Christian Bale Biography (1974-)

Full name, Christian Charles Philip Bale (some sources cite Christian MorganBale); born January 30, 1974, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales; raisedin England, Portugal, and California; son of David (a commercial pilot and talent manager) and Jane (some sources cite Jenny; a dancer and circus clown) Bale; brother of Erin Bale (a musician) and Louise Bale (an actress and director); married Sibi Blazic (a producer), January 29, 2000; children: one daughter. Addresses: Agent: Patrick Whitesell, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, voice performer
Birth Details
January 30, 1974
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Jim Graham, Empire of the Sun, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Jum-Jum, Mio min Mio (also known as The Land of Faraway, Mio in the Land of Faraway, and Mio, moy Mio), Miramax, 1987
  • Falstaff's boy, Henry V, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1989
  • Jack "Cowboy" Kelly/Francis Sullivan, Newsies (also known as Newsboys), Buena Vista, 1992
  • Thomas Berger, Swing Kids, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Theodore "Laurie" Laurence, Little Women, Columbia, 1994
  • Prince Amled, Prince of Jutland (also known as Royal Deceit, Amled, prinsen af Jylland, and Prinsen af Jylland), Miramax,1994
  • Voice of Thomas, Pocahontas (animated), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Edward Rosier, The Portrait of a Lady, Gramercy, 1996
  • Stevie, The Secret Agent (also known as Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Agent"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Chris Lloyd, Metroland, Pandora Cinema, 1997, Lions Gate Films, 1999
  • Arthur Stuart, Velvet Goldmine, Miramax, 1998
  • Bobby Platt, All the Little Animals, Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Demetrius, A Midsummer Night's Dream (also known as William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Sogno di una notte di mezzaestate), Fox Searchlight, 1999
  • Patrick Bateman, American Psycho, Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Walter Wade, Jr., Shaft (also known as Shaft--Noch fragen?), Paramount, 2000
  • Mandras, Captain Corelli's Mandolin (also known as Capitaine Corelli), MCA-Universal/Miramax, 2001
  • Quinn Abercromby, Reign of Fire, Buena Vista, 2002
  • Cleric John Preston, Equilibrium (also known as Cubic), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2002
  • Sam, Laurel Canyon, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003
  • Trevor Reznik, El maquinista (also known as The Machinist),Paramount Classics, 2004
  • Voice of Howl for English version, Hauru no ugoku shiro (anime; also known as Howl's Moving Castle), Buena Vista International, 2004
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman Begins, Warner Bros., 2005
  • John Rolfe, The New World, New Line Cinema, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Alexei, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (also known as Anastasia: The Story of Anna), NBC, 1986
  • Ben Harris, Heart of the Country, BBC, 1986
  • Movies
  • Jim Hawkins, Treasure Island (also known as Devil's Treasure), TNT, 1990
  • Jesus of Nazareth, Mary, Mother of Jesus, NBC, 1999
  • Specials
  • China Odyssey: "Empire of the Sun," a Film by Steven Spielberg (documentary), CBS, 1987
  • Tim Perkins, "A Murder of Quality," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1991
  • Himself, American Film Institute Tribute to Steven Spielberg, NBC,1995
  • (Uncredited) Narrator and voice of Dan Eldon, Dying to Tell the Story, TBS, 1998
  • Presenter, 14th Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 2000
  • (In archive footage) 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! EntertainmentTelevision, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2002
  • Guest, Coming Attractions, 2004, 2005
  • "Batman Begins," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared as Thor in The Nerd, West End production, London, early 1980s.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Guest, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, 2005
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Shaft: Still the Man, Paramount, 2000
  • The Making of "American Psycho," Lions Gate Films, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale, 2001
    Periodicals
    • Chicago Tribune, November 18, 2004
    • Detour, July, 1996; December, 1996
    • Empire, September, 1998, pp. 58-59; June, 2001, pp. 10-14
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 11, 1996, pp. 48-49; June 25, 1999,p. 36; June 25, 2004, p. 50
    • Fangoria, May, 2000, pp. 54-57
    • Interview, February, 1998, p. 62; December, 1998, p. 102; April, 2000, pp. 102-107; February, 2001, p. 143; November, 2004, p. 98
    • Movieline, March, 1996; March, 1997
    • People Weekly, July 4, 2005, p. 67
    • Premiere, March, 1998, pp. 62-63; March, 2000, p. 96
    • Sassy, November, 1996
    • Seventeen, May, 1992, p. 64
    • Spin, March, 1996
    • Teen, June, 1992, p. 56
    • Total Movie and Entertainment, August, 2002, pp. 30-31
    • TV Guide, November 13, 1999, pp. 46-48
    • USA Weekend, March 31, 2000, p. 16
    • Variety, May 25, 1998, p. 4
    • YM, November, 1996; April, 1997

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