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Ben Kingsley

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Biography

Kingsley at Sundance UK Film Festival Reception 2012

Source: Wikipedia

Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards. He is known for his starring role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List (1993), Sexy Beast (2000), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Shutter Island (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Hugo (2011), and Iron Man 3 (2013). Kingsley was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000, and a Knight Bachelor in 2002. In 2010, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2013 he received the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment.

Fact file

  • Born: Krishna Pandit Bhanji 31 December 1943 (age 71) Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1966–present
  • Spouse(s): Angela Morant (1966–1976) Alison Sutcliffe (1978–1992) Alexandra Christmann (2003–2005) Daniela Lavender (2007–present)
  • Children: 4; including Ferdinand Kingsley

Read more about Ben Kingsley at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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