If America is at the top of the list of major entertainment industries with quality actors, Britain comes a close second. The United Kingdom has produced its fair share of quality entertainment, both in terms of actors or actresses and stories such as the Harry Potter franchise or the Netflix phenomenon, Black Mirror. One of the actors in this thriving industry is Ben Lamb.
Ben has been in the industry since 2010, where like a majority of English and British actors, he started his career in the theatre. Since then, he has moved to onscreen productions and has appeared in a couple of notable projects like Divergent and The White Queen.
Having appeared in A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding in 2018, Ben Lamb has seen a significant increase in his popularity in both his home country and across the pond in America. Learn more about the actor by reading below.
Ben Lamb Biography & Childhood
The English actor was born on the 24th of January, 1989 in Exeter. He attended the Dragon School in Oxford before he proceeded to Eton College where he was a music scholar. According to his education history, it is a fair deduction to suggest that Ben Lamb grew up in an upper-middle-class family. Regardless of the social and financial status of the actor, the man the world has come to know today as the lead actor in A Christmas Prince began his career in the opera.
After some time in the opera, He joined the National Youth Theatre, where he performed in several productions such as 20 Cigarettes. Other plays he appeared in include Hamlet in 2010 where he played the character, Fortinbras. In the following year, he performed in As You Like It as the character Silvius at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London.
Ben Lamb made his onscreen debut in 2011, in a short film, Il Maestro, playing an unnamed character. In fact, the first two onscreen appearances of the were unnamed roles before he was cast to play Anthony Rivers in the miniseries, The White Queen. the show turned out to be a great introductory production for Ben to television audiences and executives. He starred in eight episodes of the miniseries, starring alongside big English names like Rebecca Ferguson, Rupert Graves and a couple of others.
After appearing on the show, he made his first feature-length film appearance in the young adult film trilogy, Divergent. He appeared alongside Shailene Woodley as Edward in 2014. The steady rise in his career continued and he starred in shows like Midsomer Murders and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. In Film, he continued to star in notable projects, making an appearance in the second film in the magic, heist film series, Now You See Me 2.
He starred as the lead in the biggest role of his career thus far in A Christmas Prince in 2017, playing Prince Richard. He reprised the role in 2018 in the sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.
Ben Lamb has managed to snag an impressive number credits to his name across both television and film. Despite a thriving career on screen, Ben Lamb has not abandoned his theatre roots. The actor, since making his onscreen debut, he has still performed in several plays. He played the character, Malcolm, in the iconic play, Macbeth in 2015 at the Yong Vic Theatre.
Wife or Girlfriend
The English heartthrob, Ben Lamb, is presently married to Louise Cole. The happy couple got married in 2016. The wedding was in front of family and friends in a private ceremony in England and featured Benni Carol, a notable photographer as the official photographer. So far, the couple isn’t believed to have a child yet.
The actor may not yet have reached the highest heights of the profession like his fellow peers such as Benedict Cumberbatch, but he has had a few achievements of his own. Career-wise, he has played the lead role in a major project (A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding). He also appeared in a hit box office film (Now You See Me 2). In theatre, he has performed in a Shakespearean play, which is the goal of many actors.
On a personal note, Ben Lamb has found love and he is married; not many can say the same.