Daniel Roche

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This article is about the English child actor. For the French historian, see Daniel Roche (historian).
Daniel Roche
Daniel Roche 2015.jpg
Daniel Roche in 2015
Born Daniel Peter Roche
(1999-10-14) 14 October 1999 (age 17)
Occupation Actor

Daniel Peter Roche (pronounced rowsh, /ˈrʃ/), born 14 October 1999) is an English child actor who played Ben Brockman in the BBC One sitcom Outnumbered from 2007 to 2014.[1]


Roche grew up in North London, attending a state CofE primary school and then the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School in Barnet.[2] At 11 he was granted a scholarship to the independent University College School in Camden, London where he remains.[3]

When not acting, he is known to be involved with representative rugby at a high level, playing for his school, Middlesex Rugby Football Union and the Wasps RFC Academy.[citation needed]


For his appearances in Outnumbered as Ben, he was nominated for 'Best Male Newcomer' at the 2009 British Comedy Awards. He also appeared in the BBC One show Casualty, the 2008 film Off Season, and a number of television commercials, including one for Kingsmill bread.

Roche played the title role in a new BBC adaptation of Just William, which aired at Christmas 2010.[4] He also appeared in the Sky1 comedy series Little Crackers, as a young Stephen Fry on 20 December 2010.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Casualty Douglas Calvin Episode: Family Matters
2007—2014 Outnumbered Ben Brockman Main role
2008 Off Season Nick Short
2010 Little Crackers Young Stephen Fry Main role
2010 Just William William Brown Main role
2011 Friday Download Secret Santa/Himself Christmas special
2012 The Magicians Himself Short
Dani's House Megaboyd Recurring role
Blue Peter Himself Guest
Pet School Himself Guest
2013 Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor Himself Guest


Award Year Result Category Title
British Comedy Award 2009 Nominated Best Male Comedy Newcomer Ben Brockman: Outnumbered
Children's BAFTA 2010 Won Best Drama Just William
Children's BAFTA 2010 Nominated Performer Just William


  1. ^ "Outnumbered - Character Guide - British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Chance of place at Amy Winehouse school (From Times Series)". Times-series.co.uk. 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ "My Secret Life: Daniel Roche, 12, actor". The Independent. 11 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "The return of Just William: Meet the new Master Brown and Miss Bott | Mail Online". dailymail.co.uk. 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 

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