Friday, December 2, 2011


Jamie Bell & Mr. Will-W.
Introducing Tintin himself! 25 year-old British Actor Jamie Bell is known best for his work in 2000's Billy Elliot in which he starred in the Lead Role,  Since then however, he has built a steady career in popular titles like King Kong, Flags of our Fathers, Defiance and Jane EyreBell flew-in from New York City yesterday morning for an extensive two-day Toronto Press Tour in support of Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin.

The $135 million 3-D Spectacle is expected to fare well internationally (it already has opened in several markets overseas) as Fans of the Comic Book Series have long adored it since it first was created by Hergé (Georges Remi) in the 1940s. I remember visiting London a few years back and seeing a Shop of all Tintin Memorabilia - that's how big it is over there!

The Tintin Shop in London's Soho District
I caught-up with Bell quickly one of his stop-offs today including visits to CBC, MuchMusic, CHUM-FM and a day full of interviews out of his Yorkville Hotel. Despite being rushed by his Handler, he was a Gentleman about it all, stopping to pose for a Photo and signing Autographs for Fans.  It's been a while since he's been in Toronto, after filming Doug Liman's Jumper here back in 2008 alongside Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson. While in the City, Bell made sure to check-out the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins last night at Air Canada Centre.

The Thespian is linked romantically with the beautiful Evan Rachel Wood whom we met back in September and counts Sons of Anarchy Actor Charlie Hunnam among his Best Friends.  No word though on whether or not he and Hunnam, who currently is in-town filming Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, had a chance to connect.  Bell is headed now to Montreal, where The Adventures of Tintin is set to open tomorrow first in Canada.

The Adventures of Tintin centers around its Hero Tintin (Bell) and Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) who are on a search for a sunken Ship.  The Film also features the Voice Work of Daniel Craig, Toby Jones, Simon Pegg and Cary ElwesParamount Pictures releases nationwide in Canada on December 21, 2011.

See more Photos of Bell I snapped today in Toronto:

Watch the Trailer for The Adventures of Tintin below:

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)