Ben Aldridge (actor)
|Born||Benjamin Charles Aldridge
12 November 1985
Exeter, Devon, England
Benjamin Charles "Ben" Aldridge (born 12 November 1985) is an English actor, born in Devon. After years with the National Youth Theatre, Aldridge graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with a bursary from the Genesis Foundation for young actors. He left early to begin filming the 2009 ITV film Compulsion alongside Ray Winstone and Parminder Nagra.
In 2008, Aldridge made his television debut in Channel 4's four-part miniseries The Devil's Whore, playing Harry Fanshawe, husband of the title character. That same year, he was featured on Screen International's "Stars of Tomorrow" list. In addition to First Light, Lewis, Toast and Vera, Aldridge also appeared as Daniel Parish in the BBC One period drama Lark Rise to Candleford. In 2011, the American network The CW cast Aldridge as the lead in the pilot Heavenly. Later on he spent time in Belgrade shooting the partially improvised romance short film In the Night for director Ivana Bobic and award-winning cinematographer Rain Li, alongside supermodel Danijela Dimitrovska.
In 2013, Aldridge starred in Almeida Theatre's production of American Psycho as Paul Owen, opposite Matt Smith as Patrick Bateman, Susannah Fielding as Evelyn Williams, Jonathan Bailey as Tim Price and Lucie Jones as Victoria. The musical thriller featured a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa based on Bret Easton Ellis's cult novel, with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik. The show was directed by Rupert Goold, and run at the Almeida Theatre from 3 December 2013 to 1 February 2014.
Aldridge is a co-founder of "In the Corner Productions". He directed the comedy pilot Pet Shop Girls in late 2011, which he co-wrote and co-produced with actor-writers Luke Norris, Ed Hancock and Kirsty Woodward.
|2010||First Light||Brian Kingcome||Television film|
|2012||Cricklewood Greats, TheThe Cricklewood Greats||Joe Hazelhurst||Television film|
|2013||In the Night||Alex||Short film|
|2013||Railway Man, TheThe Railway Man||Mike Moffat|
|2008||Devil's Whore, TheThe Devil's Whore||Harry Fanshawe||Miniseries; episode 1|
|2009||Lewis||Daniel Rattenbury||Episode: "The Point of Vanishing"|
|2010–11||Lark Rise to Candleford||Daniel Parish||16 episodes|
|2012||Vera||Ollie/Alex Barton||Episode: "Sandancers"|
|2013||Pramface||Marcus||Episode: "If You Cry, I'll Cry"|
|2013||Bible, TheThe Bible||Luke||Miniseries; episode: "Courage"|
|2014–present||Our Girl||Captain Charles James||Main Character|
|2014–15||Reign||Antoine of Navarre||7 episodes|
|2016||Fleabag||Arsehole Guy||4 episodes|
|2012||Secret World, TheThe Secret World||Saïd||Voice|
|Title||Role||Theatre / Producer|
|White Devil, TheThe White Devil||Flamineo||LAMDA|
|Country Wife, TheThe Country Wife||Mr Horner||LAMDA|
|Blue Remembered Hills||John||LAMDA|
|Master and Margarita, TheThe Master and Margarita||Pinstripe / Doctor||Lyric Hammersmith (2004)|
|Antigone at Hell's Mouth||Rothenkopf||Kneehigh Theatre (2005)|
|Fish and Company||Tom||Soho Theatre (2006)|
|Shelf Life||Dan||Old Red Lion|
|Romeo and Juliet||Benvolio||Shakespeare's Globe (2009)|
|Pride and Prejudice (workshop)||Charles Bingley||Sonia Friedman Productions|
|Bend It Like Beckham (workshop)||Various||Sonia Friedman Productions|
|Kinks, TheThe Kinks (workshop)||Pete|
|Lyons, TheThe Lyons||Brian Hutchins||Menier Chocolate Factory (2013)|
|American Psycho||Paul Owen||Almeida Theatre (2013)|
- "findmypast.co.uk". search.findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
- July, 10; 2008. "BEN ALDRIDGE".
- "Genesis Foundation".
- "I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You".
- "Lark Rise to Candleford - BBC One".
- "Our Girl - Captain James - BBC One".
- "THE NEW DANDIES".
- "American Psycho Cast". almeida.co.uk. Almeida Theatre. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
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