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People in Film | Jamie Bell
Posted November 18, 2010 to photo album "People in Film | Jamie Bell"
Meet Jamie Bell, the British actor who stars in two Focus Features releases for 2011, Kevin Macdonald’s The Eagle and Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre.
Jamie Bell | Battle Tested
For an actor who is still in his early 20s, Jamie Bell has been to war remarkably often – on screen, that is. In The Eagle, he plays Esca, a slave on the march with a Roman legion, but it’s just the latest in a long line of military movies for Bell. In 2002, he was Private Charlie Shakespeare, a British soldier stuck in no man’s land, in the World War I horror movie Deathwatch, after which he played Private First Class Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski, a US Marine at the Battle of Iwo Jima, in Clint Eastwood’s World War II drama 2006 Flags of Our Father. He also appeared in another WW2 movie, Ed Zwick’s Defiance, a few years later, appearing as one of four Jewish brothers (along with Daniel Craig, Liev Schrieber and George McKay) who are resistance fighters liberating and recruiting Polish Jews in their fight against the Nazis.