Benjamin Charles Elton

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Benjamin Charles Elton Wiki Biography

Benjamin Charles “Ben” Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian, author, playwright, actor and director. He was a part of London’s alternative comedy movement of the 1980s and became a writer on such cult series as The Young Ones and Blackadder, as well as continuing as a stand-up comedian on stage and TV. His performing style in the 1980s was left-wing political satire. Since then he has published thirteen novels and more lately become known for writing the musical We Will Rock You (2002) and Love Never Dies (2010), the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. IMDB Wikipedia $3 Million 1959 1959-5-3 5′ 8″ (1.73 m) Actor Ben Elton Net Worth Benjamin Charles Elton Bert Elton Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (1988) England Fitzrovia Fred Elton London Lottie Elton Mary Foster May 3 Maybe Baby (2000) producer Sophie Gare Taurus The Thin Blue Line (1995) Writer

Benjamin Charles Elton Quick Info

Full NameBen Elton
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthMay 3, 1959
Place Of BirthFitzrovia, London, England
Height5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
ProfessionWriter, Actor, Producer
EducationGodalming Grammar School, University of Manchester
SpouseSophie Gare
ChildrenBert Elton, Fred Elton, Lottie Elton, Fred Elton, Lottie Elton, Bert Elton
ParentsMary Foster
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0255780
AwardsLaurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Martin Beck Award, British Academy Television Award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme
NominationsLaurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical
MoviesLove Never Dies, Maybe Baby, Blackadder: Back & Forth, Much Ado About Nothing, Rowan Atkinson Live!
TV ShowsBen Elton Live from Planet Earth, The Thin Blue Line, Blackadder, Filthy Rich & Catflap, Blackadder II, The Young Ones, Alfresco, Stark, Comic Relief, Get a Grip, The Ben Elton Show, Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie

Benjamin Charles Elton Quotes

  • [on Cliff Richard] What an extraordinary performer, one of those few people who can make you feel old and young at the same time. He had his first number one hit before I was born. When I meet him I feel like I’m twice his age. The guy is magical. I first had the privilege of working with him in ’86 when he teamed up with the Young Ones to do the first Comic Relief single and sold a million records for Comic Relief. The guy is extraordinary. Age has not withered five decades of pop power, the tomatoes may be wrinkled but this man is not. He’s the best, he’s the king.
  • [on the death of his old friend Rik Mayall] I owe him so much. He changed my life utterly when he asked me to co-write The Young Ones (1982) with him and he was with me on the day I met my wife. He always made me cry with laughter, now he’s just made me cry.
  • [on The Wright Way (2013)] I chose this situation because it offers endless opportunity for logical absurdity and big physical comedy while also allowing for a bit of social satire on a subject which looms large in everyone’s lives.
  • I once was lucky enough to meet a young lady by the name of Helen Stone who said to me “you are a bloke who don’t look like a bloke. saying words which don’t sound like they’re funny…” that made me laugh a lot.
  • “The problem really with politics is apathy I think, particularly the Labour Party. I mean I’m a member and I can’t even be arsed to leave!” (Speaking in 2005)
  • (On the fashion industry) “Women who don’t look like women modelling clothes that don’t look like clothes.”
  • I can do without the Labour Party trying to strut its funky stuff. I didn’t vote Labour because they’ve heard of Oasis.
  • I found a fan’s internet site on me in which he got almost everything wrong, including I’d changed my name. I was born Benjamin Elton. My father’s family were German Jews who adopted British nationality after the War and my uncle, who served in the British Army, changed his name, under Army instructions, from the Jewish Eronberg to Elton because he wanted the same initials. My father said, “Bugger it, I want to be an Elton too”, and changed from Ludwig Eronberg to Lewis Elton. That’s the story, not something you pick up on a fan site that comes with so-called “fame”.

Benjamin Charles Elton Important Facts

  • His father was of German Jewish descent. His mother was of English background. Through his father, he is a grandson of scholar Victor Ehrenberg, and a third cousin of singer Olivia Newton-John.
  • His musical, “We Will Rock You”, based on the music of the rock group Queen, is performed nightly at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. [2004]
  • Was a host of The Prince’s Trust 30th Birthday: Live (2006).
  • He and Richard Curtis were offered the chance to write “Police Academy 6: The London Beat”, but turned it down.
  • Is co-writer of the Queen Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ with the band itself.
  • Has three children : Bert, Lottie and Fred.
  • He and Andrew Lloyd Webber were awarded the 2000 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best New Musical for “The Beautiful Game”, performed at the Cambridge Theatre.
  • His comedy, “Popcorn”, performed at the Apollo Theatre, was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy of the 1997 season.
  • He provided lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, “The Beautiful Game”, which was nominated for Best Musical at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards in 2001 (2000 season).
  • Already a successful comedian, Ben Elton turned to writing situation comedies during the 1980s and penned BBC classics such as The Young Ones (1982), Black-Adder II (1986), Black Adder the Third (1987), Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) and during the 1990s The Thin Blue Line (1995).

Benjamin Charles Elton Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Three Summers2017filmingWriter
Upstart CrowTV Series created by – 6 episodes, 2016 written by – 6 episodes, 2016Writer
Popcorn2014/IShort novelWriter
The Wright WayTV Series writer – 3 episodes, 2013 written by – 3 episodes, 2013Writer
Love Never Dies2012/IIwritten byWriter
Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth2011TV Series written by – 3 episodesWriter
The One Ronnie2010TV Movie written byWriter
Get a Grip2007TV SeriesWriter
Blessed2005TV Series 8 episodesWriter
Maybe Baby2000novel “Inconceivable”Writer
Blackadder Back & Forth1999Short television series “Blackadder II”, “Blackadder the Third” and “Blackadder Goes Forth” – uncredited / written byWriter
The Ben Elton Show1998TV Series writer – 8 episodesWriter
Ben Elton: Ben Elton Live1997Video documentary written byWriter
The Thin Blue LineTV Series creator – 14 episodes, 1995 – 1996 written by – 14 episodes, 1995 – 1996Writer
Mr. BeanTV Series 1 episode, 1995 written by – 1 episode, 1990Writer
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie1990-1994TV Series written by – 12 episodesWriter
Ben Elton: Very Live1993Video documentary written byWriter
Stark1993TV Series written by – 3 episodesWriter
Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face1992TV Special documentary written byWriter
Comic Relief1991TV Special uncreditedWriter
Ben Elton: The Last Laugh1990TV Special documentaryWriter
Blackadder Goes Forth1989TV Series by – 6 episodesWriter
A Night of Comic Relief 21989TV Special uncreditedWriter
Friday Night Live1988TV Series writerWriter
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol1988TV Short byWriter
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years1988TV ShortWriter
Comic Relief1988TV SpecialWriter
Black Adder the Third1987TV Series by – 6 episodesWriter
Filthy Rich & Catflap1987TV Series written by – 6 episodesWriter
Saturday Live1986TV SeriesWriter
Lenny Henry Tonite1986TV SeriesWriter
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentaryWriter
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll1986Video short additional materialWriter
Black-Adder II1986TV Series by – 6 episodesWriter
Happy Families1985TV Series written by – 6 episodesWriter
The Young Ones1982-1984TV Series written by – 12 episodesWriter
Spitting Image1984TV Series written by – 3 episodesWriter
AlfrescoTV Series written by – 7 episodes, 1983 writer – 6 episodes, 1984Writer
An Evening for Nicaragua1983TV SpecialWriter
There’s Nothing to Worry About!1982TV Series written by – 3 episodesWriter
Three of a Kind1981TV Series written by – 1 episodeWriter
Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle1998TV MovieJack StudentActor
The Thin Blue Line1995TV SeriesHomeless ManActor
Harry Enfield and Chums1994TV SeriesBenny EltonActor
Stark1993TV SeriesCDActor
Much Ado About Nothing1993VergesActor
French and Saunders1988TV SeriesActor
Black Adder the Third1987TV SeriesAnarchistActor
Happy Families1985TV SeriesRolandActor
The Young Ones1982-1984TV SeriesMan in Commercial
Grange Hill Student
Kendal Mintcake
Actor
Alfresco1983-1984TV SeriesVarious Characters / Mr. Butcher / Man at Party / …Actor
There’s Nothing to Worry About!1982TV SeriesWally / Insurance Salesman / Actor / …Actor
The Wright Way2013TV Series producer – 6 episodesProducer
Ben Elton: Ben Elton Live1997Video documentary co-executive producerProducer
The Thin Blue Line1995-1996TV Series producer – 14 episodesProducer
Three Summers2017filmingDirector
Blessed2005TV Series 8 episodesDirector
Maybe Baby2000Director
Girls on Top1985-1986TV Series script editor – 7 episodesMiscellaneous
The Learning Curves2010TV Movie inspirationThanks
Blackadder Rides Again2008TV Special documentary thanksThanks
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga2008TV Movie documentary thanksThanks
The Many Faces of…2012-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself – Writer and ComedianSelf
Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule2014TV MovieHimself – Co-Creator, The Young OnesSelf
Daily Brunch with Ocado2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
This Morning2004-2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Project2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Loose Women2006-2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Channel 4’s 30 Greatest Comedy Shows2012TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Story of Musicals2012TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself – Presenter / Various CharactersSelf
Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth2011TV SeriesHimself – HostSelf
Dave’s One Night Stand2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
MaDiWoDoVrijdagShow2010TV SeriesHimself – IntervieweeSelf
Breakfast2001-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself – Writer and ComedianSelf
The Brits Hits 302010TV MovieHimselfSelf
Angela and Friends2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Good News Week2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Rove Live2003-2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Carte Blanche2009TV SeriesHimself (segment “Ben Elton”)Self
Blackadder Rides Again2008TV Special documentaryHimselfSelf
Comedy Connections2008TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Blackadder’s Most Cunning Moments2008TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga2008TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Happy Birthday Brucie!2008TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Saturday Live Again!2007TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Wright Stuff2004-2007TV SeriesGuest Panelist / Himself – Guest PanelistSelf
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Channel 4 at 252007TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out2007TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Get a Grip2007TV SeriesHimself – PresenterSelf
London Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself – AIDS Fund-Raising Gig HostSelf
Dawn French’s Boys Who Do Comedy2007TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Is Benny Hill Still Funny?2006TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Charlotte Church Show2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Parkinson2000-2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Prince’s Trust 30th Birthday: Live2006TV Movie documentaryHimself – HostSelf
The Ultimate Sitcom2006TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Who Killed the Sitcom?2006TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Richard & Judy2004-2005TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Question Time2002-2004TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Mondo Thingo2004TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute2004TV MovieHimselfSelf
Today with Des and Mel2003TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Australian Idol2003TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Greeks on the Roof2003TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Micallef Tonight2003TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Sitcom Story2003TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Brit Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself – PresenterSelf
Party in the Park 20022002TV SpecialHimselfSelf
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Party at the Palace: The Queen’s Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentaryHimself – HostSelf
There’s Only One Paul McCartney2002TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Killer Queen!2002Himself – Writer, ‘We Will Rock You’Self
I Love Morecambe & Wise2002TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Ray Martin Show2001TV SeriesHimselfSelf
A Perfect Two Ronnies Show2001TV Movie documentarySelf
Breakfast with Frost2001TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Royal Variety Performance 20002000TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
TFI Friday1997-2000TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Clarkson2000TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The South Bank Show1989-2000TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Panel2000TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Richard Blackwood Show2000TV SeriesHimself – Guest AppearanceSelf
Open House2000TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
That Film Show2000TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Best of British1999TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Clive Anderson All Talk1996-1999TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The 11 O’Clock Show1999TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Ben Elton Show1998TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Megatastic Comic Relief Red Nose Awards1998TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Brit Awards 19981998TV SpecialHimself – HostSelf
Face to Face1998TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ben Elton: Ben Elton Live1997Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Brit Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself – PresenterSelf
Spice: The Official Video Volume 1 – One Hour of Girl Power!1997Video documentaryHimself / Brit Awards HostSelf
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Story of Bean1997TV Special documentaryHimselfSelf
Auntie’s TV Favourites1997TV SeriesHimself – Special GuestSelf
Comic Relief1997TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Auntie’s All-Time Greats1996TV MovieHimself – PresenterSelf
The Agenda1996TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Theatreland1996TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Omnibus1986-1995TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1995TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Breaking News1994TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie1990-1994TV SeriesHimself / VariousSelf
Ben Elton: Very Live1993Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Clive Anderson Talks Back1990-1993TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Danny Baker After All1993TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Saturday Zoo1993TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Wogan1989-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself – HostSelf
Election 921992TV MovieHimselfSelf
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimselfSelf
Saturday Night Clive1991TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Comic Relief1991TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Ben Elton: The Last Laugh1990TV Special documentaryHimselfSelf
Aspel & Company1990TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball1989TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Live! From London1988TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Friday Night Live1988TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball1987DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Saturday Live1986TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentaryHimselfSelf
South of Watford1984TV Series documentarySelf
An Evening for Nicaragua1983TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself – GuestArchive Footage
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHimself – 32nd PlaceArchive Footage
Michael Grade & the World’s Oldest Joke2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesKendal MintcakeArchive Footage
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
TV’s Believe It or Not2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Comics Britannia2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Hitler: The Comedy Years2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Room 1012007TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
University Challenge: The Story So Far2006TV Movie documentaryKendal Mintcake (uncredited)Archive Footage
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Unseen Spike Milligan2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Comedy Connections2004TV Series documentaryHimself (2002)Archive Footage
Who Killed Saturday Night TV?2004TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Comedy from Merton to Enfield2003TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
All Saints: The Video1998VideoHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Omnibus1998TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
TV Offal1998TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Comedy Classics of the 80’s1991VideoHimselfArchive Footage

Benjamin Charles Elton Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2007Honorary RoseRose d’Or Light Entertainment FestivalWon
1993CableACECableACE AwardsWriting an Entertainment SpecialRowan Atkinson Live (1992)Won
1990BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy SeriesBlackadder Goes Forth (1989)Won
2007Honorary RoseRose d’Or Light Entertainment FestivalNominated
1993CableACECableACE AwardsWriting an Entertainment SpecialRowan Atkinson Live (1992)Nominated
1990BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy SeriesBlackadder Goes Forth (1989)Nominated