The 2010 Oscar nominations were another demonstration of the British talent that is finding huge success in the film industry.
Benn Northover is another such actor who is steadily rising and producing some great work along the way.
Benn is a British born actor. He grew up in Suffolk, on the east coast of England. After finishing art school, Benn went on to Study Film and theatre at the Welsh school of film and drama and then at the Stella Adler school in New York.
Soon after graduating he moved to London, where he made his screen debut in the television series Silent Witness opposite Amanda Burton and the SAS drama Ultimate force.
Benn landed his first leading role along side actor Lenny James in the independent feature film Friends, Fame and Cocaine soon followed by the BMW Films thriller Doppelganger directed by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Capotondi.
Benn won critical acclaim in the leading role in gritty television hostage drama Kidnapped Abroad:Hostage to Terror.
His riveting performance, proved Benn to be a versatile young talent, earning him the attention of the international film community and a growing reputation for taking on challenging roles.
Benn will soon be seen in the lead role in the highly anticipated feature film, House of Boys the hard hitting Aids drama opposite Stephen Fry and Udo Kier and a role in the final installment of the highly successful Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Benn’s involvement in film, cinema and the arts extends far beyond his acting career. He is also an acclaimed filmmaker and curator.
For the past decade Benn has worked closely with the legendary underground filmmaker Jonas Mekas, collaborating on several film projects and exhibitions.
Through his long-standing involvement with the New York independent Film and Art scenes, Benn has curated several film screenings and retrospectives of Avant-Garde and independent cinema in London and Europe.
In may of 2009 Benn curated a landmark gallery show of work by Jonas Mekas at Agnes b’s prominent Galerie du Jour in Paris and in 2010 Benn will co-curate the forthcoming Mekas exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery along side Hans Ulrich.
Benn’s own film work has been screened in festivals and exhibitions both in Europe and the United States, including the Venice Biennale and The Marseilles film festival. In 2010 Benn will publish his first collection of Photographic works with Agnes B.
Keep an eye out of Benn who will be starring on House of Boys later this year.