The Work of Ben Willbond

WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID

“The man is faultless: he is a brilliant writer with a positively forensic ear for dialogue… a charismatic performer who combines serious acting talent with killer comedy delivery”
The Scotsman

“An impressively smart writer, a superb comedy performer ****”
The Scotsman

“Ben Willbond stands out head and shoulders above other character comedians… with a clutch of fully formed, rounded figures that should set TV producers drooling”
TimeOut

“A performance of understated brilliance”
The Herald

TELEVISION

Yonderland, Sky, 2013
Co-writer and various roles – series regular

Count Arthur Strong, BBC2, 2013
‘Dr Freeman’

Horrible Histories Series 1-5, BBC1, 2008- 2013
Principle Sketch Performer – series regular

Living The Dream – Pilot, E4, 2012
‘Peter’

Inside No.9 – “Sardines”, BBC2, 2012
‘Jeremy’

Lemon La Vida Loca, Series 2, ITV2, 2013
‘Manager’

The Thick Of It Series 4, BBC, 2012
‘Adam Kenyon’ – series regular

Rev, Series 1 & 2, BBC 2, 2010-2011
‘Stephen Warwick’

The Lee Nelson Show, BBC3, 2010
‘Football Agent’

The Persuasionists, BBC2, 2010
‘Carl’

Katy Brand & Friends, ITV1, 2009
‘Miles’

Lead Balloon, BBC2, 2008
‘Jamie’

Laura, Ben & Him, ITV2, 2008
Writer & Performer, various characters

Extras Christmas Special, BBC2, 2007
‘Director’

The Thick Of It Series 2, BBC2, 2007
‘Adam Kenyon’

28 Acts in 28 Minutes, BBC, 2006
‘Ed Wellesly-Smith’

Pulling, BBC3, 2006
‘Danny’

Carrie & Barry, BBC1, 2005
‘David’

Mayo, BBC1, 2005
‘Simon Johnston’

The Catherine Tate Show, BBC2, 2005
Various Characters

My Hero, BBC1, 2005
‘Dexter’

Secret Smile, ITV1, 2005
‘Nick’

Black Books, Channel 4, 2004
Performer

The Robinsons, BBC2, 2004
‘Lance’

FortySomething, ITV1, 2003
‘Simon’

FILM

Tooty’s Wedding, Hoot Films, 2011
Writer & ‘Peter’

WE, dir. Madonna, 2010
‘Kings equerry’

Your Highness, dir. David Gorden-Green, 2009
‘Ranger’

Cemetery Junction, dir. Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant, 2009
‘Associate’

St Trinian’s, dir. Oliver Parker & Barnaby Thompson, 2007
Performer

I Want Candy, dir. Stephen Surjik, 2007
‘Tom’

Starter For Ten, dir. Tom Vaughan, 2006
‘Julian’

RADIO

Incredible Women, BBC Radio 4, 2011
Lead Performer

Stephen Fry’s English Delight Series 1 & 2, BBC Radio 4, 2010 & 2011
Performer

Cabin Pressure, BBC Radio 4
Performer

Talking and Not Talking, BBC Radio 4 2007- 2009
Writer/ Performer

Splash, BBC Radio 4, 2009
Performer

Recorded for Training Purposes, BBC Radio 4, 2006-2008
Writer/Performer

The Maltby Collection, BBC Radio 4, 2007-2008
Performer

Double Science, BBC Radio 4, 2008
Writer/Performer

The Genuine Particle, BBC Radio 4, 2008
Performer

Deep Trouble, BBC Radio 4, 2004-2007
Writer/Performer

The Milk Run, BBC Radio 1, 2004
Various

The Now Show, BBC Radio 4, 1999
Performer

ONLINE

Nigel and Victoria, Phillips Viral Campaign, 2010-2011
‘Nigel’

LIVE

Horrible Histories BBC Proms,, Royal Albert Hall, London, 2011
Performer

Ben Willbond, Edinburgh Festival and London West End, 2005
Sketch

Ben Willbond, Edinburgh Festival and London West End, 2004
Sketch

Spooks, London run and National Tour, 2002
Performer

It’s Not You, It’s Me, London run and National Tour, 2000
Performer

Ben & Arn’s Big Top, Edinburgh Festival, 1999
Performer

AWARDS

LA Shorts Film Festival Award for Best Short, 2011, Tooty’s Wedding

Grand Jury Prize for Best Comedy at the Rhode Island Film Festival, 2011, Tooty’s Wedding

Best Foreign Film and Best Director at the LA Comedy Festival, 2011, Tooty’s Wedding

Sundance Shorts Awards 2012 nomination, Tooty’s Wedding

BAFTA – Best Children’s Comedy, 2012, Horrible Histories

BAFTA – Best Comedy, 2011, Horrible Histories

BAFTA – Best Children’s Comedy, 2010, Horrible Histories

Broadcast Award, 2011, Horrible Histories

Best Sketch Show 2011 & 2012, The British Comedy Awards, Horrible Histories

Perrier Best Newcomer for Ben & Arn’s Big Top, Edinburgh Festival, 1999

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