Benedict Taylor (I)

Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Notes on a Scandal (2006) | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) | Beau Geste (1982)
AKA 
Ben Taylor
BORN 
Apr 18, 1960 (age 58)
HEIGHT *
5' 11" (1.80m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 45-55
GUILDS *
British Actors Equity, Musicians Union
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Salt/Pepper (Short)
EYES *
Green
WEIGHT *
165 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Average
VOICE TYPE *
Tenor
ATHLETICS *
Fencing | Swimming | Cycling | Tennis | Snow Skiing | Surfing  Less
ACCENTS *
German | Australian | Scottish | British  Less
LANGUAGES *
Italian | German | French
INSTRUMENTS *
Harmonica
DANCE *
Club/Freestyle
WORK HISTORY *
Internet | Commercial | Theater | Radio | Film | Voice Over | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Producing | Directing | Acting | Editing | Production  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
GB (with valid passport)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
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  • * Ben Taylor

    Profile

    Born on April 18th, 1960 in Hampstead, London, the son of BBC documentary features producer Richard Taylor and writer & musician Allegra Taylor. His father was the son of a traditional English farming family and his mother descended from a Polish, Jewish refugee father and a Protestant English mother. Benedict has five brothers and sisters, 3 of them adopted. Throughout their childhood they were immersed in filmmaking, arts and music leading nearly all of them to develop careers in the creative industries

    Benedict made his debut as an actor at the age of nine at the Aldwych Theatre in London with the Royal Shakespeare Company as Mamillius in 'A Winter’s Tale' with Judy Dench. He continued to work with the company throughout the 1970s, appearing in productions both in London and Stratford. This was the golden age of the Royal Shakespeare Company; the era of some of their finest productions, with legendary directors like John Barton, Peter Hall and Trevor Nunn at the helm

    His first proper film role was in the 1974 feature film 'The Turn of the Screw' but his film career really took off in 1980 when he starred alongside Bette Davis in Walt Disney’s 'A Watcher in the Woods' which helped score the lead role in 'Barriers' a long running, award winning TV series for British ITV company Tyne-Tees and Germany’s ZDF

    Throughout the 80s and 90s Benedict worked predominantly on UK & international film and TV projects but kept his passion for theatre alive with several UK tours and a stint at Covent Garden's Donmar Warehouse while Sam Mendes was artistic director

    Benedict and his wife Kate, a video and film editor, met in their 20s. They have two daughters, Freya, born in 1996 and Kalila born in 1998. He also has a son, Jay, born in 1981, from an earlier relationship with Marinka Watts. He took a break from theatre touring and location filming while his daughters were in their early years, concentrating on projects that allowed him to be close to his family. During this time he developed and produced a mix of various festival style music event projects and documentary films

    He continues to perform, produce and direct across a variety of creative platforms

    Actor and voice artist

    Movies
    Laura Marlin, The Watcher in the Woods 2017, The Hippopotamus, Gone, Breathe, Notes on a Scandal, Perfect Life, Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service, Monk Dawson, Sharpe's Regiment, Thirteen at Dinner, Duel of Hearts, Every Time We Say Goodbye, The Black Arrow, The Watcher in the Woods and Turn of the Screw

    TV
    Unforgotten, Breathe, Wallander, Trial & Retribution, A & E, When Hitler Invaded
    Britain, Murder In Suburbia, Murder Investigation Team, Doctors, The 10
    Percenters, A Palace Divided, Jewels, Darling Buds of May, A Perfect Spy,
    Vanity Fair, Behind Enemy Lines, Thirteen at Dinner, The Last Days of
    Pompeii, The Far Pavilions, Beau Geste, Barriers, Bergerac and Tales of the
    Unexpected.

    Theatre
    Good (Donmar Warehouse), Dario Fo - Abducting Diana, The Importance of
    Being Ernest, London Assurance, Peter Pan, King John, Macbeth, The Man of
    Mode and A Winters Tale.

    Documentary voice-over
    Cecilia Bartoli, Breaking into Tesco, The British Open Golf Championship
    Official Film 2005, 2006, 2007, Biopics on Seve Ballesteros, Gary Player &
    Jack Niclaus. 'The British Empire In Colour' and the official film for
    Wimbledon 2007.

    Commercial voice-over
    The London Mayorial candiate selection 2008, Skoda, RSPCA, Saga Insurance,
    First Class Mortgages and Bud Light.

    Continuity voice-over
    Sky, CNN and Five.

    Corporate voice-over
    Visa, the London Olympic Bid, British Energy, Whitbread, Heineken, Redstone
    Communications, Western Homes, FIFA, British Gas, Yorkshire Electricity,
    BT, Cable & Wireless, Kingfisher, Longmans, Legal & General,
    Moneyextra.com, Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Mail, Rover Cars, and
    Microsoft.

    House of Honey – Events.

    Concentrates on facilitating creative collaborations and bringing them to an invited audience through beautifully constructed events in gorgeous locations.

    Producer, Artistic Director, Production Manager

    The Kimberley Party (since 1994)

    The original UK invite only boutique festival.
    4 Days of Deluxe camping, Music, fireworks, lasers, aerobatics, Holistic
    therapies and spa treatments on a small private estate in Norfolk.

    House of Honey Harvest Party (since 2009)

    2 days of music and entertainment with fully serviced 5 star camping on the 3000 acre Eridge estate in Sussex.

    B to Z in association with The Zetter (since 2005)
    Dinner and live music followed by dancing - with chic boutique hotel rooms also available.

    Desert Heart (since 2004)

    A charity fundraising event for Save the Rhino Namibia annually delivering all revenue (in excess of £10,000) directly to the charity.

    Other irregular nights (since 1988) Give! Woy_oy, Heart & Soul,
    Thunderpussy, Golden Delicious.

    Event Software development - In association with Doubleshine

    A versatile online Event Management & ticketing system that presents carefully filtered information from a powerful MySql database.

    Music

    Dj, Music producer, Re-mixer - Ben the Bee

    Started DJ-ing in the late 80s, at the birth of dance culture and the
    emergence of the world music scene, Played at clubs, parties and festivals
    worldwide including:
    Kimberley, Harvest, Desert Heart, Womad, Glastonbury, Bestival, Sunrise,
    Sunset Ashram (Ibiza), Rustlers valley (South Africa) Save the Rhino
    (Kenya) The Backyard (Thailand) TIP (Goa), Wajaya Beach (Sri Lanka),
    Tender, Lotus, Cultural Virus, Megatripolis, Pendragon & The ICA.

    One of the first DJ-producers to combine ethnic and tribal elements with
    dance and computer based music. Worked with: One Giant Leap, Coldcut, Ninja
    Tune, Dreadzone, Celtarabia, Dana Gillespi, Alabama 3, Clair Nicolson,
    Biggabush, Liz Fletcher, Sophie Barker, The Egg, Jamie Cullum, Youth, Mark
    Sinclair, Najma, Davod Azad, Matthew Barley, Sirishkumar, Ashok Kumar, Dana
    Gillespi, Funky Porccini ,Love Grocer, Solar Quest, Slovo, Rolf Harris,
    Fatlife, Thelemic Pulse, Bargrooves, Seamless, XL-Records, Alpha Beat, Zion
    Train & Z-Star.

    In collaboration with The British Council:
    The Divan of Rumi & Bachwith Davod Azad, Matthew Barley, Sirishkumar &
    Igor Kennaway, A musical exploration of the parallels between ancient &
    modern world music and sacred music from eastern and western traditions,
    fusing Iranian classical music and Bach with beautiful singing from Sufi
    Master Davod Azad and the spoken poetry of Jalaluddin Rumi.



    Documentary Film Production

    Co-director of Orpheus Productions

    Films include:
    The award winning To Be Alone- investigating the plight of refugees in
    Europe,
    First Years - an intimate portrait of life in remote rural communities in
    Kenya.
    The Divan of Rumi & Bach - A profile of the development and performance
    of a unique musical collaboration.
    Voices from Kashmir: Jihad, Sufism & Islam - A path Out of Conflict -
    After decades of violence there is a new, cautious optimism for peace in
    Kashmir, the film explores the idea that maybe a Sufi approach to Islam can
    offer potential for the future.
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