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Ben Elton Net Worth

Ben Elton Net Worth is
$3 Million

Ben Elton Biography

Ben Elton Net Worthy of: Ben Elton can be an English comedian, writer, actor, director, and playwright who includes a net well worth of $3 million. He spent some time working as a article writer for tv series such as for example Alfresco, The CHILDREN, Happy Family members, Black-Adder II, Filthy Rich & Catflap, Dark Adder the 3rd, Blackadder Goes Forth, THE PERSON from Auntie, The Thin Blue Range, The Ben Elton Display, Blessed, and The Wright Method. Elton was component of London’s alternative humor movement of the 1980s. Ben Elton was created in Fitzrovia, London, England in-may 1959. He also earned a BAFTA Television Award for Best Humor Series for Blackadder Moves Forth in 1990. He in addition has released 13 novels. He has already established four of his books strike #1 in the united kingdom and five even more reach the very best 5. In November 2014 Elton verbally attacked Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull over problems of Tony Abbott’s G20 speech, climate modification, and leadership. As an actor Ben made an appearance in it series THERE IS NOTHING to Be concerned About!, Alfresco, and The CHILDREN. Elton has created the musicals We Will Rock You in 2002 and Love Never Dies this year 2010 that was a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. He was awarded an Honorary Rose for life time accomplishment at the Rose d’Or festival in 2007.


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Quick Facts

Full NameBen Elton
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthMay 3, 1959
ProfessionScreenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Television producer, Author, Film director, Novelist, Playwright, Actor, Television Director
EducationGodalming Grammar School, University of Manchester
SpouseSophie Gare
ChildrenBert Elton, Lottie Elton, Fred Elton
ParentsLewis Elton, Mary Foster
AwardsLaurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Martin Beck Award, British Academy Television Award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme
NominationsLaurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical
MoviesLove Never Dies, Maybe Baby, Blackadder: Back & Forth, Much Ado About Nothing, Rowan Atkinson Live!
TV ShowsBen Elton Live from Planet Earth, The Thin Blue Line, Blackadder, Filthy Rich & Catflap, Blackadder II, The Young Ones, Alfresco, Stark, Comic Relief, Get a Grip, The Ben Elton Show, Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 His father was of German Jewish descent. His mother was of English background. Through his father, he is a grandson of scholar Victor Ehrenberg, and a third cousin of singer Olivia Newton-John.
2 His musical, "We Will Rock You", based on the music of the rock group Queen, is performed nightly at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. [2004]
3 Was a host of The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live (2006).
4 He and Richard Curtis were offered the chance to write "Police Academy 6: The London Beat", but turned it down.
5 Is co-writer of the Queen Musical 'We Will Rock You' with the band itself.
6 Has three children : Bert, Lottie and Fred.
7 He and Andrew Lloyd Webber were awarded the 2000 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best New Musical for "The Beautiful Game", performed at the Cambridge Theatre.
8 His comedy, "Popcorn", performed at the Apollo Theatre, was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy of the 1997 season.
9 He provided lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, "The Beautiful Game", which was nominated for Best Musical at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards in 2001 (2000 season).
10 Already a successful comedian, Ben Elton turned to writing situation comedies during the 1980s and penned BBC classics such as The Young Ones (1982), Black-Adder II (1986), Black Adder the Third (1987), Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) and during the 1990s The Thin Blue Line (1995).


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on Cliff Richard] What an extraordinary performer, one of those few people who can make you feel old and young at the same time. He had his first number one hit before I was born. When I meet him I feel like I'm twice his age. The guy is magical. I first had the privilege of working with him in '86 when he teamed up with the Young Ones to do the first Comic Relief single and sold a million records for Comic Relief. The guy is extraordinary. Age has not withered five decades of pop power, the tomatoes may be wrinkled but this man is not. He's the best, he's the king.
2 [on the death of his old friend Rik Mayall] I owe him so much. He changed my life utterly when he asked me to co-write The Young Ones (1982) with him and he was with me on the day I met my wife. He always made me cry with laughter, now he's just made me cry.
3 [on The Wright Way (2013)] I chose this situation because it offers endless opportunity for logical absurdity and big physical comedy while also allowing for a bit of social satire on a subject which looms large in everyone's lives.
4 I once was lucky enough to meet a young lady by the name of Helen Stone who said to me "you are a bloke who don't look like a bloke. saying words which don't sound like they're funny..." that made me laugh a lot.
5 "The problem really with politics is apathy I think, particularly the Labour Party. I mean I'm a member and I can't even be arsed to leave!" (Speaking in 2005)
6 (On the fashion industry) "Women who don't look like women modelling clothes that don't look like clothes."
7 I can do without the Labour Party trying to strut its funky stuff. I didn't vote Labour because they've heard of Oasis.
8 I found a fan's internet site on me in which he got almost everything wrong, including I'd changed my name. I was born Benjamin Elton. My father's family were German Jews who adopted British nationality after the War and my uncle, who served in the British Army, changed his name, under Army instructions, from the Jewish Eronberg to Elton because he wanted the same initials. My father said, "Bugger it, I want to be an Elton too", and changed from Ludwig Eronberg to Lewis Elton. That's the story, not something you pick up on a fan site that comes with so-called "fame".


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Honorary Rose Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Writing an Entertainment Special Rowan Atkinson Live (1992) Rowan Atkinson

Richard Curtis
1990 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Series Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) John Lloyd

Richard Boden

Richard Curtis

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Emden Film Award Emden International Film Festival Maybe Baby (2000)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Special Rowan Atkinson Live (1992) Richard Curtis (writer)

Rowan Atkinson (writer)

Jeff Ross (producer)

Peter Bennett-Jones (executive producer)

Andre Ptaszysnki (executive producer)

Thomas Schlamme (director)
1989 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Comedy Series Black Adder the Third (1987) Richard Curtis
1988 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Comedy Series Black-Adder II (1986) Richard Curtis


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three Summers 2017 filming
Upstart Crow TV Series created by - 6 episodes, 2016 written by - 6 episodes, 2016
Popcorn 2014/I Short novel
The Wright Way TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2013 written by - 3 episodes, 2013
Love Never Dies 2012/II written by
Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth 2011 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
The One Ronnie 2010 TV Movie written by
Get a Grip 2007 TV Series
Blessed 2005 TV Series 8 episodes
Maybe Baby 2000 novel "Inconceivable"
Blackadder Back & Forth 1999 Short television series "Blackadder II", "Blackadder the Third" and "Blackadder Goes Forth" - uncredited / written by
The Ben Elton Show 1998 TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Ben Elton: Ben Elton Live 1997 Video documentary written by
The Thin Blue Line TV Series creator - 14 episodes, 1995 - 1996 written by - 14 episodes, 1995 - 1996
Mr. Bean TV Series 1 episode, 1995 written by - 1 episode, 1990
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie 1990-1994 TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Ben Elton: Very Live 1993 Video documentary written by
Stark 1993 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face 1992 TV Special documentary written by
Comic Relief 1991 TV Special uncredited
Ben Elton: The Last Laugh 1990 TV Special documentary
Blackadder Goes Forth 1989 TV Series by - 6 episodes
A Night of Comic Relief 2 1989 TV Special uncredited
Friday Night Live 1988 TV Series writer
Blackadder's Christmas Carol 1988 TV Short by
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years 1988 TV Short
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special
Black Adder the Third 1987 TV Series by - 6 episodes
Filthy Rich & Catflap 1987 TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Saturday Live 1986 TV Series
Lenny Henry Tonite 1986 TV Series
Comic Relief 1986/II TV Special documentary
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll 1986 Video short additional material
Black-Adder II 1986 TV Series by - 6 episodes
Happy Families 1985 TV Series written by - 6 episodes
The Young Ones 1982-1984 TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Spitting Image 1984 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Alfresco TV Series written by - 7 episodes, 1983 writer - 6 episodes, 1984
An Evening for Nicaragua 1983 TV Special
There's Nothing to Worry About! 1982 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Three of a Kind 1981 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle 1998 TV Movie Jack Student
The Thin Blue Line 1995 TV Series Homeless Man
Harry Enfield and Chums 1994 TV Series Benny Elton
Stark 1993 TV Series CD
Much Ado About Nothing 1993 Verges
French and Saunders 1988 TV Series
Black Adder the Third 1987 TV Series Anarchist
Happy Families 1985 TV Series Roland
The Young Ones 1982-1984 TV Series Man in Commercial Grange Hill Student Kendal Mintcake ...
Alfresco 1983-1984 TV Series Various Characters / Mr. Butcher / Man at Party / ...
There's Nothing to Worry About! 1982 TV Series Wally / Insurance Salesman / Actor / ...

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wright Way 2013 TV Series producer - 6 episodes
Ben Elton: Ben Elton Live 1997 Video documentary co-executive producer
The Thin Blue Line 1995-1996 TV Series producer - 14 episodes

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three Summers 2017 filming
Blessed 2005 TV Series 8 episodes
Maybe Baby 2000

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls on Top 1985-1986 TV Series script editor - 7 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Learning Curves 2010 TV Movie inspiration
Blackadder Rides Again 2008 TV Special documentary thanks
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 2008 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Many Faces of... 2012-2016 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Writer and Comedian
Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule 2014 TV Movie Himself - Co-Creator, The Young Ones
Daily Brunch with Ocado 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
This Morning 2004-2014 TV Series Himself
The Project 2012 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2006-2012 TV Series Himself
Channel 4's 30 Greatest Comedy Shows 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Story of Musicals 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter / Various Characters
Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth 2011 TV Series Himself - Host
Dave's One Night Stand 2010 TV Series Himself
MaDiWoDoVrijdagShow 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Breakfast 2001-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Writer and Comedian
The Brits Hits 30 2010 TV Movie Himself
Angela and Friends 2009 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Himself
Good News Week 2009 TV Series Himself
The 7PM Project 2009 TV Series Himself
Rove Live 2003-2009 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Carte Blanche 2009 TV Series Himself (segment "Ben Elton")
Blackadder Rides Again 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
Comedy Connections 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Happy Birthday Brucie! 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Live Again! 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Wright Stuff 2004-2007 TV Series Guest Panelist / Himself - Guest Panelist
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2007 TV Series Himself
Channel 4 at 25 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Get a Grip 2007 TV Series Himself - Presenter
London Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself - AIDS Fund-Raising Gig Host
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Is Benny Hill Still Funny? 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Charlotte Church Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2000-2006 TV Series Himself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 2006 TV Series Himself
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The Ultimate Sitcom 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Who Killed the Sitcom? 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Good Morning Australia 2004 TV Series Himself
Question Time 2002-2004 TV Series Himself
Mondo Thingo 2004 TV Series Himself
Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute 2004 TV Movie Himself
Today with Des and Mel 2003 TV Series Himself
Australian Idol 2003 TV Series Himself
Greeks on the Roof 2003 TV Series Himself
Micallef Tonight 2003 TV Series Himself
The Sitcom Story 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Brit Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Party in the Park 2002 2002 TV Special Himself
V Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Himself
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
There's Only One Paul McCartney 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Killer Queen! 2002 Himself - Writer, 'We Will Rock You'
I Love Morecambe & Wise 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Ray Martin Show 2001 TV Series Himself
A Perfect Two Ronnies Show 2001 TV Movie documentary
Breakfast with Frost 2001 TV Series Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 2000 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
TFI Friday 1997-2000 TV Series Himself
Clarkson 2000 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 1989-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Panel 2000 TV Series Himself
The Richard Blackwood Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest Appearance
Open House 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
That Film Show 2000 TV Series Himself
The Best of British 1999 TV Series Himself
Clive Anderson All Talk 1996-1999 TV Series Himself
Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker 1999 TV Special Himself
The 11 O'Clock Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The Ben Elton Show 1998 TV Series Himself
The Megatastic Comic Relief Red Nose Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Brit Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Himself - Host
Face to Face 1998 TV Series Himself
Ben Elton: Ben Elton Live 1997 Video documentary Himself
Brit Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Spice: The Official Video Volume 1 - One Hour of Girl Power! 1997 Video documentary Himself / Brit Awards Host
Light Lunch 1997 TV Series Himself
The Story of Bean 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
Auntie's TV Favourites 1997 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Comic Relief 1997 TV Special Himself
Auntie's All-Time Greats 1996 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Agenda 1996 TV Series Himself
Theatreland 1996 TV Series Himself
Omnibus 1986-1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1995 TV Special Himself
Breaking News 1994 TV Series Himself
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie 1990-1994 TV Series Himself / Various
Ben Elton: Very Live 1993 Video documentary Himself
Clive Anderson Talks Back 1990-1993 TV Series Himself
Danny Baker After All 1993 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Himself
Saturday Zoo 1993 TV Series Himself
Wogan 1989-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
Election 92 1992 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1992 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Clive 1991 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 1991 TV Special Himself
Ben Elton: The Last Laugh 1990 TV Special documentary Himself
Aspel & Company 1990 TV Series Himself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live! From London 1988 TV Special Himself
Friday Night Live 1988 TV Series Himself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 Documentary Himself
Saturday Live 1986 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 1986/II TV Special documentary Himself
South of Watford 1984 TV Series documentary
An Evening for Nicaragua 1983 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Greatest Stand Up Comedians 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - 32nd Place
Michael Grade & the World's Oldest Joke 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Kendal Mintcake
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
TV's Believe It or Not 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Comics Britannia 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hitler: The Comedy Years 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Room 101 2007 TV Series Himself
University Challenge: The Story So Far 2006 TV Movie documentary Kendal Mintcake (uncredited)
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Unseen Spike Milligan 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comedy Connections 2004 TV Series documentary Himself (2002)
Who Killed Saturday Night TV? 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comedy from Merton to Enfield 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Full Mountie 2000 TV Series Himself
All Saints: The Video 1998 Video Himself (uncredited)
Omnibus 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Offal 1998 TV Series Himself
Comedy Classics of the 80's 1991 Video Himself
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