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6 Interviews |
14 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
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Sir Ben Kinglsey | Sir Ben Kingsley
5' 7¾" (1.72 m)
Bhanji, Rahimtulla Harji
| Bhanji (Goodman), Anna Lyna Mary
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[Changing his name from Krishna Bhanji, TIME Magazine interview, 2007] It was a way of getting to my first audition. My dad [who is Indian] was completely behind it. My first name, Ben, is my dad's nickname. My second name, Kingsley, comes from my grandfather's nickname, which was King Clove. He was a spice trader. It's a bit late to change it back now.
He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2002 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.
Rich, mellifluous voice and Shakespearean bearing