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Ben Miller was a popular British comedian, director, producer, and writer best known for his roles on the television shows "Armstrong and Miller" (Channel 4 1997-2001) and "Death In Paradise" (BBC 2011-2014). Miller was born in London, England and grew up in Nantwich, Cheshire, the son of two literature professors. He studied natural sciences at St. Catherineâ¿¿s College, Cambridge, but he also was involved in the theater scene there, performing with and dating actress Rachel Weisz. He went on to pursue his PhD in solid state physics there, but he dropped out to move to London and pursue comedy. He began performing sketch comedy, pairing up with another Cambridge graduate, Alexander Armstrong. Their live act eventually turned into a comedy show, "Armstrong and Miller" as well as a BBC radio show. With the franchiseâ¿¿s success, Miller began appearing in films, starring in Steve Cooganâ¿¿s first film, "The Parole Officer" (2001). He also appeared in the Rowan Atkinson vehicle "Johnny English" (2003) as the title characterâ¿¿s sidekick. He continued to appear in British television shows, eventually directing his own film about the standup comedy world, "Huge" (2010). In 2013, he released his first...

Ben Miller was a popular British comedian, director, producer, and writer best known for his roles on the television shows "Armstrong and Miller" (Channel 4 1997-2001) and "Death In Paradise" (BBC 2011-2014). Miller was born in London, England and grew up in Nantwich, Cheshire, the son of two literature professors. He studied natural sciences at St. Catherineâ¿¿s College, Cambridge, but he also was involved in the theater scene there, performing with and dating actress Rachel Weisz. He went on to pursue his PhD in solid state physics there, but he dropped out to move to London and pursue comedy. He began performing sketch comedy, pairing up with another Cambridge graduate, Alexander Armstrong. Their live act eventually turned into a comedy show, "Armstrong and Miller" as well as a BBC radio show. With the franchiseâ¿¿s success, Miller began appearing in films, starring in Steve Cooganâ¿¿s first film, "The Parole Officer" (2001). He also appeared in the Rowan Atkinson vehicle "Johnny English" (2003) as the title characterâ¿¿s sidekick. He continued to appear in British television shows, eventually directing his own film about the standup comedy world, "Huge" (2010). In 2013, he released his first book, which combined his interests in physics and comedy into an accessible science volume called "Itâ¿¿s Not Rocket Science." Miller starred in the hugely popular "Death In Paradise" as the fish out of water detective Richard Poole, leaving the show to much popular dismay in 2013. Miller wanted to spend more time with his family; his wife at the time was pregnant with Millerâ¿¿s third child. After that, he appeared in smaller roles on television and in film, including a guest appearance on "Doctor Who" (BBC 1963- ) as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a Robin Hood-themed episode in 2013. He also co-starred in the dysfunctional-family comedy "What We Did On Our Holiday" (2014) opposite David Tennant and Rosamund Pike.

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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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 Birthday Girl (2001) Concierge
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 Parole Officer, The (2001) Colin
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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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