A handsome, carefree young man, Arthur is torn from his home and family upon learning he is the only male heir to the throne as a result of the king's untimely death. Arthur's intense education in a dark, unruly world inspires him to pursue a kingdom based on justice, hope, and freedom from tyranny while the lands he oversees are corrupted by violence, greed, and despair.
Jamie Campbell Bower stars as King Arthur in the original series "Camelot."
He is currently filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn parts I and II, returning to the role of Caius, leader of the Volturi Vampires, whom he played in the second installment of the hugely successful Twilight series adapted from the novels by Stephanie Meyer. Most recently, he completed filming the feature Anonymous, a political thriller about who actually wrote the plays of William Shakespeare by award-winning director Roland Emmerich.
Despite a short career to date, Bower can already add a number of critically acclaimed and popular films to his repertoire. He made his film debut in Tim Burton's gothic musical Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring in a leading role opposite Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter. Most recently Bower was seen in London Boulevard from the novels of the same name by Ken Bruen, the directorial debut of William Monahan with an outstanding cast including Kiera Knightley, Colin Farrell and Ray Winstone. This last November, he appeared as Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and will return next year for the final installment Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. The films include a stellar line up including Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent and Michael Gambon. His other film credits include Guy Ritchies's RocknRolla with Gerard Butler and Thandie Newton and Martin Koolhoven's Winter in Wartime.
Alongside his film work, Bower is also beginning to make a name for himself on the small screen. He can be seen in a new adaptation of the cult 1960's television series "The Prisoner" with Hayley Atwell and Sir Ian McKellen, which began on AMC in the US and was shown on ITV earlier this year. In 2007, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Douglas in the BBC's "The Dinner Party."