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Also Known As: Bennet Evan Miller Died:
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Noted English actor and comedian Ben Miller first pursued acting while at St. Catharine's College in Cambridge, where he met actress Rachel Weisz, whom he briefly dated. He was working toward his PhD in quantum physics when a friend asked him to ferry the judges of the National Student Drama Festival. There he met Alexander Armstrong; the two subsequently formed a comedy team and performed at TBA Sketch Comedy Group in Notting Hill throughout the '90s. In 1994 and 1996, they took their act to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they grabbed the attention of TV developers, resulting in the sketch comedy show "Armstrong and Miller" in 1997. Miller had first appeared on television years before with a small role on mystery program "Murder Most Horrid", which he followed with a number of small roles, including his film debut in the quirky action adventure period piece "Plunkett & Macleane", which starred "Trainspotting"'s Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle. In 2003, Miller stepped up to co-star opposite England's acclaimed funny man Rowan Atkinson in the espionage parody "Johnny English". The following year, he starred in the sitcom "The Worst Week of My Life", which ran for three seasons. Miller...

Noted English actor and comedian Ben Miller first pursued acting while at St. Catharine's College in Cambridge, where he met actress Rachel Weisz, whom he briefly dated. He was working toward his PhD in quantum physics when a friend asked him to ferry the judges of the National Student Drama Festival. There he met Alexander Armstrong; the two subsequently formed a comedy team and performed at TBA Sketch Comedy Group in Notting Hill throughout the '90s. In 1994 and 1996, they took their act to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they grabbed the attention of TV developers, resulting in the sketch comedy show "Armstrong and Miller" in 1997. Miller had first appeared on television years before with a small role on mystery program "Murder Most Horrid", which he followed with a number of small roles, including his film debut in the quirky action adventure period piece "Plunkett & Macleane", which starred "Trainspotting"'s Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle. In 2003, Miller stepped up to co-star opposite England's acclaimed funny man Rowan Atkinson in the espionage parody "Johnny English". The following year, he starred in the sitcom "The Worst Week of My Life", which ran for three seasons. Miller followed this with three simultaneous series: the science fiction adventure series "Primeval", the insider dramedy "Moving Wallpaper", and "The Armstrong and Miller Show", a re-launch of the popular sketch show.

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  Huge (2010)

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 Prince & Me, The (2004) Soren
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 Johnny English (2003) Bough
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 Parole Officer, The (2001) Colin
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 Birthday Girl (2001) Concierge
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 There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000) Johnny Two Dogs
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 Plunkett & Macleane (1999) Dixon
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1992:
Left college to do comedy at "The Comedy Club Footlights" in Cambridge
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With partner Xander Armstrong, toured different comedy clubs and pubs
1996:
Became a regular on British television's "Saturday Live" on ITV
1997:
Along with Armstrong, starred in the sketch conedy series "Armstong and Miller"
1999:
Made his film debut in Jake Scott's "Plunkett and Macleane"
1999:
Starred in the TV movie "Passion Killers"
2000:
Starred in the thriller feature "The Blind Date"
2001:
Cast in the feature "The Birthday Girl," which starred Nicole Kidman
2002:
Starred in Guy Jenkins' Jeffrey Archer biopic "The Truth"
2003:
Co-starred in the comedy feature "Johnny English"
2004:
Appeared in "The Prince & Me," also starring Julia Stiles
2011:
Starred in the popular series "Death In Paradise"
2014:
Co-starred in the family comedy-drama "What We Did On Our Holiday"
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