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Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor,... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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Ганди Mahatma Gandhi
(1982)
(1993)
(2013)

Filmography

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  Dali Land (pre-production)
Salvador Dali
 2019 Our Lady, LTD (TV Series) (filming)
Pastor Byron Brown
- Episode #1.10 ... Pastor Byron Brown
- Episode #1.9 ... Pastor Byron Brown
- Episode #1.8 ... Pastor Byron Brown
- Episode #1.7 ... Pastor Byron Brown
- Episode #1.6 ... Pastor Byron Brown
 2018 Watership Down (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
General Woundwort
- The Siege (2018) ... General Woundwort (voice)
- The Escape (2018) ... General Woundwort (voice)
- The Raid (2018) ... General Woundwort (voice)
- The Journey (2018) ... General Woundwort (voice)
  Cousin Bazilio (TV Series) (announced)
The Councillor
- Pilot ... The Councillor
  Ich bin dann mal Charlie
Bernard Maris (rumored)
 2018 Intrigo: Death of an Author
Henderson
 2018 Nomis
Cooper
 2018 Операция 'Финал'
Adolph Eichmann
 2017 Машина войны
President Karzai
 2017 Обычный человек
The General
 2017 Горы и камни
Woodruff
 2017/I Охранник
Charlie
 2016/I Of Dogs and Men (Short)
The Caller (voice)
 2016/I Автобан
Geran
 2016 Книга джунглей
Bagheera (voice)
 2015/II Прогулка
Papa Rudy
 2015 Тут (TV Mini-Series)
Ay
- Part Three: Destiny (2015) ... Ay
- Part Two: Betrayal (2015) ... Ay
- Part One: Power (2015) ... Ay
 2015 Вне/себя
Damian
 2015/I Жизнь
Jack Warner
 2015 Рыцарь кубков (voice)
 2014 Железная схватка
Robin Smythe
 2014 Семейка монстров
Snatcher (voice)
 2014 Jaguar: Rendezvous (Video short)
 2013 Игра Эндера
Mazer Rackham
 2013 Стеклянный дом
Regent Miklos Horthy
 2013 Железный человек 3
Trevor Slattery
 2012 Терапия (Short)
Psychiatrist
 2012 Диктатор
Tamir
 2012/III Noah
Narrator (voice)
 2011 Хранитель времени
Georges Méliès
 2010 Fable III (Video Game)
Sabine (voice, as Sir Ben Kingsley)
 2010 Aral. El mar perdido (Short) (voice)
 2010 Самое позднее шоу с Крэйгом Фергюсоном (TV Series)
Stanley Wilson
- Episode #6.166 (2010) ... Stanley Wilson (uncredited)
 2010 Три карты
Perci Trachtenberg
 2009 Journey to Mecca
Narrator
 2008 Секс Гуру
Guru Tugginmypudha
 2008 Игра по-крупному
Walken / The Viceroy
 2008/I Элегия
David Kepesh
 2008 Безумие
Dr. Squires
 2007 Десять заповедей
Narrated by (voice)
 2007 Убей меня
Frank Falenczyk
 2007 Последний легион
Ambrosinus / Merlin
 2006 Jackanory (TV Series)
 2006 Клан Сопрано (TV Series)
Ben Kingsley
- Luxury Lounge (2006) ... Ben Kingsley
 2006 Счастливое число Слевина
The Rabbi (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
 2005 Бладрейн
Kagan
 2005 Миссис Харрис (TV Movie)
Herman Tarnower
 2005 И грянул гром
Charles Hatton (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
 2004 Охотник на убийц
Benjamin O'Ryan
 2002 Бессмертные
Man in the Yellow Suit
 2002 Spooky House
The Great Zamboni
 2001 Триумф любви
Hermocrates
 2001 Искусственный разум
Specialist (voice)
 2001 Анна Франк (TV Mini-Series)
Otto Frank
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Otto Frank
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Otto Frank
 2000 Правила боя
Mourain
 1999 Алиса в стране чудес (TV Movie)
Major Caterpillar
 1999 Исповедь
Harry Fertig
 1998 Роковые выстрелы
Renzo Locatelli
 1998 Crime and Punishment (TV Movie)
Porfiry
 1997 Ceremony of Innocence (Video Game)
Victor Frolatti (voice)
 1997 Суини Тодд (TV Movie)
Sweeney Todd
 1997 С феями шутки плохи
Reverend Templeton
 1997 Двойник
Amos
 1997 Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Movie)
Julian Messenger
 1995 Особь
Xavier Fitch
 1994 Смерть и девушка
Dr. Roberto Miranda
 1993 Список Шиндлера
Itzhak Stern
 1993 Выбoр игры
Bruce Pandolfini
 1993 Дейв
Vice-President Nance
 1992 Тихушники
Cosmo
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
Freddie (voice)
 1991 Bugsy
Meyer Lansky
 1991 L'amore necessario
Ernesto
 1991 The War That Never Ends (TV Movie)
Pericles
 1990 The Children
Martin Boyne
 1990 O Quinto Macaco
Cunda
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Father Capulet (voice)
 1990 Una vita scellerata
Governor
 1989 Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (TV Movie)
Simon Wiesenthal
 1989 Slipstream
Avatar
 1988 Il treno di Lenin (TV Movie)
Lenin
 1988 Without a Clue
Dr. Watson
 1988 Pascali's Island
Basil Pascali
 1988 Il segreto del Sahara (TV Mini-Series)
Sholomon
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Sholomon
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Sholomon
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Sholomon
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Sholomon
 1987 Testimony
Dmitri Shostakovich
 1987 Maurice
Lasker-Jones
 1985 Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (TV Movie)
Silas Marner
 1985 Harem
Selim
 1985 Turtle Diary
William Snow
 1984 Camille (TV Movie)
Duval
 1984 Oxbridge Blues (TV Series)
Geoff Craven
- Sleeps Six (1984) ... Geoff Craven
 1983 Kean (TV Movie)
Edmund Kean
 1983 Betrayal
Robert
 1982 The Merry Wives of Windsor (TV Movie)
Frank Ford
 1982 Ганди
Mahatma Gandhi
 1980 Vikings! (TV Series)
- Halfdan Was Here (1980)
 1979 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Ivanov
- Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1979) ... Ivanov
 1976-1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Jeremy Leigh
- Baby Love: Part 1 (1979) ... Jeremy Leigh
- Lola: Part 3 (1976) ... Jeremy Leigh
- Lola: Part 2 (1976) ... Jeremy Leigh
- Lola: Part 1 (1976) ... Jeremy Leigh
 1978 Thank You, Comrades (TV Movie)
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Chakravarti
- The Warrior's Return (1977) ... Chakravarti
 1976 Dickens of London (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. John Elliotson
- Magic (1976) ... Dr. John Elliotson
- Dreams (1976) ... Dr. John Elliotson
 1975 The Love School (TV Series)
Rossetti
- The Artisan (1975) ... Rossetti
- Beata Beatrix (1975) ... Rossetti
- Remember Me (1975) ... Rossetti
- An Impeccable Elopement (1975) ... Rossetti
- The Brotherhood (1975) ... Rossetti
 1974 2nd House (TV Series)
- Athol Fugard (1974)
 1974 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Thidias
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Pierre
- The Good Book (1973) ... Pierre
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Uplandtowers
- Barbara of the House of Grebe (1973) ... Lord Uplandtowers
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series)
Naseem
- Hard Labour (1973) ... Naseem
 1973 A Misfortune (TV Movie)
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
The Misfortune cast member
- Episode dated 13 January 1973 (1973) ... The Misfortune cast member
 1972 Fear Is the Key
Royale
 1966-1967 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Ron Jenkins
- Episode #1.649 (1967) ... Ron Jenkins
- Episode #1.648 (1967) ... Ron Jenkins
- Episode #1.618 (1966) ... Ron Jenkins
- Episode #1.617 (1966) ... Ron Jenkins
- Episode #1.616 (1966) ... Ron Jenkins
 1966 Orlando (TV Series)
Peter Batterby
- All in the Book (1966) ... Peter Batterby
- Find the Lady (1966) ... Peter Batterby
- Victory in Sight (1966) ... Peter Batterby
- The Rhyme, But No Reason (1966) ... Peter Batterby
- Skin Deep (1966) ... Peter Batterby
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Roy
- The Switched-On Scene (1966) ... Roy
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (185 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (19 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton, Olivier, and Cottesloe Theatres in London, England in William Wycherley's play, "The Country Wife;" Sean O'Casey's play, "The Plough and the Stars;" Harley Granville-Barker's play, "The Madras House;" Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone;" Ferenc Molnar's... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Sir Ben Kingsley

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Being a leading man on a film set under the direction of somebody like Dickie Attenborough [Sir Richard Attenborough] is very empowering, and you have to be extremely careful how you use that power. See more »

Trivia:

Has worked with eight directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Sir Richard Attenborough, Barry Levinson, Steven Spielberg, Roman Polanski, William Friedkin, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese and Robert Zemeckis. See more »

Trademark:

Rich, mellifluous voice and Shakespearean bearing See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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