Jamie Bell Desperate To Lose His 'Ballet Boy' Tag
British actor Jamie Bell is hoping his role as a creepy voyeur in the upcoming film Hallam Foe will finally help to shake off his 'Ballet Boy' tag. The 21-year-old shot to stardom as working class boy-turned-dancer Billy Elliot in the 2000 film of the same name.
Despite appreciating the critical acclaim he garnered, Bell's glad his latest movie will give show him in a new - albeit more sinister - light. He says, "It's fortunate that I don't have to live with being Ballet Boy any more. After this I'll be called the nipple-circling dress-wearer or Rat Boy."
Hallam Foe directed by David Mackenzie
Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.
Jamie Bell portrays the creepy but sensitive Hallam Foe.
The film also stars...
And Madame de Pompadour (aka David Tennant's boring girlfriend)
You can win tickets to see the film here.
Hallam Foe is opening the Edinburgh Film Festival.
The film will release in the UK August 31. No word yet on the American release date but the rights have been acquired by Magnolia Pictures.
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