He provided the voice of Tintin in The Adventures of Tintin. In 2000, he starred in Billy Elliot and in 2005, he starred in King Kong.
His grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister were all professional dancers. He aspired to learn, though it was considered a woman's art form.
He beat out Russel Crowe for Best Actor in the 2001 British Academy Awards.
He began dancing at age six while imitating his sisters.
He dated actress Evan Rachel Wood in 2005. They broke up, but reportedly rekindled their romance in the summer of 2011. They announced their divorce in May 2014 after having a child in November 2013.
- The meaning of the name Bell: Beautiful