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, 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. In the 2011 "Brit Flick" Weekender set within the late 1980s Rave culture he played the main antagonist John Anderson.
Batt was born in Wigan and played for Orrell, Lancashire and for England Schoolboys 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.