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Ben Mansfield

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Photo: Faye Thomas

Agent:

Simon Beresford

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Film

Mr Nobody Dir: Jaco Van Dormael
Christal Films
Hell Bent For Leather Dir: James Wood
Short Film
Inside You Dir: Alex Kirby
Short Film

Theatre

Boys In The Band Dir: Adam Penford
Park Theatre & UK Tour
Great Britain Dir: Nick Hytner
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Relative Values Dir: Sir Trevor Nunn
Theatre Royal Bath & Harold Pinter Theatre
One Man, Two Guvnors Dir: Nicholas Hytner
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2) Dir: Sir Peter Hall
Theatre Royal Bath
Twelfth Night Dir: Sir Peter Hall
National Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream Dir: Sir Peter Hall
The Rose Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing Dir: Tim Sheader
Regents Park
Jenufa Dir: Irina Brown
Arcola Theatre
French Without Tears Dir: Paul Miller
English Theatre Touring Co.
Sisterly Feelings Dir: Chris Denys
Bristol Old Vic
Peace In Our Time Dir: Antony Tuckey
Redgrave Theatre
The Pickwick Papers Dir: Chris Denys
Bristol Old Vic Studio
The Merry Wives Of Windsor Dir: Andrew Normington
West Country / Cyprus Tour
The Tinderbox Dir: Antony Tuckey
Redgrave Theatre
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Dir: John Hartoch
Redgrave Theatre
Look Back In Anger Dir: Paul Hands
Auden Theatre

TV

Father Brown Dir Dave Beauchamp
BBC
Endeavour Dir: Sandra Goldbacher
Mammoth Screen for ITV
Not Safe For Work Dir: Kieron Hawkes
Channel 4 / Clerkenwell Films
Primeval (Series 3 & 4)
(Series Lead)
Dir: Various
ITV
Holby City Dir: Chris King
BBC One

Skills

Various Full Clean Driving License, Silver & Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards, National Youth Theatre, Drums, Stage Combat BADC Level 3 (advanced), Skiing, Squash, Swimming, Rugby.
Accents RP (Native), Exceptional Ear for Accents.

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Reviews

GREAT BRITAIN
“The main newcomers…Ben Mansfield replacing Oliver Chris as assistant police commissioner Donald Doyle Davidson, a brilliant foil to the ongoing ridiculousness of his boss, superbly played by Aaron Neil.” - Mark Shenton (Londontheatre.co.uk)

FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS
“Fresh out of drama school, and straight into the role that made Rex Harrison’s name, Ben Mansfield finds all that is suave and stylish in Alan, bringing a saving joie de vivre to the character’s more savage bon mots. He is immensely physically funny when buckling under the pressure of the arch-temptress’s advances, clinging on to the nearest bookcase for dear life. After all these years, French Without Tears retains an evergreen power to charm.” - Dominic Cavendish (Daily Telegraph)

“The revelation of the piece is recent Bristol Old Vic graduate, Ben Mansfield, in his first professional role as the Hon Alan Howard. Alan is the linchpin of the play and it was a daring move to cast a newcomer in the part. But with his tall, dark and handsome looks, and some wonderfully dry comic timing, Mansfield is one to watch - probably from your living room sofa in the BBC’s next lavish period drama.” - Nancy Groves (Richmond and Twickenham Times)

“Ben Mansfield’s performance as the caustic Alan is admirably assured for his debut professional engagement.” - Neil Dowden (What’s on Stage)

“Ben Mansfield as Alan allows a touch of the tortured artist to slip through his veneer of aloof cynicism in a performance so assured it is hard to believe this is his first professional engagement.” - Graham Gurrin (The Stage)

“The would-be detached and cynical Alan (a strong performance by Ben Mansfield) clearly stands for Rattigan himself. French Without Tears is more than a document of its time. More importantly, its comedy still makes people laugh.” - Terry Grimley (Birmingham Post)

“Our hero here is the Hon. Alan Howard, performed with total conviction, superb stage presence, complete command of the character’s attitude and emotions, I assumed this to be a seasoned and experienced actor. Not so! This is Ben Mansfield making his professional debut - I expect him to go far!” - Sheila Connor (The British Theatre Guide)

“Ben Mansfield, making his professional stage debut, is brilliant as would-be writer Alan - the scenes in which Diana tells him he is the true object of her affection, and he almost doubles-up in terror, are superbly performed.” - Natasha Tripney (Music OMH.com)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
“As noblemen returned from war to a hotbed of romance and gossip, Claudio (a superb Ben Mansfield) immediately falls for the lovely Hero.” - Kat Brown (The London Paper)

“Ben Mansfield brings real depth to Claudio, who has so many moods to manage as he first catches the eye of an attractive girl with a fortune, then is gullible enough to jilt her on hearsay and finally, humbly, admits his error.” - Susan Elkin (The Stage)

“Ben Mansfield is a dashing Claudio.” - Michael Coveney (The Independent)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
“Ben Mansfield and Daniel Ings nail the hammy asides of the cocksure men…” - Matt Trueman (Time Out London)

“Ben Mansfield is also superb as Rachel’s true love.” - Mark Shenton (The Stage)

“There are great performances too from Ben Mansfield…” - Terri Paddock (www.whatsonstage.com)

“There’s a dead gangster, cross dressing and the most cherishable posh boy imaginable (full marks to Ben Mansfield)...” - Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

HENRY IV
“A wonderfully vibrant and well-rounded turn from Ben Mansfield.” - Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

Stats

Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Eyes: Hazel   
Hair: Brown   
Height: 6'1"   

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