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Ben has just finished appearing as George Tesman in Hedda Gabler at the Salisbury Playhouse where he received great reviews “The excellent Ben Caplan captures Tesman’s blinkered naivety beautifully” – Lesley Bates (The Stage). He has also filmed a guest role in the new BBC drama ‘New Blood’.

Ben has just finished appearing as Eddie Kassner at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the hit new show ‘Sunny Afternoon’ based on the story and music of The Kinks. It recently won 4 Olivier awards including Best New Musical.

Ben was recently seen as Charles Chapman in the ITV Drama ‘The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries’ which just won the best mini series award at the TV BAFTAs.


Ben is a professional actor and director. He trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Theatre includes: The Knowledge(Charing Cross Theatre), 40th Anniversary Production of Abigail’s Party(UK Tour), Hedda Gabler (Salisbury Playhouse), Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre/Harold Pinter Theatre-Olivier Award Best Musical) , Shiver (Watford Palace Theatre), Dr.Korczak’s Example, A Winter’s Tale (Unicorn), Titanic Scenes from the British Wreck Inquiry 1912(MAC Belfast), Playing With Grown Ups and Pushing Up Poppies (Theatre 503), Seven Jewish Children (Royal Court), The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), Three sisters on Hope street (Everywoman Liverpool, Hampstead), Two Thousand Years (dir.Mike Leigh-National Theatre/UK Tour),Hamlet (Nuffield Theatre), The Dwarfs (Tricycle Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (UK Tour), As You Like It (Oxford), Sweat (Bloomsbury); Hedda Gabler and The Man of The Future is Dead (Edinburgh), Rose and the Ring, Three Servants (UK Tour), Guys & Dolls, Les Grandes Meaulnes, Judging Billy Jones (Young Vic.)

Television includes:Midsomer Murders(ITV), Maigret(ITV), XCompany(Temple street), The Coroner(BBC)Call the Midwife Series 1-5 playing PC Peter Noakes (BBC/PBS), New Blood (BBC), The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries (ITV-Best Mini Series BAFTAs), Whitechapel (ITV), Dark Matters, The Runaway (Sky), Trinity (ITV), The Passion (HBO/BBC), Maxwell (International Emmy), The Candidate, Judge John Deed, Dwarfs, Band of Brothers (HBO/BBC-winner of Best Mini-Series Golden Globe and Emmy), A Touch of Frost, Soldier, Soldier, Inspector Morse, The Perfect Blue, Where The Heart Is.

Film:The Commuter, Leapyear, Guy Ritchie’s Rocknrolla, The Funeral, That Woman (Jewish Film Festival), Driver (official selection for the London Film Festival 2009), Hospital, Patrick Mann’s Daughter, Scotch Corner, North London Book of the Dead.

Directing credits include: This Thing Called Love(Fredricks Place), Snap.Catch.Slam (Pleasance, Edinburgh/UK Tour), The Collector (Underbelly Edinburgh and Arcola London), As You Like It (Cockpit London), King Lear, King John, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Duck, Much Ado About Nothing, Medea, Women of Troy, PunkRock, Orphans- Various Drama Schools.

Short films directed: Park Life, Hope, Intern, Man’s Best Friend, Kung Fu Action Chick, Wilting.

Started Aslan Productions and co-produced Everything is Illuminated (Hampstead Theatre).

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