||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (January 2013)|
|Born||Benjamin John Whitrow
17 February 1937
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Cook (m. 1972)|
|Children||With Celia Imrie:
Angus (b. 1994)
Benjamin John Whitrow (born 17 February 1937) is an English actor. He attended the Dragon School, Tonbridge School, and RADA. Whitrow also served in the King's Dragoon Guards from 1956 to 1958. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1981. He played Russell in the radio version of After Henry.
In 1989, Whitrow appeared in episode four of the BBC Two sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie (series one), playing an irate member of the audience who claimed that Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie had stolen several of their sketches from him.
In the year 2000, in the successful animated movie Chicken Run, Whitrow voiced the character of Fowler; an old rooster who claims to have fought in World War II. He is replaced by Joe Alaskey as the new voice of Fowler in the sequel.
- 2009: Bomber as Alistar
- 2006: Scenes of a Sexual Nature as Eddie Wright
- 2000: Chicken Run as Fowler (voice)
- 1995: Restoration as Merivel's Father
- 1987: Personal Services as Mr. Marsden
- 1986: Clockwise as a Headmaster
- 1982: Brimstone and Treacle as Businessman
- 1979: Quadrophenia as Jimmy's Boss
- The Queen's Sister as Cronin
- Tom Jones as Squire Allworthy
- Bognor as Eric Gringe in 'Deadline'
- Pride and Prejudice as Mr Bennet
- The New Statesman as Paddy O'Rourke
- Chancer as Robert Douglas
- Play for Today as Josh
- Fireman Sam as Basil Steele
- Troilus and Cressida as Ulysses
- The Merchant of Venice as the Duke of Venice (opposite Laurence Olivier as Shylock)
- The Sweeney as Det. Chief Supt. Braithwaite
- Hay Fever as Richard Greatham
- The Brontes of Haworth as Arthur Bell Nicholls
- Rumpole of the Bailey as The Right Reverend Bill Britwell
- 1980: Unman, Wittering & Zigo as the headmaster; by Giles Cooper; BBC R4 7/8/1980.
- 1984: Dracula In White by Peter Redgrove; BBC R4 7/3/1984.
- 1984: Tragedy at Law as the Judge; by Cyril Hare; BBC Radio 4 Saturday Night Theatre 7/4/1984.
- 1985–89: After Henry as Russell; BBC Radio 4 series by Simon Brett.
- 1992: A Warden for All Saints as James Montague, by H.S. Bhabra; BBC R4 29/4/1992.
- 1995: In The Red as the bank manager murderer; by Mark Tavener; BBC Radio 4 series 5/1/1995-16/2/1995.
- 1997: MR James Ghost story readings – The Late Book.
- 1999: Plum's War by Michael Butt, BBC R4 7/7/99.
- 2003: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, dramatised by Jeremy Front, BBC R4 8/3/2003.
- 2003: The Last Bark of the Bulldog by Jonathan Smith; Benjamin Whitrow portrays Winston Churchill; BBC R4 21/6/2003.
- 2011: Portrait of Winston, by Jonathan Smith; sequel to The Last Bark of the Bulldog; BBC R4 13/9/2011
- A Dictionary of the RSC by Simon Trowbridge