Ben Elton

Ben Elton is an English stand-up comedian, novelist, playwright, actor and writer who is best known for his work on 1980s sitcoms The Young Ones and Blackadder, and as the popular face of the decade's "alternative comedy" boom. Having married an Australian musician, Sophie Gare, in 1994, Elton holds dual nationality between the two countries and is now primarily resident in western Australia.

More information

Born
Sunday 3rd May 1959
Nationality
English / Australian
Home town
London
Resident of
Australia (Fremantle)

Awards

Chortle Awards 2020
Best Tour: Nominee
Rose d'Or Awards 2007
Honorary Rose: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 1990
Best Comedy: Winner
British Comedy Awards 1990
Best Live Stand-Up Performer: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 1990
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Nominee

Credits

Year Production Role
2022 Ben Elton TV Comedy Special Announced Writer
2022 Ben Elton TV Comedy Special Announced Host / Presenter
2020 Upstart Crow - Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow: Lockdown Christmas 1603 Writer
2020 Upstart Crow - Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow: Lockdown Christmas 1603
  1. Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow: Lockdown Christmas 1603
Jack Smiggins (Voice)
2020 The Upstart Crow Writer
2019 Ben Elton Live 2019 Self
2018 Upstart Crow - Series 3 Writer
2018 How The Young Ones Changed Comedy Self (Archive Material)
2017 Upstart Crow - Series 2 Writer
2017 The Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture Writer
2017 The Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture Host / Presenter
2016 Upstart Crow - Series 1 Writer
2016 The Many Faces Of... - The Many Faces Of Ronnie Corbett
  1. The Many Faces Of Ronnie Corbett
Self
2014 Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule Self
2013 The Wright Way Producer
2013 The Wright Way Writer
2012 Bring Me Morecambe And Wise
  1. E1 - From Stage To Screen
  2. E2 - The Guest Stars
  3. E3 - At Home With Eric And Ern
  4. E4 - The Plays Wot Ernie Wrote
  5. E5 - Christmas
Self
2012 Channel 4's 30 Greatest Comedy Shows Self
2011 Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s Host / Presenter
2010 The One...
  1. The One Ronnie
Writer
2010 Dave's One Night Stand - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2009 Very Nearly An Armful - The Galton & Simpson Story Self
2008 Blackadder Rides Again Self
2008 Alan Carr's Comedy Outings
  1. E2 - Carr-ly Valentine
  2. E4 - Clinic-Al Depression
Self (Archive Material)
2008 Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga Self
2008 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 1
  1. E2 - Meeting Two
Guest
2007 Saturday Live Again! Self
2007 Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take
  1. E1 - Episode One
Self (Archive Material)
2007 Get A Grip Writer
2007 Get A Grip Host / Presenter
2007 Teenage Kicks Bryan
2006 The Ultimate Sitcom Self
2005 Blessed Director
2005 Blessed Writer
2004 Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute Self
2004 Britain's Best Sitcom
  1. E1 - The Launch
  2. E2 - Blackadder
Guest
2003 Comedy From Merton To Enfield
  1. E3 - Ben Elton
Self (Archive Material)
2000 Blackadder - Blackadder Back & Forth Writer
1999 Laughter In The House: The Story Of British Sitcom
  1. E1 - The Early Days
  2. E3 - Modern Times
Self
1998 Blackadder - Prince Of Wales Gala Special Writer
1998 Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle Jack Student
1998 The Ben Elton Show Host / Presenter
1996 The Thin Blue Line - Series 2 Producer
1996 The Thin Blue Line - Series 2 Writer
1995 The Thin Blue Line - Series 1
  1. Special - Yuletide Spirit
Traveller Boyfriend
1995 The Thin Blue Line Creator
1995 The Thin Blue Line - Series 1 Producer
1995 The Thin Blue Line - Series 1 Writer
1995 Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms Self
1994 Harry Enfield & Chums - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
Self
1994 Eric & Ernie: Bring Me Sunshine Host / Presenter
1994 Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie - Series 2 Writer
1994 Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie - Series 2 Host / Presenter
1992 Rowan Atkinson Live Writer
1990 Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie - Series 1 Writer
1990 Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie - Series 1 Host / Presenter
1990 Mr. Bean
  1. E1 - Mr. Bean
Writer
1989 Blackadder - Blackadder Goes Forth Writer
1988 French And Saunders - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
1988 Friday Night Live Writer
1988 Friday Night Live Host / Presenter
1988 Blackadder - 1988 Specials Writer
1988 Comic Relief Host / Presenter
1987 Blackadder - Black Adder The Third Writer
1987 Blackadder - Black Adder The Third
  1. E4 - Sense And Senility
Anarchist
1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap Writer
1986 Lenny Henry Tonite
  1. E1 - Pratt Outta Hell
Writer
1986 Blackadder - Blackadder II Writer
1985 Happy Families Writer
1985 Girls On Top - Series 2 Script Editor
1985 Girls On Top - Series 1 Script Editor
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2
  1. E6 - Summer Holiday
Man in Hawk Advert
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2
  1. E5 - Sick
1st Grange Hill Student
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2 Writer
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2
  1. E1 - Bambi
Kendal Mintcake
1984 Alfresco - Series 2 Writer
1984 Alfresco - Series 2 Ensemble Actor
1984 Spitting Image - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. E7 - Episode Seven
  3. E12 - Episode Twelve
  4. Special - The Very Beast Of Spitting Image
Writer
1983 Alfresco - Series 1 Writer
1983 Alfresco - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
  1. E6 - Flood
Radio DJ
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1 Writer
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
  1. E1 - Demolition
Baz
1982 There's Nothing To Worry About! Writer
1982 There's Nothing To Worry About! Ensemble Actor

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Ben Elton on IMDb

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