Ben Cross Biography – Ben Cross Wiki
Ben Cross (born Harry Bernard Cross) was an English stage and film actor. He was best known for his portrayal of the British Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams in the film Chariots of Fire (1981) and as Sarek in the film Star Trek (2009).
He began acting in grammar school productions. However, he left school to work as a window cleaner, waiter and carpenter. At age 22, he was accepted into London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He graduated with the acting school’s prestigious Vanbrugh prize for performance of the year and made his screen debut on a 1976 World War II thriller “A Bridge Too Far.”
His film credits include A Bridge Too Far, Chariots of Fire, The Assisi Underground, The Unholy, Paperhouse, La bottega dell’orefice, Eye of the Widow, Live Wire, Cold Sweat, First Knight, Hellfire, Turbulence, The Invader, Tower of the Firstborn, The Venice Project, The Order, Exorcist: The Beginning, The Mechanik, Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil, Wicked Little Things, When Nietzsche Wept, Finding Rin Tin Tin, Hero Wanted, War, Inc., Star Trek, Jack the Giant Killer, A Common Man, The Hurricane Heist, Jarhead: Law of Return, Wildings, The Rest is Ashes, and he Devil’s Light.
His tv credits include ITV Playhouse, The Professionals, The Flame Trees of Thika, Coming Out of the Ice, The Citadel, The Far Pavilions, The Twilight Zone, Steal the Sky, Twist of Fate, Dark Shadows, The Ray Bradbury Theater, Tales from the Crypt, Poltergeist: The Legacy, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Solomon, Trial & Retribution, Spartacus, Icon, S.S. Doomtrooper, Hannibal – Rome’s Worst Nightmare, Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial, Grendel, Species – The Awakening, Lost City Raiders, Hellhounds, Ben Hur, William & Kate: The Movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Banshee, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, 12 Monkeys, Pandora.
Ben Cross Age
He was born on 16 December 1947, in London, England, United Kingdom. He died on 18 August 2020, in Vienna, Austria.
Ben Cross Wife
Ben Cross was married three times. He was married to his first wife Penelope A Butler from February 1977 until their divorce in 1992. He was then married to his second wife Michele Moerth from 27 April 1996 until their divorce in 2005. He had been married to his third wife Deyana Boneva Cross from 2018 until his death in August 2020.
Ben Cross Children
Ben Cross and his first wife Penelope A Butler had two children; son, Theo Cross (Theodore), born in 1980, and daughter, Lauren Cross, born in 1978.
Ben Cross Family
Ben Cross was born to a working class Catholic family, with Irish ancestry.
Ben Cross Death
He died on 18 August 2020, at age 72, in Vienna, Austria after a short illness.
Ben Cross Cause of Death
Ben Cross’ cause of death was not revealed.
Ben Cross Net Worth
Ben Cross’ net worth was estimated to be $4 Million.
Ben Cross Height
He stood at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).