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Josephs

Ben

Introducing: Ben Ellis

From: Scarborough
Age: 18
Occupation: Student

Why should you be Joseph?
Joseph is a really special part to me. I really see it as a part of my younger life. I had seen Joseph three times and had memorised the whole score by the age of ten. I love the story of Joseph and can relate to it in some ways, to my own life. I think I would bring a sense of youth, truth and energy to the part. I love it!

Career highlight so far?
Working man to man with John Barrowman, has been both influential and emotional! I've learnt a lot off the guy.

Dream role?
The part of the Emcee in 'Cabaret' really stands out to me as a great role. I saw it recently and thought James Dreyfus was mint. It's just a real dark, funny and mysterious part for someone to get into and act. And he has all the best songs!

Favourite song?
Such a hard question! I'm into so many different styles of music. My iPod must have the most random selection ever! It goes from 'Sexy Back' to 'Phantom of the Opera'. But maybe my favourite song is James Morrison's 'You give me something' - such a quality, feel-good tune!

Hobbies?
Well before music took over, I was quite a keen footballer: I really miss having kick-abouts with my mates! Oh, and I really love watching Prison Break. I know you might not class it as a hobby but in my eyes watching a whole series in two days is pretty obsessive!


Previous Experience
Ben attends The Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts. Alongside fellow wanna be Joseph Lewis.


Show Times

Don't forget to watch When Joseph Met Maria, Christmas Eve at 7pm, BBC One and Joseph: The Winner's Story, Saturday 29th December at 5pm, BBC One

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