Ben is an actor and singer, best known for his numerous appearances on some of Britain’s most popular television show, and for his starring roles on stage. Ben’s extensive TV credits include Freddy Wolf(series regular) in Alex & Co and Penny on MARS (Disney Channel); Ben Bradley (series regular) in Hollyoaks, Mr Kit in Doctors, PC Nate Roberts (series regular) in The Bill,Justin Fuller (series regular) in Holby City, Bruno Milligan (sewries regular) in Footballers Wives and Footballers Wives: Extra Time, Dad, and Ben also appeared as a judge on the second series of Strictly Dance Fever for BBC1.
Ben’s film work includes Chakara, Julie and the Cadilacs and Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis.
In the West End, Ben has played lead roles in The Bodyguard (Dominion Theatre); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (palace Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre and UK tour); Grease (Victoria Palace Theatre and UK tour); The Full Monty (Prince of Wales Theatre); Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Prince of Wales Theatre); Radio Times and Hot Mikado (Queens Theatre). His other credits include Some Lovers (Other Palace); Aladdin (Shaw Theatre); Rock of Ages (UK Tour); Little Shop of Horrors (Yeovil Octagon Theatre) and Up on the Roof (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch).
Ben’s recording credits include the original cast recording for Grease, Hot Mikado and Radio Times. He has also recorded songs and shot videos for both Singers Inc Volume One and Volume Two, Ben’s singles ‘Amazing’ and ‘Remember Me’ are now available to download on iTunes.
Ben appeared as PC Nate Roberts in ITV hit police drama series The Bill.
Ben appeared as a series regular physiotherapist Justin Fuller in Season 8 of BBC BAFTA award winning medical drama Holby City.
Ben played Bruno Milligan in Seasons 4 and 5 of Shed Productions TV series Footballers Wives as well as both seasons of the spin-off series Footballers Wives Extra Time.
Ben played series regular Ben Bradley.
Ben played the role of Frank Farmer opposite Beverley Knight at the Dominion Theatre, London.
Ben played the role of Stacee Jaxx on its maiden tour opposite Noel Sullivan.
Ben played the role of Franklin Hart Jr in this UK premier tour.
Ben played the role of Sky Masterson in the 2006 UK Tour of Guys and Dolls, reprising the role in London's West End at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2007 opposite Don Johnson as Nathan Detroit, Claire Sweeney as Miss Adelaide and Lisa Stokke as Sarah Brown.
ROCK OF AGES "Act one seems a little slow to start, but soon picks up pace with the arrival of Ben Richards as over blown, over sexed, rock god, Stacee Jaxx. Richards owns the stage from that point on, totally convincing as the egotistical front man of rock band Arsenal."
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER "There will never be another Travolta of course but you can tell that Richards isn't simply a replacement for (Adam) Garcia. He's a better singer, even a better dancer and while young Adam played the role for cheeky laughs, Ben gives it a cocky sexiness. With Ben Richards doing such a great job, it'll be staying alive for at least another year."
GUYS AND DOLLS "The real ace in the hole was Ben Richards. Mr Richards is actually sickeningly talented - a wonderful actor and singer who absolutely drips with charisma and is totally on the money as Masterson."
Ben Richards tells us about putting on an American accent for his latest play!
Ben Richards and Jedward trying to sing while getting shocked and gunged.
Ben Richards singing Hot Patootie/Bless my Soul as Eddie. Rocky Horror Tribute Show 2006
German TV promo.
Press night release.
Highlights from Ben's Career.
Truth is a one day workshop which explores different techniques to bring authenticity to a performance, both in theatre and television. The whole day course covers the following topics: · Warm up – Incorporating fun games to build teamwork and trust within the group, including improvisation exercises · Camera technique – learning to understand how to perform in front of a camera through understanding focus, eyelines and positioning. We have a camera setup in the session with a monitor · Screen Acting – using original TV scripts · Preparing for a scene or performance – understanding the script and taking direction · Playback and review – watching back the performances during the day · Audition Technique – create an audition scenario with each student performing and then receiving feedback in order to ensure they can best showcase their talent · Questions and Answers – an open session for students to discuss any concerns or questions they may have on all aspects of stage and screen acting My workshops are always relaxed and fun as well as being incredibly informative. Having a wealth of knowledge and experience in both television and theatre I am able to offer your students a unique insight into the industry. Thank you for taking the time to read this, if you’d like any more information or to create a booking for the workshop Truth, please feel free to contact me at the details below.
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