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Ben is currently available for short duration work such as commercials/voice-over/role-play due to other work committments

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Physical details

Gender: Male

Eye colour: Blue

Hair colour: Greying

Hair length: Bald

Playing age: 59 - 70 years

Actual age: 64

Height: 5ft 6ins

Weight: 101kg

Build: Stocky

Location: South East

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White

Voice quality: Gentle, Light, Warm

Voice character: Cheerful, Friendly

Biography

Graduated as a mature student from stage school in July 2000 from The Bridge Theatre Training Co. Ben specialises in Character roles - the more eccentric the better! He draws on life experience having worked as a Personnel and Training Manager, Health Promotion Adviser, Hotelier, B & B Proprietor (he still runs a B & B in deepest West Sussex when not acting) and a few other occupations along the way. He enjoys eating and cooking food preferably with friends and describes himself as a "people person" .

Credits

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Corporate
2013 Simulated Patient, Brighton Role Play
2013 Reader, Interact Reading Services , Two Sussex Hospitals , Ben Ashlin
2007 Shopkeeper/Interviewee, Interview skills Role Play , Sussex Police Authority , self
2007 Model (2006/7 Art Exhibition), Sovereign Rights , Marlborough Fine Arts , Paul Hodgson
Video
2010 Mr Wilson (patient), GP Receptionist Training Video , Pukka Films , Paul Katis
Stage Tour
2008 Pyschiatrist/Priest/Traffic Cop/Gardener & others, Harold and Maude - Colin Higgins , TNT/American Drama Group Europe , Paul Stebbings
2005 Dogberry, Much Ado about Nothing , Groundlings , Michael Irving
2005 Hysterium, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way T , Groundlings , Richard Hurdle
2005 King of Hearts/others, Alice in Wonderland , Groundlings , Claire Wardle
Stage
2007 Lord Grantus/Rev. Cownter, Murder In Thymely Manor , Art Deco Productions , Martin Gaisford
2007 Henry viii and others, The Kings and Queens of England , Groundlings , Richard Stride
2002 Graham Whittaker, A Chip in the Sugar , Sussex Arts Club , Sheila Nye
2001 Bill, Bill, Ben and Barbara , 368 Theatre Company , Nigel Fairs
2000 Deely, Old Times , The Bridge , Gordon Anderson
2000 Falstaff, Hal , The Bridge , Mark Akrill
2000 Rev. Eli Jenkins/Mr Waldo, Under Milkwood , St Mary's Paddington Green (Bridge) , Mark Bowden
2000 Oz, Me and My Friend , The Bridge , Mark Akrill
2000 Simeonov-Pishchik, The Cherry Orchard , Cockpit Theatre (Bridge) , Mark Akrill
2000 Old Master Merry Thought, The Knight of the Burning Pestle , Cockpit Theatre (Bridge) , Malachi Bogdanov
1999 Tartuffe, Tartuffe , The Bridge , Mark Akrill
1999 Ed, Easy Access for the Boys , The Bridge , Judith Pollard
1999 Lockit, The Beggars Opera , Henfield Theatre Company , Diana Norman
1995 Norman, The Dresser , Henfield Theatre Company , Angela Reid
1994 Mr Fagg, The Rivals , New Venture Theatre , Sheelagh Baker
1993 King, The King and I , Henfield Theatre Company , Angela Measor
Film
2006 Graham/Father, Elements , Kent Fire and Rescue Service , Chris Newberry
2002 Parishioner Matthew, Asylum , Maximise Ltd , Nigel Barker
2001 Professor, The Helix , Nexus Productions , Anders Jergensen
2001 Piermaster, The Pier , Bournemouth University , Katie Singleton
Commercial
2004 News Vendor, Heat Magazine , Quiet Storm Productions
Tie
2004 Henry VIII/Various, Henry VIII and His Six Wives , Working Space Theatre Company , Lucy Betteridge
TV
2003 Café Customer 'Toad', Hardware - Series 2 , Thames TV , Ben Kellett
2002 Various Teachers - eg Domestic Science/Chemistry, CBBC (digital) Education: Class TV , CBBC Links , Shiroma Silva
2001 Dog Owner, Beast , Pearson Television (for BBC) , Martin Dennis
Voice Over
2001 Voice, Various Short Stories , Red 'n' Ritten Ltd , Joan Stanley

Skills

Accents & Dialects

South London, Lancashire, Southern Irish, RP*, Yorkshire, West Country, Heightened RP, Home Counties*, Northern, Standard USA, Scottish

Languages

English*

Singing

Ballad, Belt

Performance skills

Poetry Reading, Actor-Singer, Musical Comedy, Musical Theatre, Theatre in Education, Audio Books, Audio Drama, Outdoor Performances, Murder Mystery Events, Role Play, Corporate Roleplay, Voice Over, Live Roleplay, Comedy

Vehicle Licenses

Car Driving Licence

Other skills

Video, Driving, Solo Singer, Voice Demo, Stage Fighting, Singer

Training

The Bridge Theatre Training Co., Harrow, Middlesex, one year postgraduate acting skills course. Sept 1999-July 2000