Jamie Campbell Bower

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Jamie Campbell Bower

Bower at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International
BornJames Metcalfe Campbell Bower[1]
(1988-11-22) 22 November 1988 (age 24)
London, England
OccupationActor, singer, model
Years active2007–present
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Jamie Campbell Bower

Bower at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International
BornJames Metcalfe Campbell Bower[1]
(1988-11-22) 22 November 1988 (age 24)
London, England
OccupationActor, singer, model
Years active2007–present

James Metcalfe "Jamie" Campbell Bower (born 22 November 1988) is an English actor, singer and former model. Bower is best known for his role as Anthony Hope in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, his role as Caius in The Twilight Saga, his role as King Arthur in the Starz original series Camelot and as the young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. He will portray Jace Wayland in the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.


Early life

Campbell 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[2] and the National Youth Theatre. He began his professional career when 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 the band The Darling Buds.[5] Bower 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 (Oorlogswinter).[5]

Campbell Bower starred in the 2009 remake of the series The Prisoner as Number 11-12.[6] Also in 2009, he played Volturi member Caius in the film 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 of Camelot.[8] In 2010 Jamie 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 of Never Let Me Go (Florence and the Machine song) by Florence + The Machine. He is set to play Jace Wayland in City of Bones, the film adaption of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.[9]

Personal life

In February 2010, Bower was confirmed to be dating fellow Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the films. In April 2011, they confirmed their engagement.[10] However, on 30 June 2012 Bower and Wright amicably called off their engagement. Bower is quoted as saying he was ‘heartbroken’.[11] Jamie is now dating fellow "The Mortal Instruments" co-star Lily Collins.[12]


2007Dinner Party, TheThe Dinner PartyDouglasTV film
2007Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetAnthony Hope
2008Winter in WartimeJack
2009The Twilight Saga: New MoonCaius Volturi
2009Prisoner, TheThe Prisoner11–12TV mini-series (6 episodes)
2010Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1Young Gellert Grindelwald
2010London BoulevardWhite Boy
2011CamelotKing ArthurTV series (10 episodes)
2011AnonymousYoung Oxford
2011Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1Caius Volturi
2012Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2Caius Volturi
2013The Mortal Instruments: City of BonesJace WaylandPost-production

Awards and nominations

2011National Movie AwardsOne to Watch: Brits Going GlobalWon[13]


  1. ^ "Jamie Campbell Bower interview AP". YouTube. 30 March 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo9-5JBt45E&feature=g-vrec. 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. http://www.observer.com/2007/he-s-19-he-s-beautiful-and-he-s-bloody-good. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
  3. ^ Whitworth, Melissa (16 November 2009). "Fresh blood: Jamie Campbell Bower's teen thrills". This Is London. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/article-23768821-fresh-blood-jamie-campbell-bowers-teen-thrills.do. 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. ^ a b "Exclusive Q&A with Jamie Campbell Bower, Rising Star of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". Gibson.com. 15 January 2007. http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/ArtistsAndEvents/Stories/Exclusive%20Q_A%20with%20Jamie%20Campb/. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  6. ^ West, Dave (25 July 2008). "'Jericho' star, Wilson join ITV's 'Prisoner'". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a115258/jericho-star-wilson-join-itvs-prisoner.html. Retrieved 27 July 2008.
  7. ^ "British newcomer joins Twilight". BBC News (British Broadcasting Corporation). 30 March 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7972024.stm. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  8. ^ "'Twilight's' Jamie Campbell Bower Is Also 'Camelot's' Arthur". starpulse.com. http://www.starpulse.com/news/Fred_Topel/2011/03/30/twilights_jamie_campbell_bower_is_also. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Jaime Campbell Bower Joins ‘The Mortal Instruments’". Hollywood.com. http://www.hollywood.com/news/Jaime_Campbell_Bower_Joins_The_Mortal_Instruments/7802931. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Harry Potter's Jamie Campbell Bower, Bonnie Wright Engaged!". Us Weekly. 13 April 2011. http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/harry-potters-jamie-campbell-bower-bonnie-wright-engaged-2011134. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  11. ^ "Young Potter stars split as the magic wears off (well they did get engaged after just six months)". Daily Mail. 1 July 2012. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2167145/Bonnie-Wright-Jamie-Campbell-Bower-Young-Potter-stars-split-magic-wears-off.html. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  12. ^ Malkin, Marc (September 11, 2012). "Lily Collins' Boyfriend Jamie Campbell Bower and Ex Chord Overstreet Both at Her Toronto Premiere". E!. http://www.eonline.com/news/345173/lily-collins-boyfriend-jamie-campbell-bower-and-ex-chord-overstreet-both-at-her-toronto-premiere. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  13. ^ National Movie Awards

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