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Ben Wheatley

Last updated 13 November 2014

Ben Wheatley
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Ben Wheatley

Born: 1971 (age: 51)

British Council | Film

Ben Wheatley is an English director 

In 2006 Wheatley won a "Lion" award at Cannes advertising festival for directing the AMBX viral, with The Viral Factory. In July 2006 he directed live-action sections of the TV series Modern Toss, which was aired on Channel 4. Wheatley has also written and created clips for BBC Two's Time Trumpet and has appeared in and directed sketches for BBC Three's Comedy Shuffle.

In May 2009 he directed the feature film Down Terrace; it won the Next Wave prize at Fantastic Fest in Austin and Best UK Feature at Raindance in London. In 2010 Wheatley completed his second feature, Kill List for Warp X.

Wheatley's third film was the black comedy Sightseers, released in the UK in November 2012. 

Wheatley directed the first two episodes of the eighth series of Doctor Who, a show he has been a fan of since childhood.