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Ben Elton

Already a successful comedian, Ben Elton turned to writing situation comedies during the 1980s and penned BBC classics such as "The Young Ones" (1982), "Black-Adder II" (1986), "Black Adder the Third" (1987), "Blackadder 4" (1989) and during the 1990s "The Thin Blue Line" (1995). He provided lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, "The Beautiful Game", which was nominated for Best Musical at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards in 2001 (2000 season). His comedy, "Popcorn", performed at the Apollo Theatre, was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy of the 1997 season. He and Andrew Lloyd Webber were awarded the 2000 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best New Musical for "The Beautiful Game", performed at the Cambridge Theatre. Has three children : Bert, Lottie and Fred. Is co-writer of the Queen Musical 'We Will Rock You' with the band itself. He and Richard Curtis were offered the chance to write "Police Academy - The London Beat", but turned it down. Was a host of The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live (2006) (TV).

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May 3, 1959
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Young Ones 1982-11-09
Latest Project:
Movie The Many Faces of Ronnie Barker 2012-12-24
Known For
Poster of Angela and Friends
Poster of Get a Grip
Poster of The Ben Elton Show
Poster of Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie
Movie The Many Faces of Ronnie Barker Self 2012-12-24
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Series Angela and Friends Unknown 2009-11-09
Movie We Are Most Amused 2008-11-12
Series Get a Grip 2007-04-04
Movie Ben Elton: The Get A Grip Tour Live Himself 2007-11-12
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series Enough Rope With Andrew Denton Unknown 2003-03-17
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Series Comic Relief 1999-03-12
Series The Ben Elton Show 1998-04-16
Series The Heaven and Earth Show Unknown 1998-09-06
Movie Ben Elton: Live Himself 1997-10-27
Series Clive Anderson All Talk Unknown 1996-10-06
Movie Ben Elton: Very Live Himself 1993-11-29
Series Stark 1993-12-08
Series Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie 1990-02-15
Series Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie 1990-02-15
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
Series Saturday Night Clive Unknown 1989-01-21
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball Himself 1987-01-01
Series Alfresco 1983-05-01
Series Blackadder Anarchist 1983-06-15
Series The Young Ones Unknown 1982-11-09