Ben Chaplin

Ben Chaplin

Highest Rated: 85% The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)

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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 100% Roads Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD Unknown (Character) - 2017
74% 62% The Children Act Kevin Henry (Character) $432.5K 2017
24% 78% Little Boy Ben Eagle (Character) $6.5M 2015
84% 78% Cinderella Ella's Father (Character) $201.2M 2015
78% 64% War Book Gary (Character) - 2014
88% 81% The Wipers Times Unknown (Character) - 2013
26% 18% Twixt Edgar Allan Poe (Character) - 2011
83% 78% 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
31% 49% Murder by Numbers Sam Kennedy (Character) $31.9M 2002
No Score Yet 31% The Touch Eric (Character) - 2002
58% 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% 56% The Truth About Cats & Dogs Brian (Character) $34.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Borrowers Ditchley (Character) - 1996
67% 50% Feast of July Con Wainwright (Character) $292.8K 1995

TV

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95% 100% Press on Masterpiece Duncan Allen (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Myths Cary Grant (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple Tree Yard Mark Costley (Character) 2017
67% 81% Mad Dogs Joel (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Book of Negroes Captain John Clarkson (Character) 2015
89% 60% Dates Stephen (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet World Without End Sir Thomas Langley (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Dogs Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Game On Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Minder Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier, Soldier Unknown (Guest Star) 1991

QUOTES FROM Ben Chaplin CHARACTERS

Pvt. Bell says: We... We together. One being. Flow together like water. Till I can't tell you from me. I drink you. Now... Now.

Pvt. Bell says: My dear wife. You get something twisted out of your insides by all this blood, filth and noise. I want to stay changeless for you. I want to come back to you the man I was before. How do we get to those other shores? To those blue hills? Love--where does it come from? Who lit this flame in us? No war can put it out, conquer it. I was a prisoner. You set me free.