John Benfield

British actor John Benfield has accrued a long list of onscreen appearances in a career that began in 1981 with a supporting role in the TV sci-fi miniseries "The Day of the Triffids". After this kitschy entry into ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (34)

Superstition 2014 (Movie)

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The Best Offer 2014 (Movie)

Barman (Actor)

Cassandra's Dream 2008 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

Cruncher Block (Actor)

The Flood 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The Monster of Rostov 2004 (Movie)

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An Angel For May 2003 (Movie)

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A.k.a. Albert Walker 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Charlotte Gray 2001 (Movie)

Loque (Actor)

24 Hours in London 1999 (Movie)

Inspector Duggan (Actor)

You're Dead 1999 (Movie)

Inspector Badger (Actor)

Cousin Bette 1998 (Movie)

Doctor Bianchon (Actor)

101 Dalmatians 1996 (Movie)

Doorman (Actor)

Beautiful Thing 1996 (Movie)

Rodney Barr (Actor)

Prime Suspect: Inner Circles 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Prime Suspect: The Lost Child 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Maigret II 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Prime Suspect 3 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Prime Suspect 2 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Secret Agent 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Prime Suspect 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Hidden Agenda 1990 (Movie)

Maxwell (Actor)

Treasure Island 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Buster 1988 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Whoops Apocalypse 1988 (Movie)

Secret Serviceman (Actor)

Number One 1984 (Movie)

Contestant (Actor)

Break Out 1983 (Movie)

Minder (Actor)

Real Life 1982 (Movie)

2nd Detective (Actor)

Calling the Shots (TV Show)

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Confession (TV Show)

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Gulag (TV Show)

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The Garden of Redemption (TV Show)

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Biography

British actor John Benfield has accrued a long list of onscreen appearances in a career that began in 1981 with a supporting role in the TV sci-fi miniseries "The Day of the Triffids". After this kitschy entry into television, Benfield began balancing parts in TV movies with small roles in a number of British TV series, including the historical drama "By the Sword Divided", the gruff detective drama "Bulman", and the long-running crime thriller "Eurocops". In 1991 the dour-looking character actor landed the part of DCS Michael Kernan on the TV movie crime drama "Prime Suspect". This detective-driven narrative starred Helen Mirren and proved wildly popular, spawning six sequels in which Benfield reprised his role. In 1999, he took a memorable turn in the short-lived Simon Pegg sitcom "Hippies", on which he played the doddering dad. Though the series didn't last, it did draw notice to Benfield's comedic chops, which led to his recurring role in the cheeky wedding-blues sitcom "The Worst Week of My Life". While known predominantly for his work in British television, the talented supporting player has earned roles in a number of films, among them the puppy-packed family adventure "101 Dalmations", the Wachowski siblings' colorful action movie "Speed Racer", and the World War II-set thriller "Charlotte Gray". Benfield continues to work in film and television, but has grown more selective as the years progress.

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