Ben Ashby Actor Profile





Wellington, New Zealand


177 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Ben is a young talent, who has worked both in acting and directing. Having studied at Victoria University in Wellington, Ben then went on to study at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. He has appeared in comedy series Wellington Paranormal, as well as short films Trial Shift, and No Laughing in the Faculty. His stage credits include One Night Only and Shakespeare at War, where he played the lead. Most recently you can see him in the New Zealand drama The Panthers playing Tim Shadbolt.


2015Best Student Director in the Canterbury Otago
2015Most Outstanding Reed (For saxophone and clarinet) in the 2015 Jazz Quest Competition

Short Film.

2020No Laughing in the FacultyJarvis (Guest)Kuini Qontrol Limited
Dir. Jessica Hansell AKA Coco Solid
2017Trial ShiftPatrick (Support)Dir. Ness Simons

Film Film.

2020Wellington Paranormal S-3Woke Young ManDir. Jamaine Cleent, Tim Van Dammen

Featurette Film.

2019The LobsterDavid (Lead)Dir. Vaughan Slinn


2020The PanthersTim Shadbolt (Recurring )TVNZ
Dir. by Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo & Tom Hern


2019Merrily We Roll Along Joe Josephson (Support)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Simon Bennett, Michael Nicholas Williams
2019Shakespeare At War Petruchio (Lead)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Chris Jannides and Mitch Tawhi Thomas
2017Desire Caught by the TailChorusLong Cloud Youth Company
Dir. Brett Armstrong
2017One Night OnlyClaytonYoung and Hungry Festival of New Theatre
Dir. Stella Reid
2017Satisfied Customers MarcusDir. Brett Armstrong
2017The ImprovisorsImprovisorCirca Theatre
2016Shakespeare - As You Write ItBalthazarDir. Brendon Bennetts
2016The Fairest Of Them AllThe PrinceDir. Greg Cooper
2015Peter PanPeter PanThe Court Theatre
Dir. Dan Pengelly
2015Scared ScriptlessImprovisorCourt Jesters at The Court Theatre
Dir. Dan Bain
2015The Early Early Late ShowImprovisorThe Court Theatre
Dir. Dan Bain
2014Do Not Touch The ExhibitionUnnamed ActorThe Court Theatre Youth Company
Dir. Alice Canton and Holly Chappell
2014Shakespeare’s Globe Centre New Zealand BrutusYoung Shakespeare Company
Dir. Timothy Walker and Patrick Spottiswoode

Web Series.

2017BurbsFeatured Extra (Guest)Burbs
Dir. Stella Reid & Laura Robinson


Introductory training in the Perdekamp Emotional Method - 2017
Long Cloud Youth Company - 2017
Private voice lessons with Jon Hunter - 2017, Jon Hunter
Victoria University of Wellington - 2017
The Court Theatre Youth Company - 2014