Ben Turner (actor)

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Ben Turner
Born (1980-02-03) 3 February 1980 (age 35)
Hackney, London, England
Other names Ben Turner
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005 - present

Ben Turner (born 3 February 1980) is a British Iranian actor, most notable for his roles as nurse Jay Faldren from Series 23 Episode 8 until Series 26 Episode 16 on BBC's Casualty and Louis XV in Doctor Who.

Life and career[edit]

Turner was born in London. He was educated at Dulwich College, well known for its pedigree of actors including the founder Edward Alleyn. He then trained as an actor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Ben has appeared in many productions in television, film, theatre and radio, including Michael Grandage's production of Richard II.

He has also appeared in several charity shows such as Children in Need, 2009 in the Casualty special as Staff Nurse Jay Faldren and also Let's Dance for Sport Relief 2010.

Ben appeared in the first of the live shows along with Casualty's Charles Dale (Big Mac) and Tony Marshall (Noel Garcia) as well as Holby City's Rosie Marcel (Jac Naylor) and Luke Roberts (Joseph Byrne). He left Casualty in December 2011, along with co-star Georgia Taylor, who played his main love interest in the show.[1]

Following his extensive stage experience[2] Ben took on "without doubt the biggest challenge I've had professionally" appearing in the stage production of The Kite Runner, which had its European premiere at Nottingham Playhouse in April 2013 as main role Amir. It was so popular that it returned for a second round with a UK Tour premiering August till November 2014.


Role in WPC 56[edit]

Ben joined the cast of WPC 56, in the regular lead role DI James Harper, in Series 2, which was shown by the BBC in February 2014.


  1. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (21 October 2011). "'Casualty' duo Ruth, Jay to leave show". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Professional Biography". 

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