Ben Price

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Ben Price
Ben Price (Nick Tilsley).png
Born (1972-01-01) 1 January 1972 (age 43)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Alexandra Wheeler (m. 2005)

Ben Price (born 1 January 1972) is a British actor, Writer and Director.

Early life[edit]

Price grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne where he attended Gosforth East Middle School and Gosforth High School before taking acting classes at The Live Theatre.[1] He then attended The Drama Centre and graduated from The Central School of Speech and Drama in 1996, in the same class as Sarah Manners and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.


Ben began his career in theatre as an actor and director, running his own theatre company in the North East of England. On moving to London, Ben studied acting at the Drama Centre and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. For the past twenty years his career has been predominantly in film and television, where he has played leading roles in a number of major long-running UK dramas.

Ben's first film as a director "I'm sorry to tell you " has played at the New York Independant film festival, London Short film festival, one shot film festival and the Ifilmaker festival as well as several others across the world. His second film Taubman is due for release in January 2016. Ben set up his own production company Bolo Films a collective of filmmakers from the north of England. His third film is in preproduction.

He starred in Casualty as Corporate Director Nathan Spencer[2] between 2005 and 2007, and was recently voted one of the ten actors most likely to succeed in Hollywood by "Stage and Screen" magazine. Price appeared on the July 2006 cover of Out magazine.

In 2009 he appeared in the third season of showtimes hit show The Tudors, playing the martyr John Lambert.[3]

Price joined Coronation Street as Nick Tilsley in 2009. He began filming on Monday 19 October 2009 and was seen on screen for the first time on 21 December 2009.[4]



Year Film Role Notes
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Witch-King of Angmar Flashback only.
2002 Flyfishing James
2006 Blood Trails Chris
2015 "I'm sorry to tell you" Director


Year Show Role Notes
1996 Casualty Jimmy Sellars Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
1997 Soldier Soldier Fus Chris Howden Episode: "The Road to Damascus"
Underworld Runner Episode #1.4
1998 Supply & Demand Jonathon
Home and Away Geoffrey Burns Episode 2351
Heartbeat John Fraser Episode: "Where There's a Will"
1999 Peak Practice Tom Wise Episode: "Fighting Chance"
Hope & Glory Mr. Jakes Episodes #1.1 and #1.2
Bugs Wymark Episodes: "Money Spiders" and "The Enemy Within"
2000 Badger Dion Episodes: "The Price of a Daughter" and "Cock o' the Walk"
2001 Table 12 David Episode: "Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner"
2002 Wire in the Blood Michael Jordan Episode: "The Mermaids Singing"
2004–2005 Footballers' Wives Conrad Gates Series regular
2005 The Bill Greg Webster Episode #343
2005–2007 Casualty Nathan Spencer Series regular
2009 The Tudors John Lambert Season 3 Episode 6 : "Search for a New Queen"
2009–present Coronation Street Nick Tilsley Series regular
2013 Driven to Extremes Narrator


  1. ^ "Ben Price plays Nathan Spencer". Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ben Price plays Nathan Spencer". Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "United Artists: Ben Price". United Agents. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  4. ^ Daniel Kilkelly (16 October 2009). "Ben Price to play Corrie's Nick Tilsley". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 

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