Billy Elliott got hot, shirtless

Remember that cute little kid in the heartwarming British movie Billy Elliot from 2000? He got hot! Jaime Bell is all of 23 now so I don’t feel guilty drooling over this photo from an upcoming film that shows him hot, sweaty, shirtless and dirty in low-rider pants. It’s those lower abs that are doing it for me. (I’m not of the “any guy over 18” mindset, I’m in my mid 30s so they have to be at least 21.)

In Eagle of the Ninth Bell stars as a second century slave to a Roman army leader played by Channing Tatum. Tatum’s character comes to Scotland to help his dad (Donald Sutherland) solve a mystery of a missing legion of troops. I’m sure the film will have plenty of hot guys fighting, but sadly only Bell, not Tatum, is shirtless in the stills now available.

The Eagle of the Ninth is set in the dangerous world of second-century Britain. In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Amongst all the drama, he meets and is accompanied by a British slave named Esca, who will be played by Bell, while Sutherland will come into the picture as Marcus’ uncle Aquila, who has retired in Britain.

[From Screencrave]

I couldn’t find a trailer for this movie yet. Eagle of the Ninth is out sometime next year and has no specific release date listed on IMDB. Note to producers: there’s still more time to work in footage of shirtless guys.

Since starring as Billy Elliot, Jaime Bell has had roles in King Kong, Flags of Our Fathers, and Jumper. He’s shown below at the UK premiere of Defiance on 1/6/09 with Liev Schreiber and Daniel Craig.

Thanks to Huffington Post for the heads up!

Film stills from Yahoo! and credit Matt Nettheim/Focus Features. Other photos credit:

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22 Responses to “Billy Elliott got hot, shirtless”

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  1. viper says:

    Nope not working for me. Then again not alot of guys in the industry look like men to me.

  2. asiont says:

    nice one.

  3. tsagrednerp says:

    He was so much hotter than Hayden Christensen (sp?) in ‘Jumper’…I watch the crap just to see him. ‘Billy Elliot’ is still one of my fave movies too.

  4. BitterBetty says:

    Is that what passes for attractive these days? he looks like a troll and his pubic beard made me gag. I’m sorry but NO.

  5. Jojo says:

    NOT ugly, but NOT hot either.

  6. bella says:

    I want my men to look like men, not boys. I want some hair (NOT a blanket ;)) on the chest; strong arms to hold me; large hands; no one who is smaller than me, prettier than me, has longer hair than me, or requires more maintenance/makeup/hair products than me.

    I struck gold with my husband!

  7. anon says:


  8. Danielle says:

    his body is hot but his face is not. i loveeeeee channing tatum tho mmmmmmmm

  9. Jess says:

    I wouldn’t kick him out of my bed!!!

  10. Pont Neuf says:

    He has changed so much! Sadly, I have to agree with most comments: the change hasn’t been for the better. Nice body, though. It’s just too bad that his facial features are so sharp.

    As for Channing Tatum, what is it that people see in him? OK, he is somewhat cute but… Well, that’s it. He is somewhat cute. Also, he is an awful actor. I just have to wonder what sort of film this is going to be. If it’s an even remotely serious film, he’s going to ruin it with his posing and pouting.

  11. wow says:

    Yeah, not a bad one.

  12. Firestarter says:

    Not hot.

  13. nj says:

    @bella- literally laughing my face off cause we are on the same page!
    Marry a big man and you’ll never feel fat! Mine thinks I weigh about 105 lbs and I DON’T.

  14. texasmom says:

    Who knew they had low-riders in Roman times??

  15. Amy says:

    not really doing it for me either however its nice to see a shirtless man once in a while among the endless sea of bikini clad girls usually littering celeb sites. i’m sure he’s doing it for some people out there so i say, go Jamie Bell! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  16. jule says:

    @ bella and nj – A big fat DITTO!!!

  17. crash2GO2 says:

    Awww. He’s still a little scrawny squirt.

  18. Ana says:

    I adore him!!! Thanks celebitchy!

  19. nj says:

    I adore Channing Tatum so much I can’t even hate his wife. I can’t wait to see a baby out of those two and I generally have ZERO interest in celebrity babies.

    Laughing my a** off at texasmom ! Very good observation! Maybe they discovered the remnants of some lowriders in the Parthenon…togas, olive wreaths, and lowriders.

  20. Toe says:

    @Texasmom: You’re the first person that made me laugh in 2010. Good one!

  21. WTF?!? says:

    “Marry a big man and you’ll never feel fat! Mine thinks I weigh about 105 lbs and I DON’T.”

    LOL. Good one, nj.

    PS that beard is Brad Pitt nasty.

  22. Anonimoose says:

    Eagle of the Ninth was a fave book in childhood. Hope they do it justice…