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 has directed all three series of the award-winning comedy Catastrophe, written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney and is attached to direct The Rosie Project for Tristar. His other credits include ABC pilot Raised by Wolves, the US format of Caitlin Moran's comedy; HBO series Divorce, with Sarah Jessica Parker; the pilot for The Circuit for Channel 4; Our Ex-Wife for the BBC; and We the Jury. Ben is currently directing Sex Education for Eleven and Netflix.
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Sitcom pilot about jury service