Ben Black

Profile

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

185 cm

Age Range

21–27

Ethnicity

European

Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Ben was signed to Johnson & Laird at the tender age of 17, and he has bounced from job to job after graduating from The Actors’ Programme in Auckland. In 2017, Ben played Brutus in the second season of US television series Roman Empire. He has starred in New Zealand top-rating series Filthy Rich and Cul de Sac, as well as featured as a guest on long-running soap Shortland Street. More recently, Ben appeared in Blumhouse Productions horror film Black Christmas

Awards.

2014Final year Lindisfarne College awards - 'Excellence in public Speaking and Drama', 'Cultural Colours', and 'Excellence in Cultural Pursuits'
2014Lindisfarne College performing arts awards - named Best Senior Actor and Best Senior Vocalist
2014Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Competition

Feature Film.

2019Black ChristmasPhilDir. Sophia Takal

Short Film.

2017RippleAdam - Uber DriverTAP
Dir. Emmett Skilton

Television.

2021Head High Season 2Henry (Recurring guest)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Tim Worrall
2020Shortland Street Hamish Lumsden (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2018Cul De Sac S3CaineDir. Robyn Grace and Stephen Campbell
2017Roman Empire S-2BrutusDir. Stephen David
2016Filthy Rich S-2Zave GoodfellowFilthy Productions Ltd
Dir. Various

Theatre.

2015"As You Like It" Orlando
2015Napier operatic Society 'Evita' Che

Training.

The Actors Program Training - 2017
One on One Acting Technique - 2016, Miranda Harcourt
One on One American Accent 10 Week Course - 2016, Chirs Stewart
Undiscovered Country - Acting Intensive Workshop - 2016, Shane Bosher
"Acting for Humans" Workshop - Brita McVeigh - 2015
Level 2 Advanced 6 Week Workshop - Terri D'ath - 2015
Screen Acting - Miranda Harcourt - 2015
Selected to be part of the Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ's Young Shakespeare Company - 2015, Working with tutors from Globe Theatre, UK
US Accent Training and Audition Technique course - Terri D'ath - 2015
Attained three Trinity College diplomas in 2014: Diploma in Performing Arts, Diploma in Public Speaking (with Distinction), and Diploma in Musical Theatre (with Distinction). - 2014
Attended the National Shakespeare Schools Production course, Otago - 2014