Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels

Highest Rated: 91% Beautiful Thing (1996)

Lowest Rated: 18% Doom (2005)

Birthday: Jun 10, 1964

Birthplace: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK

Ben Daniels was born David Daniels on June 10, 1964, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England. He studied theater throughout childhood, and went on to pursue the craft in earnest at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, enrolling therein at age 18. Shortly after graduation, Daniels began landing professional acting gigs, and in considerably quick succession. He kicked off his career with a role in a music video accompanying the Moody Blues number "Your Wildest Dreams" from the album The Other Side of Life (1986). Jobs like this led him instantly to roles on the big screen-namely, a minor part in the dramedy film "Wish You Were Here" (1987)-and small, on which he made his debut with a part on the series "One by One" (BBC 1984-87) and another in the TV movie "Freedom Fighter" (NBC 1988). The years to follow were mostly paved with similarly minor parts, though a recurring role on the comedy series "Outside Edge" (ITV 1994-96) marked a bump in his reputation. That same year, Daniels also earned the coveted part of Mercutio on a television production of "Romeo & Juliet" (ITV 1994), and he went on to star in the adventure drama movie "Passion in the Desert" (1997) not long afterward. The turn of the century saw him concentrate most of his creative energies on television projects, namely miniseries like "Aristocrats" (BBC 1999), romances like "Cutting It" (BBC 2002-05), and crime dramas like "Law & Order: UK" (ITV 2009-2014). Though Daniels did find some success on the big screen, with roles in films like "Jack the Giant Slayer" (2013) and the acclaimed drama "Locke" (2013), he maintained a primary focus on TV, then going on to find parts on American programs like the political drama "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013-) and the horror series "The Exorcist" (Fox 2016-). Still, his biggest film was yet to follow: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016), in which he played the Rebel Alliance's General Merrick.

Highest rated movies

Beautiful Thing
The Wipers Times
The Exception
Passion in the Desert
I Want You




63% 29% Guest Artist Original Music $7K 2019
44% 38% Captive State Daniel (Character) $5.9M 2019
73% 67% The Exception Col. Sigurd von Ilsemann (Character) $708K 2016
50% 53% Luna Grant (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wipers Times Lt Col Howfield (Character) - 2013
88% 82% The Wipers Times Unknown (Character) - 2013
91% 72% Locke Gareth (Character) $1.4M 2013
No Score Yet 86% The State Within Unknown (Character) - 2006
18% 34% Doom Goat (Character) $28M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fogbound Leo (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 45% Britannic Townsend (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 87% Fanny and Elvis Unknown (Character) - 1999
65% 43% Madeline Leopold the Tutor (Character) $29.8M 1998
67% 61% I Want You Bob (Character) $1.2K 1998
71% 65% Passion in the Desert Augustin Robert (Character) $249.7K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Truth or Dare Ben (Character) - 1996
91% 93% Beautiful Thing Tony (Character) $1.5M 1996


40% 73% Jupiter's Legacy Walter Sampson/Brain-Wave (Character) 2021
90% 91% The Crown Tony Armstrong-Jones (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: UK James Steel (Character) 2019 2009-2011
89% 92% The Exorcist Father Marcus Keane (Character) 2016-2017
85% 76% The Simpsons Irish Priest (Guest Voice) 2017
59% 79% Flesh and Bone Paul (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamaica Inn Francis Davey (Character) 2014
77% 76% House of Cards Adam Galloway (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
85% 88% The Adventures of Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Passion Caiaphas (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooks Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bible Collection: David Jonathan (Character) 1997


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