Ben Willbond is a comedian, writer and producer, best known as one of the original cast members of the multiple-award-winning children’s TV show Horrible Histories (CBBC/BBC1). He has appeared in five series of the programme and performed in the Horrible Histories BBC Proms Live at the Royal Albert Hall. With the team from Horrible Histories, Ben went on to co-write and star in three series of family adventure fantasy Yonderland (Sky 1) which was nominated for a Rose D’Or Award, and feature film BILL. Following these successes, the team went on to co-write the hugely popular primetime comedy Ghosts (BBC1) in which Ben stars as the character “Captain”.
Ben’s array of TV credits include a star guest role in Season 3 of Playing House (NBC Universal), Good Omens (Amazon Prime/BBC2), BAFTA and Emmy-nominated sketch show Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC One/HBO), There She Goes (BBC Four), Quacks (BBC2), Power Monkeys (Channel 4), Pointless Celebrities (BBC2) and a main role in Series 4 of The Thick of It (BBC2).
Ben’s film credits include Giles in Bridget Jones’ Baby, King of Thieves, Your Highness, Cemetery Junction, Starter for Ten, I Want Candy, Click, and St Trinian’s. He also wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in the multi-award-winning short film Tooty’s Wedding.