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Ben Chaplin

Ben Chaplin appeared in Hong Kong director Peter Pau's THE TOUCH, with Michelle Yeoh, and Barbet Schroeder's MURDER BY NUMBERS, co-starring Sandra Bullock.

A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chaplin made his US feature debut in THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS, opposite Uma Thurman and Janeane Garofalo. He went on to appear in Agnieszka Holland's WASHINGTON SQUARE, from the novel by Henry James, and Terence Malick's Academy Award-nominated THE THIN RED LINE. He also appeared in Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski's directorial debut LOST SOULS, opposite Winona Ryder.

His British films include Jez Butterworth's BIRTHDAY GIRL, in which he plays the hapless bank clerk taken for a ride by Nicole Kidman's Russian mail-order bride, and the Merchant Ivory films THE REMAINS OF THE DAY and THE FEAST OF JULY.

On stage, Chaplin has appeared in Le Grand Meulnes, The Neighbour and Peaches, as well as Sam Mendes' Donmar Warehouse production of The Glass Menagerie, opposite Zoe Wannamaker, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination. Most recently, Chaplin appeared with John Lithgow and Eileen Atkins in the Broadway production of Retreat from Moscow.

Ben Chaplin's many UK television credits include Casualty, Minder, Between the Lines, The Borrowers and Game On.

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Ben Chaplin Facts

Birth Name Benedict Greenwood
BirthdayJuly 31, 1970 (53)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Ben Chaplin compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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