Ben Richards stars as The Duke in Moulin Rouge The Musical (from 17 Otcober 2022)
Ben is best known for his TV roles, playing PC Nathaniel Roberts in Britain’s longest-running police drama, The Bill, as well as a long stint on racy series Footballer’s Wives. Most recently Ben has appeared in a recurring role in Emmerdale as Gavin.
Other TV roles include Holby City and Doctors. And his film credits include Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis, and Julie and the Cadillac’s.
Ben is also an accomplished stage musicals actor having played numerous roles in high-profile West End shows including Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Danny Zuko in Grease, Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever and Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty. In 2010 Ben took over from Jason Donovan to play the lead role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre.
Other stage roles include Time Flies; Robin Hood & Babes in the Wood; The All New Jimmy Cricket Show; Radio Times; The Joe Longthorne Summer Show; The Magic of the Musicals Tour; The Golden Songs of the Silver Screen Tour; Tribute to Rudolf Nuryev; Meet the Boys; Up on the Roof; Hot Mikado; Smokey Joe’s Cafe’; and The Full Monty.
DATE OF BIRTH : 27th March 1972
PLACE OF BIRTH : Born in Rustington, West Sussex.
LIVES : South East London.
TRAINING : Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom
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