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      Ben Chaplin

      Ben Chaplin

      Highest Rated: 88% The Wipers Times (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 8% Lost Souls (2000)

      Birthday: Jul 31, 1970

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      British actor Ben Chaplin carved out a lengthy career on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to his versatility. Born in Windsor, England, he began studying acting in London as a teen. He made his screen debut in the television movie "Bye Bye Baby" (Channel 4, 1992). A role in the James Ivory-Ismael Merchant film "The Remains of the Day" (1993) upped his profile considerably. He went on to star in the sitcom "Game On" (BBC2, 1995-98), as well as the comedy "The Truth About Cats and Dogs" as the object of affection of both Uma Thurman and Janeane Garofalo. He joined Jennifer Jason Leigh for a fresh adaptation of Henry James's "Washington Square" (1997) and was cast by filmmaker Terrence Malik in the director's World War II epic "The Thin Red Line" (1998). His run of appearing with strong leading ladies continued with roles opposite Nicole Kidman in "Birthday Girl" (2001), Michelle Yeoh in "The Touch" (2002), and Sandra Bullock in "Murder By Numbers" (2002). He bounced from roles in the historical drama "Stage Beauty" (2004) to appearing with Penelope Cruz and Ralph Fiennes in the modern thriller "Chromophobia" (2005). He starred with Sally Field in "Two Weeks" (2006) as a man going home to see his dying mother for the final time. He then joined Emily Watson in the family film "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep" (2007), based on the popular British children's novel. Director Richard Linklater pulled him back to historical drama for "Me and Orson Welles" (2009), where Chaplin played famed English actor George Coulouris, part of Wells' Mercury Theatre troupe and one of the stars of "Citizen Kane" (1941). He then appeared in Oliver Parker's "Dorian Gray" (2009) remake. He moved into playing father roles with "Ways to Live Forever" (2010), an archetype he would repeat in "Cinderella" (2015). He didn't entirely tone down his career, though, appearing with Colin Farrell and Kiera Knightley in the crime thriller "London Boulevard" (2010). He worked in television roles as well, starring in "Mad Dogs" (Sky1, 2010-11), as the early retiree who draws his friends into a murder mystery, and also joined the cast for the U.S. retelling, also called "Mad Dogs" (Amazon, 2015-16). He starred in the British miniseries "World Without End" (Channel 4, 2012), based on Ken Follett's best-selling novel, and "The Book of Negroes" (BET, 2015). He reteamed with Emily Watson for the miniseries "Apple Tree Yard" (BBC One, 2017). He earned critical raves for his performance opposite Charlotte Riley as newspaper editor Duncan Allen in "Press" (BBC One, 2018). He didn't step away entirely from films, appearing in "The Legend of Tarzan" (2016) and Oliver Stone's "Snowden" (2016). He also took a role in Sebastian Schipper's movie "Roads" (2019). He went on to join the cast of Joss Whedon's Victorian sci-fi series "The Nevers" (HBO, 2020- ) playing tough police detective Frank Mundi.

      Highest rated movies

      The Dig poster The Dig The Wipers Times poster
      The Wipers Times
      Me and Orson Welles poster
      Me and Orson Welles
      The Truth About Cats & Dogs poster
      The Truth About Cats & Dogs
      Cinderella poster Cinderella Ways to Live Forever poster
      Ways to Live Forever
      Washington Square poster
      Washington Square
      The Thin Red Line poster
      The Thin Red Line

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B'Twixt Now and Sunrise Poe (Character) - 2023
      88% 78% The Dig Stuart Piggott (Character) - 2021
      67% 89% Roads Unknown (Character) - 2019
      74% 62% The Children Act Kevin Henry (Character) $432.5K 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD Unknown (Character) - 2017
      25% 78% Little Boy Ben Eagle (Character) $6.5M 2015
      83% 78% Cinderella Ella's Father (Character) $201.2M 2015
      78% 65% War Book Gary (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wipers Times Roberts (Character) - 2013
      88% 82% The Wipers Times Unknown (Character) - 2013
      29% 18% Twixt Edgar Allan Poe (Character) - 2011
      83% 79% Ways to Live Forever Father (Character) - 2010
      38% 30% London Boulevard Billy (Character) $10.5K 2010
      44% 39% Dorian Gray Basil Hallward (Character) - 2009
      85% 61% Me and Orson Welles George Coulouris (Character) $1.2M 2008
      74% 62% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Lewis Mowbray (Character) $40.4M 2007
      19% 66% Two Weeks Keith Bergman (Character) $45.8K 2006
      31% 53% Chromophobia Unknown (Character) - 2005
      64% 78% Stage Beauty George Villiars, Duke of Buckingham (Character) $776.7K 2004
      No Score Yet 31% The Touch Eric (Character) - 2002
      30% 49% Murder by Numbers Sam Kennedy (Character) $31.9M 2002
      59% 39% Birthday Girl John Buckingham (Character) $4.9M 2001
      8% 22% Lost Souls Peter Kelson (Character) $16.8M 2000
      80% 80% The Thin Red Line Pvt. Bell (Character) $36.4M 1998
      81% 69% Washington Square Morris Townsend (Character) $1.8M 1997
      85% 57% The Truth About Cats & Dogs Brian (Character) $34.1M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Borrowers Ditchley (Character) - 1996
      60% 50% Feast of July Con Wainwright (Character) $292.8K 1995

      TV

      Credit
      48% 83% The Nevers Detective Frank Mundi (Character) 2021
      95% 100% Press on Masterpiece Duncan Allen (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet 100% Urban Myths Cary Grant (Character) 2017
      92% 88% Apple Tree Yard Mark Costley (Character) 2017
      67% 82% Mad Dogs Joel (Character) 2016
      100% 86% The Book of Negroes Captain John Clarkson (Character) 2015
      89% 60% Dates Stephen (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Game On Unknown (Character) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Borrowers Unknown (Character) 1993