Happy 23rd Birthday to Scottish actor John Bell born 20th October 1997 in Paisley.
John first hit our screens when he was only ten in an episode of Dr Who, when he was lucky enough to share the screen with fellow Paisley actor David Tennant! And before anyone corrects me I know Tennant was born in Bathgate, but he moved to Paisley and was educated there!
In March 2008, he was the lead singing boy in a promotional trailer for the BBC 1 talent show ‘I’d Do Anything’, since then he has had some great acting roles, the most high profile must have been when he portrayed Bain, son of Bard the Bowman in two of the three epic Hobbit films. He also put in an appearance as Young Spud in T2 Trainspotting.
His TV work, for a 23 year old, is quite extensive, as well as Dr Who other shows have included Life of Riley, Tracey Beaker Returns, Hatfield & McCoys and Into the Badlands.
Of course young John is arguably most well known to the audience of the hit Starz show Outlander.
From season three onward he has racked up 20 appearances as Jamie’s nephew, “Young” Ian Murray, I enjoyed seeing him return to the fold, complete with Mohawk in the last season of the show.
John is known to be a bit private in his personal life, but is active on Twitter and Instagram.
The second image is John with another Scot the seventh “Doctor” Sylvester McCoy, who was also in The Hobbit.