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Benjamin Whitrow (1937–2017)


Benjamin Whitrow was born on February 17, 1937 in Oxford, England as Benjamin John Whitrow. He was an actor, known for Chicken Run (2000), Pride and Prejudice (1995) and The Saint (1997). He was married to Catherine Cook. He died on September 28, 2017. See full bio »

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Known For

Chicken Run
Chicken Run Fowler
(2000)
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice Mr. Bennet
(1995)
The Saint
The Saint Chairman at Oxford
(1997)
Chaplin
Chaplin Station Master
(1992)

Filmography

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 2016 The Musketeers (TV Series)
Priest
- Death of a Hero (2016) ... Priest
 2015 Man Down (TV Series)
Tim
- Kindness (2015) ... Tim
 2015 Wolf Hall (TV Mini-Series)
Archbishop Warham
- Anna Regina (2015) ... Archbishop Warham
 2014 Toast of London (TV Series)
Ken Suggestion
- The Moose Trap (2014) ... Ken Suggestion
 2014 New Tricks (TV Series)
Edward Fraser
- London Underground (2014) ... Edward Fraser
 2013 A Cake for Mabel (Short)
The Lover
 1991-2013 Casualty (TV Series)
Godfrey Whithouse / Douglas Cranville
- Human Resources (2013) ... Godfrey Whithouse
- Hide and Seek (1991) ... Douglas Cranville
 2011 The Royal (TV Series)
Professor Farrow
- Manoeuvres (2011) ... Professor Farrow
 2009 Last Light (Short)
Eric
 2009 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Mr McLynn
- Driving Mr McLynn (2009) ... Mr McLynn
 2001-2009 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Sir Malcolm Frazer / Hugo Balcombe
- Secrets and Spies (2009) ... Sir Malcolm Frazer
- Tainted Fruit (2001) ... Hugo Balcombe
 2009 Bomber
Alistar
 2008 Bonekickers (TV Series)
Mr. Carr
- Warriors (2008) ... Mr. Carr
 2008 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Jarvis
- Tracks: Part 1 (2008) ... Jarvis
 2006 Scenes of a Sexual Nature
Eddie Wright
 2005 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Timothy Abernethie
- After the Funeral (2005) ... Timothy Abernethie
 2005 The Queen's Sister (TV Movie)
Cronin
 2005 Murder in Suburbia (TV Series)
Eric
- Golden Oldies (2005) ... Eric
 2004 Island at War (TV Mini-Series)
Bailiff Francis La Palotte
- Unusual Successes (2004) ... Bailiff Francis La Palotte
- Unexpected Revelations (2004) ... Bailiff Francis La Palotte
- To Catch a Spy (2004) ... Bailiff Francis La Palotte
- Living with the Enemy (2004) ... Bailiff Francis La Palotte
- Eve of the War (2004) ... Bailiff Francis La Palotte
 2004 Wren: The Man Who Built Britain (TV Movie documentary)
John Evelyn
 2003 Henry VIII (TV Movie)
Thomas Boleyn
 2001 Monarch of the Glen (TV Series)
Toad
- Episode #3.8 (2001) ... Toad
 2001 Pevsner Revisited (TV Movie documentary)
Reader
 2000 Chicken Run (Video Game)
Fowler (voice)
 2000 Other People's Children (TV Series)
Duncan
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Duncan
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Duncan
 2000 Chicken Run
Fowler (voice)
 1999 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Rupert Clifford-Wright
- Miracle in Crooked Lane (1999) ... Rupert Clifford-Wright
 1999 Kiss Me Kate (TV Series)
Philip
- Dad (1999) ... Philip
 1999 The Blonde Bombshell (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Fluck
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Mr. Fluck
 1998 Jilting Joe
Arthur
 1997 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (TV Mini-Series)
Squire Allworthy
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Squire Allworthy
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Squire Allworthy
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Squire Allworthy
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Squire Allworthy
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Squire Allworthy
 1997 FairyTale: A True Story
Mr. Binley
 1997 The Saint
Chairman at Oxford
 1997 Embassy (TV Movie)
Taylor Scott
 1996 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Antonio
 1996 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Brownlee
- The Daughters of Cain (1996) ... Brownlee
 1995 Restoration
Merivel's Father
 1995 Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Bennet
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Mr. Bennet
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Mr. Bennet
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Mr. Bennet
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Mr. Bennet
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Mr. Bennet
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
James Merchant
- Other Voices (1995) ... James Merchant
 1994 Moving Story (TV Series)
Mr. Mallet
- None Shall Sleep (1994) ... Mr. Mallet
 1994 Men of the World (TV Series)
Mr. Tuxter
- The Assessment (1994) ... Mr. Tuxter
 1993 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Laurence Reeve
- Hope to Die (1993) ... Dr. Laurence Reeve
 1991-1992 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Paddy O'Rourke
- The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard (1992) ... Paddy O'Rourke
- The Party's Over (1991) ... Paddy O'Rourke
- Labour of Love (1991) ... Paddy O'Rourke
 1992 Chaplin
Station Master (as Ben Whitrow)
 1992 Damage
Civil Servant
 1992 Brookside (TV Series)
Bishop Carter
- Guidance (1992) ... Bishop Carter
 1991 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
The Rev. Bill Britwell
- Rumpole at Sea (1991) ... The Rev. Bill Britwell
 1991 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Illingworth
- No Thanks for the Memory (1991) ... Illingworth
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
Peter Haymon
- Thicker Than Water (1990) ... Peter Haymon
 1990 Chancer (TV Series)
Robert Douglas
- Love (1990) ... Robert Douglas
- Temptation (1990) ... Robert Douglas
- History (1990) ... Robert Douglas
- Sanctuary (1990) ... Robert Douglas
- Wreckage (1990) ... Robert Douglas
 1990 Chillers (TV Series)
Mr. Emery
- Sauce for the Goose (1990) ... Mr. Emery
 1987-1989 Ffizz (TV Series)
Hugo Walker
- Sickness and Health (1989) ... Hugo Walker
- Matters of Principle (1989) ... Hugo Walker
- A Damn Close Run Thing (1989) ... Hugo Walker
- Love in Store (1989) ... Hugo Walker
- Mother Knows Best (1989) ... Hugo Walker
 1986-1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Mr. Kemp / Lawson
- The Attractions (1989) ... Lawson
- Paying Guests - Part 2 (1986) ... Mr. Kemp
- Paying Guests - Part 1 (1986) ... Mr. Kemp
 1989 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (TV Series)
Angry Audience Member
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Angry Audience Member
 1989 Muzzy Comes Back (TV Series)
Norman (voice)
 1988 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie)
Thomas Cromwell
 1988 On the Black Hill
Arkwright
 1988 Natural Causes (TV Movie)
Walter Bryce
 1988 Hawks
Mr. Granger
 1986-1988 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mr. Slipper / Lecturer in Medical School
- Lucky Sunil (1988) ... Mr. Slipper
- The Insurance Man (1986) ... Lecturer in Medical School
 1988 Tickets for the Titanic (TV Series)
Osgood
- Pastoral Care (1988) ... Osgood
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Major Swindon
- The Devil's Disciple (1987) ... Major Swindon
 1987 Personal Services
Mr. Marsden
 1986 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Consultant
- Episode #2.2 (1986) ... Consultant
 1986 Muzzy in Gondoland (TV Series)
Norman
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Norman (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Norman (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Norman (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Norman (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Norman (voice, uncredited)
 1986 Clockwise
Headmaster
 1985 Coming Through (TV Movie)
Ernest Weekley
 1985 Bergerac (TV Series)
B J Farrell
- Low Profile (1985) ... B J Farrell
 1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Lindsay
- In the Dark (1985) ... Lindsay
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
Doctor
- Life in the Fast Food Lane (1985) ... Doctor
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Captain Kirov
- A Crack in the Ice (1985) ... Captain Kirov
 1984 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
Richard Greatham
 1984 Sharma and Beyond (TV Movie)
Anton Heron
 1984 Danger: Marmalade at Work (TV Series)
Q
- 007 1/2 (1984) ... Q
 1983 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Merivale
- Finessing the King (1983) ... Sir Arthur Merivale
 1983 The Starlight Ballroom (TV Movie)
 1983 Bingo! (TV Movie)
The husband
 1983 Icebound in the Antarctic (TV Mini-Series)
Roald Amundsen
- Our Dead Bodies Must Tell the Tale (1983) ... Roald Amundsen
 1982 Harry's Game (TV Mini-Series)
Davidson
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Davidson
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Davidson
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Davidson
 1982 A Shocking Accident (Short)
Headmaster
 1982 Brimstone & Treacle
Businessman
 1982 All for Love (TV Series)
Mr. Curry
- A Bit of Singing and Dancing (1982) ... Mr. Curry
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Fergus Locke
- What Have You Been up to Lately? (1982) ... Fergus Locke
 1975-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Richard Halton / Duke of Albany
- On Approval (1982) ... Richard Halton
- King Lear (1975) ... Duke of Albany
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
George
- By George (1982) ... George
 1981-1982 Nanny (TV Series)
Frederick Sackville
- A Twist of Fate (1982) ... Frederick Sackville
- The Magic Island (1981) ... Frederick Sackville
- Just Somebody Being Naughty (1981) ... Frederick Sackville
 1975-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
James Sellars / Phillips / Tom / ...
- The Factory (1981) ... James Sellars
- Minor Complications (1980) ... Phillips
- One Day at a Time (1977) ... Tom
- Two Sundays (1975) ... House Master
- Plaintiffs and Defendants (1975) ... Josh
 1981 Troilus & Cressida (TV Movie)
Ulysses
 1981 Bognor (TV Series)
Eric Gringe
- Deadline: Part 6 - Hard Cheese on Eric (1981) ... Eric Gringe
- Deadline: Part 5 - Good Luck Willy (1981) ... Eric Gringe
- Deadline: Part 3 - There Comes No Answer (1981) ... Eric Gringe
- Deadline: Part 2 - Who Goes Home? (1981) ... Eric Gringe
 1979 Suez 1956 (TV Movie)
Sir Patrick Dean
 1979 A Moment in Time (TV Series)
Harry
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Harry
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Harry
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Harry
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Harry
 1979 Quadrophenia
Mr. Fulford
 1979 One Fine Day (TV Movie)
Blake
 1979 Danger UXB (TV Series)
Major John Pullar
- The Quiet Weekend (1979) ... Major John Pullar
 1979 Afternoon Off (TV Movie)
Father
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Braithwaite
- Latin Lady (1978) ... Det. Chief Supt. Braithwaite
- Hearts and Minds (1978) ... Det. Chief Supt. Braithwaite (uncredited)
- Drag Act (1978) ... Det. Chief Supt. Braithwaite
- Hard Men (1978) ... Det. Chief Supt. Braithwaite
 1978 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Edward Reynolds
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 6 (1978) ... Edward Reynolds
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 5 (1978) ... Edward Reynolds
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 4 (1978) ... Edward Reynolds
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 3 (1978) ... Edward Reynolds
- A Dog's Ransom: Part 2 (1978) ... Edward Reynolds
 1978 Wings (TV Series)
Major Anson
- Mutiny (1978) ... Major Anson
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Stephen
- Able's Will (1977) ... Stephen
 1977 Yes, Honestly (TV Series)
Trevor Wilson
 1977 Fathers and Families (TV Mini-Series)
Douglas Carlton
- Winter Shapes (1977) ... Douglas Carlton
 1977 The Squirrels (TV Series)
Northwood-Black
- The Cover Up (1977) ... Northwood-Black
 1976 Clayhanger (TV Series)
Dr. Heve / Doctor Heve
- The Chain Is Broken (1976) ... Dr. Heve
- The Glorious Jubilee (1976) ... Dr. Heve (uncredited)
- Laid Aside (1976) ... Doctor Heve
 1974 Microbes and Men (TV Series)
Douglas
- The Search for the Magic Bullet (1974) ... Douglas
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Lovibond
- Part Eighteen (1974) ... Mr. Lovibond
 1974 The Aweful Mr. Goodall (TV Series)
Captain Ralph Stearns
- The Good Samaritan (1974) ... Captain Ralph Stearns
 1973 The Brontës of Haworth (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Bell Nicholls
- Silent Is the House (1973) ... Arthur Bell Nicholls
- Delusion's Song (1973) ... Arthur Bell Nicholls
 1973 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Duke of Venice
 1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Robert McDowell
- Time Past: Time Future (1967) ... Robert McDowell
 1963-1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Harry Bartholomew / Bill Heald
- Song Without Words (1967) ... Harry Bartholomew
- Episode #1.583 (1963) ... Bill Heald
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Clerk of the Court
- The Queen and Jackson (1966) ... Clerk of the Court
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
Customs Man
- Persons and Papers (1966) ... Customs Man
 1965 Londoners (TV Series)
The Priest
- Old Man of Chelsea Reach (1965) ... The Priest
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mr. Ross
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Peter Binns
- A Connoisseur's Case (1964) ... Peter Binns
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Hammond
- Double Stakes (1963) ... Hammond
 1963 The Small World of Sammy Lee
Joan's client (uncredited)
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He played Bensinger in Hecht and MacArthur's "The Front Page" in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Denis Quilley, Alan MacNaughtan, John Shrapnel, Gawn Grainger, David Bradley, Paul Curran, Maureen Lipman, and Anna Carteret in the cast. Michael Blakemore was director. See more »

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Has a son, Angus Imrie, with actress Celia Imrie. See more »

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