Ben Norris is an actor and writer
In 2013 he became the UK All-Star Poetry Slam Champion and has since performed his spoken-word across the country, from Latitude Festival to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. His work has been broadcast across BBC radio, his first poetry pamphlet was published in 2014 and his debut solo show, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family‘, won the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before touring the UK extensively in autumn 2016, finishing with a sell-out run at Southbank Centre.
He hosts ‘Cadence,’ a monthly poetry and music night in East London, and from March 2016-17 he completed PAW – his attempt to record and publish a Poem A Week on Youtube for a year.
His debut short film was produced earlier this year by Channel 4, for which Ben was nominated for Best New Talent at the 2016 Royal Television Society Awards.
Acting credits include work with the National Theatre Studio, Frantic Assembly, Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse, RSC, National Theatre Wales and Channel 4, and his writing for the stage has been performed at Leicester Curve, Theatre 503 and Theatr Clwyd, where he was recently writer-in-residence.
He trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, before which he studied English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.