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 William.jpg
Daniel Roche in 2009
Born Daniel Peter Roche
(1999-10-14) 14 October 1999 (age 16)
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 is the son of Judith (née Haines) and rugby journalist Anthony "Tony" Roche, the youngest of three boys,[2] and attended the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School in Barnet,[3] before moving on to the independent University College School in Hampstead, London.[4]


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.[5] 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 Animal Kingdom SOG Minor role
Little Crackers Young Stephen Fry Bunce
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


  1. ^ "Outnumbered - Character Guide - British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ Radio Times, 27 August-2 September 2011,p.22
  3. ^ "Chance of place at Amy Winehouse school (From Times Series)". Times-series.co.uk. 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  4. ^ "My Secret Life: Daniel Roche, 12, actor". The Independent. 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "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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