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      Ben Daniels

      Ben Daniels

      Highest Rated: 93% Benediction (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 18% Doom (2005)

      Birthday: Jun 10, 1964

      Birthplace: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK

      Ben Daniels was born David Daniels on June 10, 1964, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England. He studied theater throughout childhood, and went on to pursue the craft in earnest at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, enrolling therein at age 18. Shortly after graduation, Daniels began landing professional acting gigs, and in considerably quick succession. He kicked off his career with a role in a music video accompanying the Moody Blues number "Your Wildest Dreams" from the album The Other Side of Life (1986). Jobs like this led him instantly to roles on the big screen-namely, a minor part in the dramedy film "Wish You Were Here" (1987)-and small, on which he made his debut with a part on the series "One by One" (BBC 1984-87) and another in the TV movie "Freedom Fighter" (NBC 1988). The years to follow were mostly paved with similarly minor parts, though a recurring role on the comedy series "Outside Edge" (ITV 1994-96) marked a bump in his reputation. That same year, Daniels also earned the coveted part of Mercutio on a television production of "Romeo & Juliet" (ITV 1994), and he went on to star in the adventure drama movie "Passion in the Desert" (1997) not long afterward. The turn of the century saw him concentrate most of his creative energies on television projects, namely miniseries like "Aristocrats" (BBC 1999), romances like "Cutting It" (BBC 2002-05), and crime dramas like "Law & Order: UK" (ITV 2009-2014). Though Daniels did find some success on the big screen, with roles in films like "Jack the Giant Slayer" (2013) and the acclaimed drama "Locke" (2013), he maintained a primary focus on TV, then going on to find parts on American programs like the political drama "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013-) and the horror series "The Exorcist" (Fox 2016-). Still, his biggest film was yet to follow: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016), in which he played the Rebel Alliance's General Merrick.

      Highest rated movies

      Benediction
      Beautiful Thing
      Locke
      The Wipers Times
      The Exception
      Passion in the Desert
      I Want You
      Madeline

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      Ben Daniels BEAUTIFUL THING, (front) Ben Daniels, Linda Henry, Tameka Empson, (back) Scott Neal, Glen Berry, 1996, (c) Sony Pictures Classics House of Cards, Ben Daniels (L), Robin Wright (R), 'Chapter 9', Season 1, Ep. #9, 02/01/2013, ©NETFLIX PASSION IN THE DESERT, Ben Daniels, 1997, (c) Fine Line Features PASSION IN THE DESERT, Ben Daniels, 1997, © Fine Line Features PASSION IN THE DESERT, Ben Daniels, 1997, (c) Fine Line Features Flesh and Bone, Ben Daniels, 11/08/2015, ©STARZPR Flesh and Bone, Irina Dvorovenko (L), Ben Daniels (R), 'F.U.B.A.R.', Season 1, Ep. #6, 12/13/2015, ©STARZPR Flesh and Bone, Ben Daniels, 'Bulling Through', Season 1, Ep. #1, 11/08/2015, ©STARZPR Flesh and Bone, Ben Daniels (L), Tina Benko (R), 'Scorched Earth', Season 1, Ep. #8, 12/27/2015, ©STARZPR Flesh and Bone, Ben Daniels, 'Reconnaissance', Season 1, Ep. #3, 11/22/2015, ©STARZPR House of Cards, Ben Daniels, 'Chapter 10', Season 1, Ep. #10, 02/01/2013, ©NETFLIX Flesh and Bone, Sarah Hay (L), Ben Daniels (R), 11/08/2015, ©STARZPR House of Cards, Ben Daniels (L), Robin Wright (R), 'Chapter 10', Season 1, Ep. #10, 02/01/2013, ©NETFLIX House of Cards, Ben Daniels (L), Robin Wright (R), 'Chapter 22', Season 2, Ep. #9, 02/14/2014, ©NETFLIX Flesh and Bone, Ben Daniels (L), Marina Benedict (R), 'Reconnaissance', Season 1, Ep. #3, 11/22/2015, ©STARZPR House of Cards, Ben Daniels (L), Robin Wright (R), 'Chapter 9', Season 1, Ep. #9, 02/01/2013, ©NETFLIX House of Cards, Ben Daniels, 'Chapter 6', Season 1, Ep. #6, 02/01/2013, ©NETFLIX PASSION IN THE DESERT, from left: Michel Piccoli, Ben Daniels, 1997, (c) Fine Line Features DOOM, Al Weaver, Raz Adoti, Deobia Oparei, Richard Brake, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Karl Urban, Yao Chin, Ben Daniels, 2005, (c) Universal

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      93% 65% Benediction Dr. Rivers (Character) $201.1K 2021
      63% 33% Guest Artist Original Music $7.0K 2019
      42% 39% Captive State Daniel (Character) $5.9M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert Pontius Pilate (Character) - 2018
      75% 67% The Exception Col. Sigurd von Ilsemann (Character) $708.0K 2016
      50% 53% Luna Grant (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wiper Times Lt Col Howfield (Character) - 2013
      91% 72% Locke Gareth (Character) $1.4M 2013
      88% 83% The Wipers Times Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 86% The State Within Unknown (Character) - 2006
      18% 34% Doom Goat (Character) $28.0M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fogbound Leo (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Married/Unmarried Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 45% Britannic Townsend (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 87% Fanny and Elvis Unknown (Character) - 1999
      67% 61% I Want You Bob (Character) $1.2K 1998
      65% 43% Madeline Leopold the Tutor (Character) $29.8M 1998
      70% 65% Passion in the Desert Augustin Robert (Character) $249.7K 1997
      92% 93% Beautiful Thing Tony (Character) $1.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 36% Truth or Dare Ben (Character) - 1996

      TV

      Credit
      98% 80% Interview With the Vampire Santiago (Character) 2024
      86% 72% Foundation Bel Riose (Character) 2023
      41% 72% Jupiter's Legacy Walter Sampson/Brain-Wave (Character) 2021
      81% 92% The Crown Tony Armstrong-Jones (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: UK James Steel (Character) 2009-2011 2019
      89% 91% The Exorcist Father Marcus Keane (Character) 2016-2017
      85% 77% The Simpsons Irish Priest (Guest Voice) 2017
      58% 78% Flesh and Bone Paul (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamaica Inn Francis Davey (Character) 2014
      77% 76% House of Cards Adam Galloway (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2013-2014
      85% 88% The Adventures of Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Passion Caiaphas (Character) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen Unknown (Character) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooks Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cutting It Finn Bevan (Character) 2002-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999