Ben Starr (actor)

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Ben Starr
Born (1988-04-01) April 1, 1988 (age 36)
Bristol, England
Alma materDurham University
Years active2013–present

Ben Starr is an English actor, known for his acting roles in Survivor, Dickensian and Final Fantasy XVI.[1][2]


Starr was born in Bristol. He attended Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School and was Captain of School 2005/6. While at school he was a member of Great Western Youth Theatre, Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre and HTV Television Workshop. He studied History at the University of Durham and was President of Castle Theatre Company, a member of DULOG, secretary of the Gerbil breeding club and a founding member of DIM. On graduating from Durham he completed a 2 year postgraduate acting course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).


His first role was in Father Brown in 2013, followed by Doctors in 2013, and The Musketeers in 2015. He played Captain James Hawdon in the BBC series Dickensian.[3] In 2016, he had roles in Casualty as Nathan Mason and he starred in the role of Donatello in Medici: Masters of Florence. In 2022, he appeared as Friar Tuck in “Robin Hood, on the run” at the Solihull Fringe Festival. The show received reviews. In 2017 he landed a recurring role as the Apothecary, Dr Christopher Priestley, in the Sky1 series Jamestown.[4] Starr voiced Clive Rosfield in the 2023 video game Final Fantasy XVI.



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Survivor Sniper
2015 Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie Pursuit Delange
2016 A Great Personality is Just Skin Deep Dan Short film
2017 Eat Locals Private Crown
2018 7 Miracles Judas
2021 Sinking Husband Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Father Brown Adam Watkins 1 episode
2013 Doctors Paul Stammers 1 episode
2015 The Musketeers Francesco 1 episode
2015–2016 Dickensian Captain James Hawdon 17 episodes
2016 Casualty Nathan Mason 1 episode
2016 Medici Donatello 1 episode
2017–2019 Jamestown Dr. Christopher Priestley 24 episodes
2019 Knightfall Philippe 2 episodes
2019 Midsomer Murders Noah Moon 1 episode
2021 Trying Elliot 2 episodes
2022 Death in Paradise Chad Burinsky 1 episode
2022 London Kills Josh Hart 1 episode
2022 The Other Half Oscar 1 episode
2023-2024 You & Me Harry 3 episodes
2023 You Niko Leandros 1 episode


Year Title Role Venue
2013 Yellow Face Marcus G. Dahlman Royal National Theatre, Park Theatre
2013 Stop the play! Camp gay director Trafalgar Studios

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Company of Heroes 2 Additional voices
2016 Quantum Break Additional voices
2018 A Way Out Additional voices
2023 Final Fantasy XVI Clive Rosfield Also provided voice work for paid DLC released from 2023 to 2024
2023 Arknights Sharp
2024 Warframe: 1999 Arthur[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2023 Golden Joystick Awards Best Lead Performer Final Fantasy XVI Won [6]
The Game Awards 2023 Best Performance Nominated [7]
2024 New York Game Awards Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game Nominated [8]
20th British Academy Games Awards Performer in a Leading Role Longlisted [9]


  1. ^ Kirkley, Paul (26 December 2015). "Meet the cast and characters of Dickensian". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  2. ^ Thorpe, Vanessa (31 January 2016). "Tuppence Middleton: from Tolstoy's seductress to a Dickensian victim". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Ben Starr interview: Dickensian, Pursuit Delange and being a massive nerd". Bad Cantina. 25 December 2015. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Dr. Christopher Priestley". IMDb.
  5. ^ Starr, Ben [@The_Ben_Starr] (6 December 2023). "I'm thrilled to announce that I play the enigmatic "Arthur" in WARFRAME 1999. More to come soon…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Loveridge, Sam (10 November 2023). "Here are all the Golden Joystick Awards 2023 winners". GamesRadar+. Archived from the original on 10 November 2023. Retrieved 10 November 2023.
  7. ^ Romano, Sal (7 December 2023). "The Game Awards 2023 winners announced". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 8 December 2023. Retrieved 8 December 2023.
  8. ^ Kerr, Chris (4 January 2024). "Alan Wake II and Baldur's Gate 3 lead 2024 New York Game Awards nominees". Game Developer. Archived from the original on 4 January 2024.
  9. ^ "The 60 Best Video Games of 2023". BAFTA. 14 December 2023. Retrieved 14 December 2023.

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