Ben Allen

Actor / Writer / Director

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Acting

Film, TV & Theatre

Acting

Stage

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MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Frederick

Josie Rourke

Donmar Warehouse

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM

Rufus

Sean Mathias

Park Theatre

PRESENT LAUGHTER

Roland Maule

Sean Foley

Chichester Festival Theatre

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Octavius Caesar

Iqbal Khan

RSC

JULIUS CAESAR

Cinna

Angus Jackson

RSC

OPPENHEIMER

Edward Teller

Angus Jackson

Royal Shakespeare Company

THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY

Askew

Phillip Breen

Royal Shakespeare Company

THE SEAGULL

Konstantin

Chris Honer

Manchester Library Theatre Company

TWELFTH NIGHT

Olivia

Edward Hall

Propeller

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Biondello

Edward Hall

Propeller

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Antonio

Edward Hall

Propeller

THE WINTER'S TALE

Perdita/Mamillius/Time

Edward Hall

Propeller

HENRY V

Williams

Edward Hall

Propeller

'... AND DARKNESS DESCENDED

Performer

Hector Harkness and Katy Balfour

Punchdrunk

CANARY

Mickey

Hettie McDonald

Liverpool Playhouse/Hampstead Theatre/ETT Tour

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

Ensemble

Marianne Elliott

National Theatre

NOISES OFF

Tim Allgood

David Gilmore

Ambassador Theatre Group

THE HISTORY BOYS

Boy / Dakin / Irwin

Simon Cox / Nicholas Hytner

National Theatre

Television

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CURSED

Footman

Daniel Nettheim

Olde Tale Productions

FOR LIFE

Simon

Rob Savage

AMC

DOCTORS

Phil Morton

Niall Fraser

BBC

BARBARIANS RISING

Scipio Jnr

Maurice Sweeney & Declan O'Dwyer

October Films

CORONATION STREET

Jools (Easter Special episode guest)

John Anderson

Granada TV

BONEKICKERS

Titus

Sarah O'Gorman

BBC / Mammoth

Film

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THE FOREIGNER

Graham

Ben Allen

Acuity Productions

Other

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BETTER THAN JOE

Daniel

Adem Ay

Independent Short Film

Radio

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PRIVATE PEACEFUL

Jimmy/Big Joe

Susan Roberts

BBC Radio 4

Film, TV & Theatre

Ben's two short films have both premiered at the BFI Flare festival and have been screened at film festivals in the UK and internationally.  He is currently working on his first original TV pilot. 

In 2020 Ben's short film The Foreigner won the Grand Jury Competition at the Dances With Films independent film festival.

In Development

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BROCK

New short film in development

SERVICE

The Kernel Factory

Original TV idea under option

ECHO AND NARCISSUS

New play in development

Short Films

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THE FOREIGNER

2019

Acuity Productions

Written & Directed by Ben.
Festivals: Premiered at BFI Flare, Dances With Films, Encounters, Mezipatra
*Winner Grand Jury Competition Best Short Film: Dances With Films

BLOOD OUT OF A STONE

2017

Watersmeet Productions

Written & Directed by Ben.
Festivals: BFI Flare, Leeds Queer Film Festival, Inside Out Toronto, North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, New Renaissance London, Mix Copenhagen, Way Out West and Melbourne Queer Film Festival. The BFI programmed it to appear alongside teen queer blockbuster Love, Simon in May 2018 and it appears on Peccadillo’s yearly DVD Boys on Film 2019.