Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Wes Anderson to Sarah Badel
Ben Aris Biography (1937-)
Full name, Benjamin Patrick Aris; born March 16, 1937, in London, England; son of John Woodbridge (an insurance executive) and Joyce Mary (a painter; maiden name, Williams) Aris; married Yemaiel Oven (a ballet dancer), July 3, 1966; children: Rachel, Jonathan. Addresses: Contact--c/o 47 West Square,London SE11 4SP, England.
- Birth Details
- March 16, 1937
- London, England
Credits; Stage Appearances
- (Stage debut) Child actor, dancer, Christmas Party/Sauce Tatare, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1949.
- (New York debut) Rosencrantz, Hamlet, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1969.
- The Reverend Samuel Gardner, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Orange Tree Theatre, London, 1989.
- Acted extensively in children's theater, musicals, and revues in the WestEnd district of London, appearances include The Boy Friend, Pieces of Eight,One Over the Eight, Funny Thing, Code of Woosters, and Otherwise Engaged inSouth Africa; appeared in Hamlet, I, Claudius, and The Second Mrs. Tanqueray,all at National Theatre, London; major tours include Stepping Out and Hamlet.
Credits; Film Appearances
- (Film debut) Tadpole, Tom Brown's Schooldays, United Artists, 1950.
- John Martinus, The Plague of the Zombies, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.
- Maxse, The Charge of the Light Brigade, United Artists, 1967.
- John Thomas, If, Paramount, 1968.
- Captain Harris, Lionheart, Children's Film, 1968.
- Young Lieutenant, The Music Lovers, United Artists, 1969.
- Rosencrantz, Hamlet, Columbia, 1969.
- Architect, Get Carter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971.
- Floor walker, Say Hello to Yesterday, Cinerama, 1971.
- Thomas Buff, Savage Messiah, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972.
- Oh Lucky Man, Warner Bros., 1972.
- Army Captain, Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World, Cinerama, 1973.
- The Walker, Juggernaut, United Artists, 1974.
- First musketeer, The Three Musketeers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.
- Reverend Simpson, Tommy, Columbia, 1974.
- Trampas D. Hilderbrand, I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight, 1975.
- Advertising Man, Alfie Darling (also known as Oh, Alfie), EMI, 1975.
- Fireman, Royal Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
- The Voyage of the Damned, Avco Embassy, 1976.
- Bath Patron, The Ritz, Warner Bros., 1976.
- Lord Tarquin of Staines, Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, Charisma, 1980.
- Hussy, Vestron Video, 1980.
- Theatre manager, Night Train to Murder, Thames, 1983.
- Strangers on a Train--Party Guest, Didn't You Kill My Brother?, RecordedReleasing, 1987.
- Squire Dunn, King of the Wind, Harlech Television, 1990.
- Doctor, U.F.O., Polygram Film, 1993.
- Also appeared in The Three Musketeers.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Robert Southey, Clouds of Glory: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1978.
- Frank Lloyd, The Assassination Run, The Entertainment Channel, 1983.
- Lieutenant of Dragoons, A Hazard of Hearts, 1987.
- Eric Larch, "Star Quality," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987.
- Vernon, "Young Charlie Chaplin," WonderWorks, PBS, 1989.
- Captain Fowler, "Problem at Sea," Agatha Christie's Poirot, (also known as Mystery!), Arts and Entertainment, 1990.
- Fergie and Andrew: Behind Closed Doors (also known as Fergie and Andrew:Behind the Palace Doors), 1992.
- Tommy Dukes, Lady Chatterly, BBC, 1992.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Mr. Spalding (recurring), To the Manor Born, BBC, 1976-81.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- Roland, "No Rumor in the Truth," No Job for a Lady, 1991.
- Also appeared in British series, including Bergerac, Hi De Hi, Shine on Harvey Moon, By the Sword Divided, Chance in a Million, Star Quality, and CallMe Mister; also in Assassination Run,BBC; Hazell, Thames; Clouds of Glory, Granada; The Diplomatic Clerk, BBC; and Masterspy, ATV.