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Ben Morris – Ladislav

Name: Ben, short for Benedict
Nickname: I’m too old for that
Role in Poets Day: Ladislav
Favourite Scene: The one where I’m asleep
Started Acting Aged: 8 or 9, as Charlie in a school production of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Top 3 Roles That You’ve Played: Shostakovich in Master Class (Proscenium, 2015)
Lieutenant Gruber in ‘Allo ‘Allo (Ruislip Dramatic Society, 2016)
The best is yet to come…
Other Roles/Productions: Oh dear, most of them make me cringe when I think about them. I have played a pantomime dame in 2 different productions, so I know how to walk in heels.
Where Were You Born: At home, in North Harrow, in the same house where I am currently living
Favourite Actors: Me (obviously)

Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Christopher Lee; James Mason, Malcolm McDowell, Derek Nimmo, Peter O’Toole,

Leslie Phillips, Leonard Rossiter, Peter Sellers, Michael Sheen, James Stewart, David Thewlis, Terry-Thomas

(yes, most of them are dead)

Kathy Burke, Jane Horrocks, Madeline Kahn, Angela Lansbury, Joanna Lumley, Margaret Rutherford, Liz Smith, Maggie Smith, Alison Steadman, Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton, Julie Walters

(most of them were still alive last time I checked)

All of the actors in all of the Carry On… films

How long have we got?

Favourite Plays: No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter; The Price by Arthur Miller; Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman;

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

Favourite Films: The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick, 1955);

The Horse’s Mouth (Ronald Neame, 1958);

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958); Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993)

Other Please come to see Benefactors at the Compass Theatre in November

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