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The Guardian: Bell De Jour

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire November 27, 2005 at 5:23AM

Jamie Bell can trace his first "Billy Elliot" moment back to a throwaway comment on a bus in Teesside, England. Now, he has shed his boy-dancer alter ego, thanks to a handful of coming-of-age movies and a run-in with "King Kong." So why does he need eight mentors and a second family, asks Chrissy Iley.
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Jamie Bell can trace his first "Billy Elliot" moment back to a throwaway comment on a bus in Teesside, England. Now, he has shed his boy-dancer alter ego, thanks to a handful of coming-of-age movies and a run-in with "King Kong." So why does he need eight mentors and a second family, asks Chrissy Iley.