Ben Elton.

Ben Elton

  1. 26th September via Beyond The Joke: Ben Elton v Stewart Lee
  2. 25th September: Upstart Crow to become a stage show
  3. 6th September: Ben Elton rules out Blackadder return

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.

Gender
Male
Nationality
England / Australia
Home town
London
Resident of
Australia (Fremantle)
Born
Sunday 3rd May 1959 (60 years-old)

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
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 Host / Presenter
2017 The Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture Writer
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 Writer
2013 The Wright Way Producer
2012 Bring Me Morecambe And Wise
  1. E5 - Christmas
  2. E4 - The Plays Wot Ernie Wrote
  3. E3 - At Home With Eric And Ern
  4. E2 - The Guest Stars
  5. E1 - From Stage To Screen
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. E4 - Clinic-Al Depression
  2. E2 - Carr-ly Valentine
Self (Archive Material)
2008 Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga Self
2008 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 1
  1. E2 - Meeting Two
Guest
2007 Get A Grip Host / Presenter
2007 Teenage Kicks Actor
2006 The Ultimate Sitcom Self
2005 Blessed Writer
2005 Blessed Director
2004 Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute Self
2004 Britain's Best Sitcom
  1. E2 - Blackadder
  2. E1 - The Launch
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. E3 - Modern Times
  2. E1 - The Early Days
Self
1998 Blackadder - Prince Of Wales Gala Special Writer
1996 The Thin Blue Line - Series 2 Writer
1996 The Thin Blue Line - Series 2 Producer
1995 The Thin Blue Line - Series 1
  1. Special - Yuletide Spirit
Traveller Boyfriend
1995 The Thin Blue Line - Series 1 Writer
1995 The Thin Blue Line - Series 1 Producer
1995 The Thin Blue Line Creator
1995 Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms Self
1994 Eric & Ernie: Bring Me Sunshine Host / Presenter
1994 Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie - Series 2 Host / Presenter
1994 Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie - Series 2 Writer
1992 Rowan Atkinson Live Writer
1990 Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie - Series 1 Host / Presenter
1990 Ben Elton - The Man From Auntie - Series 1 Writer
1990 Mr. Bean
  1. E1 - Mr. Bean
Writer
1989 Blackadder - Blackadder Goes Forth Writer
1988 Friday Night Live Host / Presenter
1988 Friday Night Live Writer
1988 Blackadder - 1988 Specials Writer
1988 Comic Relief Host / Presenter
1987 Blackadder - Black Adder The Third
  1. E4 - Sense And Senility
Anarchist
1987 Blackadder - Black Adder The Third Writer
1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap Writer
1986 Blackadder - Blackadder II Writer
1985 Girls On Top - Series 2 Script Editor
1985 Happy Families Writer
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
  1. E1 - Bambi
Kendal Mintcake
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2 Writer
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
  1. E6 - Flood
Radio DJ
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
  1. E1 - Demolition
Baz
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1 Writer

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

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