Ben Miller

Actor
Ben Miller was a popular British comedian, director, producer, and writer best known for his roles on the television shows "Armstrong and Miller" (Channel 4 1997-2001) and "Death In Paradise" (BBC 2011-2014). Miller was ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1966 in London, UK

Filmography

Actor (21)

Asylum 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

I Want My Wife Back 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Molly Moon's Big Book of Hypnotism 2015 (Movie)

Mr. Alabaster (Actor)

What We Did On Our Holiday 2015 (Movie)

Gavin McLeod (Actor)

Doctor Who 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primeval 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Episodes 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Johnny English Reborn 2011 (Movie)

Bough (Actor)

Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance 2008 (Movie)

Mr Jonathan (Actor)

The Worst Week of My Life (BBCA) 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Prince & Me 2004 (Movie)

Soren (Actor)

Johnny English 2003 (Movie)

Bough (Actor)

The Actors 2003 (Movie)

Clive (Actor)

Birthday Girl 2002 (Movie)

Concierge (Actor)

The Parole Officer 2001 (Movie)

Colin (Actor)

There's Only One Jimmy Grimble 2000 (Movie)

Johnny Two Dogs (Actor)

Plunkett & Macleane 1999 (Movie)

Dixon (Actor)

Justice Greylord Style 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cherokee Trail 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Malice Aforethought (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Huge 2009 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Huge 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Ben Miller was a popular British comedian, director, producer, and writer best known for his roles on the television shows "Armstrong and Miller" (Channel 4 1997-2001) and "Death In Paradise" (BBC 2011-2014). Miller was born in London, England and grew up in Nantwich, Cheshire, the son of two literature professors. He studied natural sciences at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, but he also was involved in the theater scene there, performing with and dating actress Rachel Weisz. He went on to pursue his PhD in solid state physics there, but he dropped out to move to London and pursue comedy. He began performing sketch comedy, pairing up with another Cambridge graduate, Alexander Armstrong. Their live act eventually turned into a comedy show, "Armstrong and Miller" as well as a BBC radio show. With the franchise's success, Miller began appearing in films, starring in Steve Coogan's first film, "The Parole Officer" (2001). He also appeared in the Rowan Atkinson vehicle "Johnny English" (2003) as the title character's sidekick. He continued to appear in British television shows, eventually directing his own film about the standup comedy world, "Huge" (2010). In 2013, he released his first book, which combined his interests in physics and comedy into an accessible science volume called "It's Not Rocket Science." Miller starred in the hugely popular "Death In Paradise" as the fish out of water detective Richard Poole, leaving the show to much popular dismay in 2013. Miller wanted to spend more time with his family; his wife at the time was pregnant with Miller's third child. After that, he appeared in smaller roles on television and in film, including a guest appearance on "Doctor Who" (BBC 1963- ) as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a Robin Hood-themed episode in 2013. He also co-starred in the dysfunctional-family comedy "What We Did On Our Holiday" (2014) opposite David Tennant and Rosamund Pike.

Relationships

Jessica Parker Associate Producer

Wife

Belinda Stewart Wilson Actor

Ex-Wife

EDUCATION

Cambridge University

Milestones

2014

Co-starred in the family comedy-drama "What We Did On Our Holiday"

2011

Starred in the popular series "Death In Paradise"

2004

Appeared in "The Prince & Me," also starring Julia Stiles

2003

Co-starred in the comedy feature "Johnny English"

2002

Starred in Guy Jenkins' Jeffrey Archer biopic "The Truth"

2001

Cast in the feature "The Birthday Girl," which starred Nicole Kidman

2000

Starred in the thriller feature "The Blind Date"

1999

Made his film debut in Jake Scott's "Plunkett and Macleane"

1999

Starred in the TV movie "Passion Killers"

1997

Along with Armstrong, starred in the sketch conedy series "Armstong and Miller"

1996

Became a regular on British television's "Saturday Live" on ITV

1992

Left college to do comedy at "The Comedy Club Footlights" in Cambridge

With partner Xander Armstrong, toured different comedy clubs and pubs

Bonus Trivia

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Performed theater with and dated actress Rachel Weisz in college. 

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Abandoned PhD to pursue comedy.

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He played both guitar and drums.

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He was frequently mistaken for actor  Rob Brydon, to whom he bore a striking resemblance.

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