Ben Willbond

Ben Willbond


Ben Willbond is a comedian, writer and producer, best known as one of the original cast members of the multiple-award-winning children’s TV show Horrible Histories (CBBC/BBC One). He has appeared in five series of the programme and performed in the Horrible Histories BBC Proms Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

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With the team from Horrible Histories, Ben went on to co-write and star in three series of family adventure fantasy Yonderland (Sky 1) which was nominated for a Rose D’Or Award, and in 2015 wrote Shakespeare-based feature film BILL. Following these successes, the team co-write the hugely popular primetime comedy Ghosts (BBC One) in which Ben stars as the character “Captain”.

A familiar face in British sitcom, Ben had a main role in series 4 of The Thick of It (BBC Two), as well as appearing on BBC’s Inside No 9ExtrasThe Catherine Tate Show, and Channel 4’s Black Books. Ben’s additional TV credits include a star guest role in Season 3 of Playing House (NBC Universal), Good Omens (Amazon Prime/BBC Two), and BAFTA and Emmy-nominated sketch show Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC One/HBO).

On the big screen, Ben’s film credits include Bridget Jones’ BabyKing of ThievesYour HighnessCemetery JunctionStarter for TenI Want CandyClick, and St Trinian’s. He also wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in the multi-award-winning short film Tooty’s Wedding.

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