British actor Jamie Campbell Bower was born on November 22, 1988 in London, England. A former member of the National Youth Music Theatre, he began his professional career in 2007, when his friend, fellow actress and musician Laura Michelle Kelly, recommended him to her agent. This led to his first screen role, in the 2007 television drama The Dinner Party. He was also a part-time model and was signed with Select Model Management in London.
That same year, Campbell Bower took a supporting role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. He took other film roles the following year, including the award-winning Oorlogswinter and Guy Ritchie’s film RockNRolla. He then appeared in the hit film Twilight's sequel, New Moon, as Caius, the leader of the Volturi. Later on, he took on a role in the remake of the British drama The Prisoner, which aired on AMC.
In 2010, Bower was cast as the younger version of Gellert Grindelwald in the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. That same year, the actor booked a part in the pilot episode of Game of Thrones.
2011: Camelot (TV series) - King Arthur
2011: Anonymous - Young Oxford
2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - Gellert Grindelwald
2011: Game of Thrones (TV series) - Ser Waymar Royce
2010: London Boulevard - White Boy
2010: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - Gellert Grindelwald
2009: The Prisoner (TV mini-series) - 11-12
2009: New Moon - Caius Volturi
2008: Winter in Wartime - Jack
2008: RocknRolla - Rocker
2007: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Anthony
2007: The Dinner Party (TV movie) - Douglas
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 and Tim's films -- like Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow -- when I was first realizing that I really liked films and understood what a good film was.