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Jamie Campbell Bower

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Jamie Campbell Bower
Jamie Campbell Bower by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Bower at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.
Born James Metcalfe Campbell Bower
(1988-11-22) 22 November 1988 (age 29)
London, England
Occupation Actor, singer, model
Years active 2007–present

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, King Arthur in the Starz series Camelot, the young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and playwright Kit Marlowe in the short-lived series Will.

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

Early life[edit]

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]


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 new West End musical Bend It Like Beckham.[11]

He is the frontman for the band Counterfeit, which released its first album in March 2017.

As of July 2017, he is on the TNT original series, Will.

Personal life[edit]

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 called off their engagement.[13]



Year Title 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
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 Volturi
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Caius Volturi
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Jace Wayland
2015 Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Skiff UK/US Voice
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Young Gellert Grindelwald[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Prisoner 11–12 6 episodes
2011 Camelot King Arthur 10 episodes
2016–present Thomas & Friends Skiff UK/US voice
2017 Will Christopher Marlowe 10 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Bend It Like Beckham Joe West End

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 Choice Movie Actor: Action The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Nominated


  1. ^ "Jamie Campbell Bower interview AP". YouTube. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Vilkomerson, Sara (11 December 2007). "He's 19, He's Beautiful And He's Bloody Good". The New York Observer. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  3. ^ Whitworth, Melissa (16 November 2009). "Fresh blood: Jamie Campbell Bower's teen thrills". This Is London. Archived from the original on 25 November 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Beauclerk Dewar, Peter (2001). Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain: together with members of the titled and non-titled contemporary establishment:Volume 1 of Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain. Burke's Peerage. p. 160. ISBN 0-9711966-0-5. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive Q&A with Jamie Campbell Bower, Rising Star of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". 15 January 2007. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2008. 
  6. ^ West, Dave (25 July 2008). "'Jericho' star, Wilson join ITV's 'Prisoner'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "British newcomer joins Twilight". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  8. ^ Fred Topel (March 30, 2011). "'Twilight's' Jamie Campbell Bower Is Also 'Camelot's' Arthur". Starpulse. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Sam Morgan (31 May 2011). "Jaime Campbell Bower Joins 'The Mortal Instruments'". Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Bergin, Olivia (17 December 2013). "Meet Burberry's fresh new cast of campaign stars". Telegraph. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "West End's Bend It Like Beckham Musical Casts Its Complete Team". Playbill. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Harry Potter's Jamie Campbell Bower, Bonnie Wright Engaged!". Us Weekly. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Jamie Campbell Bower, Bonnie Wright Call Off Engagement". Us Weekly. July 10, 2012. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  14. ^ "Did you spot this genius Harry Potter reference in the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald?". Radio Times. Radio Times. Retrieved 25 September 2018. 
  15. ^ "2011 National Movie Award Winners". National Movie Awards. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. 

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