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Ben Kingsley


Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor,... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 44 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Schindler's List
Schindler's List Itzhak Stern
(1993)
Shutter Island
Shutter Island Dr. Cawley
(2010)
Hugo
Hugo Georges Méliès
(2011)
Gandhi
Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi
(1982)

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 2018 Nomis (post-production)
Cooper
  Operation Finale (filming)
Adolf Eichmann
 2017 The Ottoman Lieutenant
Woodruff
 2017 An Ordinary Man
The General
 2017/I Security
Charlie
 2016/I Collide
Geran
 2016 The Jungle Book
Bagheera (voice)
 2015/II The Walk
Papa Rudy
 2015 Self/less
Damian
 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/I War Story
Albert
 2013 Walking with the Enemy
Regent Miklos Horthy
 2013 A Common Man
The Man
 2013 A Birder's Guide to Everything
Lawrence Konrad
 2012/III Noah
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 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 Athol Fugard's plays, "The Island", "Sizwe Bansi Is Dead" and "Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with John Kani, Winston Ntshona, Yvonne Bryceland, and Wilson Dunster in the cast. Athol Fugard was also director. See more »

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

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Alternate Names:

Sir Ben Kingsley

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan] It was a pleasure working with Aishwarya in The Last Legion (2007), and her fans are in for a big surprise. She is an excellent and outstanding actor. She is a shining example of beauty from India, and I'm sure we will be seeing her in more Hollywood movies real soon. (August 2006) See more »

Trivia:

He played Mohandas K. Gandhi between the ages of 23 (in 1893) and 78 (in 1948) in the drama movie Gandhi (1982). See more »

Trademark:

Performances which are often both very reserved and yet vocally animated See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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