Ben Faulks

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Faulks playing Mr Bloom in Edinburgh, 2012

Ben Faulks is an actor and writer from Cornwall, best known for his role as Mr Bloom in the CBeebies children's television show Mr Bloom's Nursery. He was born on 13 March 1979 in Truro.

Faulks was educated at Bretton Hall School of Dance & Drama (now part of the University of Leeds) where he earned a degree in theatre acting. He has appeared in several films and theatre productions.

He developed the characters and concept for Mr Bloom's Nursery from an interactive street theatre piece he created called The Vegetable Nannies. Faulks approached the BBC with his ideas in 2009 and it was developed into its current format. He was nominated for a BAFTA award for best Children's Television Presenter in 2011[1] and the show won an RTS North And West award for best children's programme in 2011.[2]

On 22 July 2015 he appeared in his first episode of Hollyoaks playing "Mark". He is currently featuring in another CBeebies series called Spot Bots.


  1. ^ "Past Winners and Nominees - Children's - Awards - The BAFTA site". Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "RTS North West Awards 2011". Royal Television Society. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 

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