JAMES BENSON by Neil Cunningham
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Height:5'9" (175cm)
Weight:10st. 6lb. (66kg)
Playing Age:56 - 65 years
Eye Colour:Blue-Green
Hair Colour:Greying
Hair Length:Balding
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Strong


James has recently worked on Mike Leigh's Peterloo, Mrs Browns Boys Xmas Special, The A Word (BBC), Bad Education (BBC3), Coronation Street (ITV) and "Father Figure" for the BBC. James was "Clive" in "Honest" starring Amanda Redman for I.T.V and "The Dancing Priest" in Father Ted. James was also nominated for the Off West End Awards Best Actor 2012/13 for his role as Miff Ferrie in Being Tommy Cooper by Tom Green.

Television Film Short Film Stage Corporate Ident Commercial Radio Voice Over Still Photography Workshop Further Credits
2016, Television, Jack Rabbit, Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special, BBC Scotland/BocPix/RTE, Ben Kellett
2016, Television, Miles, EX & LOVE, FFP New Media GmbH, Stefan Bartmann
2016, Television, Keith, The A Word, Tiger Aspect/Fifty Fathoms/Keshet for the BBC, Dominic Leclerc
2014, Television, Pod the Caretaker, Bad Education, Tiger Aspect for BBC3, Al Campbell
2013, Television, Manager of Delicatessen (Couple of Episodes), Coronation Street, ITV, Peter Rose
2013, Television, Mr O'Reilly (Judge 1), Father Figure House Husband of the Year, BBC Comedy, Nick Wood
2012, Television, Leander Club Doorman, Bert & Dickie, BBC Television, David Blair
2009, Television, Frank Hearn, Law And Order: UK, Kudos, Omar Madha
2008, Television, Clive Greenwood, Honest, Greenlit, Brian Kelly
2006, Television, DS.Watkins, Doctors, BBC Television, Michael Connolly
2006, Television, Richard Phillips, Wind Up TV, 12 Yard, Darren Sole
2000, Television, Paddy, Inspector Morse: The Remorseful Day, Central Television, Jack Gold
1999, Television, Pathologist, Silent Witness, BBC Television, Matthew Evans
1996, Television, Dancing Priest, Father Ted, Hat Trick Productions/C4, Declan Lowney
1995, Television, Joseph, The Bill, Thames Television, Nick Mallett
1994, Television, Irish Gypsy, We'll Think of Something, Thames Television, John Howard Davies
1993, Television, Bill Spence, The Bill, Thames Television, Andrew Higgs
1993, Television, Kev, Eastenders, BBC Television, Phillip Casson
1989, Television, O'Brien, Parnell, BBC Television, John Bruce
1987, Television, Snowy, Boon, Central Television, Ken Hannam
1986, Television, Sgt. Davies (Army), The Brief, T.V.S., Richard Martin
1986, Television, Dodds, Cats Eyes, T.V.S., Richard Bennett
1983, Television, Geof Lythoe, Murphy's Mob, Central, David Foster
1982, Television, David, A Sharpe Intake of Breath, A.T.V., Stuart Allen
2017, Feature Film, Mill-Owner 1, Peterloo, Thin Man Films, Mike Leigh
2013, Feature Film, Don Davison, Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, Bocflix, BBC Films, and Universal, Ben Kellett
2009, Film, Homeless Man, Under, Ben Coakley Productions, Ben Coakley
1999, Film, A Dandy, The Collecter, AKTIV, Ian Banks
1997, Feature Film, Hypnotist, The Prince of Denmark Hill, Crucial Films, Adam Rowley
1985, Feature Film, Joe, Mr Love, Enigma, Roy Battersby
1982, Feature Film, Dublin Boy, Giro City, Silva Realm, Karl Francis
Short Film
2018, Short Film, Father, Parents and Childhood, The School of Life, Khyan Mansley
2017, Short Film, Dad, Fish For Lunch, Andras Ridovics Films, Andras Ridovics
2014, Short Film, Senior Politician, Beatus Beata Beatum, Zoe Hough, Zoe Hough
2013, Short Film, Bobby Cobbler, The Debt, The Cookson Factory, James Cookson
2010, Short Film, Daniel, Voices From The Edge, Iceandfire, Charlotte George
2009, Short Film, Stanley, Underground Map, London Film School, Carl Harrison
2008, Short Film, Businessman, Fire In The Belly, Thomasson Films, Edward Thomasson
2008, Short Film, George Lusk, The Sixth Girl, Metropolitan Film School, Liam McCarthy
1992, Short Film, The Prisoner, The Prisoner, Saatchi & Saatchi/Amnesty International, Barney Edwards
2012, Stage, Miff Ferrie, Being Tommy Cooper, Old Bomb Theatre and The Old Red Lion Theatre, Cecily Boys
2011, Stage, Stanley, Getting On, Iceandfire, Sara Masters
2011, Stage, John & Various, Ayslum Dialogues, Iceandfire, Clea Langton
2010, Stage, Alan, Bad Behavour, Writers Avenue, Marc Nykolyszyn
2010, Stage, Stanley, Getting On, Iceandfire Theatre, Sara Masters
2010, Stage, Christian; Papa Claude and Others, On A Clear Day You Can See For Dover, Iceandfire Theatre, Christine Bacon & Clea Langton
2010, Stage, John, Asylum Dialogues, Iceandfire, Christine Bacon
2009, Stage, Daniel, Voices From The Edge, Iceandfire, Christine Bacon
2009, Stage, Germaine, Asylum Monologues, Iceandfire, Christine Bacon
2009, Stage, John, Asylum Dialogues, Iceandfire, Christine Bacon
2009, Stage, John, Asylum Dialogues, Iceandfire Theatre Company, Christine Bacon
2005, Stage, Estragon - 2 Yrs, Waiting for Godot, Impact Theatre, Maggie Law
2002, Stage, Mr Pincus, The Front Page, Chichester Festival Theatre, Douglas Wager
2000, Stage, Captain Brice, Arcadia, Chichester Festival Theatre, Peter Wood
1999, Stage, Bassett, Disposing Of The Body, Hampstead Theatre, Robin Lefevre
1998, Stage, William, Katherine Howard, Chichester Festival Theatre, Robin Lefevre
1997, Stage, Johnny Pateen, Cripple of Inishmaan, Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner
1987, Stage, Doctor, Crows, The Royal National Theatre, Sarah Frankcom
1996, Stage, Lomov, The Proposal, Impact Theatre at Jermyn Street Theatre, Maggie Law
1996, Stage, William Elderberry, Other Worlds, Impact Theatre at Jermyn Street Theatre, Maggie Law
1995, Stage, Michael Dara, Shadow of The Glen, London Irish Theatre Company, Aine O'Connor
1994, Stage, 1st Roadsweeper, One Wore Tails, One Was Nude, Fo Rame Theatre Company, Simon Usher
1994, Stage, Undertaker, Bodies Dispatched, Fo Rame Theatre Company, Simon Usher
1994, Stage, Janda, Dont Wet The Bed, Gravel Theatre at Production Village, James Benson
1994, Stage, The Soldier, Lament For A Soldier, Gravel Theatre at Production Village, Peter Barnes
1991, Stage, Henry Smithers, Ther Emperor Jones, Anglo American Theatre Company, Stuart Wood
1990, Stage, Greg; Stan; Polce Sgt, The Man I Never Knew, British Asian Theatre Company, Raj Patel
1989, Stage, Martini, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, New Vic Touring Company, Robin Midgeley
1986, Stage, Able, Enter A Free Man, Leeds Playhouse, James Tomlinson
1986, Stage, Allain, School For Wives, Leeds Playhouse, Peter Watson
1985, Stage, The Kid, Supergranny and The Kid, Tricycle Theatre Touring, Shirlie Barrie
1984, Stage, Michael, Operation Elvis, Tricycle Theatre and Tour, Danny Hiller
1984, Stage, Fred; Robb;and Others, All The Voices Going Away, Leeds Playhouse and Tour, Phil Young
1984, Stage, Chorus; Boy, Henry V, Leeds Playhouse, John Harrison
1983, Stage, Bobby; Jocks and Others, Epsom Downs, Leeds Playhouse, John Harrison
1982, Stage, Oswald, Crackers, Leeds Playhouse, Michael Attenborough
1982, Stage, Cato and Various, Jul;ius Caesar, Leeds Playhouse, John Harrison
1981, Stage, Shamk, Factory Birds, Leeds Playhouse, Michael Attenborough
1981, Stage, Jumper, Jumpers, Leeds Playhouse, Phil Young
1980, Stage, Logmond, No More Sitting On The Old School Bench, Leeds Playhouse, Michael Attenborough
1980, Stage, Iron, Class Enemy, Shirk Productions London, Mike Scoblow
1979, Stage, Shawn Keogh, Playboy Of The Western World, Interplay Northern Ireland, Greg Morrison-Smith
2016, Corporate, Arthur, Workplace Relations Training Videos, Anim8, Neil Ben
2015, Corporate, Bank Manager, Proactis (Finance), Flick Productions, Chris Roche
2015, Corporate, Tommy, Pfizer Launch Event, Involve, Sarah Willimer
2013, Corporate, Victorian Cab Driver, Guiness Storehouse Dublin, Minds Eye, Mitch Jenkins
2011, Corporate, David Watkins, Mott Macdonald E Form Project Meeting, Rostand Productions, Freddie Rostand
2010, Corporate, Martin, Poola Virals, Wilder Fims, Paul Gowers
2009, Corporate, Neville Brodie, Too Much, Too Little, Too Late, PwC Video Production, Mike Martin
2009, Corporate, Sean Killmore, BP Valuemax, Pukka Films, Nigel Bristow
2008, Corporate, Mr. Lingard, Army Media Production, Argo Media, Richard Bunning
2008, Corporate, Chris McCain, Going Home, Tall Media Cisco Systems, David Mead
1995, Corporate, Maurice, CitiBank, Blackman Films, John Blackman
1995, Corporate, Hare, Cashco, Mercury Coproate films, Stephen Holder
1994, Corporate, David, Probation Services, First Film, Greg Lostin
1993, Corporate, James, Vauxhall, Purchase Point, Stephen Saunders
1987, Corporate, Flight Sgt Davies, A Christmas Present, B.F.C. Corporate films, Clive Michel
1987, Corporate, Mr.James, DRS, S.A.V. Corporate Films, Mike Bossley
1987, Corporate, :Stock Contoller, Volvo Cars, S.A.V. Corporate Films, /Linda Wolf
1986, Corporate, Sean, Lives At Risk, S.S.V.C. Corporate Films, David Eady
1986, Corporate, Computor Systems Manager, S.D.Scicon, S.A.V. Coprorate Films, Mike Bossley
1986, Corporate, Salesman, Volvo Cars, S.A.V., Linda Wolf
1985, Corporate, Stock Controller, Volvo Cars, S.A.V., Linda Wolf/Mike Bossley
1984, Corporate, John, Allied Breweries, S.D.Modules, Hugh Munro
1983, Corporate, Bill, Harry's Party, Worldwide Films, Roland Brinton
1983, Corporate, Tony, Govt. Training Film, S.D.Modules, Hugh Muinro
1982, Corporate, B.T.Staff, BritishTtelecom Training Films, D.D.I.O. (U.S.A.), Jane Brown
2011, Ident, Master, "Silent Retreat " The Jonathan Ross Show on I.T.V., ITV Creative, Chaka Sobhani
2007, Ident, Kitman, Gillette Saturday Soccer, Sky, Dan Crawford
2017, Commercial, "Hero" Man, Hello (Volkswagen), CZAR, Bart Timmer
2014, Commercial, Golf Official, Stronger Together (Puma), Outsider, Chris Balmond
2014, Commercial, Window Cleaner, Hellmans (Makes it TVC), Stink Productions, Andrew Lang
1992, Commercial, Businessman, Baltica Pensions (Beligium), Penquiin (Belgium), Pieter
1992, Commercial, Hero, Open Bank (Spain), Albinaria (Spain), Ricardo Albinaria
1991, Commercial, Vicar, Gateway, Lewis Broadbent, Richard Dean
1991, Commercial, Thomas Hardy, Great Writers Partworks, Legas Delaney, Barney Edwards
1989, Commercial, Hero, Rives Gin, I.C.M. (Spain), Pedro Aznar
1988, Commercial, Painter, Dulux Solid Emulsion, Felding Cone and Belding, Roger Woodburn
1988, Commercial, Hero, Younger's Scotch Bitter Blackpool Tower, Collett Dickenson and Pearce, John O'Driscoll
1987, Commercial, Hero, Youngers Scotch Bitter "Haley's Comet, Collett Dickenson and Pearce, Paul Weilland
1987, Commercial, Hero, Ford Cars, Ogily for Ford Cars, Stephen Drewitt
1986, Commercial, Hero, Youngers Scotch Bitter Alps, Collett Dickenson and Pearce, Graham Rose
1986, Commercial, Hero, T.S.B. Bank, J.Walter Thompson, Alan Blake
1984, Commercial, Seaman, Racal, Saatchi Saatchi, Bob Brooks
1982, Commercial, Hero, John Bull Bitter Splitting the Atom, Saatchi, Alan Benson
2011, Radio, John, Ayslum Dialogues, Iceandfire, Clea Langton
Voice Over
2012, Voice Over, Connor, My Street My High Street (Animated Short), Kate Buchanan Productions, Kate buchanan
2012, Voice Over, Michael, Alwaysland (Short Film), University of West london, James Bell
1997, Voice Over, Passenger, Airtours Inflight Video, Inflight, Charlotte Purdy
1990, Voice Over, Gerry Adams, Late Media Show, B.B.C. TV, Simon Chu
1990, Voice Over, Disabled Spokesperson (Northern Irish), From The Edge, B.B.C.TV, Jo Kay
1990, Voice Over, U.D.A. Spokesperson and various (Northern Irish), Late Media Show, B.B.C.TV, Michael Connelly
1989, Voice Over, Various U.F.F. Members (Northern Irish), This Week, Thames TV, Ed Braman
Still Photography
2011, Still Photography, Employee Company Team Building Exercise, Vodaphone Stills Shoot, RKCR Y& R Agency, David Stewart
2011, Still Photography, Milkman, EDF Olympics Shoot, AIS Agency, Kelvin Murray
1997, Workshop, Donal, Mutability, Royal National Theatre, Trevor Nunn
Further Credits
2017, Interactive Video, Vicar, Way Back, Thomas Thomas Films, Kevin Thomas


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-New York, American-Standard, Belfast, Birmingham, Black Country, Cockney, Dorset, Dublin*, Edinburgh, Geordie, Glasgow, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern, Lancashire, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Welsh-Standard, Yorkshire*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Performance:ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Children's Theatre, Stand-up Comic, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Badminton, Bowling, Cricket, Darts, Fishing, Football, Ice Skating, Table Tennis, Tennis
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Fire Eater, Impersonation