Films

Captive State (2018): Ben as Daniel

Directed by Rupert Wyatt. Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016): Ben as General Antoc “Luminous” Merrick

Directed by Gareth Edwards. Set in the Star Wars universe shortly before the events of A New Hope, the story will center on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.

IMDB | Photo Gallery | Featurette | General Antoc Merrick: The Blonde Biggs

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The Exception [The Kaiser’s Last Kiss] (2016): Ben as Colonel Sigurd von Ilsemann

Directed by David Leveaux. Holland, 1941. The Nazis are rampaging through Europe. The British have retreated from Dunkirk. The last German Kaiser, now an old man, is in exile in a big old house in the Dutch countryside. He has been here for 25 years, chopping logs and reading PG Wodehouse. A young SS man is sent to the Dutch countryside to make sure that Queen Victoria’s favorite grandson is not to defect to Britain. A gripping cocktail of history, passion and fate.

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antony-shearnLuna (2014): Ben as Grant

Written and directed by Dave McKean. After losing their baby, Grant and Christine visit a friend in his isolated and idyllic seaside house. Over a long weekend secrets are revealed. Luna explores the delicate and often fragile relationship between fantasy and reality, set against a dramatic backdrop of human emotions, loss, love, jealousy and envy.

Official Website | Trailer | Photo Gallery | Toronto Review | Raindance Festival Interview

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Locke (2014): Ben as Gareth

Written and directed by Steven Knight. A man’s life unravels during a 90-minutes race against time.

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fumm 24Jack the Giant Slayer (2013): Ben as Fumm, a Giant

Directed by Bryan Singer. The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.   

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tats2Perfect Skin (2010; Unfinished): Ben as Bob Reid

Directed by Kevin Chicken. A contemporary chiller set in the worlds of tattooing and body modification. Katia, an eastern European ex au pair adrift in London is drawn to and befriends a seemingly friendly tattoo artist. His life however is spiralling out of control and in his final attempt to fulfil his dream he kidnaps her, intending her to be his muse for his lasting work of art.

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doom goat 14Doom (2005): Ben as Goat

Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines. Loosely based on the video game series of the same name created by id Software.            

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334489_origFogbound (2002): Ben as Leo

Directed by Ate De Jong. Three friends get stuck in fog on the way to a holiday. They tell each other stories and confront each other with hidden secrets…

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married unmarried ben 21Married/Unmarried (2001): Ben as Danny

Directed by Noli. Two couples, Paul and Amanda (married), and Danny and Kim (unmarried), converse about love, lust, jealousy and infidelity. When confessions are made and desires bared, boundaries are crossed, ties are tested, and lives are transformed. Dark and explicit, an intense and provocative exploration of contemporary relationships that shatters the illusion of fidelity, the affectations of love, and the desensitisation of sexual mores.  

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vlcsnap-00067Fanny and Elvis (1999): Ben as Andrew

Directed by Kay Mellor. Yorkshire writer Kate finds out her biological clock is ticking down the same day that her husband leaves her. To get over the financial crisis this creates she takes in car-dealer Dave. He’s homeless as Kate’s husband has moved in with his wife. This leaves the problem of how to get promptly pregnant. Surely not with increasingly interesting Dave. 
Total Film 19 Nov 99 “The few successful moments come mostly from Ben Daniels, as Kate’s best friend and flatmate...”

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MSDMADE EC030Madeline (1998): Ben as Leopold the Tutor

Directed by Daisy Meyer. Redheaded young girl Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she’s also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington decides to sell Madeline’s school. 

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ben bob 34I Want You (1998): Ben as DJ Bob

Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Helen is a young woman running a hairdressing salon; Bob is her boyfriend and local radio DJ; Honda is a mute kid who’s secretly taping people’s conversation and Smokey is Honda’s sister who sings at local bar. New guy in town is the mysterious Martin, who shares some dark history with Helen.

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vlcsnap-00040Passion in the Desert (1997): Ben as Augustin Robert

Directed by Lavinia Currier. Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign. During combat, Augustin and Jean-Michel are separated from their regiment, and they start wandering through the desert fighting for their life. In one of the canyons Augustin meets a leopard he names Simoom and a strange bond between them appears. 

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tony 153Beautiful Thing (1996): Ben as Tony

Directed by Hettie MacDonald, after the play by Jonathan Harvey. In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed. A heartwarming story of two young men coming to grips with their sexuality and the effect it has on the people in their lives. 

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the bridge ben 8The Bridge (1992): Ben as Rogers

Directed by Syd Macartney. When Isobel Hetherington and her three young daughters take up their seaside residence in the hot summer of 1887, life seems idyllic. But the arrival of Phillip Wilson Steer for his annual painting visit launches a chain of events that will change their lives forever. Overcome by his first sight of Isobel, Steer immediately decides to capture her on canvas – and as the painting grows, so does their love for each other. But jealousy and tragedy eventually force them to confront reality. 

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wish you were here ben 4Wish You Were Here (1987): Ben as a Policeman

Directed by David Leland. In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda, at sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out sexual encounters challenging the prevailing lower-middle class attitudes to sex. 

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