Jamie Campbell Bower is on the Stranger Things scene! The British actor is one of the new additions to Stranger Things season 4, and his character makes a major impact. The 33-year-old is a new series regular in the fourth season, and no one will ever forget Jamie’s character.
If you didn’t grow up watching Twilight or Harry Potter movies, you’re probably asking: who is Jamie Campbell Bower and where have I seen him before? HollywoodLife has everything you need to know about the Stranger Things star.
1. Jamie has an important role in ‘Stranger Things 4.’
Jamie is introduced as Peter Ballard, a kind and caring man who works as an orderly at the Hawkins Lab. In an attempt to get her powers back, Eleven relives the memories of her time at the Hawkins Lab. In 1979, Eleven and Peter meet. Peter befriends Eleven during her time there. However, things shift when Peter reveals that he’s actually Victor Creel’s son and 001, the person who kickstarted Dr. Brenner’s research. He urges Eleven to escape and then massacres the children and employees at the Hawkins Lab. Eleven faces off against Peter at the lab. While it initially appears Eleven killed Peter, he evolved into Vecna, the monster who has been tormenting Hawkins throughout season 4.
2. Jamie has been a part of the ‘Twilight’ and ‘Harry Potter’ universes.
Jamie notably played Caius, one of the ancient leaders of the Volturi, in The Twilight Saga. He also played a young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. On top of those key roles, Jamie played Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie.
3. Jamie is a singer.
Jamie was a member of the English punk rock band Counterfeit from 2015 to 2020. The band released its first album in 2017 but disbanded in 2020. Jamie has since gone solo and will be releasing two new songs on May 27, 2022, the day of the Stranger Things season 4 premiere.
4. Jamie was previously engaged to Bonnie Wright.
Jamie and Bonnie Wright, best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, began dating in 2010. They got engaged in 2011 before splitting up in 2012. Jamie has also dated Lily Collins and Ruby Quilter.
5. Jamie is from England.
Jamie was born and raised in London. His parents worked in the music industry. After being a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and National Youth Theatre, Jamie began his career working as a model. His first onscreen role was Anthony Hope in the 2007 movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.