6 February 1980 |
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Ben Lawson (born 6 February 1980) is an Australian actor best known for his role as Frazer Yeats in the Australian soap opera Neighbours from 2006 to 2008. Lawson has since played small roles in several American television series, including The Deep End, Covert Affairs, and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. In 2011, he starred opposite Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in the film No Strings Attached.
Life and career
Ben was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland. He attended St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace and is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). He has two younger brothers, Josh Lawson, an actor, best known for his appearances on Thank God You're Here; and Jordan Lawson, bass player in the Brisbane band The Gallant. Ben's most renown brother is his older brother Matt Lawson, a Senior Radiographer for radiology company Dr. Jones & Partners in Adelaide.
In 2006, Lawson starred in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Frazer Yeats. His role earned him a nomination for "Most Popular New Male Talent" at the 2007 Logie Awards. Lawson shot his final scenes in Neighbours at the end of 2007. His character Yeats left in April 2008.
In 2011, Lawson had a small role in the film No Strings Attached, which starred Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. On 17 August 2012, he landed a recurring role in the ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, playing Benjamin, a love interest for main character Chloe (Krysten Ritter).
|1999||Chameleon II: Death Match||Tyler Kubica||Television film|
|2011||No Strings Attached||Sam|
|2011||In Loco Parentis||Richard||Short film|
|2014||Now Add Honey||Joshua Redlich||Post-production|
|2014||Little Death, TheThe Little Death||Glenn||Post-production|
|1993||Time Trax||12-year-old Darien||Episode: "A Stranger in Time"|
|1993||Adventures of Skippy, TheThe Adventures of Skippy||Christopher||Episode: "Skippy and the Tiger"|
|1997||Wayne Manifesto, TheThe Wayne Manifesto||Mervyn||Episode: "Wheels Within Wheels"|
|2006||Perfect Disaster||Ken||Episode: "Fire Storm"|
|2006–2008||Neighbours||Frazer Yeats||Role held: 12 October 2006 – 25 April 2008
Nominated—Logie for Most Popular New Male Talent
|2010||Freshmen||Vince Rapp||Unsold ABC pilot|
|2010||Deep End, TheThe Deep End||Liam Priory||Main cast; 6 episodes|
|2011||Covert Affairs||Dr. Scott Weiss||3 episodes|
|2011||Wild Card||Will Garratt||Unsold USA Network pilot|
|2012||League, TheThe League||Dr. Levenson||Episode: "The Hoodie"|
|2012–2013||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Benjamin Lovett||3 episodes|
|2013||Bones||Martin Zand||Episode: "The Fury in the Jury"|
|2013||Exes, TheThe Exes||Derek||Episode: "How the Grinch Spent Xmas"|
|2014||Secrets & Lies||Paul||Miniseries
- "Ben Lawson". tv.com. Retrieved 18 August 2007.
- "Advanced diagnosis for local patients". abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "Logie Nominations 2007". David Knox. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2007.
- "Blair is right neighbourly"
- Goldberg, Lesley (17 August 2012). "'Apartment 23': Ben Lawson to Romance Chloe". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
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