Ben Cura was born on September 30, 1988 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an actor, known for Marcella (2016), Gun Shy (2017) and The Rook (2019).
Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Born in Argentina to his mother of Italian and Spanish descent and his father of Italian, Spanish and Lebanese descent. Raised in Italy, France, the US, Spain and the UK.
Went to French school.
Some of the places his rootless childhood took him to were Buenos Aires, Argentina (where he was born), Cerro Veronese, Verona, Italy (where his family moved when he was barely 19 months old), Louveciennes, Paris, France (his family moved there when he was 6 years old), Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, US (during which time he was home-schooled), Madrid, Spain (when he was 11 years old until he graduated from French high school) and London, UK.
Was in the original ending of Danny Boyle's Trance (2013) opposite Rosario Dawson, which he filmed during principal photography in London in 2011. However the ending was rewritten and re-shot at a later date to include Vincent Cassel's character and conclude the story differently.
Graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in July 2011.
Although born in Argentina, he only lived there for roughly 19 months. He holds several citizenships to some of the countries he lived in thereafter.
Is British - but also holds Italian and Argentine passports.
Married actress Andrea Deck in 2013. The pair separated amicably in 2015.
Personal Quotes (6)
[on rehearsals] It's important to listen to others and not feel attached to your own ideas - you need to let go of them and stop thinking whether it was you who came up with something or whether it was someone else who did. That's team work.
[on Viva Forever!'s reviews] You can read bad reviews and even agree with some of them, but as an actor, individually, I can only focus on what I do and what I can bring.
[on directing fellow actors] There are very few people who are more obsessive than actors. I should know. I am one.
[on creative freedom on set] Freedom isn't easy. Freedom is set within a bunch of parameters, and is achieved when respect for time and confines is given. It's achieved when preparation is over and playing begins. And it only really occurs during very brief moments on set, usually only when the camera is rolling. And even then, freedom is about precision, and precision is about limitations -- and the trick is to know what the limitations of a moment, shot, scene, shoot, script are, and to feel free within those confines.
[on Creditors] People need faith. Whether it be faith in themselves, another person, religion, or whichever other story they've picked out or created for themselves in order to make sense of the world. We cannot live alone, and yet we are alone by default. Alone in a chaotic, confusing, brutal world. But a beautiful one nonetheless.
[on Creditors] Words can encapsulate powerful, and crippling, concepts, which are then passed on through the ages without us even noticing.