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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 The Young Ones (1982), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Maybe Baby (2000). He is married to Sophie Gare. They have three children. See full bio »

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(1982-1984)
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(2000)
(1989)

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  Upstart Crow (TV Series) (8 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (created by - 11 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 11 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Sigh no More (2018)
 2017 The Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (written by)
 2017 Three Summers (written by)
 2014 Popcorn at the Friars Club (Video documentary short)
 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) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (written by)
 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: Ben Elton Live (Video documentary) (written by)
  The Thin Blue Line (TV Series) (creator - 14 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (written by - 14 episodes, 1995 - 1996)
- 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 Ben Elton: 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 documentary) (written by)
  Stark (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes, 1993) (written by - 3 episodes, 1993)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... (novel) / (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (novel) / (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (novel) / (written by)
 1992 Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 1991 Comic Relief (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1990 Ben Elton: The Last Laugh (TV Special documentary)
 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 Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll (Video short) (additional material)
 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)
 1984 Madness the Pilot (TV Short)
 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 Special)
 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: "Stark" - Sphere Books (1989). ISBN 0-7474-0390-2 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Ben Elton

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I found a fan's internet site on me in which he got almost everything wrong, including I'd changed my name. I was born Benjamin Elton. My father's family were German Jews who adopted British nationality after the War and my uncle, who served in the British Army, changed his name, under Army instructions, from the Jewish Eronberg to Elton because he wanted the same initials. My father said, "... See more »

Trivia:

Already a successful comedian, Ben Elton turned to writing situation comedies during the 1980s and penned BBC classics such as The Young Ones (1982), Black-Adder II (1986), Black Adder the Third (1987), Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) and during the 1990s The Thin Blue Line (1995). See more »

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