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Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

Benjamin Jonson was born 1571 as the posthumous son of a Protestant minister. His mother then moved him to Westminster, where she married a bricklayer. He attended a free parish school as a boy, and thanks to the sponsorship of the headmaster, was able to attend Westminster Grammar School. Unofortunately, Ben lost his scholarship and was forced to... See full bio »


(age 65) in London, England, UK

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 2003 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 2000 Poetic Inspirations (Documentary) (poems)
 1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series) (poem "Truth" - 1 episode)
- Honesty (1996) ... (poem "Truth")
 1988 Il volpone (play)
 1978 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Volpone (1978) ... (play)
 1977 Volpone eli Kettu (TV Movie) (play "Volpone")
 1974 L'alchimiste (TV Movie)
 1974 Volpone (TV Movie)
 1973 Hora once (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El alquimista (1973)
 1971 De Alchemist (TV Movie)
 1970 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El alquimista (1968)
 1967 Volpone (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... (play)
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... (play)
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... (play)
 1967 The Honey Pot (play "Volpone")
 1966 Volpone oder Der Fuchs (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Camera Three (TV Series) (play "The Alchemist" - 1 episode)
- The Alchemist (1964) ... (play "The Alchemist")
 1964 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Volpone (1960) ... (play)
 1959 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 Der Alchimist (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Teledrama (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Volpone (1957) ... (play)
 1946 Don Simón de Lira (play "Volpone")
 1943 The Desperadoes (poem "To Celia" - uncredited)
 1941 Volpone (play)
 1933 Tiburón (play "Volpone")
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Other Works:

His play, "Volpone," was performed in a Royal National Theatre production at the Laurence Olivier Theatre in London, England with Michael Gambon and Simon Russell Beale in the cast. Matthew Warchus was director. See more »

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He was a personal friend of William Shakespeare, and wrote a sonnet praising him in the 1623 published edition of Shakespeare's complete works. See more »

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