Ben Batt

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Ben Batt
Born (1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 32)
Partner(s)Rebecca Atkinson

Ben Batt (born 28 November 1986) is an English actor, best known for his role as the villainous Joe Pritchard in Channel 4's comedy drama Shameless. He has also appeared in Scott & Bailey as DC Kevin Lumb,[1] Alf Rutter in The Village and in Sirens as Craig Scruton, the fireman. He starred as Ted Burgess in the BBC production of The Go-Between broadcast on 20 September 2015.[2] In the 2011 "Brit Flick" Weekender set within the late 1980s Rave culture he played the main antagonist John Anderson.

He has also had many smaller roles, such as in Captain America: The First Avenger as an Enlistment Office MP and in The Promise as Private Derek Toogood. Other minor parts include roles in Accused, Salvage, Wire in the Blood, Lewis, Casualty, The Edge of Love, Spooks: Code 9 and Death in Paradise. In 2016 he starred as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. It was directed by Sarah Frankcom.

Stage credits[edit]

Year Title Role Location
2016 A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski Royal Exchange
2018 The York Realist George Donmar



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Edge of Love Sergeant
2009 Salvage Trooper Jones
2011 Weekender John Anderson
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Enlistment Officer MP
2014 Electricity Dave
2016 Despite The Falling Snow Oleg
2016 The Windmill Massacre Jackson
2018 Dusty and Me Little Eddie


Year Title Role Episodes Channel
2008 Casualty Ian Milton 1 episode BBC1
2008 Lewis Milo Hardy ITV
2008 Spooks: Code 9 Leo Whitelaw BBC3 TV
2008 Wire in the Blood Matthew ITV series
2009-10 Shameless Joe Pritchard Channel 4 TV series
2010 Accused Peter MacShane BBC 1 TV mini-series
2011 The Promise Private Derek Toogood 4 episodes Channel 4 TV mini-series
2011 Sirens Craig Scruton Channel 4 TV series
2011-13 Scott & Bailey DC Kevin Lumb ITV series
2012 A Running Jump Footballer Short
2013 Death in Paradise Damon Ryan BBC1 TV series
2013 Prisoners Wives Danny BBC1 TV series
2014 From There to Here Newell TV mini-series
2014 The Village Alf Rutter BBC2 TV series
2015 Coach Ross Short
2015 The Go-Between Ted Burgess BBC1
2015 From Darkness Chris Templeton TV mini-series
2015 Prey Joseph Kijek
2016 Barbarians Rising Spartacus TV mini-series
2017 In The Dark DI Paul Hopkins 4 episodes TV mini-series
2017 W1A Ryan Chelford 2 episodes BBC2
2018 Vera Tony Everitt 1 episode TBC
2018 Our Girl Blue 1 episode BBC

Personal life[edit]

Batt was born in Wigan and played for Orrell and Lancashire rugby teams as a child. After sustaining an injury he began acting and enrolled at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He left when he was offered a small role in the film The Edge of Love in 2008.

His partner is Shameless co-star, Rebecca Atkinson, who played Karen Maguire. They met on the set in 2008 and shared numerous storylines together. In 2016, Atkinson gave birth to their son, Jack.


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  2. ^ BBC Programmes: The Go-Between. Retrieved 17 September 2015.

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