Bernie Taupin wrote several hits such as Rocket Man and Candle in the Wind
Jamie Bell plays songwriter Bernie Taupin in the movie about Elton John, Rocketman. Directed by Dexter Fletcher explores the film the early years of the muziekicoon as a child prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and lasting musical partnership with Bernie. Actor Taron Egerton plays Elton and according to Variety is Bell in the final stage of negotiations to Bernie to portray.
Elton and Bernie met in 1967 when they both responded to an ad for liedjesschrijvers. Now they have more than 30 albums, collaborated with Bernie texts wrote for hitnummers as Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Tiny Dancer, Bennie and the Jets, Daniel and Your Song. In addition, rewrote Bernie in 1997, the text of Candle in the Wind as a tribute to the late princess Diana.
The documentary Two Rooms in 1991, described by Elton and Bernie’s unconventional style of writing, where Bernie the texts single-handedly wrote and Elton later on music continued, without any interaction between the two. The last years went the duo by using the same creative process, although Bernie, 68 year, with Elton in the studio joined in when the songs were written, and sometimes during recording sessions.
Jamie Bell played in 2000 a prominent role in Billy Elliot. He was last seen in Movie Stars Don’t That in Liverpool, which brought him a BAFTA nomination process.