About Ben Willbond

Ben first came to prominence as one half of ‘Ben and Arn’, winning the Perrier Best Newcomer Award
for The Ben ‘n’ Arn Show at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998.

He has appeared in all five series of Horrible Histories for CBBC/BBC1, and also performed in the
Horrible Histories BBC Proms live at The Royal Albert Hall in 2011. The show’s long list of awards
includes five BAFTAs, a 2011 Broadcast Award and Best Sketch Show in both 2010 and 2011 at
The British Comedy Awards.

Ben co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the short film Tooty’s Wedding, which in 2011 won the LA
Shorts Film Festival Award for Best Short, the Grand Jury Prize for Best Comedy at the Rhode Island
Film Festival and the Best Foreign Film and Best Director awards at the LA Comedy Festival. In 2012 it
screened at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and the inaugural Sundance London, and was
nominated for the Sundance Shorts Award.

Ben’s other film roles include Your Highness with James Franco and Danny McBride, Cemetery
Junction, written and directed by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais, Starter For Ten, I Want Candy,
Click, and St Trinian’s.

After appearing as ‘Adam Kenyon’ in a one-off episode in Series 2 of The Thick Of It (BBC2), Ben
returned as the same character in a main role in Series 4. 2008 saw Ben star alongside co-writers
Laura Solon and Marek Larwod in Laura, Ben and Him, their acclaimed multicharacter sketch show for
ITV2. Other TV appearances include series one and two of Rev (BBC2), Extras (BBC1), Lead Balloon (BBC2), The Catherine Tate Show (BBC2) and Black Books (Channel 4).

Ben’s radio work includes The Genuine Particle, Double Science, From Fact To Fiction, Recorded for
Training Purposes (3 series), Hut 33, The Maltby Collection (3 series), Another Case of Milton Jones,
Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, Deep Trouble (2 series) and Fry’s English Delight, all for BBC Radio 4.

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