Christian Bale's mum still hoping for reunion

Bournemouth Echo: Christian Bale with his mum Jenny (centre, also pictured right) and his other sister Louise Christian Bale with his mum Jenny (centre, also pictured right) and his other sister Louise

THE mum of Hollywood superstar and former Bournemouth schoolboy, Christian Bale, is hoping for a reunion as her son stands on the brink of Oscar glory.

Jenny Bale, 66, has not had any contact with Christian since she and his sister Sharon had a heated argument and fell out with him on the eve of his Dark Knight premiere in 2008.

The star, who has recently been nominated for an Oscar for his performance in American Hustle, celebrated his 40th birthday on Thursday, January 30, but his mum says they still haven’t spoken.

She said: “I’ve sent him lots of emails and a Happy Birthday card, but I haven’t heard anything back yet.

“Obviously it would be really lovely to get back into contact with him as it has been so long.”

He transformed himself to play the role of consummate swindler Irving Rosenfeld, inspired by real-life con man Melvin Weinberg in the American crime-comedy film.

Jenny went to see the film, which sees two beauties fighting over her son, at a cinema in Bournemouth and said: “I thought it was a really good film. I always go to see his films.”

Bale’s big break came at 12 years old when he starred in Steven Spielberg epic Empire Of The Sun whilst he was still attending Bournemouth School.

He has since gained critical acclaim for his role as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho and his Oscar-winning portrayal of boxing trainer Dickie Eklund in The Fighter.

Former Bournemouth School pupil and fellow actor Matthew Jure has revealed that Christian’s hard work ethic and talent for acting were evident from an early age at school.

He said: “I was two years ahead of Christian at school and he was already doing screen work whilst I was still acting in the school plays.

“We could not believe it when the word got round that he was starring in Steven Spielberg’s next film. I think at first people thought he was a fantasist, but it soon became apparent that he was telling the truth.”

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6:10am Mon 3 Feb 14

ShuttleX says...

After five and a half years of silence, I would have thought it's obvious that this person wants nothing to do with his Mum. She needs to accept that and let it go.
After five and a half years of silence, I would have thought it's obvious that this person wants nothing to do with his Mum. She needs to accept that and let it go. ShuttleX

7:31am Mon 3 Feb 14

Huey says...

Probably one of the best actors around at the moment.
Probably one of the best actors around at the moment. Huey

8:27am Mon 3 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

He's Bale'd out.
He's Bale'd out. BIGTONE

9:04am Mon 3 Feb 14

mark.s says...

Always a shame when someone loses sight of their roots.
Always a shame when someone loses sight of their roots. mark.s

9:48am Mon 3 Feb 14

bubbles20 says...

i can understand why he wouldnt want to speak to his mum. Being at a premiere that your in and your mum and sister starts a massive row. Thats great support from a Mother and Sister on such an important event.
i can understand why he wouldnt want to speak to his mum. Being at a premiere that your in and your mum and sister starts a massive row. Thats great support from a Mother and Sister on such an important event. bubbles20

11:32am Mon 3 Feb 14

hamworthygirl says...

Sad to read this. I dont either of them but hes known for being difficult allegedly, rumour has it she and sister asked for money. Could be hes too tight to help or maybe he has a good reason. No one will ever know the truth i guess it is a real shame that the family are estranged.
Sad to read this. I dont either of them but hes known for being difficult allegedly, rumour has it she and sister asked for money. Could be hes too tight to help or maybe he has a good reason. No one will ever know the truth i guess it is a real shame that the family are estranged. hamworthygirl

12:12pm Mon 3 Feb 14

bubbles20 says...

or maybe hes already given them enough and fed up as being used as a bank
or maybe hes already given them enough and fed up as being used as a bank bubbles20

1:39pm Mon 3 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

Got too big for his boots and greedy mum,was the rumour many years ago.
Got too big for his boots and greedy mum,was the rumour many years ago. pete woodley

2:20pm Mon 3 Feb 14

ragamuffin1990 says...

I happen to know the family and his mother is a wonderful and kind woman. She doesnt want a penny out of him unlike commenters on here think. She just wants her family to all be together, unfortunately Christian's wife doesnt!! He lost sight of the woman that gave him everything and it is very very sad.
I happen to know the family and his mother is a wonderful and kind woman. She doesnt want a penny out of him unlike commenters on here think. She just wants her family to all be together, unfortunately Christian's wife doesnt!! He lost sight of the woman that gave him everything and it is very very sad. ragamuffin1990

3:06pm Mon 3 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

mark.s wrote:
Always a shame when someone loses sight of their roots.
I've seen a few tennies in Iceland with blonde hair and a black parting.
It's only a fiver for a box.
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: Always a shame when someone loses sight of their roots.[/p][/quote]I've seen a few tennies in Iceland with blonde hair and a black parting. It's only a fiver for a box. BIGTONE

5:47pm Mon 3 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

Isn't this story wheeled out every time Mr Bale has a new film out?
Isn't this story wheeled out every time Mr Bale has a new film out? whataboutthat

1:59pm Tue 4 Feb 14

rocketskunk says...

ShuttleX wrote:
After five and a half years of silence, I would have thought it's obvious that this person wants nothing to do with his Mum. She needs to accept that and let it go.
Is that you finished trolling for the day or do you have more horrible things to say?
[quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: After five and a half years of silence, I would have thought it's obvious that this person wants nothing to do with his Mum. She needs to accept that and let it go.[/p][/quote]Is that you finished trolling for the day or do you have more horrible things to say? rocketskunk

7:43pm Tue 4 Feb 14

scoooobles says...

ragamuffin1990 wrote:
I happen to know the family and his mother is a wonderful and kind woman. She doesnt want a penny out of him unlike commenters on here think. She just wants her family to all be together, unfortunately Christian's wife doesnt!! He lost sight of the woman that gave him everything and it is very very sad.
Yep, he has let his wife split up his family which is so sad.
[quote][p][bold]ragamuffin1990[/bold] wrote: I happen to know the family and his mother is a wonderful and kind woman. She doesnt want a penny out of him unlike commenters on here think. She just wants her family to all be together, unfortunately Christian's wife doesnt!! He lost sight of the woman that gave him everything and it is very very sad.[/p][/quote]Yep, he has let his wife split up his family which is so sad. scoooobles

10:58pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

Huey wrote:
Probably one of the best actors around at the moment.
We like him in the States. Hard to believe that a Bournemouth School lad could become the spitting essence of a street tough Lowell Mass fighter or a Jewish con artist.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Probably one of the best actors around at the moment.[/p][/quote]We like him in the States. Hard to believe that a Bournemouth School lad could become the spitting essence of a street tough Lowell Mass fighter or a Jewish con artist. Yankee1

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