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Ben Daniels is a Actor British born on 10 june 1964 at Nuneaton (United-kingdom)

Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels
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Birth name David T. Daniels
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 june 1964 (60 years) at Nuneaton (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Ben Daniels (born 10 June 1964) is an English actor. Initially a celebrated stage actor, Daniels was nominated for Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for Best Supporting Actor in the Laurence Olivier Awards for Never the Sinner (1991), 900 Oneonta (1994), Best Actor in the M.E.N. Theatre Awards for Martin Yesterday (1998), and won the Olivier award in 2001 for his performance in the Arthur Miller play All My Sons.

In 2008, Daniels made his Broadway début in a revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. In more recent years, Daniels has appeared on popular television series including Cutting It (2002–05), The Virgin Queen (2005), Law & Order: UK (2009–11), The Paradise (2013) and House of Cards (2013–14).


Daniels is openly gay and lives in south London. He remarked: "Out? I've never been in." He lives with actor Ian Gelder. They began seeing each other during a 1993 production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane. Daniels was already sure of his sexuality in his teens, although he did not discuss the matter with his parents because they did not have a very close emotional relationship. He was "cautious about mentioning it when I left drama school, because AIDS was terrifying everyone and there was a huge homophobic backlash". He decided to come out at the age of 24, while appearing in an all-star benefit performance of Martin Sherman's Bent.

Daniels said in an interview: "Homophobia is still shockingly prevalent in film and TV. I know I've lost work because of being gay, and it is always an issue. Even on a serious BBC Two drama, there will be some suit in some office going, "Hmmm, isn't he a poof?" I don't consider myself politically gay, but whenever I catch a whiff of that now, I'm on it like a ton of bricks." In 2007, Daniels was ranked number 79 in the annual Pink List of 100 influential gay and lesbian people in Britain published by The Independent on Sunday, down from number 47 in 2006.

In his spare time, he is an amateur painter and practitioner of Ashtanga yoga.

Best films

Doom (2005)

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Filmography of Ben Daniels (19 films)

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Captive State
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, MGK, Alan Ruck, Madeline Brewer
Roles Daniel
Rating59% 2.9964952.9964952.9964952.9964952.996495
En 2027, neuf ans après une invasion de la Terre par des extraterrestres, la vie est compliquée à Chicago au sein du quartier de Near West Side. Un réseau de résistants s'est constitué, et un projet d'attentat est organisé... Les résistants sont traqués par la police américaine et lorsque l'attentat a lieu, le but principal de la police est d'interpeller les membres du réseau, y compris son chef, le mythique « numéro 1 »…
The Exception, 1h47
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War
Actors Lily James, Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, Eddie Marsan, Janet McTeer, Ben Daniels
Roles Col Sigurd von Ilsemann
Rating68% 3.4014253.4014253.4014253.4014253.401425
Château de Huis Doorn, province d’Utrecht, 1940. L'histoire se déroule au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et se concentre sur les dernières années de la vie de l’empereur Guillaume II (Christopher Plummer) qui vit en exil depuis 1918. Wilhelm se retrouve bientôt sous la supervision de Brandt, un capitaine de la Wehrmacht (Jai Courtney) et d'un détachement de soldats allemands. Pendant ce temps, l'entourage du kaiser engage une nouvelle femme de chambre juive (Lily James), Mieke, pour laquelle le capitaine prend un intérêt immédiat. Le décor est planté pour une histoire de subterfuge et d'espionnage, le chef de la Gestapo en Hollande demande à Brandt de démasquer une taupe appartenant à la résistance qui s'est infiltrée dans l'entourage de l'empereur pour l'assassiner, alors qu'une visite de Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), chef des SS, se prépare.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2h13
Directed by Tony Gilroy, Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed
Roles General Merrick
Rating77% 3.89673.89673.89673.89673.8967
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est secrètement membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Locke (2014)
, 1h25
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Tom Holland, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Ben Daniels
Roles Gareth (voice)
Rating70% 3.5483453.5483453.5483453.5483453.548345
The day before he must supervise a large concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a colleague with whom he had a one-night stand seven months previously, has gone into premature labour. Despite his job responsibilities and although his wife and sons are eagerly awaiting his arrival home to watch an important football match, Locke decides to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth. Locke never forgave his father for abandoning him as a child, and he is determined not to make the same mistake.
Jack the Giant Slayer, 1h54
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Giant monster films, Children's films, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewan McGregor
Roles Fumm
Rating62% 3.1426153.1426153.1426153.1426153.142615
In the Kingdom of Cloister, Jack, a young farm boy, is fascinated by the legend of Erik, an ancient king who defeated an army of invading giants from a realm in the sky by controlling them with a magical crown. At the same time, Princess Isabelle becomes fascinated with the same legend.
Meteor Apocalypse, 1h28
Directed by Micho Rutare
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Joe Lando, Claudia Christian, Brendan Bradley, Madison McLaughlin, Micho Rutare, Ben Daniels
Roles Stratcom North Atlantic
Rating31% 1.5563351.5563351.5563351.5563351.556335
A long-period comet's orbit is determined to be crossing directly in the path of Earth's orbit. All of the world's nuclear states fire their missiles at the comet, but pieces of the comet continues to strike the Earth, contaminating the groundwater and causing millions to become sick.
Doom (2005)
, 1h44
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Mars in film, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Space opera, Films based on video games, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Karl Urban, Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Razaaq Adoti, DeObia Oparei, Ben Daniels
Roles Goat
Rating51% 2.5991852.5991852.5991852.5991852.599185
In the year 2046, a research facility on Mars is suddenly attacked by an unknown assailant. Following a distress call sent by Dr. Todd Carmack, a group of marines, led by Asher "Sarge" Mahonin, is sent on a search-and-rescue mission. One of the Marines, John "Reaper" Grimm, accompanies his sister, Dr. Samantha Grimm, to one of the labs within the devastated sector to retrieve data; here he learns that the dig site where their parents were accidentally killed was re-opened and bones of an ancient group of genetically enhanced race were discovered.
Marple: 450 from Paddington, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors Geraldine McEwan, Amanda Holden, John Hannah, Michael Landes, David Warner, Ciarán McMenamin
Rating73% 3.695693.695693.695693.695693.69569
Mrs Elspeth McGillicuddy (Pam Ferris) prend le train de 16h50, à Londres, pour aller rendre visite à son amie Jane Marple (Geraldine McEwan). Installée dans son compartiment, alors qu'un autre train dépasse le sien, elle aperçoit furtivement par la fenêtre un homme étranglant sauvagement une femme dans le train voisin. Persuadée d'avoir été témoin d'un meurtre, elle se rend le lendemain à la police en compagnie de Miss Marple. Mais, aucun cadavre n'ayant été retrouvé dans le train ou aux abords de la voie ferrée, les autorités se montrent incrédules.
Conspiracy (2001)
, 1h36
Directed by Frank Pierson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, Ian McNeice, Kevin McNally, David Threlfall
Roles Bühler
Rating75% 3.797263.797263.797263.797263.79726
A meeting is held in order to determine the method by which the Nazi government is to implement Adolf Hitler's policy — that the German sphere of influence should be free of Jews, including those in the occupied territories of Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Czechoslovakia and France. As the film opens, various officials from different German agencies arrive and mingle at a lakeside villa in Wannsee. Among those present:
Britannic (2000)
, 1h33
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Spy films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Edward Atterton, Amanda Ryan, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Daniels, John Rhys-Davies, Bruce Payne
Roles Townsend
Rating51% 2.587112.587112.587112.587112.58711
In Southampton in 1916, HMHS Britannic, a sister ship of RMS Titanic, has been refitted as a hospital ship for soldiers fighting in the Gallipoli Campaign. Among the nurses who are to serve aboard her is Lady Lewis (Jacqueline Bisset), who is being delivered to Greece via Naples, where her husband has become Ambassador for Great Britain. Traveling with her is Vera Campbell (Amanda Ryan), an operative of British Intelligence posing as Lady Lewis' governess. Campbell is unnerved by the voyage, having survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic four years previously, losing her husband as well.
I Want You
I Want You (1998)
, 1h27
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola, Labina Mitevska, Ben Daniels, Luka Petrušić, Carmen Ejogo
Roles Bob
Rating60% 3.0481653.0481653.0481653.0481653.048165
Martin (Nivola) is an ex-convict who returns home and finds that Helen (Weisz), his former girlfriend, is involved with someone else. Despite this, he pursues her.
Madeline (1998)
, 1h28
Directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Children's films
Actors Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Stéphane Audran, Ben Daniels, George Harris, Chantal Neuwirth
Roles Leopold the Tutor
Rating60% 3.002253.002253.002253.002253.00225
“ In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth and went to bed. They smiled at the good and frowned at the bad and sometimes they were very sad. They left the house at half past nine in two straight lines in rain or shine — the smallest one was Madeline.
Passion in the Desert, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Ben Daniels, Michel Piccoli
Roles Augustin Robert
Rating62% 3.1465853.1465853.1465853.1465853.146585
In 1798, Napoleon I has launched an invasion of Egypt. A frail and elderly artist, Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis (Michel Piccoli), has been commissioned by Napoleon to sketch the landscape and monuments of Egypt. French soldier Augustin Robert (Ben Daniels) has been assigned to keep Venture from being harassed by the other soldiers, but the unrelenting burden of this task soon takes its toll on Augustin. Mameluks attack the regiment's small encampment. In the aftermath, Augustin and Venture are now separated from their regiment. Walking in the arid landscape, under the blaze of the desert sun, they begin to suffer an unquenchable thirst, and Augustin is infuriated when the artist uses the last of their water to mix his paints.
Beautiful Thing, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Coming out, LGBT-related film
Actors Linda Henry, Ben Daniels, Meera Syal, Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Martin Walsh
Roles Tony
Rating75% 3.79783.79783.79783.79783.7978
The story is set and filmed on Thamesmead, a working class area of South East London dominated by post-war council estates.