Christopher Benjamin

Last updated 09 January 2020

Christopher Benjamin
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Christopher Benjamin

Born: Thursday 27th December 1934 (age: 89)


Christopher Benjamin is a British actor, born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.

He is best known in Doctor Who for his role as Henry Gordon Jago, seen originally  in the Tom Baker serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang. The character was recreated by Benjamin for Big Finish in four series of Jago and Litefoot audio plays.

Benjamin has appeared in some of the UK's biggest cult television programmes. This included playing the same character ("Potter"} in two Patrick McGoohan dramas, Danger Man and The Prisoner. He was also a regular in The Avengers.

He 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 has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He appeared at Shakespeare's Globe from 17 June to 5 October 2008 as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor.