Wimbledon, London, England, UK
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Ben Miles (born 1967) in Wimbledon, London, but lived as a young man in Ashover Derbyshire, attending Tupton Hall School. He began acting in school productions, which he pursued mainly because it allowed him to miss classes. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which also boasts such alumni as 'Orlando Bloom', 'Daniel Craig' and 'Joseph Fiennes'. He moved into television roles in the 1990s, playing supporting roles in such series as The Bill and Peak Practice.
In 2000, he was cast as the womanising Patrick Maitland in the comedy series Coupling, a role which he played until the series ended in 2004. He continued other television work during his tenure in Coupling, appearing in The Forsyte Saga and in Prime Suspect.
In 2004, Miles portrayed Charles Ryder in the BBC Radio 4 production of "Brideshead Revisited". Miles appeared in the 2005 BBC television drama Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle, playing the part of a teacher taking an unruly party of pupils on a daytrip to Salisbury Cathedral. In 2006, he appeared in the TV drama After Thomas as the father of a son with autism. He worked alongside actors such as 'Clive Mantle'. In 2008 he appeared as the squire in the British production Lark Rise to Candleford.
In 2009 appeared as the head of a stock market trading firm in the BBC city-based drama Sex, the City and Me (January 2009). He plays the lead in Pulse opposite 'Claire Foy'. Miles often works with director 'James McTeigue': he appeared in McTeigue's 2006 film V for Vendetta as Dascombe, in Ninja Assassin and in Speed Racer.
On stage he played Bolingbroke in the Old Vic's production of Richard II in 2005 alongside his father-in-law 'Gary Raymond', well known for Rat Patrol, El Cid and Suddenly Last Summer. Miles most recently appeared in the play The Norman Conquests as Tom in 2009. The Norman Conquests won a Tony Award during his tenure in the play for Best Revival of a Play.
He can play bass, drums and guitar and is left-handed. Miles is married to the actress 'Emily Raymond' who starred in the film Love Lies Bleeding alongside 'Faye Dunaway'. They have three children. The two also appeared together in the episode "Before The Lights Go Out", in Peak Practice (1999).
- He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which also boasts such alumni as Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig and Joseph Fiennes.
- He's something of a master of accents, with Cockney, Geordie and Scouse in his repertoire.
- He's also a bit of a music maestro, playing bass guitar, drums and guitar
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