1 Print Biography |
6 Interviews |
14 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
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.
His performance as Don Logan in Sexy Beast
(2000) is ranked #97 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
Often portrays sinister villains or sympathetic friends of the main character