More Ben Chaplin Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Ben Chaplin plays a cynical writer who finds himself forced to believe he is the target of a supernatural conspiracy. Chaplin most recently starred in Terrence Malick's Academy Award nominated The Thin Red Line, with Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and John Cusack. The British actor has been sought after by Hollywood since his American debut in the romantic comedy The Truth About Cats and Dogs, starring opposite Uma Thurman and Jeaneane Garafolo. He also brought his leading man charisma to his next starring role opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh in Agnieszka Holland's version of Henry James' classic novel Washington Square. He will next be seen in Jez Butterworth's Birthday Girl, opposite Nicole Kidman.
Born and raised in England, Chaplin is a graduate of Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has worked extensively in theatre and television in Britain, and has been featured in two Merchant/Ivory films, Remains of the Day and the much praised Feast of July.
His credits for the BBC include Casualty, A Fatal Inversion, After the Dance, Between the Lines, Tuesday, The Borrowers, A Few Short Journeys of the Heart and Game On, a wry, offbeat series that debuted in l995.
Chaplin's theatre work includes productions of The Grand Meulnes, The Neighbor and Peaches, as well as the highly acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie, opposite Zoe Wanamaker and directed by Sam Mendes in London's West End for which he received an Olivier Award nomination.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema (01-Jan-2000)