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Ben Kingsley


Ben Kingsley was born in England. Kingsley is mixed race, his father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was of Gujrati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was British. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor, and also began to have roles in films and TV. His birth name was Krishna ... See full bio »

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  Brooklyn Bridge (pre-production)
Washington Roebling, Sr.
 2015 The Jungle Book (filming)
Bagheera (voice)
 2015 Life (post-production)
Jack Warner
 2014/I Autobahn (post-production)
Geran
 2014 Robot Overlords
Robin Smythe
 2014 Learning to Drive
Darwan
 2014 Stonehearst Asylum
Silas Lamb
 2014 Jaguar: Rendezvous (Short)
 2014 War Story
Albert
 2013 Walking with the Enemy
Regent Horthy
 2013 A Common Man
The Man
 2013 A Birder's Guide to Everything
Lawrence Konrad
 2012 A Therapy (Short)
Psychiatrist
 2012 The Dictator
Tamir
 2012/III Noah
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Aral. El mar perdido (Short) (voice)
 2010 Teen Patti
Perci Trachtenberg
 2010 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets (Short)
Al-Jazari / Librarian
 2009 Journey to Mecca
Narrator
 2008 Fifty Dead Men Walking
Fergus
 2008/I Elegy
David Kepesh
 2006 Lucky Number Slevin
The Rabbi (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
 2005 BloodRayne
Kagan
 2005 A Sound of Thunder
Charles Hatton (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
 2002 Spooky House
The Great Zamboni
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Specialist (voice)
 1999 The Confession
Harry Fertig
 1997 Photographing Fairies
Reverend Templeton
 1997 The Assignment
Amos
 1992 Sneakers
Cosmo
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
Freddie (voice)
 1991 L'amore necessario
Ernesto
 1990 O Quinto Macaco
Cunda
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Father Capulet (voice)
 1990 Una vita scellerata
Governor
 1989 Slipstream
Avatar
 1988 Pascali's Island
Basil Pascali
 1985 Harem
Selim
 1983 Betrayal
Robert
 1972 Fear Is the Key
Royale
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Other Works:

He acted in Trevor Griffiths' play, "Occupations," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Place Theatre in London, England with Patrick Stewart, Estelle Kohler, and Sebastian Shaw in the cast. Buzz Goodbody was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Ben Kingsley

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

on Winning the Oscar for Best Actor in Gandhi (1982): "If I knew I was going to win, I would not have gone dressed as a waiter. See more »

Trivia:

Is shown being eaten by a "Grasshopper-raptor" in an episode of the Simpsons. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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