Ben gained a degree in Film from Staffordshire University, graduating with an ambitious graduation film, Tango 51, which went on to win Best British Video at the BBC Short Film Festival in 2000.
After honing his skills in the world of music videos and commercials he found his home in scripted comedy. Ben directed the first series of Spy, a six part original comedy for Hat Trick Productions/Sky followed by Cardinal Burns for Leftbank Pictures/Channel 4, which picked up the Best Sketch Show award at the 2012 British Comedy Awards, Best Multichannel Programme and Best Comedy Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2013, and a BAFTA nomination for Best Comedy.
Ben's credits include Cuckoo starring Andy Samberg, Greg Davis and later Taylor Lautner for Rough Cut/BBC3, Cockroaches by Freddy Syborn, and all three series of the award-winning comedy Catastrophe, written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney. Ben also directed an episode of new HBO series Divorce, with Sarah Jessica Parker; the pilot of new Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly series The Circuit for Channel 4; Our Ex-Wife for the BBC; and We the Jury by James Acaster for BBC2.
@chrisniel Agreed... right up until that Rolling Stones cover at the end!
@mark_bonnar to everything... there is a season
@thenewredplaid @SharonHorgan @robdelaney @catastrophe_tv you're so clever! This is beautiful.
Sitcom pilot about jury service