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John Bell (Scottish actor)

John Bell (Scottish actor) British child actor

British child actor
John Bell (Scottish actor)
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Intro British child actor
Is Actor Film actor
From United Kingdom
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 20 October 1997, Paisley
Age: 22 years
The details


John Bell (born 20 October 1997) is a Scottish actor who played Bain in two installments of the Hobbit film series, Angus in Battleship, Helius in Wrath of the Titans and as Toby Coleman in Tracy Beaker Returns.


Bell made his TV debut in 2007 when he played Creet in the episode "Utopia" of Doctor Who after he won the role in a Blue Peter competition. In March 2008, he was the lead singing boy in a promotional trailer for the BBC 1 talent show 'I'd Do Anything'. In 2009, Bell played the lead role of Connor in Transit, a short drama.

Bell appeared in his first film role in 2009 when he starred as young orphan Tomas in A Shine of Rainbows. From 2009 - 2010, he portrayed Anthony Weaver in TV series Life of Riley, and, in 2011, appeared in TV movie Hattie as Robin Le Mesurier. From 2010 - 2011, Bell starred as Toby Coleman in BAFTA winning children's television series, Tracy Beaker Returns. In July 2011, he was named by Screenterrier as one of the top 12 British rising stars.

In 2012, Bell portrayed Helius in fantasy film Wrath of the Titans and then as Angus in science fiction war film Battleship. He then appeared as Billy Bempsy in TV mini series Hatfields & McCoys. In 2013 and 2014, he portrayed Bain, son of Bard the Bowman, in epic adventure fantasy films The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Also in 2013, he portrayed Jamie Carr in an episode of TV series Midsomer Murders.


Audio drama

Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty: The Dragon And The Raven Young Harold


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Doctor Who Creet 1 Episode
2009 Transit Connor Lead Role
2009 A Shine of Rainbows Tomas Starring Role
2009 - 2010 Life of Riley Anthony Weaver 7 Episodes
2011 Hattie Robin Le Mesurier TV Movie
2010 - 2011 Tracy Beaker Returns Toby Coleman Series 1-2
2012 Wrath of the Titans Helius Film
2012 Battleship Angus Film
2013 Midsomer Murders Jamie Carr 1 Episode
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Bain Film
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Bain Film

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