David and his wife Alexandra have one child together.
Ben's theatre credits include All's Well That Ends Well and Dancing at Lughnasa.
Ben supports CAFOD's campaign for ethical gold.
Ben has one younger brother, called Tom, who is a foreign exchange dealer in London.
Ben's mother is called Penny and his father is called Colin.
Ben took acting classes at The Live Theatre.
Ben went to school in Newcastle upon Tyne, first at Gosforth East Middle School and then Gosforth High School.
Ben went to the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Ben broke his nose and a rib while boxing.
Ben doesn't drink alcohol.
Ben read English at Oxford University.
When Ben left school he asked to join the British Army.
Ben lives between Los Angeles and London.
Ben married Alexandra Wheeler in January 2005.
Ben costarred in the film Blood Trails, which won the audience award for best feature at the Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Festival in Edinburgh in 2006.
Ben is 5' 11" (1.80 m) tall.
Ben loves motorbiking and supports Newcastle United. He raced motorbikes when he was at school. Unfortunately, he crashed his motorbike, permanently damaging his knees.
Ben: I can't bear messy people. Fortunately my wife is fairly tidy, so that's not a problem. I sometimes find myself cleaning up my dressing room at Casualty.
Ben: I lead quite a healthy lifestyle I run, swim and cycle. I do it because I enjoy it. For me, its more about clearing my mind than for vanity reasons.
Ben: I'm the first actor in my family and probably the only one. No one pressured me to go into acting, I did it because I really enjoyed it.
Ben: The most expensive thing I've bought myself is a motorbike. Although I had it stolen the other week from outside my house. It was a Japanese import a Honda Fireblade. It was a rare bike you wouldn't see it around a lot. Which, I suppose, is the reason someone nicked it.
Ben: I'd done every possible storyline in Footballers' Wives. My character Conrad had been through pretty much everything apart from jail. It was time for a change I've locked up the Lamborghini and I'm done with the bleached-blond hairstyle, the fake tan, and the wives...
(About the famous Mile High scene in Footballers' Wives.)
Ben: To say it was a baptism of fire would be an understatement - it was totally outrageous. I'd only been on set less than two weeks. This was one of the first scenes I'd done with Zoe. It was on a very hot day in the middle of July. We were totally naked - and more than the plane's windows were steaming up!