Mr BennLittle is known about Mr Benn.
It is said that as a child he always wanted to be an actor and yearned for the day that he would finally make it on to television. He would spend a good deal of time dressing up and pretending that he was a caveman, a balloonist or a spaceman, and also spent many hours dressed in a cowboy outfit that his parents bought him for his seventh birthday. He spent his teenage years in drama school and auditioned for many parts though had no success. It was many years later, just after celebrating his 30th birthday that he landed the part that eventually made him famous all over the world.
Unfortunately the series that allowed him to live out his boyhood dream was cancelled after just 14 episodes. There were stories at the time that suggested that he had fallen out with his co star from the series, the shopkeeper. Some said that the shopkeeper was paid more money than Mr Benn, even though he didnt get as much screen time. There were other stories regarding violence that broke out during rehearsals between the two of them, but none of these claims can be substantiated.
Since the cancellation of the series, Mr Ben has completely disappeared off the radar, though there have been various dubious sightings of him over the years. He has been spotted in Egypt, Holland, Spain, and in various countries of South East Asia. One such tale suggested that he had become a Monk and now lives in a cave.
The truth is, for the time being, the whereabouts of Mr Benn remain a mystery. The one thing we do know for sure is that he left behind a very impressive body of work that will be enjoyed by generations to come. And nobody can argue with that.
Mr Benn - what members say
Mr Benn - filmography
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5 most recent filmsMr Benn - The Complete Series - 4.0 stars
5 highest-rated filmsMr Benn - The Complete Series - 4.0 stars
5 lowest-rated filmsMr Benn - The Complete Series - 4.0 stars
Most frequent co-starsRay Brooks - 1 times - show films
Most frequent directorsDavid McKee - 1 times - show films