Ben is a comedian, writer and producer. He has appeared in five series of Horrible Histories for CBBC/BBC1, and also performed in the Horrible Histories BBC Proms Live at the Royal Albert Hall. The show’s long list of awards includes five BAFTAs, a 2011 Broadcast Award and Best Sketch Show in both 2010 and 2011 at the British Comedy Awards. With the team from Horrible Histories, Ben then went on to co-write and star in three series of family adventure fantasy Yonderland for Sky1, which was nominated for a Rose D’Or Award in 2014. Ben also co-wrote feature film BILL, released in 2015, in which he starred alongside the cast from Horrible Histories and Yonderland.
Ben’s array of TV credits include a star guest role in Season 3 of Playing House (NBC Universal), Quacks (BBC2), Power Monkeys (Channel 4), Drifters (Channel 4), a main role in Series 4 of The Thick of It (BBC2), Drunk History (MTV), Inside No 9 (BBC2), Count Arthur Strong (BBC2), Cardinal Burns (Channel 4), Rev (BBC2), Extras (BBC1), and Pointless Celebrities (BBC2). His film credits include Giles in Bridget Jones’ Baby, Your Highness, Cemetery Junction, Starter for Ten, I Want Candy, Click, and St Trinian’s.
Previously, Ben wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in the short film Tooty’s Wedding, which in 2011 won the LA Shorts Film Festival award for Best Short, the Rhode Island Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Comedy, and the Best Foreign Film and Best Director awards at the LA Comedy Festival. In 2012 it was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and the inaugural Sundance London, and was nominated for the Sundance Shorts Award before going on to win the LOCO Short Film Awards at the LOCO Festival in 2014.
“The man is faultless: he is a brilliant writer with a positively forensic ear for dialogue…a charismatic performer who combines serious acting talent with killer comedy delivery.”
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