Benedict Relton is a talented actor and pro musician. TV includes Peaky Blinders, Funny Woman for Sky Max, Brookside, Coronation Street and How Not To Live Your Life for BBC3. Film includes American movie The Queen Mary ,acclaimed horror feature Splintered plus The Purifiers for Working Title. Theatre ranges from the West End in Jailhouse Rock to lead roles in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Trainspotting amongst others. Music Videos inc lead in Louis Tomlinson 'Don't Let it Break your heart' for Sony Music. Commercials inc American Golf, BT Sport etc He is also a pro musician most proficient in drums. Music inc performing with major artists on Top of the Pops, V Festivals and the World Music Awards.
Location: Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Playing age: 40 to 45 years
Height: 6 feet 4 inches (193cm)
Eye colour: Blue-Green
Hair colour: Dark Brown
Hair length: Short
Voice quality: Clear
Voice character: Engaging
Weight: 13 st 12 lb
BACKGROUND: Benedict Relton is a Manchester born actor who graduated from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh in 2002 with a BA Hon’s in Acting.
TELEVISION: Benedict’s first on screen role was in 2002 as Eddie Wilson in Brookside, Eddie was part of a gang on the run from the police who take some residents of Brookside Close hostage in a bitter siege. Eddie finds his employer and gang leader not sticking to the plan and a dangerous encounter ensues. This was a great role which demanded a lot of high quality drama scenes for Benedict in around 7 episodes. Benedict ‘s next big tv role came in Coronation Street playing Gary, a restraunt owner who visited Weatherfield to find dodgy bistro chef Paul Clayton who had stolen from him. This was a great role for him playing alongside street regulars including Tyrone Dobbs, and Leanne Tilsley. He confronted many familiar faces very menacingly to find his man and get back his rightful money. Eventually Gary and his partner took back cash and goods to the value of what they were owed and left for Leeds after a no nonsense visit to the street. Benedict Relton has also played the part of an unhappy bailiff in Series 1 of the comedy ‘How Not to Live Your Life’ for BBC 3 a role which saw him combine a straight talking official with a soft and gentler side when he is brainwashed to some extent upon arrival ! After a brief acting break, Benedict played a 1920’s policeman tackling Hollywood actor Cillian Murphy in 2 episodes of Peaky Blinders for BBC2. He has most recently filmed a role in the new Sky Max series Funny Woman in scenes opposite Tom Bateman. He certainly has what it takes to perform a range of demanding roles for tv projects, we encourage you to take a look at his showreel !
FILM: On the big screen Benedict Relton has appeared as the father to the principal character in the horror film Splintered in 2010, a feature from the producers of Scum and Half Light. Following cinema release and a DVD release, the film gained its television debut in the UK on Sky Box Office and in 2013 premiered on the Horror Channel. Benedict has also appeared in several short films some UK Film council funded and had a good role in feature film The Purifiers, a Bill Kenwright feature for Working Title. He has been highly commended for his acting skills by Hollywood director and writer Brian Helgeland (director of Mel Gibson feature ‘Payback’) in readings during 2014. He recently filmed a role on 1930’s major American horror/ thriller movie The Queen Mary due for release in 2022/2023. This saw him film opposite some lead actors on the D-Day landings ship HMS Belfast on the banks of the River Thames.
THEATRE: Benedict Relton has shown he is versatile on stage performing in demanding roles in plays from multiple roles in Shakespeare’s As You Like It to playing the lead role of Renton in Irvine Welsh’s’ Trainspotting. Other stage roles have included Blackpool the musical, Beautiful Thing,Garageband and Misery Guts. He has performed these in many large theatres across the UK. He was in Colchester on stage for 3 months in Garageband which received great reviews from The Guardian. Benedict Relton has also played for over a year and a half in Jailhouse Rock on London’s West End and even performed on Top of the Pops with the cast ! He performed over 50 shows in Christmas pantomime at the St Helens Theatre Royal proving his versatility as a singer, actor and dancer – receiving excellent reviews.
MUSIC: Benedict Relton is a rare performer in that he can combine acting with playing many musicial instruments live, notably as a drummer and guitarist, roles which he excelled in during his West End run of Jailhouse Rock. Benedict Relton is an accomplished session drummer and percussionist having played for such artists as Faithless and The Hours – originally Joe Strummer’s band ‘The Mescaleros’ – on many tours and festival shows such as Glastonbury, V Festival and T In The Park as well as The World Music Awards at London’s Earls Court. Although acting is his main passion he continues to write original music that continues to be used on many adverts for both television, radio and scores for short films. He has even filmed music videos most notably in the Louis Tomlinson (One Direction) track ‘Don’t let it break your heart’ for Sony Music shot across the North West and North Wales. In it he played a tough gangster heavy with lots of action and dialogue. He has even been a drummer in a 2020 world cup advertisement shot in the Milton Keynes bowl.
COMMERCIALS: Include lead roles in BT Sport and American Golf for TV, American Golf for radio.
OTHER INFORMATION: Benedict is now Manchester and Merseyside based but having played across the UK is very happy and able to travel UK wide for projects.
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