Jamie Bell's Feminine Side

BILLY ELLIOT director STEPHEN DALDRY had an enormous influence on his protege JAMIE BELL - because he introduced the young actor to intelligent company.

Bell burst onto the film scene aged just 13 in the ballet-dancing flick, and formed a special bond with the OSCAR-nominated movie's bisexual director Daldry - whose "camp friends" reminded him of his own female-dominated family.

Jamie, who is now appearing in NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, says, "Stephen moved me into a different world. Suddenly I was with intelligent people all the time. Seeing Stephen's plays opened me up to a world of theatre and art.

"It was a world of high culture, but also of very camp men. It wasn't a problem that it was a partly gay world. I cam from a feminine household run by my gran, mam and my sister."

01/07/2003 14:14

Contactmusic

Tags: Billy Elliot - Stephen Daldry - Nicholas Nickleby

Advertisement

More Billy Elliot

Shawshank Redemption 'Most Inspiring Movie'

Shawshank Redemption, the 1995 film starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, has been named as the most inspirational movie by a poll of film fans.The...

Advertisement

Comments

Billy Elliot Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Billy Elliot

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All