Ben made his debut in a professional stage production at the age of twelve playing the Mayor of the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz at the Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, Suffolk. The following year, he played Peter Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Ben continued to perform frequently at the Wolsey until he was twenty.
Aged sixteen, Ben became a member of the Wolsey Youth Theatre, which was run by the Wolsey’s Artistic Director, Antony Tuckey. Ben performed in six productions with the Wolsey Youth Theatre, including Under Milk Wood, David Copperfield and the stage premiere of Watership Down.
Ben continued to work in the Wolsey’s professional shows, totalling a further eleven productions. During this time he took LAMDA drama examinations and a two year performing arts course at Suffolk College. He then acted in two productions at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London with the company’s youth theatre; Watership Down and The Jungle Book.
Ben has performed in training films for BT and Suffolk County Council and Starstruck, a channel 4 documentary about the acting profession.
He has acted in six audio plays in the Suffolk Tales series.