Ben Miller is an English comedian, actor and director. He is best known as one half of comedy double act Armstrong and Miller, with Alexander Armstrong. Miller and Armstrong wrote and starred in the Channel 4 sketch show Armstrong and Miller, as well as the BBC sketch show The Armstrong & Miller Show. Miller is also known for playing the lead role of DI Richard Poole in the first two series of the BBC Crime Drama Death in Paradise.
On 6 September 2014, Miller guest starred in Doctor Who as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the third episode: Robot of Sherwood. In 2015, following the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Miller starred as King John in Series 6 of Horrible Histories. Since October 2015, Miller along with Ruth Jones and Will Close, appears in adverts for British supermarket Tesco as Roger with Jones as his wife Jo and Close as their son Freddie. In 2016, Miller co-presented the ITV entertainment series It’s Not Rocket Science alongside Rachel Riley and Romesh Ranganathan.
In February 2016 Miller issued a book, accompanied by a lecture tour, entitled The Aliens are Coming!, examining the question “are we alone in the universe?” Miller played the role of Murray in the six-part BBC sitcom I Want My Wife Back, starring alongside Caroline Catz. In 2016 he appeared in the Channel 4 comedy Power Monkeys. In 2018 he returned to the role of ‘Bough’, sidekick again to Rowan Atkinson’s title character, in the film Johnny English Strikes Again.
Miller was awarded a Judges’ Commendation for his portrayal of Hamlet at the 1990 National Student Drama Festival. He co-wrote MindGym, winner of the first BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Award for comedy in 1998, with Tim Wright and Adam Gee. He and Armstrong won a BCA Award for The Armstrong and Miller Show. In 2010 they also won a BAFTA for The Armstrong and Miller Show.
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