Ben plays the lead role of Albus Potter in Michael Cassel’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, currently playing exclusively at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.
In addition to his acting work, Ben is the Artistic Director and founder of Patalog Theatre, which he has been developing theatre since 2017. He starred in two of Patalog’s most recent projects: Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock and Polly Stenham’s Tusk Tusk, which received acclaimed critical success.
In 2019, Ben was a key cast member and the Assistant Director for Lightning Jar Theatre’s production of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play at fortyfivedownstairs, directed by John Kachoyan, which saw a sold out first run and a return season.
Other recent credits include playing Katurian in The Pillowman at Chapel Off Chapel; Derb in Rainbow Man at fortyfivedownstairs, with emerging group Goodnight Darlings; and Baby in Patalog Theatre’s maiden production of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo, which he also directed and produced.
He has also recently commenced voiceover work, starting with the narration of audiobook Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by award-winning writer Katrina Nannestad.
Ben has played iconic characters from a young age; most notably, Javert in Les Miserables and Daryl Van Horne in The Witches of Eastwick, for which he received nominations for Best Junior Performer at the Victorian Music Theatre Guild Awards. In 2016, he toured with Adamson Theatre Company, performing at schools around the UK in the role of Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors.
Ben has undertaken classes at 16th Street Actors Studio, The Royal Shakespeare Co. and NIDA.