Person Details

Birthday: 1959-05-03 22:52:10

Aliases: Mr. Ben Elton

Gender: Male

Place of birth:

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Movie Involvements: 16

TV Involvements: 10


Most Famous Work

Biography

Already a successful comedian, Ben Elton turned to writing situation comedies during the 1980s and penned BBC classics such as "The Young Ones" (1982), "Black-Adder II" (1986), "Black Adder the Third" (1987), "Blackadder 4" (1989) and during the 1990s "The Thin Blue Line" (1995). He provided lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, "The Beautiful Game", which was nominated for Best Musical at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards in 2001 (2000 season). 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 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. Has three children : Bert, Lottie and Fred. Is co-writer of the Queen Musical 'We Will Rock You' with the band itself. He and Richard Curtis 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 (2006) (TV).

Most Famous Work

Mr. Bean
Average
8

Mr. Bean

(1990) Writer
Blackadder
Average
8

Blackadder

(1983) Writer
The Young Ones
Average
8

The Young Ones

(1982) Writer
The Thin Blue Line
Average
7

The Thin Blue Line

(1995) Writer
All Is True
Average
6

All Is True

(2018) Screenplay
Maybe Baby
Average
6

Maybe Baby

(2000) Screenplay
Filthy Rich & Catflap
Average
7

Filthy Rich & Catflap

(1987) Writer
Love Never Dies
Average
7

Love Never Dies

(2012) Writer

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2018 Himself
(Archive Footage)
2014 Himself
2012 Self
2009 N/A
N/A
2008 himself
Himself
Himself - Panellist
2007 Himself
N/A
2006 Himself
2003 N/A
2002 N/A
1999 N/A
1998 N/A
N/A
1997 Himself
himself
1996 N/A
1993 N/A
Himself
Verges
1990 N/A
N/A
1989 N/A
Himself
1988 N/A
1987 Art Exhibition Guest
Himself
1986 N/A
1985 N/A
Host
1983 Anarchist
N/A
1982 N/A
1979 Himself - Panellist
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2017 Director
2005 Director
2000 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1995 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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