Christopher Benjamin Movies and Career Information
Capricorn Dec 27, 1934 Trowbridge Actor
Christopher Benjamin is a British actor.
Benjamin was born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. He is well known for his roles in some of the UK's biggest cult television programmes. This included playing the same character in two Patrick McGoohan dramas, Danger Man and The Prisoner, fuelling speculation that they are possibly linked. He was also an occasional guest star in The Avengers and Doctor Who, playing in three episodes of each, mostly in comedy roles.
He also played recurring roles in several period dramas. He was Sir John Glutton, the regular adversary in the period family adventure series Dick Turpin, Channing in several episodes of the third series of When The Boat Comes In, and Prosper Profound in the acclaimed 1967 adaptation of The Forsyte Saga .
He reprised the role of Henry Gordon Jago, from the Doctor Who serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang in four series, with three further series planned for release in 2013 and 2014, of Jago and Litefoot audio plays, after a well received episode of the Big Finish Productions audio C.D. series Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles entitled The Mahogany Murderers. He acted alongside Trevor Baxter who played Professor George Litefoot.