Ben Elton

Ben Elton

May. 3rd, 1959
Born in
London, England, UK
5' 8"

Ben Elton's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Harry Enfield and Chums (UK) TV Show
Harry Enfield and Chums (UK)
Alfresco (UK) TV Show
Alfresco (UK)
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
TFI Friday (UK) TV Show
TFI Friday (UK)
The Ben Elton Show (UK) TV Show
The Ben Elton Show (UK)
Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie (UK) TV Show
Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie (UK)
Saturday Night Clive (UK) TV Show
Saturday Night Clive (UK)
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK) TV Show
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK)
Friday Night Live (UK) TV Show
Friday Night Live (UK)
Get A Grip (UK) TV Show
Get A Grip (UK)
O.T.T. (UK) TV Show
O.T.T. (UK)
Wogan (UK) TV Show
Wogan (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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  • He and Andrew Lloyd Webber were awarded the 2000 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best New Musical for The Beautiful Game performed at the Cambridge Theatre.
  • He and 'Richard Curtis (I)' (qv) were offered the chance to write "Police Academy - The London Beat", but turned it down.
  • Was a host of The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live.
  • His comedy, Popcorn performed at the Apollo Theatre, was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy of the 1997 season.
  • He provided lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical, The Beautiful Game, which was nominated for Best Musical at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards in 2001 (2000 season).
  • Already a successful comedian, Ben Elton turned to writing situation comedies during the 1980s and penned BBC classics such as _"The Young Ones" (1982)_ (qv), _"Blackadder II" (1986)_ (qv), _"Blackadder the Third" (1987)_ (qv), _"Blackadder Goes Forth" (1989)_ (qv) and during the 1990s _"The Thin Blue Line" (1995)_ (qv).
  • Is co-writer of the 'Queen (I)' (qv) Musical 'We Will Rock You' with the band itself.
  • Has three children : Bert, Lottie and Fred.

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