Ben Miles is a British actor best known for his role as Patrick Maitland on the television situation comedy Coupling. He was born in Wimbledon, London.
Miles started his career in with small roles in various TV shows like, Is It Legal?, Zorro, The Bill, Peak Practice,…more
He met his wife, American actress Emily Raymond, on stage.
He has two brothers, Tim and George. Tim is four years older.
His father was a traveling vacuum-cleaner salesman in Africa and the Middle East.
Ben is married with 3 children.
He is left handed.
He also recently appeared in the 2005 film V for Vendetta as Dascombe.
Appeared in Episode dated 5 November 2003 of Today with Des and Mel (2003) as himself.
He played Rob in the movie Imagine Me & You (2005).
He played Dascomb in V for Vendetta (2005)
He plays drums, guitar and bass guitar.
He's something of a master of accents, with Cockney, Geordie and Scouse in his repertoire.
He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which also boasts such alumni as Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig and Joseph Fiennes.
Ben Miles: (about his life before Coupling) Before Coupling I was a shell of a man. I had no life. No friends, nobody. No, I was doing a lot of theatre, I didn't really do any TV till the late 90's and Coupling started in the spring of 2000.
Ben Miles: (on family and being an actor) None of my immediate family were in the theatre, although my aunt was a dancer at the Palladium until she met her diplomat husband. On my mother's side there was some connection with the Welsh circus way back.
Ben Miles: (when asked whom he would cast as Patrick in an American version of Coupling): A young Burt Reynolds or Tom Selleck.
Ben Miles: (about Coupling and the American remake) It was unashamedly rude, but it never lost its charm. I think England is one of the few places you'd get away with it. The American attempt didn't work at all. We have a tradition of being very filthy in this country. Sex, toilets, oddness. It's very English.
Ben Miles : (on becoming an actor) It was a good way to get out of maths.