Ben is an actor, comedy writer and director. He is well-known as one half of the comedy double act Armstrong and Miller.
Ben Miller is also well known for movie roles in Johnny English, The Prince and Me, and Steve Coogan‘s dark British comedy The Parole Officer.
He studied natural sciences at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, where he dated the asctress Rachel Weisz. He remained at Cambridge to study for a Ph.D. in quantum physics. In 1992 he was introduced to fellow Cambridge graduate Alexander Armstrong at a comedy club called the TBA Sketch Comedy Group.
They performed their first full-length show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1994, and returned in 1996, whereupon they were nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award.
2010 was a big year for Miller, he and Armstrong won a BAFTA for The Armstrong and Miller Show, and he also made his directorial debut with the film Huge.
In 1998 Miller co-wrote MindGym, winner of the first BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Award for comedy, with Tim Wright and Adam Gee.
Miller starred in two consecutive series of the BBC sitcom The Worst Week of My Life, alongside Sarah Alexander, followed in 2006 by a three-part Christmas special. In 2007 he starred as James Lester in ITV’s sci-fi drama Primeval, and as Mr Jonathan in the Australian film Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance. He also starred in the hit BBC series Death in Paradise, where he played character DI Richard Poole.
Advertising & Voice Over Talent
From 2001 until 2007, Ben Miller provided the voice for the ITV Digital and now PG Tips Monkey, in a popular series of television advertisements featuring Johnny Vegas.
His face is still a familiar addition to the television scene and his entertaining speeches are in demand at company seminars nationwide.