In order to film the fifth series of Armstrong and Miller Ben set up a production company with comedy partner Alexander Armstrong to handle it. This was due to an issue over DVD royalties for the fourth series. It is called Toff.
In July 2008, Ben started doing Podcasts with comedy partner Alexander Armstrongr, as Cultural Commentators for Times Online (website for The Times broadsheet in the UK).
In January 2008, Ben was delighted when he found out that the action figures from Primeval would include his character.
Ben's PhD covered novel quantum effects in quasi-zero dimensional mesoscopic electrical systems.
Ben has co-founded the Panic Theatre Company.
Ben is 5'9".
(Ben on whether he prefers to write, produce, act or direct)
Ben Miller: Whichever one I'm doing at the time! I try and vary it a bit. And I feel I learn a lot about acting when I'm directing, and vice versa. I just love being involved in things that I think are good, whatever capacity it's in.
(on working with children in the Australian mockumentary "Razzle Dazzle".)
Ben Miller: It was great fun, because their reactions are so natural and believable. Somehow I think we lose that immediate ability to enter a world of make-believe as we get older. And all the girls in the film are such fantastic dancers - they were always doing back flips and triple somersaults between takes.
(on the comparison between "Primeval" and "Doctor Who")
Ben Miller: I'm a huge Doctor Who fan and have been all my life, but Doctor Who fans don't need to worry. They will enjoy this as much but it's a whole different experience. When you watch them you'll see that the two are not even remotely similar but I can see why people are trying to make a comparison.
(On playing Howard in "Worst Week of My Life").
Ben Miller: My wife is always laughing at me and saying I'm just like Howard in real life. I really, really love working on the series - it's just like being a kid all over again.
(On the distraction of comedy at University).
Ben Miller: I think it's about the culture, you know. You get there, and the comedy club Footlights is very popular. All the students go, it's packed out, it's great fun. It gets you into the excitement of performing in front of a large number of people, because the comedy club there is so popular.
(On acting with special effects in "Primeval").
Ben: You're basically staring into the space, pretending. It's not really acting, because you're not reacting to anything except your own imagination.
Ben: Those kinds of stories, which pit a person against something that could possibly eat them always hold our fascination. Jaws, Jurassic Park, King Kong - they're all the same kind of story. They're about people being chased by a monster.
(On Peter Cook)
Ben: I was at the same party as him once but couldn't pluck up the
courage to say anything. Pathetic really. Or maybe respectful. I'm not sure.
(On acting and directing).
Ben: And I feel I learn a lot about acting when I'm directing, and vice versa. I just love being involved in things that I think are good, whatever capacity it's in.
(On how Rowan Atkinson is received by fans).
Ben: He's a huge star all over the world. It really came home to me when we were shooting on location and Rowan and I were driving. We pulled up by a park that was full of foreign language students. One of them spotted Rowan and it was like watching a flock of birds take off! Basically just hundreds and thousands of foreign language students started running towards us, shouting "Meester Bean, Meester Bean, Meester Bean!" I thought we were going to be killed - killed by comedy enthusiasm. But that kind of affection for him is all over the world. These were people who clearly couldn't speak English and they loved him!