James Benson

  • Actor
    Male / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    56 - 66
    Height
    1m 73cm (5' 8")
    Weight
    70kg (154lb)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium
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  • Agent

    Agent
    Anita Alraun Representation
    Contact
    01253343784

    Links

    Personal Website
    www.jamesbensonactor.com
    IMDB
    IMDB
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2012James Benson is wonderful as the typical old-fashioned agent; This is West-End, National Theatre virtuosity
Tessa Pronto
onestoparts.com
2012the manager's (a sympathetic James Benson) patient mothering of his tearaway talent, slick, emotive thoroughly entertaining
Kat Halstead
britishtheatreguide.info
2012the excellent James Benson ...... Mr Benson delivers a powerful accompaniment to his star.A must-see
Saul Rechlin
remotegoat.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Henry
Rehearsed Reading
This Cold Night
Dave Spencer
Brian Coyle & Scriptreaders
The Hope Theatre, Islington London
2019Clive
Commercial
Sunlife "Chainsaw Carol"
Michael Wright
Happy Hour Productions
Location Bristol
2018Father
Film (Short)
Parents and Childhood
Khyan Mansley
Khyan Mansley Productions
Chelsea
2017"Hero" Man
Commercial
Hello (Volkswagen)
Bart Timmer
CZAR (Germany)
Cape Town, South Africa
2017Dad
Film (Short)
Fish For Lunch
Andras Ridovics
Andras Ridovics Films
Wet Paint Studios, Chatham Heath
2017Angry Citizen (Mill-Owner)
Film (Feature)
Peterloo
Mike Leigh
Thin Man Films
Tilbury Fort
2017Vicar
Film (LB)
Way Back
Kevin Thomas
Thomas Thomas Films
North London Location
2016Jack Rabbit
TV
Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special
Ben Kellett
BBC Scotland/BocPix/RTE
BBC Scotland Studio
2016Miles
TV
Ex & Liebe (Rosamunde Pilcher 2016)
Stefan Bartmann
FFP New Media GmbH
Cornwall
2016Keith
TV
The A Word
Dominic Leclerc
Fifty Fathoms/Keshet/ Tiger Aspect Productions For the BBC 1
on Location in Honnister Pass,Keswick
2016Arthur
Corporate
Workplace Relations Training Video
Neil Ben
Anim8 Productions
Unilink House, Sutton, Surrey
2012 - 2016Various Clients
Role Play
Kaplan Law School
Derek Hollis
Interact
2005 - 2016Simulated Patients
Role Play
Medical Roleplay
Derek Hollis
Interact
London and South East
2015Bank Manager
Corporate
Proactis (Finance)
Chris Roche
Flick Productions
The Office Group Meeting Room 19 Eastbourne Terrace London W2 6LG
2015Tommy
Corporate
Pfizer Launch Event
Sarah Willimer
INVOLVE
Riverbank Plaza Hotel London
2014Pod The Caretaker
TV
Bad Education
Al Campbell
Tiger Aspect
2014Golf Official
Commercial
Stronger Together (Puma) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyEAQh-Euo0
Chris Balmond
Outsider
Centaurion Golf Club Hemel Hempstead
2014Senior Politian
Film (Short)
Beatus Beata Beatum
Zoe Hough
Zoe Hough Productions
London & Partners
2014Window Cleaner
Commercial
Hellmans
Andrew Lang
Stink Productions
Location in Shoreditch
2013Manager of Delicatessen (Couple of Episodes)
TV
Coronation Street
Peter Rose
ITV
The Cheshire Smokehouse Wilmslow
2013Don Davison
Film (Feature)
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
Ben Kellet
Bocflix, BBC Films and Universal
On Location in Dublin
2013Mr O'Reilly (Judge 1)
TV
Father Figure House Husband Of The Year
Nick Wood
BBC
Elstree
2013Victorian Cab Driver
Corporate
Guinness Storehouse
Mitch Jenkins
Mind's Eye
Luton Hoo Estate
2013Bobby Cobbler (https://vimeo.com/77253650)
Film (Short)
The Debt
James Cookson
The Cookson Factory
South Acton
2012Miff Ferrie
Theatre
Being Tommy Cooper
Cecily Boys
Old Bomb Theatre Company
Old Red Lion Islington
2012Leander Club Doorman
TV
Bert & Dickie
David Blair
BBC
Longcross Studios
2012Michael (Lead)
Voiceover
Alwaysland (A Short Film)
James Bell
University West London
ADR Studio West london University
2012Connor (Lead)
Voiceover
My Street, High Street (Animated Short)
Kate Buchanan
Kate Buchanan Productions
Home Recording Studio
2011 - 2012David Watkins Product Director
Corporate
E Learning Video for Mott Macdonald
Freddie Rostand
Rostand Productions
Mott Macdonald London Office
2011 - 2012Stanley
Theatre
Getting On
Sara Masters
Ice and Fire
Various Venues in London
2011Employee on Team Building Exercise
Still Photos
Vodaphone
David Stewart
RKCR Y& R Agency
Gunnersbury Park W. London
2011Milkman
Still Photos
EDF Olympics Shoot
Kelvin Murray
AIS Agency
Andy Knight Studios London
2011Master
Commercial
Jonathan Ross Promo
Chaka Sobhani
ITV
Hedingham Castle, Essex
2011John and Various
Radio
Asylum Dialogues for Radio
Clea Langton
Ice and Fire
Bradford Community Radio
2011John & Various
Theatre (Tour)
Ayslum, Dialogues
Clea Langton
Ice and Fire
Sheffield,Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds and St.Albans
1995 - 2011Various Corporate Business People
Role Play
Royal Sun Alliance; Barclays; Home Office; People First Slough; Hounslow Homes; British Gas and The University of East London
Derek Hollis
Interact
U.K.
2007 - 2011Simulated Patients
Role Play
Medical Roleplay
Amanda Band
Simpatico Roleplay Agency
U.C.L. and Royal free Hospitals London
1996 - 2011Various Businessmen
Role Play
Roleplay, Inerview/Presentation Skills
Dr. Maggie Cooper
School of Informatics City University London
City University London
2010Christian; Papa Claude and Others
Theatre
On A Clear Day You Can See Dover
Christine Bacon & Clea Langton
Ice and Fire
Wiltons Music Hall, London
2010Martin
Corporate
Poolia Virals
Paul Gowers
Wilder
Indian restaurant Location London
2010Daniel
Film (Short)
Voices From the Edge
Charlotte George
Ice and Fire
Location, Museum Park London
2010Stanley
Theatre
Getting On
Sara Masters
Ice and Fire
University of London, Camden
2010Alan
Theatre
Bad Behaviour
Marc Nykolyszyn
Writer's Avenue
Rosemary Branch
2010John
Theatre
Asylum Dialogues
Christine Bacon
Ice and Fire
Bradford Playhouse;Norwich; Winchester & Southampton University Theatres University of London
2010Kitman
Commercial
Saturday Soccer
Dan Crawford
Sky TV
Studio, London
2009Germaine
Theatre
Asylum Monologues
Christine Bacon
Ice and Fire
Croydon Warehouse
2009Daniel
Theatre
Voices From The Edge
Christine Bacon
Ice and Fire
LSE Theatre London
2009Homeless Man
Film (Short)
Under
Ben Coakley
Pivotal Production
Archway, London
2009Neville Brodie
Corporate
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
Mike Martin
PwC Video Production Group
Price Waterhouse Embankment London
2009John
Theatre
Asylum Dialogues
Christine Bacon
Ice and Fire
Norwich Playhouse, New Players London and Leicester Curve Theatre
2009Stanley
Film (Short)
Underground Map
Carl Harrison
London Film School
Wembley Park Tube
2009Sean Killmore
Corporate
BP Valuemax
Nigel Bristow
Pukka Films
Cory Environmental, Charlton, London
2009Frank Hearn
TV
Law And Order Uk Cradle To Grave
Omar Madha
Kudos(Law) Ltd for ITV
Longcross Studios
2009Businessman
Film (Short)
Fire In The Belly
Edward Thomasson
Fire In The Belly
2008John
Theatre
Asylum Dialogues
Christine Bacon
Ice and Fire
Bristol, Derby, Liverpool and Tricycle London
2008Chris McCain
Corporate
Cisco
David Mead
Tall Media
Chatham
2008Mr. Lingard
Corporate
Army Media Production
Richard Bunning
Argo Media
Army Base, Blandford
2008George Lusk
Film (Student)
The Sixth Girl
Liam McCarthy
The Metropolitan Film School
Locations,London
2008Clive
TV
Honest
Brian Kelly
Greenlit for ITV
Gardening Centre/Longcross Studio
2006Richard Phillips
TV
Wind Up TV
Darren Sole
12 Yard
London Location
2006DS.Watkins
TV
Doctors
Michael Connolly
BBC
Location, Birmingham
2005Estragon
Theatre (Tour)
Waiting For Godot
Maggie Law
Impact Theatre Company
Italy
2004Pincus
Theatre
The Front Page
Douglas Wager
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre
2002Captain Brice
Theatre
Arcadia
Peter Wood
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre
2001Bassett
Theatre
Disposing Of The Body
Robin Lefevre
Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre London
2000William
Theatre
Katherine Howard
Robin Lefevre
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre
2000Paddy
TV
Morse
Jack Gold
Carlton for ITV
Oxford
1999Pathologist
TV
Silent Witness
Matthew Evans
BBC
Studio, London
1999Dandy
Film (Short)
The Collector
Ian Banks
AKTIV
Studio, London
1998 - 1999Estragon
Theatre
Waiting For Godot
Maggie Law
Impact Theatre Company
Italy
1997Johnny Pateen (Understudy)
Theatre (Tour)
Cripple Of Inishmaan
Nicholas Hytner
The National Theatre
Lyttleton and U.K.Tour
1997Donal
Theatre
Mutiblite
Trevor Nunn
The National Theatre
Studio/Workshop
1997Doctor
Theatre
Crows
Sarah Frankcom
The National Theatre
Studio Production
1997Hypnotist
Film (Feature)
The Prince Of Denmark hill
Adam Rowley
Crucial Films
location, London
1996William Elderberry
Theatre
Other Worlds
Maggie Law
Impact Theatre Company
Jermym Street Theatre
1996Lomov
Theatre
The Proposal
Maggie Law
Impact Theatre Company
Jermyn Street Theatre
1996Maurice
Corporate
CitiBank
John Blackman
Blackman Films
CitiBank London
1996Father Liam Finnegan The Dancing Priest
TV
Father Ted
Declan Lowney
Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4
SouthBank Studios
1995Michael Dara
Theatre
Shadow Of The Glen
Aine O'Connor
London Irish Theatre Company
Camden Irish Theatre
1995Hare
Corporate
Cashco
Stephen Holder
Mercury Corporate Films
1995Joseph
TV
The Bill
Nick Mallet
Thames Television for ITV
1994Janda
Theatre
Don't Wet The Bed
James Benson
Gravel Theatre Company
Production Village London
1994The Soldier
Theatre
Lament For A Soldier
Peter Barnes
Gravel Theatre Company
Production Village London
1994Undertaker
Theatre
Bodies Despatched
Simon Usher
Fo Rame Theatre Company
Watermans Arts Centre
1994First Roadsweeper
Theatre
One Was Nude; One Wore Tails
Simon Usher
Fo Rame Theatre Company
Watermans Theatre
1994David
Corporate
Probation Services
Greg Lostin
First Film Corporate
Borough London
1994Gypsy
TV
We'll Think Of Something
John Howard Davies
Thames Television for ITV
Teddington Studios
1993Kev
TV
Eastenders
Phillip Casson
BBC
Elstree Studios
1993Bill Spence
TV
The Bill
Andrew Higgs
Thames Television for ITV
1992Hero
Commercial
Open Bank
Ricardo Albinana
Albinana (Spain)
Spain
1992The Prisoner
Commercial
The Prisoner
Barney Edwards
Amnesty International/Saatchi
Secret Policemans Ball
1992Businessman
Commercial
Baltica Pensions
Pieter
Penquin (Belgium)
Denmark
1991Thomas Hardy
Commercial
Gt. Writers Part Work
Barney Edwards
Legas Delaney
U.K.TV
1991Vicar
Commercial
Gateway Supermarket
Richard Dean
Lewis Broadbent
U.K.TV
1991Henry Smithers
Theatre
The Emperor Jones
Stuart Wood
Anglo American Theatre Company
Camden Bookshop Theatre
1990Greg; Stan;Police Sgt
Theatre (Tour)
The Man I Never Knew
Raj Patel
British Asian Theatre Company
Tour London and South East
1989Hero
Commercial
Rive Gin
Pedro znar
I.C.M. (Spain)
Spain
1989Martini
Theatre (Tour)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Robin Midgeley
New Vic Touring Company
U.K. Tour
1989O'Brien
TV
Parnell
John Bruce
BBC
Location Manchester
1984 - 1988Hero
Commercial
Youngers Scotch Bitter
Graham Rose; Paul Weiland (2) and John O'Driscoll
Collett Dickenson and Pearce
U.K. T.V.
1986 - 1988Painter
Commercial
Dulux Solid Emulsion
Roger Woodburn
Felding; Cone and Belding
U.K. T.V.
1988B.T.Staff
Corporate
British Telecom
Janer Brown
D.D.I.O. (U.S.A.)
Studio
1987Hero
Commercial
Ford Cars
Stephen Drewitt
Ogilvy
U.K. T.V.
1984 - 1987Mechanics; Salesman; Stock Controller
Corporate
Volvo Cars
Mike Bossley/Linda Wolf
S.A.V. Corporate Films
Volvo Cars Locations
1987Mr James
Corporate
DRS
Mike Bossley
S.A.V. Corporate Films
1987Flight Sgt. Davies
Corporate
A Christmas Present (R.A.F.)
Clive Mitchel
B.F.C.Corporate Films
R.A.F. Base
1987Snowy
TV
Boon
Ken Hannam
Central for I.T.V.
Birmingham Location
1987Sgt. Davies
TV
The Brief
Richard Martin
T.V.S. for I.T.V.
Location Southampton
1986Hero
Commercial
T.S.B.
Allan Blake
JWT
U.K. T.V.
1986Allain
Theatre
School For Wives
Peter Watson
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
1986Able
Theatre
Enter A Free Man
James Tomlinson
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
1986Computer Systems Manager
Corporate
S.D.Scicon
Mike Bossley
S.A.V. Corporate films
S.D.Scicon
1986Sean
Corporate
Lives At Risk (Army)
David Eady
S.S.V.C.
Northumberland Location
1986Dodds
TV
Cats Eyes
Edward Bennett
T.V.S. for I.T.V.
1985The Kid
Theatre (Tour)
Supergranny And The Kid
Shirlie Barrie
Tricycle Theatre
Tricycle and Tour
1985Joe 2nd Apprentice Gardener
Film (Feature)
Mr.Love
Roy Battersby
Enigma/Goldcrest Films
Southport
1984Trawlerman
Commercial
Racal
Bob Brooks
Saatchi and Saatchi
U.K. T.V.
1984Fred; Robb: and Others
Theatre (Tour)
All The Voices Going Away
Phil Young
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds playhouse and Tour Yorkshire
1984Michael
Theatre
Operation Elvis
Danny Hiller
Tricycle Theatre
Tricycle Theatre and Tour
1984John
Corporate
Allied Breweries
Hugh Munro
S.D.Modules
Studio
1983Tony
Corporate
Government Taining Film
Hugh Munro
S.D.Modules
Studio
1983Bill
Corporate
Harry's Party (Royal Navy)
Roland Brinton
Worldwide Films
Aboard Ship off Portsmouth
1983Geoff Lythoe
TV
Murphy's Mob
David Foster
Central for I.T.V.
Birmingham Studios
1982Bobby; Jocks and Others
Theatre
Epsom Downs
John Harrison
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
1982Student
TV
A Sharp Intake Of Breath
Stuart Allen
ATV
Teddington Studios
1982Dublin Boy
Film (Feature)
Giro City
Karl Francis
Silva Realm Films
Kingston and Dublin Locations
1980 - 1981Oswald
Theatre
Crackers
Michael Attenborough
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
1981Chorus; Boy
Theatre
Henry V
John Harrison
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
1980Iron
Theatre
Class Enemy
Michael Scoblow
Shirk Productions
Questers Theatre Ealing
1978 - 1979Costable
Theatre
The Royal Pardon
Greg Morrison-Smith
Interplay Theatre Company
Riverside Coleraine
1979Logmond
Theatre
No More Sitting On The Old School Bench
Michael Attenborough
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
1979Shank
Theatre
Factory Birds
Michael Attenborough
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
1979Jumpers
Theatre
Jumper
Phil Young
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
1979Julius Caesar
Theatre
Cato and Various Others
John Harrison
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
1978Shawn Keogh
Theatre (Tour)
The Playboy Of The Western World
Greg Morrison-Smith
Interplay Theatre Company Northern Ireland
Riverside Coleraine and Tour
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1974From 1969 to 1974National Youth Theatre

    Additional Skills

    MEDICAL AND CORPORATE ROLEPLAY

    Communication and Presentations Skills Coach

    VOICE OVER

    MODELLING

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    Additional Information

    I have worked on numerous TV Programmes; Film; Theatre; Commercials and Corporate Films; Photographic Adverts; Voice Overs; Medical and Corporate Role-play (Role-play Companies and Organisations worked for include St.Georges Medical College; Barts Medical College; Simpatico; Interact).

    TV and Film Directors worked with include: Stuart Allen; Stefan Bartmann (German TV); Roy Battersby; Edward Bennett; David Blair; Neil Ben: Nigel Bristow; John Bruce; Al Campbell; Phillip Casson; Michael Connolly; Matthew Evans; Karl Francis; Jack Gold; Ken Hannam; Andrew Higgs;Ben Kellet; Brian Kelly; Dominic Leclere, Mike Leigh, Declan Lowney; Omar Madha; Mike Martin; David Mead; Nick Mallet; Richard Martin; Andras Ridovics; Peter Rose;Chaka Sobhani: Darren Sole; Bart Timmer; John Willis; Nick Wood.

    Theatre Directors include: Michael Attenborough; Cecily Boys; David Grindley; John Harrison; Danny Hiller; Nicholas Hyner; Maggie Law; Robin LeFevre; Robin Midgely; Trevor Nunn; James Tomlinson; Simon Usher; Philip Young; Douglas Wager (U.S.A.); Peter Watson; Peter Wood; Stuart Wood.

    About me

    I have been a Professional Character Actor for 40 years, working in all areas of the Profession, in the U.K. and Europe. Recently worked on Mike Leigh's Peterloo, Mrs Browns Boys Xmas Special, The A Word (BBC1), Bad Education (BBC 3), Coronation Street, "Father Figure" for the BBC and Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie. I was "Clive" in "Honest" starring Amanda Redman for ITV. and "The Dancing Priest" in Father Ted. Nominated for the Off West End Awards Best Actor 2012/13 for my role as Miff Ferrie in Being Tommy Cooper by Tom Green. I particularly enjoy playing comedic roles the best, especially those I have performed in Theatre Productions. Although please do not let this put you off casting me for non-comedic roles. I enjoy my real-life role of being a Parent.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Accents (North American)
    • Boston
    • General American
    • Mexico
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    Hair Length
    • Bald / Crew Cut
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Tough
    • Villainous
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Cork
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Donegal
    • Dublin
    • Dutch
    • Galway
    • German
    • Irish
    • Irish RP
    • Italian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Ukranian
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • Devon
    • Dorset
    • Essex
    • Geordie
    • Hull
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Norfolk
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Somerset
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballroom
    • Disco
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Union Status
    • Equity (UK)