The supporting character of Caius Volturi in three films from the “Twilight Saga” series as well as a small part in the highly-liked fantasy movie “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows-Part 1” made Jamie Campbell Bower, an English actor, singer, and model, famous. Campbell was a London native. He began working for Select Model Management as a model. In the British musical horror film “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet,” which starred the renowned actor Johnny Depp in the lead role, he made his acting debut in the supporting part of Anthony Hope. He quickly rose to fame for his portrayal of Caius Volturi in the sequel to the well-known Twilight Saga film series, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” In “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2,” he played the same character again. Campbell, an actor, is also a founder member, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the English punk band Counterfeit, which was formed in 2015. The group has so far put out one studio album and three extended plays.
Early Childhood & Life
On November 22, 1988, James Metcalfe Campbell Bower was born in London, England. His mother Anne Elizabeth was a music manager, while his father David Bower was employed by the Gibson Guitar Corporation. He attended Bedales Institution, a private coeducational school in New Hampshire. He afterward joined the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre.
Career in Acting
With “Select Model Management,” Jamie Campbell Bower launched his modeling career. His first role in a major motion picture was Anthony Hope in the slasher movie “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” 2007. The movie was a box office hit and received numerous honors. Out of four nominations, it won two Golden Globes, and out of three nominations, it won one Oscar.
He made brief appearances in the movies “RocknRolla” and “Winter in Wartime” in 2008, respectively. His supporting performance as Caius Volturi in the romantic fantasy movie “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” the following year helped him become well-known. Despite receiving unfavorable reviews, the movie was a big commercial success.
He appeared in the 2010 movie “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” where he played a younger version of Gellert Grindelwald. The movie, which was the seventh in the Harry Potter series, was a tremendous commercial success and received favorable reviews. He appeared in the crime movie “London Boulevard” the same year as well.
He also appeared in television programs like “The Prisoner” in 2009 and “Camelot” in 2011. In the political thriller “Anonymous,” he played a supporting role as his next major motion picture role. The movie, which Roland Emmerich directed, received mediocre reviews and failed commercially.
In the final two films of the “The Twilight Saga” film series, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2,” he reprised his role as Caius Volturi. The films were financially successful, and while the latter earned generally favorable reviews, the former garnered unfavorable reviews.
In the 2013 Canadian-German fantasy action adventure movie “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” he portrayed one of the leading roles. Harald Zwart acted as the director.
The movie had a modest commercial success, bringing in $90 million against a $60 million budget. However, the reviews were overwhelmingly negative.
The following movie he appeared in was “Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Last Treasure” from 2015. Bower was nominated for a “Teen Choice Award” in the category of “Choice Movie Actor: Action” for his performance.
He has been starring in one of the lead roles in the British kids’ TV show “Thomas & Friends” since 2016. The majority of the critics have given it positive reviews. He appeared in 10 episodes of the American drama series “Will,” which was based on the early years of William Shakespeare, in 2017.
Career in Music
The English punk band “Counterfeit” was founded in 2015, and Jamie Campbell Bower is its founding member, lead vocalist, and lead guitarist. So far, they have put out three extended plays and the 2017 album “Together We Are Stronger.”
He had previously made an appearance in the Florence and the Machine music video for the song “Never Let Me Go.”
Jamie’s Bigger Works
In the 2009 movie “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” the second in the well-known “The Twilight Saga” film series, Jamie Campbell Bower portrayed the supporting character of Caius Volturi. In the narrative, a teenage girl named Bella Swan and a vampire named Edward Cullen had a complicated connection.
Despite receiving generally unfavorable reviews, the Chris Weitz-directed movie did well commercially and was well received by viewers. It was nominated for and won numerous accolades.
His contribution to the 2011 political thriller movie “Anonymous” was significant. The Roland Emmerich-directed biopic of Edward de Vere, an Elizabethan courtier, poet, writer, and patron of the arts who claimed authorship of William Shakespeare’s plays, is about de Vere’s life. Although the movie’s box office performance was poor, its visual effects received high accolades. Additionally, it received an Oscar nomination for “Best Costume Design.”
Jamie’s Individual Life
In 2010, it was established that Jamie Campbell Bower was dating actress Bonnie Wright. In 2011, they became engaged, however the following year, they called off the engagement.
He came in at number nine on “Glamour Magazine’s” list of the “50 Sexiest Men” of 2013.
Estimated Net Worth
An English actor, singer, and model with a $3 million fortune is Jamie Campbell Bower. In November 1988, Jamie Campbell was born in London, England. Both the National Youth Music Theatre and the National Youth Theatre included Jamie as a member.