Ben Fransham

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Ben Fransham is a New Zealand actor with a broad catalogue of energetic performances, albeit with a certain affinity for projects involving the undead. Unusually, he was a professionally trained ballet dancer before turning his focus to acting, and he has imbued his many character roles in theatre, musicals and film with unique physical ... See full bio »

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The Shannara Chronicles Red Wraith / Black Wraith


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  Minimally Invasive (Short) (post-production)
 2020 The War At Home (TV Mini-Series)
Glenn Stockley
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... Glenn Stockley
 2020 Turn of the Screw
The Uncle
 2020 Dungeon Path (Short)
 2018-2019 Wellington Paranormal (TV Series)
Mobot Movement Specialist / Cheeseface
- Mobots (2019) ... Mobot Movement Specialist
- Things That Do The Bump In The Night (2018) ... Cheeseface
 2019 Colonial Combat (TV Series)
Axle Gun
- Eliminate the Negative (2019) ... Axle Gun
- Dirty Secrets (2019) ... Axle Gun
 2018 The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Militia Captain
- Into the Wilderness (2018) ... Militia Captain
 2017 The Shannara Chronicles (TV Series)
Red Wraith / Black Wraith
- Blood (2017) ... Red Wraith
- Wilderun (2017) ... Red Wraith
- Crimson (2017) ... Black Wraith
- Paranor (2017) ... Black Wraith
- Wraith (2017) ... Red Wraith
 2015 6Equj5 (Short)
 2015 Ash vs Evil Dead (TV Series)
- The Host (2015) ... Eligos
- Brujo (2015) ... Eligos
- Books from Beyond (2015) ... Eligos
 2015 How To Murder Your Wife (TV Movie)
Media Man
 2014 Cub (Short)
 2014 Passion in Paradise (TV Series)
Captain James Cook
- Brief Encounter (2014) ... Captain James Cook
 2014/III The Cure
ER Doctor
 2013/II The Return (Short)
 2013 Eternity
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Goblin (uncredited)
 2011 In Full Bloom (Short)
 2011/II Rage
Rugby Thug #2
 2011 My Living Memory (Short)
 2010 The Witch & the Woodsman (Short)
 2008-2010 Legend of the Seeker (TV Series)
Gar / Man / Nygaax / ...
- Extinction (2010) ... Gar
- Desecrated (2010) ... Man / Nygaax
- Hartland (2009) ... Gar
- Bounty (2008) ... Shadrin
- Destiny (2008) ... Gar
 2007 30 Days of Night
 2007 The Ferryman
The Ferryman
 2004 Angry Samoans (Short)
 2003 Echoes (Short)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Elven Warrior (uncredited)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Goblin / Lothlorien Elf / Uruk-hai (uncredited)
 1994 Heavenly Creatures
 1994 The Last Tattoo
Dancing Sailor (uncredited)
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: Plays "The Attendant" in "Soulmates", a play by David Williamson (Sydney Opera House Drama Theater, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), Starring Jacki Weaver, William Zappa, Amanda Muggleton, Barry Quin, Deborah Kennedy, Jonathan Biggins, and Sean Taylor.

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