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Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin

Jamie Bell's career came full circle when he landed a role in Rocketman (that of Bernie Taupin, John's longtime friend and collaborator). Although most wouldn't recognize him for it today, Bell's best-known role is still that of Billy in 2000's Billy Elliot. It was at the Cannes screening of that film that the then-young Bell met John Elton. "That was the first time I’d ever met anyone that famous, and that was quite overwhelming for me," Bell told Deadline. "He was so lovely and so supportive of that film, and obviously since that, he was involved in the musical... we’ve been somehow cosmically tethered together in a way."