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Ben Kingsley


Ben Kingsley was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. 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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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  Brooklyn Bridge (pre-production)
Washington Roebling, Sr.
 2016 The Jungle Book (filming)
Bagheera (voice)
 2015 Self/less (post-production)
Damian
 2015/II Autobahn (completed)
Geran
 2015/I Life
Jack Warner
 2015 Knight of Cups (voice)
 2014 Robot Overlords
Robin Smythe
 2014 Learning to Drive
Darwan
 2014 Stonehearst Asylum
Silas Lamb
 2014 Jaguar: Rendezvous (Short)
 2014/I 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
 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
 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
  Ich bin dann mal Charlie
Bernard Maris (rumored)
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard III," at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Norman Rodway, Patrick Stewart, Ian Richardson, Peter Egan, and Helen Mirren in the cast. Terry Hands 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:

As an actor there's no autonomy, unless you're prepared to risk the possibility of starving. See more »

Trivia:

Made his London stage debut in 1966 as the narrator of "A Smashing Day" produced by The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein. He wrote the music for the production as well as sang and played guitar for same. After one performance, John Lennon and Ringo Starr came backstage and told him that he should go into music and that if he didn't, "he would regret it for the rest of his life." He was subsequently... See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays sinister villains or sympathetic friends of the main character See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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