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Ben Elton Net Worth: Ben Elton is an English comedian, writer, performer, director, and playwright who has a net worth of $3 million. Elton was part of London’s alternative humor movement of the 1980s. He’s also published 13 novels. He’s had four of his novels hit #1 in the united kingdom and five more reach the Top 5. He was given an Honorary Rose for life achievement in the Rose d’Or festival in 2007. As an actor Ben appeared in the TV series There Is Nothing to Be Worried About!, Alfresco, and The Young Ones. He also won a BAFTA TV Award for The Best Comedy Show for Blackadder Goes Forth in 1990. In November 2014 Elton verbally attacked Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull over problems of Tony Abbott’s G20 address, climate change, and direction.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 3, 1959
Birth place: Fitzrovia, London, England
Height:5' 8" (1.73 m)
Profession:Writer, Actor, Producer
Education:Godalming Grammar School, University of Manchester
Nationality:England
Spouse:Sophie Gare
Children:Bert Elton, Fred Elton, Lottie Elton, Fred Elton, Lottie Elton, Bert Elton
Parents:Mary Foster
Awards:Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Martin Beck Award, British Academy Television Award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme
Nominations:Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical
Movies:Love Never Dies, Maybe Baby, Blackadder: Back & Forth, Much Ado About Nothing, Rowan Atkinson Live!
TV shows:Ben 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
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His 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.
2His 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]
3Was a host of The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live (2006).
4He and Richard Curtis were offered the chance to write "Police Academy 6: The London Beat", but turned it down.
5Is co-writer of the Queen Musical 'We Will Rock You' with the band itself.
6Has three children : Bert, Lottie and Fred.
7He 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.
8His comedy, "Popcorn", performed at the Apollo Theatre, was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy of the 1997 season.
9He 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).
10Already 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.
4I 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."
7I can do without the Labour Party trying to strut its funky stuff. I didn't vote Labour because they've heard of Oasis.
8I 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

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Honorary RoseRose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival
1993CableACECableACE AwardsWriting an Entertainment SpecialRowan Atkinson Live (1992)· Rowan Atkinson
· Richard Curtis
1990BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy SeriesBlackadder Goes Forth (1989)· John Lloyd
· Richard Boden
· Richard Curtis

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Emden Film AwardEmden International Film FestivalMaybe Baby (2000)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SpecialRowan Atkinson Live (1992)· Richard Curtis (writer)
· Rowan Atkinson (writer)
· Jeff Ross (producer)
· Peter Bennett-Jones (executive producer)
· Andre Ptaszysnki (executive producer)
· Thomas Schlamme (director)
1989ACECableACE AwardsWriting a Comedy SeriesBlack Adder the Third (1987)· Richard Curtis
1988ACECableACE AwardsWriting a Comedy SeriesBlack-Adder II (1986)· Richard Curtis


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three Summers2017filming
Upstart CrowTV Series created by - 6 episodes, 2016 written by - 6 episodes, 2016
Popcorn2014/IShort novel
The Wright WayTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2013 written by - 3 episodes, 2013
Love Never Dies2012/IIwritten by
Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth2011TV Series written by - 3 episodes
The One Ronnie2010TV Movie written by
Get a Grip2007TV Series
Blessed2005TV Series 8 episodes
Maybe Baby2000novel "Inconceivable"
Blackadder Back & Forth1999Short television series "Blackadder II", "Blackadder the Third" and "Blackadder Goes Forth" - uncredited / written by
The Ben Elton Show1998TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Ben Elton: Ben Elton Live1997Video documentary written by
The Thin Blue LineTV Series creator - 14 episodes, 1995 - 1996 written by - 14 episodes, 1995 - 1996
Mr. BeanTV Series 1 episode, 1995 written by - 1 episode, 1990
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie1990-1994TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Ben Elton: Very Live1993Video documentary written by
Stark1993TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face1992TV Special documentary written by
Comic Relief1991TV Special uncredited
Ben Elton: The Last Laugh1990TV Special documentary
Blackadder Goes Forth1989TV Series by - 6 episodes
A Night of Comic Relief 21989TV Special uncredited
Friday Night Live1988TV Series writer
Blackadder's Christmas Carol1988TV Short by
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years1988TV Short
Comic Relief1988TV Special
Black Adder the Third1987TV Series by - 6 episodes
Filthy Rich & Catflap1987TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Saturday Live1986TV Series
Lenny Henry Tonite1986TV Series
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentary
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll1986Video short additional material
Black-Adder II1986TV Series by - 6 episodes
Happy Families1985TV Series written by - 6 episodes
The Young Ones1982-1984TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Spitting Image1984TV Series written by - 3 episodes
AlfrescoTV Series written by - 7 episodes, 1983 writer - 6 episodes, 1984
An Evening for Nicaragua1983TV Special
There's Nothing to Worry About!1982TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Three of a Kind1981TV Series written by - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle1998TV MovieJack Student
The Thin Blue Line1995TV SeriesHomeless Man
Harry Enfield and Chums1994TV SeriesBenny Elton
Stark1993TV SeriesCD
Much Ado About Nothing1993Verges
French and Saunders1988TV Series
Black Adder the Third1987TV SeriesAnarchist
Happy Families1985TV SeriesRoland
The Young Ones1982-1984TV SeriesMan in Commercial Grange Hill Student Kendal Mintcake ...
Alfresco1983-1984TV SeriesVarious Characters / Mr. Butcher / Man at Party / ...
There's Nothing to Worry About!1982TV SeriesWally / Insurance Salesman / Actor / ...

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wright Way2013TV Series producer - 6 episodes
Ben Elton: Ben Elton Live1997Video documentary co-executive producer
The Thin Blue Line1995-1996TV Series producer - 14 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three Summers2017filming
Blessed2005TV Series 8 episodes
Maybe Baby2000

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls on Top1985-1986TV Series script editor - 7 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Learning Curves2010TV Movie inspiration
Blackadder Rides Again2008TV Special documentary thanks
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga2008TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Many Faces of...2012-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Writer and Comedian
Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule2014TV MovieHimself - Co-Creator, The Young Ones
Daily Brunch with Ocado2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Morning2004-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Project2012TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2006-2012TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4's 30 Greatest Comedy Shows2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story of Musicals2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter / Various Characters
Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Dave's One Night Stand2010TV SeriesHimself
MaDiWoDoVrijdagShow2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Breakfast2001-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Writer and Comedian
The Brits Hits 302010TV MovieHimself
Angela and Friends2009TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
Good News Week2009TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2003-2009TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Carte Blanche2009TV SeriesHimself (segment "Ben Elton")
Blackadder Rides Again2008TV Special documentaryHimself
Comedy Connections2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday Brucie!2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Live Again!2007TV MovieHimself
The Wright Stuff2004-2007TV SeriesGuest Panelist / Himself - Guest Panelist
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2007TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4 at 252007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Get a Grip2007TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
London Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself - AIDS Fund-Raising Gig Host
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Is Benny Hill Still Funny?2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Charlotte Church Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson2000-2006TV SeriesHimself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2006TV SeriesHimself
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Ultimate Sitcom2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Killed the Sitcom?2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Richard & Judy2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHimself
Question Time2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
Mondo Thingo2004TV SeriesHimself
Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute2004TV MovieHimself
Today with Des and Mel2003TV SeriesHimself
Australian Idol2003TV SeriesHimself
Greeks on the Roof2003TV SeriesHimself
Micallef Tonight2003TV SeriesHimself
The Sitcom Story2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Brit Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Party in the Park 20022002TV SpecialHimself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHimself
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
There's Only One Paul McCartney2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Killer Queen!2002Himself - Writer, 'We Will Rock You'
I Love Morecambe & Wise2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Ray Martin Show2001TV SeriesHimself
A Perfect Two Ronnies Show2001TV Movie documentary
Breakfast with Frost2001TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20002000TV Movie documentaryHimself
TFI Friday1997-2000TV SeriesHimself
Clarkson2000TV SeriesHimself
The South Bank Show1989-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Panel2000TV SeriesHimself
The Richard Blackwood Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest Appearance
Open House2000TV Series documentaryHimself
That Film Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The Best of British1999TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson All Talk1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHimself
The 11 O'Clock Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Ben Elton Show1998TV SeriesHimself
The Megatastic Comic Relief Red Nose Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Brit Awards 19981998TV SpecialHimself - Host
Face to Face1998TV SeriesHimself
Ben Elton: Ben Elton Live1997Video documentaryHimself
Brit Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Spice: The Official Video Volume 1 - One Hour of Girl Power!1997Video documentaryHimself / Brit Awards Host
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Bean1997TV Special documentaryHimself
Auntie's TV Favourites1997TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Comic Relief1997TV SpecialHimself
Auntie's All-Time Greats1996TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Agenda1996TV SeriesHimself
Theatreland1996TV SeriesHimself
Omnibus1986-1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1995TV SpecialHimself
Breaking News1994TV SeriesHimself
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie1990-1994TV SeriesHimself / Various
Ben Elton: Very Live1993Video documentaryHimself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1990-1993TV SeriesHimself
Danny Baker After All1993TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Zoo1993TV SeriesHimself
Wogan1989-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Election 921992TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Clive1991TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief1991TV SpecialHimself
Ben Elton: The Last Laugh1990TV Special documentaryHimself
Aspel & Company1990TV SeriesHimself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHimself
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live! From London1988TV SpecialHimself
Friday Night Live1988TV SeriesHimself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball1987DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Live1986TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentaryHimself
South of Watford1984TV Series documentary
An Evening for Nicaragua1983TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - 32nd Place
Michael Grade & the World's Oldest Joke2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesKendal Mintcake
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
TV's Believe It or Not2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Comics Britannia2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hitler: The Comedy Years2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Room 1012007TV SeriesHimself
University Challenge: The Story So Far2006TV Movie documentaryKendal Mintcake (uncredited)
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Unseen Spike Milligan2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comedy Connections2004TV Series documentaryHimself (2002)
Who Killed Saturday Night TV?2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comedy from Merton to Enfield2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHimself
All Saints: The Video1998VideoHimself (uncredited)
Omnibus1998TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Offal1998TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Classics of the 80's1991VideoHimself

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