Ben Cross

ACTOR, PRODUCER

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Ben Cross was born Harry Bernard Cross on December 16, 1947, in London, England. He began acting at a very young age and participated in grammar school plays -- most notably playing "Jesus" in a school pageant at age 12.Ben left home and school at age 15 and worked various jobs, including work as a window washer, waiter and carpenter. He was master carpenter for the Welsh National Opera and property master at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, England.Driven by his desire to be an actor, Ben accepted and overcame the enormous challenges and obstacles that came with the profession. In 1970, at the age of 22, he was accepted into London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) -- the alma mater of legendary actors such as Sir John Gielgud, Glenda Jackson and Sir Anthony Hopkins.Upon graduation from RADA, Ben performed in several stage plays at Duke's Playhouse where he was seen in "Macbeth", "The Importance of Being Earnest", and Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman". He then joined the Prospect Theatre Company and played roles in "Pericles", "Twelfth Night", and "Royal Hunt of the Sun". Ben also joined the cast in the immensely popular musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and played leading roles in Peter Shaffer's "Equurs", "Mind Your Head" and the musical "Irma La Douce" -- all at Leicester's Haymarket Theatre.Ben's first big screen film appearance came in 1976 when he went on location to Deventer, Holland, to play "Trooper Binns" in Joseph E. Levine's World War II epic Un pont trop loin (1977), which starred a very famous international cast -- namely Dirk Bogarde, Sir Sean Connery, Sir Michael Caine and James Caan.In 1977, Ben became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and performed in the premier of "Privates on Parade" as "Kevin Cartwright" and played "Rover" in a revival of a Restoration play titled "Wild Oats".Ben's path to international stardom began in 1978 with his extraordinary performance in the play, "Chicago", in which he played "Billy Flynn", the slick lawyer of murderess "Roxie Hart". During his performance in this play, he was recognized and recommended for a leading role in the multiple Oscar-winning Les chariots de feu (1981). The major success of Les chariots de feu (1981) opened the doors to the international film market. Ben followed up Les chariots de feu (1981) with strong and successful performances, most notably in the Masterpiece Theatre miniseries The Citadel (1983), in which he played a Scottish physician, Dr Andrew Manson, struggling with the politics of the British medical system during the 1920s, and his performance as "Ash Pelham-Martyn", a British cavalry officer torn between two cultures in the Home Box Office miniseries Pavillons lointains (1984). During the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, Ben appeared in a commercial for American Express with Jackson Scholz, a sprinter for the 1924 American Olympic team whose character was featured in the film Les chariots de feu (1981). He subsequently replaced James Garner as the featured actor endorsing the Polaroid Spectra camera in 1986. Ben was also featured in "GQ Magazine" as one of the annual "Manstyle" winners in January, 1985, followed by a featured photo shoot in March, 1985.Having stuck by his desire to choose quality roles over monetary potential, Ben has enjoyed long-term success in the film industry, currently over 30 years. Over the years, Ben has played several outstanding roles including his portrayal of "Solomon", one of the most fascinatingly complex characters of the Bible, in the Trimark Pictures production Solomon (1997) in 1997. Other outstanding roles included his "Barnabus" in the 1991 MGM remake of the miniseries La malédiction de Collinwood (1991); "Sir Harold Pearson" in the 1994 Italian production Honey Sweet Love (1994) (Honey Sweet Love); "Ikey Solomon" in the Australian production The Potato Factory (2000) in 2000; and, most recently, his role as Rudolf Hess in the 2006 BBC production Nuremberg, le procès des nazis (2006).Ben is a director, writer and musician, as well. Among many of his original works is the musical "Rage" about Ruth Ellis, which was performed in various regional towns in the London area. He also starred in it and played the part of the hangman. Ben's first single as a lyricist was released by Polydor Records in the late 1970s and was titled "Mickey Moonshine". Other works include "The Best We've Ever Had" and "Nearly Midnight", both written by Ben and directed by his son, Theo Cross. In addition, the original soundtrack for "Nearly Midnight" was written, produced and performed by his daughter, Lauren Cross. These works were performed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2002 and 2003, respectively. "Square One", directed by Ben, was performed at the Etcetera Theatre in London in 2004.Ben has lived all over the world, including London, Los Angeles, New York, Southern Spain, Vienna, and, most recently, Sofia. He is familiar with the Spanish, Italian and German languages and has enrolled in a course studying Bulgarian. When he's not filming, he can be found writing music, screenplays and articles for English language publications. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Michelle Seitz

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Releases by Year

Ben Cross on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1981 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Ben Cross movies released per year from 2003 till 2021.

Top Genres

Ben Cross works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Action Genre flixes. 37% of Ben Cross movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Ben Cross worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Ben Cross has worked on is 5.8.

5.8 / 10

Ben Cross's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Young idealistic doctor, Andrew Mason, does all he can to improve the abysmal health conditions in a small Welsh mining town in the 1930s, but his ambitions sidetrack him.

8.2/10500 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Drama,Horror,Romance
Dark Shadows (1991)

Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange world of vampires, ghosts and curses.

7.4/1045 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,Sport
Chariots of Fire (1981)

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

7.1/10125 min

Available in 17 platform(s).

Drama,History,Romance
The Far Pavilions (1984)

Story of forbidden love in 1800s India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.

7/10315 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Adventure,Biography,Drama
Solomon (1997)

David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the ...

6.5/10180 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.

6.4/10105 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

Action,Adventure,Drama
Ben Hur (2010)

A young Jewish prince seeks revenge after an old friend wrongly imprisons him and his family.

6.2/10180 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Action,Adventure,Drama
First Knight (1995)

Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

5.9/10134 min

Available in 10 platform(s).