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Ben Elton

Ben Elton was born on May 3, 1959 in London, England as Benjamin Charles Elton. He is a writer and actor, known for Blackadder Back & Forth (1999), The Thin Blue Line (1995) and Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988). He is married to Sophie Gare. They have three children. See full bio »
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 2016 Upstart Crow (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2014/I Popcorn (Short) (novel)
  The Wright Way (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2013) (written by - 3 episodes, 2013)
- The Deadly Receptacle (2013) ... (writer)
- Curbing the Kerb (2013) ... (writer)
- Concealed Sharp Objects (2013) ... (writer)
- Lethal Swing Back (2013) ... (written by)
- Conkers Bonkers (2013) ... (written by)
 2012/II Love Never Dies (written by)
 2011 Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (written by)
 2010 The One Ronnie (TV Movie) (written by)
 2007 Get a Grip (TV Series)
 2000 Maybe Baby (novel "Inconceivable")
 1999 Blackadder Back & Forth (Short) (television series "Blackadder II", "Blackadder the Third" and "Blackadder Goes Forth" - uncredited) / (written by)
 1998 The Ben Elton Show (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1998) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (1998) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1998) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... (writer)
 1997 Ben Elton Live (Video) (written by)
 1995-1996 The Thin Blue Line (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
- The Green Eyed Monster (1996) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Road Rage (1996) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Come on You Blues (1996) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Alternative Culture (1996) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Fly on the Wall (1996) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Mr. Bean (TV Series) (1 episode, 1995) (written by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Mr. Bean (1990) ... (written by)
 1990-1994 The Man from Auntie (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1994) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (1994) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (1994) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (1994) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (1994) ... (written by)
 1993 Ben Elton: Very Live (Video) (written by)
 1993 Stark (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (written by)
 1992 Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 1991 Comic Relief (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1990 The Last Laugh (TV Movie)
 1989 Blackadder Goes Forth (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Goodbyeee (1989) ... (by)
- General Hospital (1989) ... (by)
- Private Plane (1989) ... (by)
- Major Star (1989) ... (by)
- Corporal Punishment (1989) ... (by)
 1989 A Night of Comic Relief 2 (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1988 Friday Night Live (TV Series) (writer)
 1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol (TV Short) (by)
 1988 Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (TV Short)
 1988 Comic Relief (TV Special)
 1987 Black Adder the Third (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Duel and Duality (1987) ... (by)
- Amy and Amiability (1987) ... (by)
- Sense and Senility (1987) ... (by)
- Nob and Nobility (1987) ... (by)
- Ink and Incapability (1987) ... (by)
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 Saturday Live (TV Series)
 1986 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
 1986/II Comic Relief (TV Special documentary)
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Chains (1986) ... (by)
- Beer (1986) ... (by)
- Money (1986) ... (by)
- Potato (1986) ... (by)
- Head (1986) ... (by)
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Reunion (1985) ... (written by)
- Roxanne (1985) ... (written by)
- Joyce (1985) ... (written by)
- Madeleine (1985) ... (written by)
- Cassie (1985) ... (written by)
 1982-1984 The Young Ones (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes)
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... (written by)
- Sick (1984) ... (written by)
- Time (1984) ... (written by)
- Nasty (1984) ... (written by)
- Cash (1984) ... (written by)
 1984 Spitting Image (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.7 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (written by)
  Alfresco (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1983) (writer - 6 episodes, 1984)
- Episode #2.6 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1984) ... (writer)
 1983 An Evening for Nicaragua (TV Movie)
 1982 There's Nothing to Worry About! (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... (written by)
 1981 Three of a Kind (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Chart Throb" - Bantam Press (2006). ISBN 0-593-05750-3 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Ben Elton

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I once was lucky enough to meet a young lady by the name of Helen Stone who said to me "you are a bloke who don't look like a bloke. saying words which don't sound like they're funny..." that made me laugh a lot. See more »

Trivia:

He and Richard Curtis were offered the chance to write "Police Academy 6: The London Beat", but turned it down. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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