Ben Mansfield

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Ben Mansfield
Born (1983-05-29) May 29, 1983 (age 31)
St Mary's Paddington, London
Years active 2006-present

Ben Mansfield (born 29 May 1983) is an English actor, best known for playing Captain Becker in the ITV sci-fi drama Primeval, chief of a special unit from the military which works with the ARC.

Mansfield was spotted for the role when auditioning for the part of Arthur in the BBC Television series Merlin. Mansfield got down to the final two for the part, losing out to Bradley James. Merlin's casting director, who also worked as casting director for Primeval, suggested that he audition for Captain Becker and he subsequently joined the cast in its third season in 2009.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mansfield was born at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, and lived in Dulwich for five years before moving to Norfolk with his parents where he attended Gresham's School from 1991 to 2002. He then attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School from 2003, graduating in 2006.

His theatrical credits include

  • French Without Tears by Terence Rattigan (English Touring Theatre) Lead role: Alan Howard
  • Jenufa by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Natural Perspective at the Arcola Theatre)
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (The New Shakespeare Company at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (directed by Peter Hall at the Rose Theatre)
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (directed by Peter Hall at The National Theatre)
  • Henry IV Parts One and Two by William Shakespeare (playing Hotspur and Pistol)(directed by Peter Hall at The Theatre Royal, Bath.
  • One Man, Two Guvnors at The Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Currently[when?] appearing in Relative Values at The Theatre Royal, Bath.


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Hell Bent for Leather Owen Oakshott short
2008 Holby City Adam Beaman TV series (1 episode: "For Your Consideration")
2009 Mr Nobody Stefano
Primeval Captain Becker TV series (21 episodes: 2009-2011)


  1. ^ Wilkes, Neil (2008-07-30). "Meet the new boy on 'Primeval'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 

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