Ben Chaplin

Ben Chaplin

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1969-07-31 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK

34 Movies · 16 TV shows

Also Known As: Benedict John Greenwood

Biography

Ben Chaplin (born Benedict John Greenwood; 31 July 1969) is an English actor, director and writer.

Early Life

Chaplin was born on 31 July 1969 in Windsor, in the county of Berkshire, England, the son of Cynthia (née Chaplin), a teacher, and Peter Greenwood CBE, a civil engineer. He has one sister, Rachel, and one brother, Justin.Chaplin became interested in acting as a teenager, after acting in a theatrical production in his school years at the Princess Margaret Royal Free School. At the age of seventeen, he enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He pursued his early acting career between odd jobs as an office worker, and for a while was employed as a statistician with the London Transport Authority.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Nevers

The Nevers

2021
A group of women are trying to change the world.
The Dig

The Dig

7
2021
An amateur archaeologist is hired by a wealthy widow to dig up the burial mounds on her estate as WWII looms. Britain's past echoes in the face of its uncertain future, when they make a historic disco...

2020.

2 Movies
Consent

Consent

2020
Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives...
Mood Music

Mood Music

2020
In a top London recording studio, Cat, a young songwriter, her producer Bernard, their lawyers and psychotherapists go to battle over who owns a hit song. Amidst a gathering storm of bitter complaints...

2019.

1 Movie
Roads

Roads

2019
A young man from the Congo in search of his brother attempts to cross Europe's borders. In Morocco, he teams up with a sharp-witted British runaway who pinched his stepfather's recreational vehicle in...

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Press

Press

6
2018
Editors and journalists working at a populist tabloid and a left-leaning broadsheet.

2017.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard

6
2017
What starts out as a simple, reckless mid-life affair between a genetic scientist named Yvonne and a Westminster paper pusher takes an intriguing turn when she learns he is a spook. A study of obsessi...
TV
Urban Myths

Urban Myths

2017
Over time, our Urban Myths have become part of urban folklore. If they were true, we take a tongue in cheek, mischievous, and deliberately ambiguous look at what might have happened.
The Children Act

The Children Act

2017
A High Court judge has to decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD

When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD

2017
Cary Grant sits in his plush dressing room at Culver Studios, waiting to be called to set by his director, Alfred Hitchcock. Suddenly he gets a visitor, Dr. Timothy Leary. Having read about Grant’s da...

2016.

2 Movies
The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan

6.2
2016
After adjusting to life in London, Tarzan is called back to the jungle to investigate activities at a mining camp.
Snowden

Snowden

6.23
2016
Thousands of classified documents were leaked by a CIA employee.

2015.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Little Boy

Little Boy

6
2015
An eight-year-old boy wants to bring his father home from World War II. The love a father and son have for each other is shown in the story.
TV
Mad Dogs

Mad Dogs

3.67
2015
When a group of underachieving 40-something friends gather in Belize to celebrate the early retirement of an old friend, a series of wild, comical events unfold, exposing dark secrets and a web of lie...
Cinderella

Cinderella

6.14
2015
When her father passes away, youngElla finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. After meeting a handsome stranger in the woods, her fortunes begin to change.
War Book

War Book

2015
Government officials practice their response and decisions in a simulated escalation of nuclear threat.
TV
The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

2015
In order to get her freedom in the 19th century, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the jungles of Sierra Leone.

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Doll & Em

Doll & Em

6
2014
Doll & Em is a British comedy series starring real-life friends Emily Mortimer (Em) and Dolly Wells (Doll), filmed in the style of a reality TV show. After a break up, Doll heads to Hollywood to be wi...

2013.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Moonfleet

Moonfleet

2013
Our brand new family drama, Moonfleet, features Ray Winstone as a smuggler. The small village of Moonfleet is the setting for this two-part adaptation of the novel. In the story, young John Trenchard ...
The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times

6
2013
When Captain Fred Roberts discovered a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium in 1916, he decided to publish a satirical magazine called The Wipers Times - "Wipers" being army slang for Ypres. ...
TV
Dates

Dates

2013
Dates is a British television romantic drama series created by Bryan Elsley, who also created Skins, which first aired on Channel 4 on 10 June 2013), as part of its "Mating Season", illustrating a ser...

2012.

1 TV show
TV
World Without End

World Without End

6
2012
Two hundred years after the construction of the great cathedral, the medieval town of Kingsbridge is taken under siege by Queen Isabella. Caris, a visionary young woman, inspires her people to stand ...

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Mad Dogs

Mad Dogs

8
2011
Mad Dogs is a British black comedy and psychological thriller television series created by Cris Cole that began airing on Sky1 on 10 February 2011. It is produced by Left Bank Pictures, and co-produce...
Twixt

Twixt

2011
A declining writer gets caught up in a murder mystery when he arrives in a small town.

2010.

2 Movies
London Boulevard

London Boulevard

4
2010
A parolee falls in love with a movie star while trying to escape a ruthless mobster.
Ways to Live Forever

Ways to Live Forever

2010
Sam likes to read. He wants to know what it's like to kiss a girl. He wants to know the facts about dying. Nobody will answer Sam's questions.

2009.

2 Movies
Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles

2009
New York in 1937. A teenager hired to star in a production of Julius Caesar is attracted to a production assistant.
Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

8.5
2009
In Oscar Wilde's chilling tale, a vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty. After being introduced to the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), the handsome youn...

2007.

1 Movie
The Water Horse

The Water Horse

6
2007
A boy is near a sea creature.

2006.

1 Movie
Two Weeks

Two Weeks

2006
Four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. They were trapped together for two weeks.

2005.

1 Movie
Chromophobia

Chromophobia

2005
Encouraged by his editor to seek'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an old friend.

2004.

1 Movie
Stage Beauty

Stage Beauty

2004
Maria doesn't take the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. Maria isn't allowed to pursue her dream of acting because it's in the 17th century. King Charles II lifted the ban on femal...

2002.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
V Graham Norton

V Graham Norton

2002
V Graham Norton was an entertainment programme shown on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom starring Graham Norton, broadcast every weeknight as a successor to the weekly So Graham Norton. It aired from 6...
Murder by Numbers

Murder by Numbers

6
2002
Two killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes are being profiled by a homicide detective and her partner.
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick

Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick

2002
Rosy-Fingered Dawn is a film on Terrence Malick. It is about the making of BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE and the personal involvement of some of the most representative figures of the Am...
The Touch

The Touch

2002
A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected throughout the ages.

2001.

1 Movie
Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

6
2001
A shy bank clerk orders a bride from Russia and finds his life turned upside down.

2000.

1 Movie
Lost Souls

Lost Souls

2000
A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan will become a man, just as God did in Jesus. A possessed mental patient's writings lead to the study of serial killers by Peter Ke...

1998.

1 Movie
The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

4.8
1998
The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalc...

1997.

1 Movie
Washington Square

Washington Square

1997
Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, ...

1996.

1 Movie
The Truth About Cats & Dogs

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

6
1996
A model friend of a radio show host with low self-esteem is asked to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.

1995.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Feast of July

Feast of July

5.37
1995
In the late 19th century, a rural couple with three handsome sons take in an abandoned young woman.
TV
Game On

Game On

1995
A 1990s flat-share sitcom which, in its tales of the sexual adventures and misadventures of three twenty-somethings living under the same roof, featured more than a dash of crudity. Matthew, a wealthy...

1994.

1 Movie
A Few Short Journeys Of The Heart

A Few Short Journeys Of The Heart

1994
A surreal and nightmarish selection of short stories derived from the cult collection DIRTY FAXES, refracted through the neurosis of a middle-aged writer.

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

7.5
1993
A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a maid who falls in love with him. His carefully maintained veneer of servitude is cha...

1992.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Between the Lines

Between the Lines

1992
The Complaints Investigation Bureau is an internal organisation that investigates claims of corruption inside the police in England and Wales. Clark overcame problems in his private life, most notably...
A Fatal Inversion

A Fatal Inversion

1992
Adaptation of the Barbara Vine (aka Ruth Rendell) novel. After Adam inherits a country house from his great uncle, he and his friend Rufus decide to spend the summer there instead of abroad. An odd as...
After the Dance

After the Dance

1992
David and Joan's life has been one continuous party, but their marriage is loveless. Suddenly a young girl appears in their world and announces that she's in love with David and wants to change his li...

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series about their personal and professional lives.
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