Ben Miller






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Half way through a PhD in Physics at Cambridge University, Ben met Alexander Armstrong (who was also studying there) in 1992.

Instead of finishing his PhD, Ben chose to scrap science for comedy and started playing at 'The Comedy Club Footlights', Cambridge.

After four years of touring pubs and underground comedy clubs the pair appeared on Saturday Night Live as (now one of their most well known sketches) Euro-Rock duo 'Strijka'.

1996 saw the pair nominated for 'The Perrier Award' and were given their first commissioned series titled The Armstrong and Miller show. Broadcast first on The Paramount Channel, which was then followed by three further series shown on Channel four (1997, 1999 & 2001).

The success of Armstrong and Miller gave Ben a springboard to work on other projects as a straight solo actor, including such big screen projects: Steve Coogan's: The Parole Officer, There's Only One Jimmy Grimble and Johnny English.

Ben is married to actress Belinda Stewart-Wilson, the daughter of a Queen's Equerry, and in 2008, they moved from London to Somerset with their Sonny, their son (b. 2006).