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Ben Chaplin



English, soulful, darkly handsome, and no relation to Charlie, Ben Chaplin has been making a small yet significant impression on American audiences since his American film debut in 1996's The Truth About Cats and Dogs. Although not widely recognized by many Americans, the actor has enjoyed a steady career in British theater and television, and with his role in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, gained the greater exposure that had previously been lacking in his career.

Raised in Hampshire, England, Chaplin had his stage debut at the age of 16. He later trained at the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, performing in a number of stage productions. He then acted on various BBC television shows and made his 1993 film debut in James Ivory and Ismail Merchant's The Remains of the Day, in which he was cast as a wayward servant. 1995's Feast of July followed, but it was with his turn in The Truth About Cats and Dogs that he began to garner transatlantic recognition. The film, in which he played the object of both Uma Thurman's and Janeane Garolfalo's affections, made him something of a thinking woman's crumpet and paved the way for his starring role in Agnieszka Holland's Washington Square (1997). Following this, he landed the part of Private Bell in The Thin Red Line. As part of a powerhouse cast that included George Clooney, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson, and John Travolta, Chaplin further cemented his standing as one of the more promising British imports to land on Hollywood soil.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
61% Snowden
  • Robert Tibbo
2016
36% The Legend of Tarzan
  • Captain Moulle
2016
22% Little Boy
  • Ben Eagle
2015
83% Cinderella
  • Ella's Father
2015
80% War Book
  • Actor
2015
83% Ways To Live Forever
  • Father
2013
No Score Yet The Wipers Times
  • Fred Roberts
2013
29% Twixt
  • Edgar Allan Poe
2012
No Score Yet Ken Follett's World Without End Vol. 2
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Ken Follett's World Without End Vol. 1
  • Actor
2012
36% London Boulevard
  • Billy
2011
85% Me and Orson Welles
  • George Coulouris (Mark Antony)B11
2009
43% Dorian Gray
  • Basil Hallward
2009
No Score Yet My Fake Baby
  • Narrator
2009
74% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
  • Lewis Mowbray
2007
19% Two Weeks
  • Keith Bergman
2006
31% Chromophobia
  • Trent
2005
62% The New World
  • Jehu Robinson
2005
64% Stage Beauty
  • George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
2004
No Score Yet The Touch
  • Eric
2003
31% Murder by Numbers
  • Sam Kennedy
2002
58% Birthday Girl
  • John
2002
7% Lost Souls
  • Peter Kelson
2000
78% The Thin Red Line
  • Pvt. Jack Bell
1998
82% Washington Square
  • Morris Townsend
1997
84% The Truth About Cats & Dogs
  • Brian
1996
67% Feast of July
  • Con Wainwright
1995
97% The Remains of the Day
  • Charlie, Head Footman
1993
No Score Yet Return of the Borrowers
  • Ditchley
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
100% The Book of Negroes
2015
  • Capt. John Clarkson
88% Dates
2013
  • Stephen
64% Mad Dogs
2015-2016
  • Joel

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