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Tintin to be played by Billy Elliot

January 28, 2009

Blistering barnacles, as Captain Haddock would have it. Tintin is to be portrayed by a British actor best known for his role as a ballet prodigy.

Jamie Bell, who appeared as the title character in Billy Elliot at the age of 14, has been cast as the lead in Steven Spielberg’s big-screen adaptation of the Tintin comic books. Read more.