a different band from The Darling Buds, popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Bower was a part-time model with Select Model Management in London.[2]

Career[edit]

[[File:Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Kevin Zegers by Gage Skidmore.jpg|200px|thumbnail|Lily Collins, Bower, and Kevin Zegers at the 2013 WonderCon]] Bower 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 in the film The Twilight Saga: New Moon and both Twilight: Breaking Dawn films, alongside Michael Sheen.[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 Bower starred as an obsessed fan in the music video for "Young (Belane)" by the band The Xcerts.

In 2012, he 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, Bower joined the cast of Burberry's Campaign Stars for spring/summer 2014.[10] Bower claimed at the Burberry show at London Fashion Week that his band, The Darling Buds, will be releasing their EP in mid-2014.Script error: No such module "Unsubst".

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

Personal life[edit]

In February 2010, Bower was confirmed to be dating fellow Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the films. In April 2011, they confirmed their engagement.[12] On 30 June 2012, Bower and Wright amicably called off their engagement.[13] From July 2012 to early August 2013 Bower was in a relationship with his The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones co-star Lily Collins.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
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 Volturi
2009 Prisoner, TheThe PrisonerCategory:Articles with hCards 11–12 Miniseries; 6 episodes
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Young Gellert Grindelwald
2010 London Boulevard Whiteboy
2011 Camelot King Arthur TV series; 10 episodes
2011 Anonymous Young Oxford
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Caius Volturi
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Caius Volturi
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Jace Wayland

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 National Movie Awards One to Watch: Brits Going Global Himself Won[15]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Nominated

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Category:1988 births Category:English male film actors Category:English male models Category:English male television actors Category:Living people Category:People educated at Bedales School Category:Male actors from London Category:National Youth Theatre members Category:Singers from London Category:English male singers Category:21st-century English male actors