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100 BAFTA Moments - 14 Year Old Jamie Bell Wins Leading Actor in 2001

29 January 2015

10 days to go - Bell wins for his performance in Billy Elliot

In 2001, Jamie Bell won the Leading Actor award for Billy Elliot (2000). The other nominees included Russell Crowe, Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks and Geoffrey Rush. 

In his hilarious acceptance speech, Bell acknowledges all his fellow nominees, saying "Russell Crowe said that I had to thank him!"

Bell has gone on the star in a number of successful films, including King Kong (2005), The Adventures of Tintin (2011) and Nymphomaniac (2013), and will next be seen in The Fantastic Four (2015). 

Billy Elliot was a BBC Films production. This year, BBC Films will receive the Outstanding Contribution to British Film award, find out more.  

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