Ben Chaplin Net Worth

Ben Chaplin was born on July 31, 1970 in  London, England, United Kingdom, is Actor, Soundtrack. With charm to spare and dark, unassumingly handsome looks, British actor Ben Chaplin arrived on the Hollywood scene in smart and sexy fashion with the comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996). While his habit for avoiding mainstream artificiality in favor of small, intense, independent vehicles is quite intact, in retrospect it looks as if he has purposely avoided glossy Hollywood stardom in search of quality work.Chaplin was born Benedict John Greenwood in Windsor, England, where he was raised, the youngest of four children of Cynthia (Chaplin), a drama teacher, and Peter Greenwood, a civil engineer. He first developed an interest in acting while appearing in a school play. He attended London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, but did not conform well to the school's program layout and left after his first year to scout out the local theatre scene. A one-time statistician for the London Transport Authority during his fledgling years as a young actor, he made his TV debut in 1990. His first role of note occurred with a co-starring role in the TV-movie Bye Bye Baby (2001). This led to an introduction to film-making with a small part as a footman in the Merchant Ivory period drama The Remains of the Day (1993) starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. After a breakthrough playing a social misfit in the film Feast of July (1995) and a show-stopping, offbeat role in the BBC TV series Game-On (1995), Hollywood quickly took notice and he was offered the role of the photographer who gets caught between two women in The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) co-starring Uma Thurman and Janeane Garofalo.Just as in acting school, he was unwilling to conform to the Hollywood system and immediately sought out work on the London stage. Following theatre roles in "The Neighbour" (1993) and "Peaches" (1994), he earned winning reviews and an Olivier Award nomination for his compelling portrayal of Tom Wingfield opposite theatre legend Zoë Wanamaker in "The Glass Menagerie" on the London stage.Quite in demand by this time for films he appeared alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh and Albert Finney in Washington Square (1997), Agnieszka Holland version of the Henry James novel that had previously appeared on screen as The Heiress (1949) starring Montgomery Clift and winning Olivia de Havilland the Academy Award for Best Actress of 1949. This period piece failed achieve its predecessor's financial success or critical praise, but Ben did receive kudos for his touching performance in the role of Private Bell in Terrence Malick much-admired remake of The Thin Red Line (1998).Since then Ben has concentrated on risk-taking and quality rather than on mainstream filming. In the exorcist-themed Lost Souls (2000) he played an atheistic crime writer deemed to become Satan himself; played a modest bank clerk who tangles with a Russian mail-order bride (Nicole Kidman) in Birthday Girl (2001); portrayed Sandra Bullock's rookie partner in the crimer Murder by Numbers (2002); and melded beautifully into a number of period pieces such as Tian mai zhuan qi (2002), Stage Beauty (2004), The New World (2005) and Me and Orson Welles (2008).The dark-eyed, thick-browed, soulful-eyed actor also showed off his transatlantic appeal on stage after making his 2003 Broadway debut in "The Retreat from Moscow" and earning a Tony nomination in the process. Recent filming has included a prime role in yet another portrait of Dorian Gray (2009).
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Actor, Soundtrack
Birth Day July 31, 1970
Birth Place  London, England, United Kingdom
Age 50 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Leo
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Parent(s) Peter Greenwood (father) Cynthia Chaplin (mother)

💰 Net worth: $3 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1970

Ben Chaplin was born Benedict John Greenwood on 31 July 1970 in Windsor, Berkshire, England, the son of Cynthia (née Chaplin), a Teacher, and Peter Greenwood, a civil Engineer. He has two sisters, Sarah and Rachel, and one brother, Justin. Chaplin became interested in acting as a teenager when he appeared in a school play. Chaplin attended the Princess Margaret Royal Free School and, at the age of 17, enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He pursued his early acting career between odd jobs, working various clerical jobs and as a statistician for the London Transport Authority. Chaplin eventually began appearing in BBC dramas and various British films. He took his stage name from his mother's maiden name.

1992

In 1992, Chaplin appeared in his first major role, starring alongside James Purefoy and Jason Flemyng in "Bye Bye Baby" for Channel Four. James Ivory and Ismail Merchant cast him as a servant in The Remains of the Day, and as the socially inept Con Wainwright in Feast of July (1995). Chaplin received positive reviews as Tom Wingfield in Sam Mendes' stage production of The Glass Menagerie (1995) in London, and played the lead in the first series of the British sitcom, Game On (BBC2, 1995). In the United States, Chaplin was cast by Director Michael Lehmann as a Photographer caught between two women (Uma Thurman and Janeane Garofalo) in The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), a retelling of "Cyrano de Bergerac".

1997

Chaplin next played fortune-hunting Morris Townsend in a retelling of Washington Square (1997), co-starring Jennifer Jason Leigh. The film received positive reviews but was a box office failure. Chaplin next played Private Bell in Terrence Malick's remake of The Thin Red Line (1998). Meanwhile, after numerous delays, Lost Souls (2000) - which was filmed in 1998 - was finally released.

2001

Chaplin appeared as a low-level bank clerk who purchases a Russian mail-order bride (Nicole Kidman) in Birthday Girl (2001). He next played opposite Sandra Bullock as her relatively inexperienced partner in an investigation into a series of killings in Murder by Numbers (2002). After co-starring opposite Michelle Yeoh in the Taiwan-made action film The Touch (2002), Chaplin played George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham in the romantic drama, Stage Beauty (2004), set in the world of British theatre in the 1660s. Chaplin next had a supporting role in Chromophobia (2005), a dark thriller about a bourgeois family coming apart at the seams that also starred Penélope Cruz, Ralph Fiennes and Ian Holm. He had a small role in The New World (2005), Terrence Malick's film about the affair between Pocahontas (Q'Orianka Kilcher) and Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell). In the comedic drama Two Weeks (2006), Chaplin was one of four siblings who return home to say goodbye to their ailing mother (Sally Field). Following a supporting role in the children's fantasy The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007), Chaplin portrayed prominent English stage and film actor, George Coulouris, in Me and Orson Welles (2009), directed by indie filmmaker Richard Linklater.

2005

Chaplin received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Performer in The Glass Menagerie, and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in The Retreat from Moscow. Recent theatre appearances include This Is How It Goes at the Donmar Warehouse in 2005, The Reporter at the National Theatre in 2007 and Farewell to the Theatre at the Hampstead Theatre in 2012. He appeared in Dates on Channel 4 in 2013, and recent film roles include the role of Cinderella's father in Cinderella. He starred in Apple Tree Yard with Emily Watson in 2017. In 2017 he appeared in the premiere production of Consent at the Royal National Theatre, London.