Ben Kingsley Overview

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Born: December 31, 1943

This chameleon-like Yorkshire, English actor has proven he can play just about anyone, from Nazi war criminal to Jewish Holocaust survivor. The son of a general practitioner, Kingsley was educated at Manchester Grammar School and started out in amateur theatricals in Manchester before making his professional debut at age 23. In 1967 he made his first London appearance at the Aldwych theatre and then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, devoting himself almost exclusively to stage work... See All


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