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Ben Wheatley is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Executive producer and Editor British born on 30 november 1972

Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 30 november 1972 (47 years)

Ben Wheatley, né en 1972 à Billericay, est un réalisateur et scénariste britannique.

Biography

Avant de commencer sa carrière au cinéma avec Down Terrace et surtout Kill List qui l'a révélé, Wheatley a réalisé une centaine de publicités et de vidéos virales. Il collabore régulièrement avec sa femme Amy Jump pour l'écriture des scénarios.

Usually with

Jim Williams
Jim Williams
(4 films)
Tony Way
Tony Way
(3 films)
Alice Lowe
Alice Lowe
(2 films)
Steve Oram
Steve Oram
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ben Wheatley (11 films)

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Actor

Why Horror?
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors John Carpenter, Eli Roth, Alexandre Aja, Rodrigo Gudiño, Simon Barrett, George A. Romero
Rating62% 3.1015153.1015153.1015153.1015153.101515
The documentary follows horror movie fan and journalist Tal Zimerman as he tries to look at the reasons why people enjoy the horror genre. The genre is globally popular and is present in a wide variety of formats such as films, books, music, graphic novels, artwork, and video games, yet reactions to it can sometimes be polarized and in some instances Tal feels that the genre's fans are misunderstood. At the same time, Tal is conflicted over how he can be "disturbed by gruesome imagery showcased in the news, but thrives on blood and guts found in movies, books, music, graphic novels and video games" and as such sets out to try to find how horror affects his mind. For his research Tal interviews several different people, from genre filmmakers and writers to scientists and psychologists, to uncover why people enjoy horror and how perception, traditions, and beliefs help impact how horror is perceived and displayed in various countries and globally as a whole.

Director

Rebecca
Rebecca (2020)

Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Les fantasmes, Psychologie, Films about sexuality
Actors Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ann Dowd, Keeley Hawes, Sam Riley

Une jeune femme plutôt naïve épouse un riche veuf et part s'installer avec lui dans son manoir gigantesque. Mais elle constate que le souvenir de la première épouse maintient une emprise sur son mari et les domestiques.
Free Fire
Free Fire (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Sharlto Copley, Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde
Rating63% 3.198343.198343.198343.198343.19834
L'histoire se situe à Boston en 1978. Dans un entrepôt déserté, Justine dérange une rencontre entre deux Irlandais et un gang de vendeurs d'armes.
High-Rise
High-Rise (2015)
, 1h52
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, Reece Shearsmith
Rating56% 2.800172.800172.800172.800172.80017
Un immeuble de grande hauteur, société en réduction que son concepteur, l'architecte Royal, a voulu parfaite, est le lieu où cette société dérape.
The ABCs of Death, 1h50
Directed by Ben Wheatley, Nacho Vigalondo, Xavier Gens, Angela Bettis, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Jake West, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Yūdai Yamaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Banjong Pisantanakun, Simon Rumley, Anders Morgenthaler, Jon Schnepp, Kaare Andrews
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Erik Audé, Kyra Zagorsky, Arisa Nakamura, Chems Dahmani, Eva Llorach
Rating47% 2.3524752.3524752.3524752.3524752.352475
The film is divided into twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. The varieties of death range from accidents to murders.
A Field in England, 1h30
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Reece Shearsmith
Rating63% 3.1505353.1505353.1505353.1505353.150535
During a battle of the English Civil War, an alchemist's assistant named Whitehead flees from the strict Commander Trower. Whitehead meets Cutler and two army deserters, Jacob and Friend. Together they leave the battleground in search of an ale house. They encounter the Irishman O'Neill, a man whom Whitehead has been sent to apprehend for the theft of his master's works and literature. O'Neill quickly asserts authority over the group and tells them of a treasure hidden somewhere in a nearby field.
Sightseers
Sightseers (2012)
, 1h30
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Adventure, Horror, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Steve Oram, Alice Lowe, Tony Way, Sara Stewart, Monica Dolan, Lucy Russell
Rating64% 3.2487653.2487653.2487653.2487653.248765
Chris (Steve Oram) is a caravan fan and aspiring writer who takes his girlfriend Tina (Alice Lowe) on a road trip, much to the chagrin of Tina's mother (Eileen Davies), who has never forgiven Tina for the death of their dog "Poppy". At their first stop, a tramway museum (filmed at Crich Tramway Village, the home of the National Tramway Museum), Chris confronts a man (Tony Way) who is littering, and the man refuses to pick up his rubbish. When they get back to their car, Chris runs him over and kills him, which upsets the couple but they continue onward on their trip. Chris claims that the death was an accident, but his smirk—visible to the camera but not to Tina—in the immediate aftermath makes it clear it was deliberate.
Kill List
Kill List (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley, MyAnna Buring, Emma Fryer, Ben Crompton, Struan Rodger
Rating63% 3.198263.198263.198263.198263.19826
Jay and Gal are former soldiers who have become hitmen since they left the military. While Gal is laid back, Jay is still suffering from an unspecified disastrous mission in Kiev. Despite the urging of his wife Shel, he has not worked since, and they are running out of money. Shel organises a dinner party to which she invites Gal and his latest girlfriend, Fiona, a human resources manager. During the evening, Gal reveals he has a new job for them, which Shel encourages him to take. Meanwhile, Fiona goes to the toilet, carves a symbol on the back of the bathroom mirror, and takes a tissue that Jay had used to mop up his blood after a shaving accident. Jay accepts the job, and the two meet the shadowy client, who has a list of three people he wants killed. The employer unexpectedly cuts Jay's hand and his own, so that the contract is effectively signed in blood.
Down Terrace
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Julia Deakin, David Schaal, Tony Way, Michael Smiley
Rating64% 3.248833.248833.248833.248833.24883
Upon release from prison, Bill (Robert Hill) and his son Karl (Robin Hill) arrive home at Down Terrace in Brighton. With the help of his wife Maggie (Julia Deakin), Bill decides to find the rat in his criminal operation and a tale of recrimination, betrayal and murder ensues. Meanwhile, Karl grows increasingly edgy and uncomfortable with his dysfunctional family. When Karl's girlfriend Valda shows up pregnant, Karl announces that they plan to get married, but his parents disapprove and demand that he get a paternity test. Bill's employee Garvey tells Karl that Valda dated Garvey's brother for a while recently, which enrages Karl; Karl murders Garvey and enlists his uncle Eric's help in secretly burying the body. Worried about Garvey's unexplained disappearance and that a hitman, Pringle, might talk about a previous attempt on Garvey's life, Bill orders Eric to murder Pringle and his mother, leaving his three-year-old son fatherless. Eric himself is poisoned by his sister Maggie because she doubts his loyalty. The carnage attracts Johnny, a London gangster, who tells Bill that the lack of subtlety and stability has put Karl and his family at risk; Maggie promises to rein in Bill. Karl, who suspects that his parents have murdered Eric, accuses them of making deals with the police after he hears a death-bed confession from Berman, their lawyer. Eventually, Valda talks Karl into murdering his parents: Karl shoots his father to death, and Valda stabs his mother.

Scriptwriter

Free Fire
Free Fire (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Sharlto Copley, Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde
Roles Ecrivain
Rating63% 3.198343.198343.198343.198343.19834
L'histoire se situe à Boston en 1978. Dans un entrepôt déserté, Justine dérange une rencontre entre deux Irlandais et un gang de vendeurs d'armes.
High-Rise
High-Rise (2015)
, 1h52
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, Reece Shearsmith
Rating56% 2.800172.800172.800172.800172.80017
Un immeuble de grande hauteur, société en réduction que son concepteur, l'architecte Royal, a voulu parfaite, est le lieu où cette société dérape.
A Field in England, 1h30
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Reece Shearsmith
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.1505353.1505353.1505353.1505353.150535
During a battle of the English Civil War, an alchemist's assistant named Whitehead flees from the strict Commander Trower. Whitehead meets Cutler and two army deserters, Jacob and Friend. Together they leave the battleground in search of an ale house. They encounter the Irishman O'Neill, a man whom Whitehead has been sent to apprehend for the theft of his master's works and literature. O'Neill quickly asserts authority over the group and tells them of a treasure hidden somewhere in a nearby field.
Kill List
Kill List (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley, MyAnna Buring, Emma Fryer, Ben Crompton, Struan Rodger
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.198263.198263.198263.198263.19826
Jay and Gal are former soldiers who have become hitmen since they left the military. While Gal is laid back, Jay is still suffering from an unspecified disastrous mission in Kiev. Despite the urging of his wife Shel, he has not worked since, and they are running out of money. Shel organises a dinner party to which she invites Gal and his latest girlfriend, Fiona, a human resources manager. During the evening, Gal reveals he has a new job for them, which Shel encourages him to take. Meanwhile, Fiona goes to the toilet, carves a symbol on the back of the bathroom mirror, and takes a tissue that Jay had used to mop up his blood after a shaving accident. Jay accepts the job, and the two meet the shadowy client, who has a list of three people he wants killed. The employer unexpectedly cuts Jay's hand and his own, so that the contract is effectively signed in blood.
Down Terrace
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Julia Deakin, David Schaal, Tony Way, Michael Smiley
Roles Writer
Rating64% 3.248833.248833.248833.248833.24883
Upon release from prison, Bill (Robert Hill) and his son Karl (Robin Hill) arrive home at Down Terrace in Brighton. With the help of his wife Maggie (Julia Deakin), Bill decides to find the rat in his criminal operation and a tale of recrimination, betrayal and murder ensues. Meanwhile, Karl grows increasingly edgy and uncomfortable with his dysfunctional family. When Karl's girlfriend Valda shows up pregnant, Karl announces that they plan to get married, but his parents disapprove and demand that he get a paternity test. Bill's employee Garvey tells Karl that Valda dated Garvey's brother for a while recently, which enrages Karl; Karl murders Garvey and enlists his uncle Eric's help in secretly burying the body. Worried about Garvey's unexplained disappearance and that a hitman, Pringle, might talk about a previous attempt on Garvey's life, Bill orders Eric to murder Pringle and his mother, leaving his three-year-old son fatherless. Eric himself is poisoned by his sister Maggie because she doubts his loyalty. The carnage attracts Johnny, a London gangster, who tells Bill that the lack of subtlety and stability has put Karl and his family at risk; Maggie promises to rein in Bill. Karl, who suspects that his parents have murdered Eric, accuses them of making deals with the police after he hears a death-bed confession from Berman, their lawyer. Eventually, Valda talks Karl into murdering his parents: Karl shoots his father to death, and Valda stabs his mother.

Producer

In Fabric
In Fabric (2018)
, 1h58
Directed by Peter Strickland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Gwendoline Christie, Fatma Mohamed, Hayley Squires, Julian Barratt, Leo Bill
Roles Executive Producer
Rating62% 3.147283.147283.147283.147283.14728
La boutique de prêt-à-porter Dentley & Soper's, son petit personnel versé dans les cérémonies occultes, ses commerciaux au sourires carnassiers. Sa robe rouge, superbe, et aussi maudite qu'une maison bâtie sur un cimetière indien. De corps en corps, le morceau de tissu torture ses différentes propriétaires avec un certain raffinement dans la cruauté.