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Ben Cross is a Actor British born on 16 december 1947 at London (United-kingdom)

Ben Cross

Ben Cross
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Birth name Harry Bernard Cross
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 16 december 1947 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 18 august 2020 (at 72 years)

Ben Cross (born 16 December 1947) is an English actor of the stage and screen, known for his portrayal of the British Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire.


Cross has lived all over the world, including London, Los Angeles, New York, southern Spain, Vienna, and, most recently, Sofia, Bulgaria. He is familiar with the Spanish, Italian, and German languages and enrolled in a course studying Bulgarian.

He has been married twice: first to Penny, from 1977 to 1992, with whom he has two children named Lauren and Theodore; and then to Michelle until 2005.

In October of 2014 he became a grandfather, with the birth of Lauren's daughter, Violet.

Best films

Star Trek (2009)
First Knight (1995)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Chariots of Fire (1981)

Usually with

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ben Cross (47 films)

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The Hurricane Heist, 1h43
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Météorologie, Catastrophe climatique, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Disaster films
Actors Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson, Ben Cross, Ashley Benson
Roles Dixon
Rating51% 2.561432.561432.561432.561432.56143
Sur la côte est des États-Unis, alors qu'une gigantesque tempête de catégorie 5 approche et s'apprête à dévaster le pays, une équipe de hackers infiltre une base militaire secrète pour y voler 600 millions de dollars. Alors qu'ils prennent la fuite, ils sont traqués par Will, un métérologue, et Casey, une convoyeuse. En pleine tempête, ces derniers vont tenter de les arrêter.
Jack the Giant Killer
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Ben Cross, Jane March, Ewan McGregor, Jon Campling
Roles Agent Hinton
Rating22% 1.1295551.1295551.1295551.1295551.129555
After climbing a giant beanstalk, Jack discovers a land in the clouds populated by evil beasts. When the beasts make their way down to Earth, he must figure out how to get back down and save everyone from the oncoming threat.
A Common Man, 1h34
Directed by Chandran Rutnam
Origin Sri Lanka
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Ben Cross
Roles DIG
Rating47% 2.3714252.3714252.3714252.3714252.371425
The film starts in a room full of bomb making material and newspaper articles about LTTE bombings in Sri Lanka, the screen then cuts to a typical busy morning in Colombo. "The Man" (Ben Kingsley) plants five bombs around the city; on a public bus, in a shopping mall and the Polgoda police station, on an intercity train, and at the Katukurunda Airfield. The man then establishes his mini control station on top a skyscraper in Dehiwala and calls the police chief Morris Da Silva (Ben Cross) and informs him that if four prisoners are not released, the bombs will be detonated.
William & Kate, 1h27
Directed by Mark Rosman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ben Cross, Camilla Luddington, Calvin Goldspink, Charles Shaughnessy, Richard Reid, Christopher Cousins
Roles Prince of Wales
Rating50% 2.515292.515292.515292.515292.51529
Pour la première fois en Angleterre, la tradition est rompue : un membre de la famille royale part faire ses études en Écosse. En effet, le prince William part étudier à l'Université de St Andrews. Sur le campus, il rencontre Kate Middleton qui fait partie de son groupe de travail. Ils deviennent vite complices, et en deuxième année, ils flirtent en secret. Mais le protocole interrompt leur relation. Dans un premier temps, William veut garder leur relation secrète pour la préserver des paparazzis mais finalement, il lui donne un baiser devant ceux-ci. Les médias trouvent alors en leur amour une source d'écriture.
Super Tanker, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Actors Callum Blue, Ben Cross, David Schofield, Jon Mack
Roles Jordan
Rating30% 1.534851.534851.534851.534851.53485
Une substance à très haute dangerosité est transportée à bord du plus grand tanker jamais construit. Au moment où il traverse la fosse des Îles Mariannes - l'une des régions les plus redoutables du Pacifique - le navire est victime d'un tremblement de terre et de vagues sans précédent...
Ice 2020
Ice 2020 (2011)
, 3h25
Directed by Nick Copus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors Stephen Moyer, Frances O'Connor, Patrick Bergin, Claire Forlani, Ben Cross, Richard Roxburgh
Roles Stephan
Rating46% 2.3208652.3208652.3208652.3208652.320865
2020. Toutes les ressources énergétiques de la planète sont épuisées. La société Halo, dirigée par monsieur Kavanagh, met en place des forages dans l'Arctique, au Groenland, convaincue que dans ces fonds marins, se trouvent les derniers gisements de pétrole encore inexploités. Il a l'accord de l'Alliance Polaire, dirigée par Petersen, ministre de l'Environnement. Celui-ci est pourtant l'ami du scientifique, Thom, qui est convaincu que ces forages vont provoquer une catastrophe écologique à la suite de laquelle tout l'hémisphère Nord plongerait dans une nouvelle ère glaciaire.
Star Trek
Star Trek (2009)
, 2h7
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Ben Cross
Roles Sarek
Rating78% 3.946713.946713.946713.946713.94671
In the 23rd century, the Federation starship USS Kelvin is investigating a "lightning storm" in space. A Romulan ship, the Narada, emerges from the storm and attacks the Kelvin. Narada‍ '​s first officer, Ayel, demands that the Kelvin‍ '​s Captain Robau come aboard to negotiate a truce. Once aboard, Robau is questioned about the current stardate and an "Ambassador Spock", whom he professes not to know. Narada‍ '​s commander, Nero, kills him, and continues his attack on the Kelvin. George Kirk, the Kelvin‍ '​s first officer, orders the ship's personnel, including his pregnant wife Winona, to evacuate the ship while he pilots the Kelvin on a collision course with the Narada, as the auto-pilot function has been damaged. At the cost of his life, Kirk ensures Winona's survival as she gives birth to James T.
Hellhounds (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Rick Schroder
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Actors Scott Elrod, Adam Butcher, Andrew Howard, Amanda Brooks, James A. Woods, Ben Cross
Roles King Leander
Rating34% 1.730761.730761.730761.730761.73076
The warrior Kleitos marries the princess Demetria. Kleitos' friend Theron kills Demetria out of jealousy, which sends her to the underworld. Kleitos gathers a group of warriors to head to the underworld in order to rescue Demetria. They manage to free the princess from Hades, but they are attacked by hellhounds once they go back to their world. The hellhounds are under the control of Theron.
Hero Wanted, 1h34
Directed by Brian Smrz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta, Kim Coates, Norman Reedus, Jean Smart, Christa Campbell
Roles Cosmo Jackson
Rating55% 2.799752.799752.799752.799752.79975
Liam Case (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. When the day of the heist arrives, however, the plan takes an unexpected turn and Liam winds up in the hospital. Upon learning that a mysterious killer has slain the criminal that left both himself and the bank teller for dead during the chaos of the robbery, Liam realizes that the associates of the murdered thief won't stop until they have avenged the death of their fallen partner in crime.
War, Inc.
War, Inc. (2008)
, 1h46
Directed by Joshua Seftel
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Monde imaginaire, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, John Cusack
Roles Medusa Hair
Rating56% 2.800682.800682.800682.800682.80068
The film opens in a bar in Nunavut when hitman Brand Hauser (John Cusack) shoots and kills three men at the bar. He takes pictures of the men with his phone, sends the pictures, and then throws the phone into a burning garbage can.
Lost City Raiders, 1h30
Directed by Jean de Segonzac
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Disaster films
Actors James Brolin, Ian Somerhalder, Ben Cross, Jamie Thomas King, Bettina Zimmermann, Michael Mendl
Roles Nicholas Filiminov
Rating40% 2.01322.01322.01322.01322.0132
In year 2048, global warming has caused much of the surface of the earth to become flooded. In the city of New Vatican, Cardinal Battaglia believes that the global inundation can be gotten rid of by using the "scepter of Moses". This is the staff that Moses used to part the Red Sea during The Exodus.
When Nietzsche Wept, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Armand Assante, Ben Cross, Katheryn Winnick, Michal Yannai, Jamie Elman, Joanna Pacuła
Roles Josef Breuer
Rating64% 3.2486853.2486853.2486853.2486853.248685
The film opens with the Russian-born novelist—who eventually became a member of Freud's 'Vienna Circle'-- Lou Andreas-Salome (Katheryn Winnick) who had an unconsummated (Platonic) 'love affair' with German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (Armand Assante), and to whom he allegedly proposed in 1882 (although whether her claims are true is very much up for debate) writing a letter to Dr Josef Breuer (Ben Cross), after hearing of his newly developed talking cure (Breuer was a friend of Sigmund Freud (Jamie Elman), who also appears in the story, and one of the influential fathers of psychoanalysis.). The two meet, and a reluctant and troubled Breuer agrees to Salome's plan; to cure the intense migraine attacks that plague Nietzsche, and at the same time, without his knowing, cure the despair that her refusal of marriage has inflicted upon him.
Species: The Awakening, 1h43
Directed by Nick Lyon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Helena Mattsson, Ben Cross, Dominic Keating, Marlene Favela, Meagen Fay, Adam Wylie
Roles Tom Hollander
Rating41% 2.0567052.0567052.0567052.0567052.056705
Miranda Hollander (Helena Mattsson) is a beautiful and smart young woman. She is a college professor and lives with her "uncle", Tom Hollander (Ben Cross) who works in a museum. Miranda can read books just by touching them, without even needing to open them. Miranda believes that she has lived with her "uncle" ever since her parents were killed in an accident while she was a baby. After her birthday, Miranda becomes unconscious and is sent to a local hospital. Tom is notified by the police. When Miranda arrives at the hospital, she silently transforms into alien form, strips naked and by seducing kills a few people. When Tom finally arrives at the hospital the following morning, he finds bodies everywhere. Tom locates Miranda, injects her with human hormone and begins to drive her to Mexico.
Grendel (2007)

Directed by Nick Lyon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Chris Bruno, Ben Cross, Marina Sirtis, Chuck Hittinger
Roles King Hrothgar
Rating36% 1.823531.823531.823531.823531.82353
Le roi Higlack demande au prince Finn et à son champion, le terrible Beowulf, de lui venir en aide parce que son royaume est menacé par le monstre Grendel. Mais Hrothgar cache de terribles secrets.
Finding Rin Tin Tin, 1h27
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Films about dogs, Children's films
Actors Ben Cross, Steven O'Donnell, William Hope, Ian Porter, Garrick Hagon, Michal Yannai
Roles Nikolaus
Rating51% 2.569132.569132.569132.569132.56913
The film tells the story of the original Rin Tin Tin, the legendary German Shepherd, found shortly before the end of World War I by American serviceman Lee Duncan as a shell-shocked puppy in a bombed-out dog kennel in Lorraine, France. The dog was taken to America and became the hero of several films made in the 1920s and 1930s.