In a career spanning more than three and a half decade, an English actor, Benjamin Whitrow has proved his aptitude by appearing in a wide range of movies. However, he is widely recognized for his performances in movies like “Bomber”, “Damage” and “Chicken Run”.
Born on 17th of February 1937 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, Benjamin went to the Dragon School and Tonbridge School. To hone his acting skills, he studied acting at the reputed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. Before following his dream of becoming actor, Benjamin served British Army called King’s Dragoon Guards since 1956 to 1958. In 1981, he became part of Royal Shakespeare Company.
Talking about his personal life, Benjamin is a married man. He exchanged the marriage vow with his girlfriend Catherine Cook in 1972. The couple has been together through thick and thin since then and has two children together. Their first child, Hannah Mary Whitroe took birth in 1973. After three years, they extended the size of their family with birth of their second baby, Thomas George Whitrow. From his relationship with actress Celia Imrie, he has a son named Angus, born in 1994. Kind hearted Benjamin finds immense pleasure in helping less fortunate ones.
He portrayed character of Russell in After Henry’s radio version. In 1989, he appeared in an episode of “A Bit of Fry and Laurie”. He earned BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor his performance in “Pride and Prejudice” as Mr. Bennet. He has worked in a number of radio programs, including “Unman, Wittering & Zigo”, “Dracula In White”, “Tragedy at law”, “A Warden for All Saints”, “In The Red”, “Mr. James Ghost”, “Plum’s War”, “Brideshead Revisited”, “The Last Bark of the Bulldog” and “Portrait of Wilson”. Talking about his on screen ventures, he portrayed the character of Cronin in “The Queen’s Sister”, Squire Allworthy in “Tom Jones”, Eric Gringe in “Bognor”. In the British series, “The New Staesman”, he portrayed Paddy O’Rourke”. On the ITV series, “Chancer”, he was cast as Robert Douglas. His small screen credits include series like “Fireman Sam”, “Troilus and Cressida”, “The Merchant of Venice”, “The Sweeney”, “Hay Fever”, “Rumpole of the Bailey”, “Bergerac” and “Man Down”. He ventured into the big screen in 1979, landing a minor role in “Quadrophenia. In 1982’s film “Brimstone and Treacle”, he was seen playing a businessman. In 1986, he landed another minor role in “Clockwise”. Director Terry Jones cast him as Mr. Marsden in his comedy flick “Personal Services”. In 1995, he portrayed the character of Merivel’s dad in historical drama “Restoration”. He voiced the character of Fowler in animated comedy flick “Chicken Run”. Directed Ed Blum cast him in his comedy film “Scenes of a Sexual nature” as Eddie Wright. In 2009, he appeared as Alistar in “Bomber”. Though no reliable source has revealed his net worth, looking at his career graph and time he spend in the entertainment industry, it’s not difficult that has added huge number to his bank account.
During his free time, she loves to stay with his family. He also prefers to hang out with his buddies. The proficient actor has graced every acting platform with his unmatched acting ability. He has worked in more than thirty projects on big as well as small screen. At this age, he has achieved all most everything. Respected actor Benjamin is relatively less active at present but he still desires to contribute more. Unfortunately he is not active in twitter; however his fans can follow him in his Facebook account. For more information, readers may visit wiki. Other several websites has as well graced their pages with his inspiring biography.