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Ben Elton was born on May 3, 1959 in London, England. 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)
Maybe Baby Writer
(2000)
Upstart Crow Writer
(2016-2020)

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  Upstart Crow (TV Series) (created by - 21 episodes, 2016 - 2020) (written by - 20 episodes, 2016 - 2018)
- A Crow Christmas Carol (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Go On and I Will Follow (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Most Unkindest Cut of All (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Sigh No More (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2018 All Is True (written by)
 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)
 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)
 2003 More Great Comedy Moments (Video) (written by: "The Young Ones" and "Filthy Rich & Catflap")
 2000 Maybe Baby (written by)
 1999 Blackadder Back & Forth (Short) (television series "Blackadder II", "Blackadder the Third" and "Blackadder Goes Forth" - uncredited) / (written by)
 1998 A Royal Birthday Celebration (TV Movie documentary) (additional material)
 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 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 Mr. Bean Takes an Exam (Short)
 1991 Comic Relief (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1990 The Last Laugh (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ben Elton (1990)
 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 Blackadder's Christmas Carol (TV Movie) (by)
 1986-1988 Saturday Live (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Episode #3.5 (1988) ... (written by)
- Episode #3.1 (1988) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.10 (1987) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... (written by)
 1988 Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (TV Short)
 1988 Comic Relief (TV Special)
 1987 Blackadder 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 First Aids (TV Special documentary)
 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 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pratt Outta Hell (1986) ... (written by)
 1986/II Comic Relief (TV Special documentary)
 1986 Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll (Music Video) (additional material)
 1986 Blackadder 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)
 1983-1984 Alfresco (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (1984) ... (written by)
 1983 An Evening for Nicaragua (TV Special)
 1982 There's Nothing to Worry About! (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (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: "This Other Eden" - Simon & Schuster (1993). ISBN 0-671-71817-7 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Ben Elton

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Sophie Gare  (3 children)
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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:

He and Richard Curtis were offered the chance to write "Police Academy 6: The London Beat", but turned it down. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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