Ben Chaplin is an English actor best known for his roles in the feature films The Truth About Cats and Dogs, The Thin Red Line, Murder By Numbers, The Touch, Birthday Girl and Dorian Gray.
He also had a starring role as Sir Thomas Langley, a handsome Knight who has a great political secret he wants to keep hidden and becomes a monk in Kingsbridge Priory to avoid retribution, in the television miniseries World Without End.
Chaplin has appeared in a broad spectrum of film, television and theatre projects. Amongst his film credits are Twixt Now and Sunrise directed by Francis Ford Coppola, London Boulevard starring Keira Knightly and Colin Farrell and directed by William Monahan, Me and Orson Welles directed by Richard Linklater, Two Weeks starring Sally Field and directed by Steve Stockman, The New World starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer and Christian Bale and The Thin Red Line, both directed by Terrence Malik and The Truth About Cats & Dogs directed by Michel Lehmann.
Television credits include Mad Dogs for Sky1, A Fatal Inversion, After the Dance and Between the Lines all for BBC, Minder for Thames Television and The Borrowers for BBC.
Ben's theatre credits include The Reporter directed by Richard Eyre for the National Theatre, This is How it Goes directed by Moises Kauffman for Donmar Warehouse, Retreat From Moscow directed by Daniel Sullivan for the Booth Theatre on Broadway for which he was nominated for the prestigious Tony Award as Best Actor and The Glass Menagerie directed by highly-acclaimed director Sam Mendes for Donmar Warehouse for which he received an Olivier Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor.