Happy Birthday: Ben Chaplin

Festival Reviews

Ben ChaplinBorn: July 31, 1970 in London, England, UK

When you arrive in L.A. as an Englishman you might as well be on the moon. People just don’t understand you if you speak too fast and most people there think you’re Australian. Ordering was incredibly complicated. I was speechless.

I’d like to keep working on both sides of the Atlantic. But settling down is not something I can really compute as I’ve lived out of a bag since I was 17. Being an actor is well paid but it’s a bit like being a circus traveler. There’s no base except for where your friends and family are. Wherever I settle, I know I can’t spend a lot of time there so I have to grab the bits of time that I have at home, when I can, and just enjoy them. But it’s a transient existence.

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