Ben Elton Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Spouse, Height, Wiki, Parents, Siblings, Children, Movies, Awards

April 18, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Benjamin Charles Elton, better Known as Ben Elton, is a multi-talented entertainer known for his skills in comedy, acting, writing, and directing.

 His versatility allows him to excel in different areas and entertain audiences through various mediums. 

He is a highly acclaimed comedian, accomplished actor, prolific author, successful playwright, skilled lyricist, and talented director.

 His diverse talents have made him a popular and well-respected figure in the entertainment industry.


  • Full Name: Benjamin Charles Elton
  • Stage Name: Ben Elton
  • Born: 3 May 1959
  • Age: 64 years old 
  • Birthplace: Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Occupation: comedy, acting, writing, and directing
  • Height: 1.7m
  • Parent: Lewis Elton and Mary Foster Elton
  • Siblings: unknown 
  • Spouse: Sophie Gare
  • Children: Bert Elton, Lottie Elton, and Fred Elton
  • Relationship: Married 
  • Net Worth: $3.7 million 

Early Life And Education

Ben Elton is an English comedian, author, playwright, actor, and director. He was born on 3 May 1959 in Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom, and raised by his parents, Lewis Elton and Mary Foster

While there is no information about his siblings available to the media, it is known that Ben was state educated and studied drama at Manchester University, where he now holds an honorary Doctorate. His diverse background and education have contributed to his success as a multi-talented artist.


Ben Elton has been a prominent figure in British comedy for over three decades. He emerged in the 1980s alternative comedy scene, becoming a writer on iconic sitcoms like “The Young Ones” and “Blackadder.” His writing style often incorporated left-wing political satire, making him stand out.

 What set him apart even more was that he wasn’t just writing jokes; he was performing them, too! He built a successful stand-up career throughout the 1980s, performing on stage and television and becoming a household name in the UK.

In addition to his work as a writer, Elton has been a successful stand-up comedian and has hosted various television shows. He has also written for popular TV shows like “The Young Ones” and “Blackadder.” Elton’s versatility and talent have allowed him to excel in multiple creative fields, making him one of the most well-rounded and accomplished artists of his time.

In addition to being a successful comedian, Ben Elton is also known for his musical talents. He has written lyrics for popular musicals, including the award-winning “We Will Rock You,” based on Queen’s music. Elton has also dabbled in directing and acting, showcasing his diverse skills and creativity.

Awards and Nominations


  • 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Comedy Series for “The Young Ones,” “Blackadder the Third,” and “Blackadder Goes Forth”

Olivier Awards:

  • Best New Comedy for “Popcorn”
  • Audience Award (with Queen musical “We Will Rock You”)
  • Royal Television Society Writer’s Award: “The Man From Auntie”
  • British Comedy Award: “The Thin Blue Line” (also Jury Award at Reims)

Other Awards:

  • Honorary Doctorate (University of Manchester
  • Honorary Rose for Lifetime Achievement (Rose d’Or festival
  • Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 
  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
  • Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical (“The Beautiful Game”)
  • 2 Royal Television Society Awards and a BAFTA for the revival of “Friday Night Live”


Olivier Awards:

  • Best Comedy for “Gasping”
  • BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award (with “We Will Rock You”)
  • Emden International Film Festival: (nominated for an unspecified award 

Social Media

Ben Elton’s social media account can’t be found. 

Personal Life

Ben Elton, 64, is well known for his successful comedian, author, and playwright career. Many may not know that he is also a dedicated family man. He has been happily married to Australian musician Sophie Gare since 1994, whom he met on tour in 1986. 

Together, they have three children, including twins Bert and Lottie Elton and their youngest child, Fred Elton. In 2009, the couple decided to relocate from their home in England to Fremantle, Western Australia, though they also maintain a residence in East Sussex, England.




  • The Young Ones
  • Blackadder 
  • The Thin Blue Line 
  • Upstart Crow 
  • All Is True 


  • Maybe Baby  
  • Three Summers


  • Popcorn 
  • Love Never Dies 



  • The Young Ones 
  • Blackadder
  • The Thin Blue Line
  • Blessed 
  • Meet the Richardsons 


  • Stark 

Net Worth

Ben Elton’s net worth is estimated to be $3.7 million. This is likely due to his success in various creative fields, including stand-up comedy, musicals, plays, and sitcoms, and his authorship of 17 novels. 

However, it is important to note that net worth does not always accurately represent a person’s success or talent, as it does not account for factors such as personal fulfillment, impact on society, and overall happiness.

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