Date of Birth
22 December 1988, London, England, UK
James Metcalfe Campbell Bower
6' (1.83 m)
Jamie Campbell Bower was born in London, England, to Anne Elizabeth (Roseberry), a music manager, and David Bower, who works for Gibson Guitar Co. His 4 times maternal great-grandfather was Sir John Campbell, the 7th Baronet of Ardnamurchan and Airds.
Jamie is also the lead singer in a band called "Counterfeit". He went to Bedales School in Hampshire. Whilst still at school he was told that he had got the part of "Anthony" in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", which he was recommended to audition for by family friend, Laura Michelle Kelly. Bower later went on to star in RocknRolla (2008) as "Rocker", directed by Guy Ritchie. He will make his next on-screen appearance as "Caius", a member of the Volturi coven, in the tween franchise that is The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) alongside actors such as fellow Brit Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Bower appeared in the third installment of Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011). He also joined the "Harry Potter" cast as "Gellert Grindelward" in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
Former member of the National Youth Music Theatre.
Began his career when family friend Laura Michelle Kelly introduced him to her agent.
Attended Bedales school.
Dressed as a mouse for Halloween.
Attended Burberry's return to London Fashion Week catwalk.
He models clothes for his designer ex-girlfriend Zoe Graham.
Has a younger brother named Samuel.
A great fan of music, one of his favorite songs is "Marlene", by Lightspeed Champion and he named his 2009 album of the year, "Only Revolution", by Biffy Clyro.
Is a fan of Arcade Fire and Clement Marfo.
Is good friends with fellow vampire from The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), Edi Gathegi.
Was engaged to Bonnie Wright.
Jamie played roles in three major book to film franchises. He played Caius in The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012); Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011); Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013).
Great friends with Mortal Instruments co-star Kevin Zegers.
Ranked #9 in Glamour's list of "50 Sexiest Men" of 2013.
He and his Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) co-star Johnny Depp have both played Harry Potter villain Gellert Grindelwald at different ages. Jamie played him as a young man in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Depp in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016).
I'm going to cry until I get another job. I want to do more movies. I feel like it's a totally different skill set than there is to theater. It's much more internal. I'm an extrovert, I like to gesticulate and talk loud and stuff, and the theater is easy for me. I can go up there and spread my legs and go, 'Here I am'. Oh, don't get that wrong. Whereas in cinema you have to be much more thoughtful, and I find that a lot more challenging.
People don't get it, they think I'm rich. I'm not! I have no money!
I grew up with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's films -- like Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Sleepy Hollow (1999) -- when I was first realizing that I really liked films and understood what a good film was.
I suppose having my private life splashed everywhere is the nature of the beast, it happens sometimes. That's one of the reasons I don't live in Los Angeles. You're only enticing your life if you do.