Ben Price

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Ben Price
Born(1972-01-01) 1 January 1972 (age 42)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1996-present
TelevisionFootballers' Wives (2004-2005) Casualty (2005-2007) Coronation Street (2009-present)
Spouse(s)Alexandra Wheeler (m.2005)
 
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Ben Price
Born(1972-01-01) 1 January 1972 (age 42)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1996-present
TelevisionFootballers' Wives (2004-2005) Casualty (2005-2007) Coronation Street (2009-present)
Spouse(s)Alexandra Wheeler (m.2005)

Ben Price (born 1 January 1972) is a British actor, best known for playing the third incarnation of Nick Tilsley in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street. He had previously played the role of Conrad Gates in the British television series' Footballers' Wives.

Early life[edit]

Price grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne where he attended Gosforth East Middle School and Gosforth High School before taking acting classes at The Live Theatre.[1] He then attended The Drama Centre and graduated from The Central School of Speech and Drama in 1996, in the same class as Sarah Manners and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Career[edit]

He started his career at the Manchester Royal Exchange and went on to appear at the Bush in London,the Gate Dublin and Sheffield Crucible amongst others. [2] After starring in Wire in the Blood, he found fame when he starred as Conrad Gates, the captain of Earl's Park football team, in the British television series Footballers' Wives.[3] Price said he loved the role, driving around in expensive cars, living in mansions and working with a good crew, but he was not so keen on the large number of occasions that his posterior was shown.[citation needed] Nonetheless, the prolific nudity and onscreen sexual exploits that his character undertook greatly increased Ben's public profile, and he garnered in particular a large gay fanbase through the role. His character was later killed off in the fourth season finale.[4] After leaving the series he did some theatre work.

He co-stars in the horror film Blood Trails, which won the audience award for best feature at the Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Festival 2006 in Edinburgh.

He starred in Casualty as Corporate Director Nathan Spencer[5] between 2005 and 2007, and was recently voted one of the ten actors most likely to succeed in Hollywood by "Stage and Screen" magazine. Price appeared on the July 2006 cover of Out magazine.

In 2009 he appeared in the third season of showtimes hit show The Tudors, playing the martyr John Lambert.[6]

Price joined Coronation Street as Nick Tilsley in 2009. He began filming on Monday 19 October 2009 and was seen on screen for the first time on 21 December 2009.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
2002FlyfishingJames
2006Blood TrailsChris

Television[edit]

YearShowRoleNotes
1996CasualtyJimmy SellarsEpisode: "Flesh and Blood"
1997Soldier SoldierFus Chris HowdenEpisode: "The Road to Damascus"
UnderworldRunnerEpisode #1.4
1998Supply & DemandJonathon
Home and AwayGeoffrey BurnsEpisode 2351
HeartbeatJohn FraserEpisode: "Where There's a Will"
1999Peak PracticeTom WiseEpisode: "Fighting Chance"
Hope & GloryMr. JakesEpisodes #1.1 and #1.2
BugsWymarkEpisodes: "Money Spiders" and "The Enemy Within"
2000BadgerDionEpisodes: "The Price of a Daughter" and "Cock o' the Walk"
2001Table 12DavidEpisode: "Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner"
2002Wire in the BloodMichael JordanEpisode: "The Mermaids Singing"
2004–2005Footballers' WivesConrad GatesSeries regular
2005The BillGreg WebsterEpisode #343
2005–2007CasualtyNathan SpencerSeries regular
2009The TudorsJohn LambertSeason 3 Episode 6 : "Search for a New Queen"
2009–presentCoronation StreetNick TilsleySeries regular
2013Driven to ExtremesNarrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Price plays Nathan Spencer". holby.tv. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  2. ^ http://unitedagents.co.uk/ben-price
  3. ^ I scored with Zoe to join Mile High Club, Sunday Mirror, 8 February 2004 (Archived at FindArticles.com)
  4. ^ "Footballers Wives' Episode 4.9". Shed Productions. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ben Price plays Nathan Spencer". holby.tv. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "United Artists: Ben Price". United Agents. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  7. ^ Daniel Kilkelly (16 October 2009). "Ben Price to play Corrie's Nick Tilsley". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 

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