Ben Miller is an English comedian, actor and director, best known as one half of the comedy double act Armstrong and Miller. In 2003 he played the role of 'Bough',...Read More
Ben Miller is an English comedian, actor and director, best known as one half of the comedy double act Armstrong and Miller. Having studied at Cambridge University (where he acted with and dated Rachel Weisz), Ben Miller’s interest in comedy began when he helped to ferry around the university’s National Student Drama Festival judges. Whilst doing his PhD in quantam physics, he joined the Footlights. Dropping his doctorate studies and moving to London to pursue a career in comedy, he was introduced to fellow Cambridge graduate Alexander Armstrong in 1992 at the TBA Sketch Comedy Group at the Gate Theatre Studio in Notting Hill. They performed together at the 1994 and 1996 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and were nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award. The television series Armstrong and Miller, written and starred in by the pair, was commissioned as a result of this success and ran from 1997 to 2001. As well as winning a BCA Award for The Armstrong and Miller Show, Miller also co-wrote MindGym with Tim Wright and Adam Gee, winner of the first BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Award for comedy in 1998. In 2001, Miller starred in Steve Coogan's first feature film, the British comedy The Parole Officer. In 2003 he played the role of 'Bough', sidekick to Rowan Atkinson's title character in the film Johnny English. In 2010 the duo won a BAFTA for The Armstrong and Miller Show. However, not just a comic performer, in 2010 he made his directorial debut with the film Huge, and has also formed a production company named Toff Media with Armstrong. He has also performed in the West End’s Gielgud Theatre as Louis Harvey in The Ladykillers.Read Less
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